Kyle Zimmer, Royals First Round Pick

5 Jun

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The Royals have selected Kyle Zimmer, a right-handed pitcher from the University of San Francisco. The Royals selected Zimmer with the fifth overall pick of the Free Agent Draft. The selection was made even harder because Mark Appel, pitcher from Stanford projected to go No. 1. When Appel slid to the fifth pick the Royals had an extremely hard decision to make and obviously, Dayton Moore and his scouting squad were extremely high on Zimmer. Appel fell all the way down to the Pirates at No. 8.

 Zimmer, only 20-years-old, went 5-3 with a 2.85 ERA in 13 starts, including three complete games, for the Dons in 2012.  In 88.1 innings, he allowed 76 hits, 28 earned runs and only 17 walks. He also managed to wave 104 bats. His command is incredible as demonstrated with his college numbers.  He led the his conference, the West Coast Conference in…

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