Saturday, April 6, 2019
How they were built: Kansas City Royals
The Royals are just four seasons removed from a World Series victory, but are now a bad team. They still have holdovers from their 2015 team, but some new players have also joined. This is how they were built.
Maldonado signed a one year deal with the Royals in March.
Gallagher was the Royals' second round pick in the 2011 draft.
O'Hearn was drafted in the 8th round in 2014.
Merrifield was drafted in the 9th round of the 2010 draft.
Mondesi signed as an amateur free agent in 2011.
Dozier was a first round pick (8th overall) in 2013.
Schwindel was an 18th round pick in 2013.
Duda signed a one year deal with the Royals in March.
Owings signed a one year deal with the Royals in December.
Hamilton signed a one year deal with the Royals just a week after Owings did.
The Royals acquired Soler in December 2016 from the Cubs for Wade Davis.
Gordon was a first round pick (2nd overall) in the 2005 draft.
The Royals signed Gore in December.
Keller was acquired from the Reds in December 2017 for cash, the same day he was picked from the Diamondbacks in the Rule 5 draft.
Kennedy signed a five year deal with the Royals in January 2016.
Junis was drafted in the 29th round of the 2011 draft.
Bailey signed with the Royals in February.
Zimmer was the 5th overall pick in the 2012 draft.
Lopez was acquired last July from the Brewers with Brett Phillips for Mike Moustakas.
Barlow signed a minor league deal with the Royals in December 2017.
McCarthy was drafted in the 16th round of the 2013 draft.
Hill was drafted in the 32nd round of the 2014 draft.
Peralta signed with the Royals in December 2017.
Diekman signed with the Royals in February.
Boxberger also signed with the team in February.
Perez signed as an amateur free agent in 2006.
Duffy was a third round pick in 2007.
Flynn was acquired in November 2014 from the Marlins with Reid Redman for Aaron Crow.