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RC Interview with Nick Van Stratten

A 2004 graduate of Winnetonka High School in Kansas City, Nick Van Stratten was selected by the Royals in the 10th round of the 2006 draft. While playing collegiately at a St. Louis community college, Van Stratten in 2006 was third in the nation with a .498 batting average. He rolled that over into a very solid professional debut, en route to being named the 2006 AZ Royals Player of the Year.

Royals Corner: Nick, as a Kansas City native, were the Royals your favorite team growing up? And who was your favorite player? Nick Van Stratten: Yes. George Brett was my favorite player, because he was the best hitter the Royals had. RC: What was your reaction when the Royals selected you in the 10th round in last year's draft? NVS: I was excited. I was talking to some scouts who said... Recommended Stories

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