Royals complete 2011 First-Year Player Draft

The Kansas City Royals completed the third and final day of the 2011 First-Year Rule 4 Player Draft today, selecting a total of 50 players over the three days.

The Royals selected 18-year-old Derek “Bubba” Starling, a 6-foot-5, 195-pound centerfielder from Gardner Edgerton High School in Gardner, Kan., with the fifth overall pick on Monday.  Starling was ranked by Baseball America as the number one high school prospect and the best high school athlete in the draft.  The right-handed hitter and thrower batted .481 with nine home runs this spring for the Trailblazers, averaging a home run every six at bats.

Among the selections with local ties, in addition to Starling, were left-handed pitcher Adam Schemenauer, a 6-foot-9 southpaw from Park Hill (Mo.) South High School and right-handed pitcher Christian Witt, a 36th-round pick from Truman State University and Kearney (Mo.) High School. Included in the 50 selections were teammates and fellow outfielders D’Andre Toney (14th) and Terrance Gore (20th) from Gulf Coast Community College.  In addition, the Royals picked left-handed pitcher Stephen Lumpkins in the 13th round.  The 6-foot-8, 225-pounder averaged 13.5 points and a team-leading 8.2 rebounds in 30 minutes for the American University Eagles Men’s Basketball team during the 2010-2011 campaign, his junior season.  American does not field a baseball program, but Lumpkins played for a collegiate summer league team as well as at Junipero Serra High School in San Mateo, Calif., and was drafted by Pittsburgh in the 42nd round in 2010.

Here is a breakdown of the Royals 50 selections from the 2011 draft:
- 20 high school selections
- 30 college selections (25 four-year and five junior college)
- 25 pitchers (18 right-handers and seven left-handers)
- Five catchers
- 13 infielders
- Seven outfielders

Below is a complete list of the players selected by the Kansas City Royals in 2011 Rule 4 First-Year Player Draft. 

Rnd

Sel #

Name

DOB

Pos

B

T

Ht

Wt

School City, State

1

5

Starling, Derek (Bubba)

8/3/1992

CF

R

R

6’5″

205

GardnerEdgerton HS Gardner,KS

2

65

Gallagher, Cameron

12/6/1992

C

R

R

6’3″

210

ManheimTownshipHS Lancaster,PA

3

95

Brickhouse, William

6/6/1992

RHP

R

R

6’2″

195

The Woodlands HS The Woodlands, TX

4

126

Smith, Kyle

9/10/1992

RHP

R

R

6’0″

180

Santaluces HS Lantana, FL

5

156

Leonard, Patrick

10/20/1992

3B

R

R

6’2″

190

St.Thomas HS Houston,TX

6

186

Ogando, Cesar

6/6/1992

LHP

R

L

6’3″

215

CaribbeanU. Bayamon, PR

7

216

Moen, Kellen

5/30/1988

RHP

S

R

6’2″

185

UOregon Eugene,OR

8

246

Beal, Evan

8/2/1993

RHP

R

R

6’6″

180

S.CountyHS Lorton,VA

9

276

Brooks,Aaron

4/27/1990

RHP

R

R

6’4″

200

CalStateSan Bernardino San Bernardino,CA

10

306

Murray, Matthew

12/28/1989

RHP

R

R

6’4″

225

GeorgiaSouthern U Statesboro,GA

11

336

Allen, Jerrell

9/6/1992

CF

R

R

6’2″

185

MilfordSr. HS Milford,DE

12

366

Schemenauer, Adam

3/28/1993

LHP

R

L

6’8″

220

Park Hill South HS Riverside,MO

13

396

Lumpkins, Stephen

4/16/1990

LHP

R

L

6’8″

225

AmericanU. Washington,DC

14

426

Toney, D’Andre

1/24/1992

CF

R

R

5’10″

180

Gulf Coast CC Panama City,FL

15

456

Espy, Richard (Dean)

