June 6, 2013 10:37 PM

Royals 'fell in love' with Dozier early in process

The more time the Royals spent with Hunter Dozier, the more the club fell in love with the junior shortstop from Stephen F. Austin. Club officials, including general manager Dayton Moore and assistant general manager J.J. Picollo, lauded Dozier’s power but were particularly effusive regarding his makeup and leadership when discussing why he was selected with the No. 8 overall pick in baseball’s First-Year Player Draft.

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