MLB Draft 2012: Royals Select LHP Sam Selman From Vanderbilt In Round 2

The second day and second round of the 2012 MLB Draft is underway on Tuesday. The Kansas City Royals had the fourth pick in the second round, which was the No. 64 overall selection. They used their pick to take pitcher Sam Selman of the Vanderbilt Commodores.

Vanderbilt blog Anchor of Gold has a great write-up of the pitcher, who is nicknamed "Crazy Legs." The left-hander had a breakout season in 2011 and there is good hope that he can stick at the major league level.

Selman's game improved by leaps and bounds when he was able to rebuild his confidence as a weekday starter. He was then able to translate that success against some of the SEC's best teams, recording huge wins over LSU and Florida when the Commodores needed them the most. On a team chock full of great stories, Sam Selman's emergence might just be the best one. The junior never gave up and pushed himself to become this team's most reliable starter as the postseason rolls around.

You can click here to watch live streaming coverage of Day 2 of the 2012 MLB Draft at MLB.com.

For complete coverage of the Kansas City Royals, please visit Royals Review and head over to Baseball Nation for additional news, notes and analysis around Major League Baseball. Check out Minor League Ball to see how some of these prospects develop in their quest to the major leagues.

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