KANSAS CITY, Mo. -

The Kansas City Royals completed the third and final day of the 2014 Rule 4  First-Year Player Draft today, selecting a total of 42 players over three days.  

The Royals selected 21-year old Brandon Finnegan, a 5-foot-11, 185-pound left-handed pitcher from TCU, with the 17th overall pick on Thursday. He earned his ninth victory of the season this afternoon in the Horned Frogs’ 3-2 Super Regional win over Pepperdine.  After today’s game, Finnegan has a 2.12 ERA (23 ER in 97.2 IP) and 129 strikeouts for the Horned Frogs this season.  The 2013 member of the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team earned All-Big 12 First Team Honors this year.

Kansas City selected another left-handed pitcher, 18-year-old Foster Griffin with the 28th overall pick in the first round.  Griffin, a native of Orlando, Fla., pitched at The First Academy in Florida, going 5-1 with a 1.15 ERA, and posting 65 strikeouts in 36.2 innings, leading The First Academy to a 20-2 record during his senior season.

The Royals also announced that prior to completing the draft, the club agreed to terms with shortstop Dawon Burt (123rd overall), right-handed pitcher Corey Ray (153rd overall) and outfielder Logan Moon (183rd overall) to contracts.  The Royals selected third baseman Vance Vizcaino, son of KC National Cross Checker, Junior Vizcaino with their 29th round selection (873rd overall).  With their final pick of the draft (1203rd overall), Kansas City selected second baseman Diego Francisco, who is the son of Royals’ Assistant General Manager-International Operations, Rene Francisco.

Here is a breakdown of the Royals 42 selections from the 2014 draft:

-         12 high school selections

-         30 college selections (27 four-year and three junior college)

-         19 pitchers (12 left-handers, seven right-handers)

-         Five catchers

-         nine infielders

-         nine outfielders

Attached is a complete list of players selected by the Kansas City Royals in the 2013 Rule 4 First-Year Player Draft:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rnd

Sel #

Name

DOB

Pos

B

T

Ht

Wt

School

City, State

1

17

Brandon Finnegan

4/14/93

LHP

L

L

5’11”

185

TCU

Fort Worth, TX

1

28

Foster Griffin

7/27/95

LHP

R

L

6’3”

200

The First Academy (FL)

Orlando, FL

CBA

40

Chase Vallot

8/21/96

C

R

R

6’0”

215

St. Thomas More HS (LA)

Lafayette, LA

2

56

Scott Blewett

4/10/96

RHP

R

R

6’6”

210

C.W. Baker HS (NY)

Baldwinsville, NY

3

92

Eric Skoglund

10/26/92

LHP

L

L

6’7”

200

UCF

Sarasota, FL

4

123

Dawon Burt

10/13/95

SS

R

R

5’9”

160

Fuquay-Varina HS (NC)

Fuquay-Varina, NC

5

153

Corey Ray

12/15/95

RHP

R

R

6’4”

195

Texas A&M

Spring, TX

6

183

Logan Moon

2/15/92

OF

R

R

6’2”

195

Missouri Southern

Blue Springs, MO

7

213

Brandon Downes

9/29/92

CF

R

R

6’3”

195

Virginia

South Plainfield, NJ

8

243

Ryan O’Hearn

7/26/93

1B

L

L

6’3”

200

Sam Houston State (TX)

Frisco, TX

9

273

Brandon Thomasson

3/15/92

OF

R

R

6’4”

218

Tennessee Tech

Royal Palm Beach, FL

10

303

Nick Green

9/21/90

LHP

R

L

6’2”

190

Utah

Holladay, UT

11

333

Robert Pehl

9/23/92

OF

R

R

6’1”

205

Washington

Chehalis, WA

12

363

Emilio Ogando

8/13/93

LHP

L

L

6’2”

180

St. Thomas University (FL)

Valrico, FL

13

393

Eric Stout

3/27/93

LHP

L

L

6’3”

185

Butler University (IN)

Wheaton, IL

14

423

Ian Tompkins

9/23/93

LHP

L

L

6’0”

195

Western Kentucky

Louisville, KY

15

453

Corey Toups

2/12/93

SS

R

R

5’10”

170

Sam Houston State

The Woodlands, TX

16

483

Manny Olloque

5/11/96

3B

R

R

6’2”

165

Torrance HS (CA)

Torrance, CA

17

513

Brennan Henry

10/23/91

LHP

L

L

6’4”

205

Bellevue University (NE)

Denver, CO

18

543

Alberto Rodriguez

12/24/91

RHP

R

R

6’1”

225

Northwest Florida State

Tampa, FL

19

573

Scott Heineman

12/4/92

OF

R

R

6’1”

205

Oregon

Pacific Palisades, CA

20

603

Kyle Pollock

8/15/92

C

R

R

6’0”

200

Evansville University (IN)

Clinton, OH

21

633

Evan Beal

8/2/93

RHP

R

R

6’4”

205

South Carolina

Fairfax Station, VA

22

663

Mike Hill

1/29/92

SS

L

R

6’2”

195

Long Beach State (CA)

Orange, CA

23

693

Eric Sandness

10/14/94

RHP

R

R

6’6”

210

San Joaquin Delta College (CA)

Antelope, CA

24

723

Brandon Thomas

9/16/93

LHP

L

L

5’11”

200

San Diego State (CA)

Palmdale, CA

25

753

Rudy Martin

1/31/96

OF

L

L

5’7”

150

Lewisburg HS (PA)

Lewisburg, PA

26

783

Michael Arroyo

12/31/95

C

R

R

6’0”

181

Puerto Rico Baseball Acad.

Ponce, PR

27

813

Alex Close

3/3/93

C

R

R

6’3”

225

Liberty University (VA)

Hoover, AL

28

843

Joshua Banuelos

9/3/91

1B

R

R

6’2”

215

Fresno Pacific University (CA)

Hanford, CA

29

873

Vance Vizcaino

8/1/94

3B

L

R

6’1”

200

Glendale CC (AZ)

Wake Forest, NC

30

903

Ryan Lillard

9/4/95

3B

L

R

6’1”

185

Urbandale HS (IA)

Urbandale, IA

31

933

Rocky McCord

11/16/92

RHP

R

R

6’2”

170

Auburn

Spanish Fort, AL

32

963

Timothy Hill

2/10/90

LHP

L

L

6’2”

200

Bacone College (OK)

Sylmar, CA

33

993

DonAndre Clark

7/31/92

OF

S

R

5’10”

180

St. Mary’s College (CA)

Hayward, CA

34

1023

Todd Eaton

5/9/92

RHP

R

R

6’1”

190

Southern Illinois

Greenville, IL

35

1053

Andrew Sykes

7/20/95

LHP

L

L

6’1”

188

Valparaiso HS (IN)

Valparaiso, IN

36

1083

Brandon Gonzalez

5/28/96

OF

L

R

6’0”

180

Villa Park HS (CA)

Villa Park, CA

37

1113

David Noworyta

5/24/96

C

R

R

6’4”

180

Holy Cross HS (NJ)

Delran, NJ

38

1143

Cole Way

10/23/91

LHP

L

L

6’11”

235

University of Tulsa (OK)

Tulsa, OK

39

1173

Jeff Hendrix

7/16/93

OF

L

R

6’0”

195

Oregon State

Corvallis, OR

40

1203

Diego Francisco

3/12/96

2B

R

R

5’10”

165

Palm Beach Central HS (FL)

Wellington, FL