July 11, 2014 | Tim Nethers |
Foster Griffin was selected 28th overall by the Kansas City Royals in the 2014 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.
The former TFA left-handed pitcher is the third Royal player ever drafted to play professional baseball. Ben Deluzio was drafted in the 3rd round (80th overall) by the Miami Marlins in the 2013 draft and Jose Dore was drafted in the 8th round (244th overall) by the San Diego Padres in the 2010 draft.
Griffin was 7-2 in 13 appearances on the mound as a senior for the Royals. He sported a 1.55 ERA and struck out 99 batters in 58 2/3 innings. His crowning achievement was throwing a complete game, two-hit shutout in the first round of the National High School Invitational in Cary, N.C.
He is a member of Kansas City’s rookie organization, the Burlington Royals. Through his first two outings, Griffin sports a 0.00 ERA and has allowed just one hit.