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Eric Stout selected by Royals in MLB Draft

Eric Stout delivers a pitch for Butler University in a game against St. Louis University in 2013. Stout was selected by the Kansas City Royals in the MLB Draft on Saturday.
Eric Stout delivers a pitch for Butler University in a game against St. Louis University in 2013. Stout was selected by the Kansas City Royals in the MLB Draft on Saturday.

Eric Stout, a St. Francis high school graduate from Glen Ellyn, was picked in the 13th round of the Major League Baseball Draft by the Kansas City Royals on Saturday.

Stout recently finished his junior season at Butler University.

The 6-foot-3 left-handed throwing starting pitcher led the team with 13 starts on the mound and won three games while notching a save and striking out 64 batters in 67 2/3 innings. He fanned a season-high nine batters in his final start of the year against Villanova.

As a sophomore, Stout went 8-5 in 14 starts and threw 84 2/3 innings on the mound. He also made 19 appearances as a freshman, winning three games in 54 2/3 innings of work.

At St. Francis, Stout was selected as the Suburban Christian Conference player of the year in 2011 after winning 10 games while batting .422.

The Royals had a 31-32 record as of Tuesday, placing them fourth in the American League Central.

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