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Photo Courtesy Surprise Royals

Photo Courtesy Surprise Royals

The 2017 draft class is nearly complete with Monday, July 3rd being the final day for any drafted players to sign. Recently, the Royals finalized deals for prep pitchers Marlin Willis Jr. and Tylor Fischer.

@NathanRode: If RHP Tylor Fischer starts finding the zone, look out. Super loose, flexible. Low 90s. VG feel for CH. Texas A&M recruit.

The signing of Fischer was a surprising one to me as I figured his Texas A&M commitment was strong for the prospect that was ranked #181 overall by Perfect Game. Both players are strong additions to the farm system that has added some young prep arms the last couple of drafts in the late rounds in these two and Malcolm Van Buren from the 2016 draft.

@CaliKusiolek: Malcom Van Buren 90-93 w/ two-seam life; firm tumble CH 85-86, 11-5 w/ decent break. Physical, long build. Dillon Tate look to delivery.

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