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.

        Catchers
Martin Maldonado
Maldonado signed a one year deal with the Royals in March.
Cam Gallagher
Gallagher was the Royals' second round pick in the 2011 draft.

        Infielders
Ryan O'Hearn
O'Hearn was drafted in the 8th round in 2014.
Whit Merrifield
Merrifield was drafted in the 9th round of the 2010 draft.
Albaderto Mondesi
Mondesi signed as an amateur free agent in 2011.
Hunter Dozier
Dozier was a first round pick (8th overall) in 2013.
Frank Schwindel
Schwindel was an 18th round pick in 2013.
Lucas Duda
Duda signed a one year deal with the Royals in March.
Chris Owings
Owings signed a one year deal with the Royals in December.

          Outfielders
Billy Hamilton
Hamilton signed a one year deal with the Royals just a week after Owings did.
Jorge Soler
The Royals acquired Soler in December 2016 from the Cubs for Wade Davis.
Alex Gordon
Gordon was a first round pick (2nd overall) in the 2005 draft.
Terrance Gore
The Royals signed Gore in December.

           Pitchers
Brad Keller
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.
Ian Kennedy
Kennedy signed a five year deal with the Royals in January 2016.
Jakob Junis
Junis was drafted in the 29th round of the 2011 draft.
Homer Bailey
Bailey signed with the Royals in February.
Kyle Zimmer
Zimmer was the 5th overall pick in the 2012 draft.
Jorge Lopez
Lopez was acquired last July from the Brewers with Brett Phillips for Mike Moustakas.
Scott Barlow
Barlow signed a minor league deal with the Royals in December 2017.
Kevin McCarthy
McCarthy was drafted in the 16th round of the 2013 draft.
Tim Hill
Hill was drafted in the 32nd round of the 2014 draft.
Wily Peralta
Peralta signed with the Royals in December 2017.
Jake Diekman
Diekman signed with the Royals in February.
Brad Boxberger
Boxberger also signed with the team in February.

         IL
Salvador Perez
Perez signed as an amateur free agent in 2006.
Danny Duffy
Duffy was a third round pick in 2007.
Brian Flynn
Flynn was acquired in November 2014 from the Marlins with Reid Redman for Aaron Crow.

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