Kris Bubic

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Pitcher Kris Bubic was the 40th overall pick of the 2018 amateur draft. He was taken by the Kansas City Royals out of Stanford University in the Competitive Balance Round A. He wast the Royals' fourth pick of the first round, following Ps Brady Singer at #18, and Jackson Kowar and Daniel Lynch at #33 and 34. In his final year at Stanford, he went 81, 2.62 in 15 starts.

Bubic began his pro career in 2018 with the Idaho Falls Chukars of the Pioneer League. He made 10 starts and pitched 38 innings, going 2-3, 4.03. In 2019, he began the season in the South Atlantic League with the Lexington Legends, then after 9 starts, he was promoted to the Wilmington Blue Rocks of the Carolina League, where he made a further 17 starts. He was outstanding at both levels, finishing up the year with a record of 11-5, 2.23 and 185 strikeouts in 149 1/3 innings, against just 103 hits. He was selected to pitch for the American League team at the 2019 Futures Game. He was also named a postseason All-Star in the Carolina League, and a Royals organizational All-Star. He was then named the Royals' Minor League Player of the Year.

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