KC Royals hold tryouts at MCC-Maple Woods

On one of the coolest days of the summer, the Kansas City Royals headed to the MCC-Maple Woods baseball field to host rising players from around the metro area looking for a way into the team’s system.

Players as young as 15 lined up at their positions and showed their talents to Royals personnel, who drilled more than 150 players.

Families and friends of the MLB hopefuls watched from the hill overlooking the field, which is usually occupied by Maple Woods’ award-winning Monarchs men’s baseball and women’s softball teams.