Royals take Texas A&M LHP Asa Lacy in 1st round of MLB Draft

Asa Lacy
Posted at 8:05 PM, Jun 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-10 21:05:49-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Royals used the No. 4 overall pick in the 2020 MLB Draft to snag a college pitcher few expected would be there.

Texas A&M lefthander Asa Lacy, a 6-foot-4 and 215-pound junior, went an 11-5 with a 2.32 ERA in his 38-game college career.

Opponents hit only .174 against him in his two-plus years in College Station, Texas, where Lacy struck out 178 batters in 128 innings.

He was a 2019 Third-Team All-American and considered the top college pitcher in the draft.