2012 MLB Draft: Kansas City Royals Select Vanderbilt LHP Sam Selman In Second Round

Job number one for the Kansas City Royals coming into the 2012 MLB Draft was to add pitching depth to the organization which lacks quality depth that is near major league ready.

After picking University of San Francisco right-hander Kyle Zimmer fifth overall, the Royals once again went with pitching as they selected another college pitcher in Vanderbilt's Sam Selman.

Much like Zimmer, Selman doesn't have much tread on his arm for a college pitcher. Listed at 6'3" 195 lbs, Selman is originally from Austin, Texas and throws a low 90's fastball.

Baseball America had Selman listed as the 146th overall prospect, and this is the second draft for Selman as he was taken in the 14th round out of high school by the Angels.

BA also goes on to say he could be a tough sign, and Selman looks to improve upon his 8-3 season with a 4.03 ERA for the Commodores. The junior struck out 80, while walking 43 in 76 innings pitched.

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