June 19, 2024

Royals ink deals with all Six Draft Picks and Seven Undrafted Free Agents

(Courtesy of the Kansas City Royals)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Royals announced today that they have agreed to terms with 13 players, including all six who were selected in the 2020 First-Year Player Draft on June 10-11: Asa Lacy, a left-handed pitcher from Texas A&M University in the first round (No. 4 overall); Nick Loftin, a shortstop from Baylor University in Competitive Balance Round A (No. 32 overall), Ben Hernandez, a right-handed pitcher from De La Salle Institute (Ill.) in the second round (No. 41 overall); Tyler Gentry, an outfielder from the University of Alabama in the third round (No. 76 overall); Christian Chamberlain, a left-handed pitcher from Oregon State University in the fourth round (No. 105 overall); and Will Klein, a right-handed pitcher from Eastern Illinois University in the fifth round (No. 135 overall).

The Royals also agreed to terms with seven undrafted free agents, including: left-handed pitcher AJ Block from Washington State University; outfielder Tucker Bradley from the University of Georgia; catcher Kale Emshoff, from the University of Arkansas-Little Rock; catcher Saul Garza, from Louisiana State University; right-handed pitcher John McMillon from Texas Tech University; infielder Matt Schmidt from the University of Michigan; and right-handed pitcher Chase Wallace from the University of Tennessee.