KANSAS CITY, Mo. — After making a splash with Bobby Witt, Jr. with the second overall pick, the Royals got repetitive with their 2nd Round pick, Florida shortstop Brady McConnell.
Witt is also a shorststop and the Royals' first two picks of the 2018 draft were also Gators, Brady Singer and Jackson Kowar.
Later, in the Competitive Balance Round, the Royals took Arizona State pitcher Alec Marsh.
Originally, McConnell looked like a first round pick out of high school in 2016. But inconsistent play and a commitment to Florida turned him into a late-round pick. McConnell is known for his bat, speed, and size. And is a candidate to move away from the shortstop position.
Marsh began his career with the Sun Devils as a reliever, but has developed four pitches and has turned into a starter. He is a 6'2" right-handed pitcher.
The MLB Draft continues with Rounds 3-10 on Tuesday.