10/30/1989

1B

R

R

6’1″

210

UCLA Los Angeles,CA

16

486

Lopez, Jack

12/16/1992

SS

R

R

6’0″

175

Deltona HS Deltona,FL

17

516

Cuckovich, Nicholas

10/8/1991

SS

R

R

6’2″

200

Riverside CC Riverside,CA

18

546

Ferguson, Andrew

9/2/1988

RHP

R

R

6’1″

195

Arkansas St U State University,AR

19

576

Flemer, Matthew

11/22/1990

RHP

R

R

6’2″

216

UC Berkeley Berkeley,CA

20

606

Gore, Terrance

6/8/1991

CF

R

R

5’8″

165

Gulf Coast CC Panama City,FL

21

636

Swab, Kenneth

8/20/1988

C

R

R

6’3″

215

UVirginia Charlottesville,VA

22

666

Middendorf, David

1/23/1989

LHP

L

L

6’4″

215

Northern KentuckyU Highland Heights,KY

23

696

Harper, Lance

7/17/1990

C

S

R

6’1″

205`

ScottsdaleCC Scottsdale,AZ

24

726

Patton, Spencer

2/20/1988

RHP

R

R

6’1″

185

Southern IllinoisU at Edwardsville Edwardsville,IL

25

756

Threlkeld, Mark

5/2/1990

3B

R

R

6’3″

205

LouisianaTech U Ruston,LA

26

786

Moorefield, Joseph

10/25/1989

LHP

L

L

6’1″

205

Clemson U Clemson,SC

27

816

Clubb, Lee

3/27/1993

CF

L

R

5’10″

185

IowaParkHS Iowa Park,TX

28

846

Ramsey,Jordan

9/6/1992

RHP

L

R

6’4″

178

N. Davidson HS Lexington,NC

29

876

Junis, Jakob

9/16/1992

RHP

R

R

6’3″

210

RockFallsHS Rock Falls,IL

30

906

Binford, Mark (Christian)

12/20/1992

RHP

R

R

67″

215

MercersburgAcademy Mercersburg,PA

31

936

Serritella, Christopher

2/21/1990

1B

L

R

6’3″

210

Southern IllinoisU  Carbondale,IL

32

966

Piscotty, Nicholas

3/18/1993

RHP

R

R

6’3″

185

AmadorValleyHS Pleasanton,CA

33

996

Gonzales, Abel

12/30/1987

LHP

L

L

6’1″

190

Rice U Houston,TX

34

1026

Williams, Ali

7/8/1989

RHP

R

R

6’3″

185`

CharlestonSouthern U Charleston,SC

35

1056

Gray, Gabriel

8/26/1993

CF

S

R

6’1″

190

Hazlehurst HS Hazlehurst,MS

36

1086

Witt, Christian

10/11/1988

RHP

R

R

6’4″

245

Truman State U Kirksville,MO

37

1116

Wessinger, Matt

9/20/1990

2B

R

R

6’0″

180

St. John’s U Jamaica, NY

38

1146

Durden, Andrew

11/27/1988

RHP

R

R

6’0″

205

Nova Southeastern U Davie,FL

39

1176

Mattlage, Garrett

2/25/1993

SS

S

R

5’10″

185

West HS West, TX

40

1206

Waldrip, Benjamin

6/27/1990

1B

L

L

6’6″

245

JacksonvilleState U Jacksonville,AL

41

1236

Lane, Travis

8/10/1990

C

R

R

6’2″

210

CentralArizonaCollege Coolidge,AZ

42

1266

Hawkins, Joseph

3/10/1993

SS

R

R

5’11″

170

SinclairSecondary School Whitby,Ontario,Canada

43

1296

Chism, Tyler

10/6/1988

OF

R

R

6’0″

205

Gonzaga U Spokane,WA

44

1326

Vasquez, Andrew

9/14/1993

LHP

S

L

6’5″

210

Los Osos HS RanchoCucumonga,CA

45

1356

Morales, Julio

11/22/1988

RHP

R

R

6’1″

190

Bethune Cookman U Daytona Beach,FL

46

1386

Bringas, Adrian

7/18/1989

3B

R

R

5’10″

185

ChicoState U Chico,CA

47

1416

Corbett, Patrick

8/7/1992

RHP

R

R

6’6″

180

Tabb HS Yorktown,VA

48

1446

Beaty, Matt

4/28/1993

C

L

R

6’0″

210

DresdenHS Dresden,TN

49

1476

Morales,Adrian

11/18/1988

3B

R

R

5’9″

195

U Scouth Carolina Columbia,SC

50

1506

Kalkowski, Kash

3/5/1989

1B

R

R

6’1″

200

UNebraska Lincoln,NE

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