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Greinke is the goods

In just three starts, Royals rookie right-hander Zack Greinke has shown that he's a star in the making.

Originally Published: June 3, 2004
By Rob Neyer | ESPN.com

When you're running your franchise on a shoestring budget, it's absolutely essential that you draft well. In 2001, the Royals drafted about as poorly as a team can draft. With their first pick (ninth overall), the Royals selected an 18-year-old pitcher named Colt Griffin, who that spring had become the first documented high schooler to hit 100 on the radar gun. The Royals paid him $2.4 million to sign a contract. They used their second pick on Roscoe Crosby, and paid him first-round money ($1.75 ...

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