June 8, 2013
SECAUCUS, N.J. - Washington State redshirt-sophomore Trace Tam Sing was the 26th round selection of the Kansas City Royals during the 2013 MLB First-Year Player Draft, Saturday.
Tam Sing started 52 of the Cougars' 55 games in 2013 and played in 53 overall. He batted .280 with 14 extra-base hits, 17 RBI and added four stolen bases, primarily from the No. 9 spot in the lineup. The Bellevue, Wash., native started as a freshman before missing 2012 due to injury.
He was the eighth player selected in the round and the 774th overall. Tam Sing is the sixth Washington State player to be drafted by the Royals all-time. He joins catcher James Hannah (13th round, 1968), first baseman Phil Westendorf (fifth round, 1977), second baseman Mike Miller (sixth round, 1983), pitcher Chris Sheehan (27th round, 1992) and catcher Brady Everett (15th round, 2005). Everett was the first played drafted by an MLB team in the Donnie Marbut era.