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Royals select right-hander Hochevar with No. 1 pick

Updated: June 7, 2006, 7:29 AM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Luke Hochevar held out for a year, gave the draft another try and came out on top.

The Kansas City Royals made the big right-hander the overall No. 1 pick Tuesday, a year after Hochevar and agent Scott Boras failed to reach a deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

"The Dodgers felt I was not worthy to be paid with the top pitchers from last year's draft," Hochevar said.

After Boras spoke to the Royals on Monday night and early Tuesday, they took the former University ...

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