Kansas City selects former Stinger Dozier eighth overall
WILLMAR — Hunter Dozier has gone from the Northwoods League to a Top 10 draft pick in less than a year.
The Kansas City Royals selected the former Willmar Stingers shortstop with the eighth overall pick in the 2013 MLB draft on Thursday.
He became the highest pick in Stingers’ history, besting Jordan Smith’s ninth-round selection to the Cleveland Indians in 2011.
Dozier said the Royals had some discussions with him before the draft.
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