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The Royals today selected right-handed pitcher Nate Adcock from the Indianapolis (AAA) roster of the Pittsburgh Pirates organization with the fifth overall pick in the Major League phase of the 2010 Rule 5 draft. In the Triple-A phase, the Royals selected right-handed pitcher Heath Rollins from the Montgomery (AA) roster in the Tampa Bay Rays organization and assigned him to Omaha (AAA). Kansas City did not have a player selected in the Major League phase, but left-handed pitchers Starling De La Rosa and Rowdy Hardy were selected by the Texas Rangers and Atlanta Braves, respectively, in the Triple-A phase.
The 22-year old Adcock is a native of Elizabethtown, Ky., and went 11-7 with a 3.38 ERA in 27 games (26 starts) for Bradenton in the Florida State League in 2010, fanning 113 in 141.1 innings pitched. The 6-5, 190-lb. Adcock was originally a fifth-round pick in the 2006 First Year Player Draft by the Seattle Mariners. He was traded to the Pirates’ organization in 2009 as part of the seven-player trade that sent shortstop Jack Wilson and pitcher Ian Snell to Seattle.
Rollins, 25, split his 2010 campaign between Durham (AAA) and Montgomery (AA), combining for a 5-3 record with a 5.27 ERA in 44 games, including three starts. The Rays’ 11th-round pick in 2006 was a non-roster invite to Spring Training in 2010.
Royals outfielder Mark Teahen is one of 10 finalists for the 2008 Hutch Award. The honor is given to the MLB player who best exemplifies the spirit and competitive desire of Fred Hutchinson, a baseball player who passed away from cancer in 1964 at the age of 45.
The other nominees are Rocco Baldelli, Lance Berkman, Doug Davis, Ken Griffey, Jr., Raul Ibanez, Cliff Lee, Jon Lester, Aaron Rowand, and Vernon Wells. The Royals have had three Hutch winners (George Brett, 1980, Dennis Leonard, 1986 and Mike Sweeney, 2007). Other recipients include Hall-of-Famers Sandy Koufax, Carl Yastrzemski, Al Kaline, Willie McCovey and Lou Brock.
Top MLB prospects have descended to the desert southwest for the start of the Arizona Fall League. The Royals have seven prospects and two coaches on the Surprise Rafters. The club is made up of players from the Royals, Rangers, Dodgers, Indians and Orioles farm systems.
The participating Royals farmhands are right-handed pitchers Dan Cortes (right) and Chris Hayes, left-handed pitchers Gilbert de la Vara and Rowdy Hardy, shortstop Chris McConnell, and outfielders Joe Dickerson and Brian McFall. The four pitchers and McFall helped the 2008 Northwest Arkansas Naturals clinch the second half title in the Texas League’s North Division. Dickerson and McConnell were members of another playoff team, the Wilmington Blue Rocks.
Omaha hitting coach Terry Bradshaw is in the same role with the Rafters. The pitchers will be working with a familiar face, Wilmington pitching coach Steve Luebber. Games started yesterday. You can follow all of the play on MLB.com!