Royals complete pitching-heavy draft

Aaron Crow - #1

On Tuesday evening, the Royals made former Mizzou pitcher Aaron Crow their first round selection in the 2009 draft. After selecting high school catcher Wil Myers in the third round, the Royals used their next five picks on college pitchers, breaking from their recent draft strategy of selecting high school pitchers in the early rounds. Inside, see all 49 of the Royals' 2009 selections.

Round Player Position School State
1 Aaron Crow RHP Fort Worth (American Association) Texas
3 Wil Myers C Wesleyan Christian Academy N.C.
4 Chris Dwyer LHP Clemson S.C.
5 Louis Coleman RHP Louisiana State La.
6 Cole White RHP New Mexico N.M.
7 Budd Baumann LHP Missouri State Mo.
8 Gardner Odenbach RHP Connecticut Conn.
9 Ben Theriot C Texas State Texas
10 Geoff Baldwin 1B Grand Junction (Colo.) HS Colo.
11 Ryan Wood SS East Carolina N.C.
12 Nick Wooley RHP William Woods (Ill.) Ill.
13 Lane Adams OF Red Oak Okla.
14 Crawford Simmons LHP Statesboro Ga.
15 Scott Lyons SS Arkansas Ark.
16 Eric Diaz LHP New Mexico JC N.M.
17 Ben Tschepikow 2B Arkansas Ark.
18 Brendan Lafferty LHP UCLA Calif.
19 Ryan Stovall 3b Thomas Fla.
20 Patrick Keating RHP Florida Fla.
21 Chanse Cooper CF Belhaven Ms.
22 Ryan Dennick LHP Tennessee Tech U TN
23 Scott Kelley RHP Penn State Pa.
24 Zach Jones RHP Santa Teresa HS Calif.
25 Richard Folmer RHP Stephen F. Austin Texas
27 Gabriel MacDougall OF Lynn (Fla.) Fla.
28 Eric Peterson IF Liberty Wash.
29 Nick Zaharion OF South Fork HS Fla.
30 Josh Worrell RHP Indiana Wesleyan Ind.
31 Brian Peacock LHP Santa Ana (Calif.) JC Calif.
32 Louis Voit C Lafayette HS Mo.
33 Claudio Bavera LHP Cochise (Ariz.) JC Ariz.
34 Justin Trapp SS Fairfield Central HS S.C.
35 Levi Cartas OF Marysville-Pilchuck HS Wash.
36 Fabian Roman RHP Marist HS N.J.
37 Tanner Poppe RHP Girard (Kan.) HS Kan.
38 Arthur Owens SS Sandy Creek HS Ga.
39 Arthur Charles 1B Bakersfield (Calif.) JC Calif.
40 Michael Morin RHP Shawnee Mission South HS Kan.
41 Joey Lewis C Georgia Ga.
42 Jonathan Keck LHP Bethel (Tenn.) Tenn.
43 Jeffery Soptic RHP Shawnee Mission East HS Kan.
44 Derrick Hudgins SS Middleton HS Fla.
45 Derek Spencer 3B Bowling Green Ohio
46 Hudson Randall RHP Dunwoody (Ga.) HS Ga.
47 Anthony Howard OF Quince Orchard HS Md.
48 Kevin Kuntz SS Union HS Okla.
49 Zachary Fisher C Miller HS Calif.
50 Anthony Scirrotto SS Penn State Pa.

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