The Milwaukee Brewers have drafted Robert Moore, a Shawnee Mission East graduate and son of Kansas City Royals President Dayton Moore, who went on to star at the University of Arkansas after his Lancer career.
What happened: Milwaukee selected Moore with the 72nd overall pick on Sunday night.
A stellar college career: A Leawood native, Moore has had a stellar career as a second baseman at the University of Arkansas, helping lead the Razorbacks to a College World Series appearance this year.
- He is the only Razorback player ever to receive a college Gold Glove Award, the top position-by-position honor for defense, which he earned this year as a second baseman.
- He was also the first Razorback in the program’s history to earn freshman All-American status in multiple seasons, according to his Arkansas team profile.
Key quote: “Thank you for taking a chance on me, Brewers,” Moore tweeted on July 17. “Tell me when and where, I’ll be there.”
What they’re saying: On Sunday and Monday, Moore and others reacted to the news on Twitter.
— Robert Moore (@__robertmoore_) July 18, 2022
We had a chance to speak to Brewers Draft pick Robert Moore, son of Royals’ pres of baseball ops Dayton, and he made a point to thank the Milwaukee area scout — Mark Muzzi — “who stuck his neck out for me.”
“I’m going to be signing with the Brewers,” Moore said.
— Adam McCalvy (@AdamMcCalvy) July 18, 2022
Congratulations to @__robertmoore_ and to the @Brewers for this pick. You guys will love Robert just as much as we do here in Arkansas. The best defensive player on earth, and also the most humble. Love you Robert; we’ll miss you!! 🐗 ⚾️ 💙
— Cheryle Gauthier (@Cheryle_WPS) July 18, 2022
Robert Moore and Zebulon Vermillion were high school teammates at Shawnee Mission East and college teammates at Arkansas, now both are top 10 round draft picks in the 2022 MLB Draft.
Moore went 2nd round, 72nd overall.
Vermillion went 10th round, 299th overall.#sportsinkansas
— Sports in Kansas (@sportsinkansas) July 19, 2022