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Royals load up on college pitchers

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Kansas City Royals used 13 of their 27 picks on college pitchers in the second day of baseball's draft.

After using their first-round pick on former Missouri pitcher Aaron Crow, the Royals opened the draft day Wednesday by taking Clemson left-hander Christopher Dwyer, the first freshman from a 4-year school to be selected since the institution of the draft in 1965.

Kansas City also used its 30th-round pick on Indiana Wesleyan University righthander Josh Worrell, son of former St. Louis Cardinals and Los Angeles Dodgers reliever Todd Worrell and the nephew of former Major League pitcher Tim Worrell.

The Royals took 20 players from college and seven high schoolers on the second of 3 days in the draft.

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