Kansas City rookie-league pitcher Stephen Lumpkins (left) returned to American after being taken in the 42nd round by Pittsburgh in 2010. He was selected by the Royals in the 13th round this year. At AU, he averaged 13.5 points last year and was named second-team All-Patriot League. (Rick Scuteri/Special to The Washington Times)

Kansas City rookie-league pitcher Stephen Lumpkins (left) returned to American after being taken in the 42nd round by Pittsburgh in 2010. He was selected by the Royals in the 13th round this year. At AU, he averaged 13.5 points last year and was named second-team All-Patriot League. (Rick Scuteri/Special to The Washington Times)