March 11, 2014 8:04 PM

Lowly draft status has fueled Royals’ Jarrod Dyson through the years

Outfielder Jarrod Dyson, the most successful 50th-round pick in the last two decades, is not guaranteed a spot on the Royals' roster, but his place feels secure. He appeals as both an insurance policy for oft-injured center fielder Lorenzo Cain and a prized late-game pinch runner.

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