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Royals to spend first-round draft savings

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07:10 AM ET 06.11 | Hunter Dozier, the big 19-year-old they're calling "Bull," left an early first impression on the Royals, and he signed quickly -- within 100 hours, in fact. Dozier, 21, reached agreement Monday on a $2.2 million signing bonus, which became official after he passed their requisite and routine physical examinations. ... Dozier's bonus falls in-between the slotted amounts for the 16th and 17th overall picks -- or still better than he projected to receive. The 39th pick -- where Baseball America had him ranked -- had a slot of $1,433,400. The Royals plan to use their savings to sign other players, particularly Indiana State lefty Sean Manaea, whom they chose with the 34th overall pick. Manaea projected as a top-10 pick before a hip injury.

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Bud Selig, with Kansas City's selection, Icon Sports Bud Selig, with Kansas City's selection, Icon Sports
June 11, 2013  07:21 AM ET

That's one way to look at it, the other way is pick a better player!!!!

June 11, 2013  09:15 AM ET

So, they say to the kid we will draft you higher than anyone has you ranked if you will take the money of a player drafted later and the kid says, " Sure."

That is all the writer ever needed to say.

 
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