Connecticut Native Is Headed To Kansas City
East Catholic High grad Frank Mozzicato gets drafted by the Royals.
Yesterday the number one player in Connecticut, who was robbed of the Gatorade Player of the Year Award, but that’s beside the point, was drafted seventh overall by the Kansas City Royals.
The Ellington, Connecticut native who just graduated from East Catholic High School has possibly found a future home after the Royals selected the south paw over big time division one players like Kumar Rocker.
Mozzicato had committed to the University of Connecticut on June 20th of 2019 and now it looks like he’ll skip out on playing for the Huskies to start his professional career. Mozzicato is projected to receive a signing bonus of over five million dollars.
Shawn McFarland @McFarland_ShawnEast Catholic’s Frank Mozzicato (@FrankMozzicato) goes 7th overall to the Kansas City Royals in the first round of the MLB Draft. Highest drafted Connecticut high schooler since Bobby Valentine went fifth overall in 1968.
In many mock drafts leading up to the day of the draft, Mozzicato was projected to be selected later in the first round by the Los Angeles Dodgers or San Diego Padres.
Royals amateur scouting director Lonnie Goldberg said that Mozzicato has “huge upside” on his breaking ball and stated that “We felt he was the best left handed pitcher in the class.” Mozzicato grew up a Yankees fan but told Kansas City media that “I can tell you right now I’m a Royals fan. 100%.”
As a guy who follows Connecticut sports closely, seeing a great player from my neck of the woods get drafted is awesome. The whole state is rooting for Mozzicato now and has converted some Red Sox and Yankees fans into Royals fans.