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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.