Lakers’ Dulin drafted by KC Royals

Brandon DulinThe Kansas City Royals on Saturday drafted MCC-Longview Lakers first baseman Brandon Dulin in the 12th round of the Major League Baseball draft.

Dulin, a Lee’s Summit native, is a graduate of Lee’s Summit North High School. The 6’3” freshman played for the Lakers during the 2012-2013 season and  was named player of the year for Region 16 of the National Junior College Athletic Association.

Dulin had a standout season: He came in third in the NJCAA Division II for home runs with 13.  He led the Lakers in doubles (17), RBIs (57), batting average (.376), slugging percentage (.727) and on-base plus slugging (1.177).

Dulin’s 12th-round selection makes him the highest drafted Metropolitan Community College baseball player in the college’s history. The MCC-Longview Lakers’ and the MCC-Maple Woods Monarchs’ rosters have included a number of players who have gone on to the big leagues, including all-star slugger Albert Pujols.