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Many young baseball players dream of suiting up for the hometown team. Today we highlight a pitcher who is on his way to realizing that dream – Jason Adam of Overland Park, Kansas. The Royals selected Jason in the fifth round of the 2010 June Draft out of Blue Valley Northwest High School. Baseball America has ranked the righty among KC’s top 10 prospects in each of the last three seasons. Adam has worked his way through the system, pitching at Kane County (A) in 2011, Wilmington (High-A) in 2012 and Northwest Arkansas (AA) in 2013. 2014 marks his first invitation to Major League Spring Training.
The Arizona Fall League and the Kansas City Royals today named eight players from the Royals organization who will compete for the Peoria Javelinas in the 2013 Arizona Fall League. Prospects from the Astros, Mariners, Padres, Phillies and Royals organizations make up the Peoria squad. The Javelinas will train and play home games at the Royals complex in Surprise due to renovations at the Peoria Sports Complex.
The Royals prospects are right-handed pitchers Jason Adam, Angel Baez, and Malcom Culver, left-handed pitcher Noel Arguelles, shortstop Orlando Calixte, third baseman Cheslor Cuthbert and outfielders Lane Adams and Jorge Bonifacio. Adams will be available to play on Wednesdays and Saturdays as a member of the taxi squad.
2013 marks the 22nd season of the Arizona Fall League, created by Major League Baseball in 1992 to serve as an off-season league for top prospects. The season will begin on Tuesday, October 8, with the Rising Stars Game set for November 2 and the Championship Game scheduled for November 16.
The Royals announced today that the club has signed 2010 second-round selection, centerfielder Brett Eibner, and fifth-round pick, right-handed pitcher Jason Adam. Consistent with club policy, terms of the contracts were not disclosed. Both players will report tomorrow: Eibner to the Idaho Falls Chukars and Adam to the Surprise Royals.
Eibner, a Houston native, hit .333 with 22 home runs and 71 RBI for the Arkansas Razorbacks as a junior this season. The six-foot-four, 210-pounder was named to the 2010 watch list for the Golden Spikes Award and the Olerud Award, which recognizes college baseball’s best two-way player. Eibner also compiled a 3-5 mark and a 4.34 ERA in 58.0 IP on the mound as a right-handed pitcher. The right-handed hitter was originally drafted by the Houston Astros in the fourth round in 2007, but chose to attend the University of Arkansas.
Adam is a local Kansas City product from Blue Valley Northwest High School in Overland Park, Kan., where he went 4-3 with a 1.51 ERA and 79 strikeouts in 41.2 innings for the Huskies. Adam was named first-team All-State in Kansas Class 6A in June. The six-foot-four, 225-pound hurler turned down a scholarship offer from the University of Missouri to sign with the Royals.
The Royals signed 37 of their 50 selections from the 2010 First-Year Player Draft, including 21 of the club’s top 22 picks.
The Royals completed the second day of the 2010 First-Year Rule 4 Player Draft today, selecting 29 players after drafting shortstop Christian Colon in the first round on Monday.
Kansas City’s first selection of the day came in the second round (54th overall) when they chose University of Arkansas centerfielder Brett Eibner. The Houston native has batted .337 with 21 home runs and 69 RBI for the Razorbacks. He was named to the watch list for the Olerud Award, which recognizes college baseball’s best two-way player. Eibner has compiled a 3-4 mark and a 4.39 ERA in 55.1 IP on the mound
The Royals went with a local prep star in the fifth round, selecting right-handed pitcher Jason Adam from Blue Valley Northwest High School. Other local selections included University of Nebraska pitcher Michael Mariot (eighth round), Oklahoma State catcher Kevin David (19th round) and University of Missouri shortstop Michael Liberto (21st round).
The Royals selected Brian Fletcher, son of former Major League infielder Scott Fletcher, in the 18th round. The Auburn University outfielder is currently second in the SEC with 22 home runs.
The club selected five players out of high school and 24 from the college ranks today, including two junior college picks (Miami Dade teammates Daniel Hernandez and Jose Rodriguez). Among the 30 players selected over the first two days, the position-by-position breakdown includes: 14 pitchers (11 right-handers, three left-handers), three catchers, six infielders and seven outfielders.