KC will draft best college or high school player

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June 3, 2019 - 10:05 AM

Catcher Adley Rutschman (35) of the Oregon State Beavers singles in a run in the first inning against the Arkansas Razorbacks during Game Three of the College World Series Championship Series on June 28, 2018 at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Neb. Peter Aiken/Getty Images/TNS

The Royals will add a potential future cornerstone player in Monday night’s first round of the Major League Baseball draft.

They’ll pick second overall, the same spot where they selected outfielder Alex Gordon in 2005 and infielder Mike Moustakas in 2007. Both were key figures in the World Series championship in 2015.

Oregon State catcher Adley Rutschman, Colleyville Heritage High School (Texas) shortstop Bobby Witt Jr. and University of California first baseman Andrew Vaughn comprise the trio of players widely viewed as top talents in this year’s draft class.

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