Players chosen in the 50th round of the Major League Baseball draft just aren’t expected to make it to the big leagues.
But Jarrod Dyson defied the odds. The Royals’ 50th-round pick in the 2006 draft was Dyson and he not only make it to the majors, he played a big, big part in two AL pennant championships and 2015 World Series championship team.
All along the way, the self-professed Mr. Zoombya endeared himself to fans with his joyful manner on the field.
That is why there was a flood of emotion from Royals fans when the news broke that Dyson had been traded to the Seattle Mariners on Friday for pitcher Nathan Karns.
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This is but a small portion of what Royals fans shared after the trade was announced.