Weekend rewind: Royals introduce Finnegan

Finnegan1FinnegansOn Saturday, the Royals introduced left-handed pitcher Brandon Finnegan, the 17th overall pick in this month’s draft.

KC had two first-round picks this year, with Finnegan at number 17 overall and prep left-hander Foster Griffin at 28.

Finnegan just wrapped up a successful junior year as he helped TCU reach the College World Series.  Now, he’s on his way to Class-A Wilmington, where the Royals will monitor his progress closely as he threw 105.2 innings for the Horned Frogs.  He is expected to pitch side sessions and batting practice before seeing game duty (likely in 10 to 14 days).

The lefty says he has a bulldog mentality and confidence in himself to compete.  The confidence along with three plus-pitches impressed Royals scouts last fall as Finnegan told them that he believed he could pitch in the Majors at that time.

Finnegan had a great first impression of Kansas City, saying that he felt at home as it reminded him of downtown Fort Worth.

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