Originally written on i70baseball  |  Last updated 10/4/14
Royals Draft The Youngest Player In Baseball HistoryAlfredo Escalera projected to stand out despite his young age Press Release: FOR INMEDIATE RELEASE Released on: June 06, 2012, 8:00 pm (ET) Author: Globalize LLC Bradenton, FL – The Kansas City Royal’s baseball organization announced yesterday the selection of Alfredo Escalera as KC’s number 8th pick in the 2012 First- Year Player Draft. With this selection, the Royals opted for the youngest player to ever be drafted since the insertion of the MLB Amateur Draft in 1965 based on the research of publicaly recorded date of birth of the players selected. Originally from Puerto Rico, Escalera moved to Florida to join the IMG Academies Baseball program in 2008. At IMG, Escalera was able to excel in both the athletic and academic aspects. Escalera, a National Honor Society student got committed to attend (D1) Stetson University and was presented with several athletic awards throughout his high school years. “I am fortunate to be given ev...
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