The Royals fired Ladnier in fall 2008. The recent drafts have been post-Ladnier.
Ladnier picks included:
Johnny Giavotella [/08]
Danny Duffy [/07]
Blake Wood [/06]
Alex Gordon 
That's some good high school choices (Montgomery, Moustakas) but the record is not so impressive until you get to 2008, and even then, he was still fired.
I love Eric Hosmer, Mike Montgomery, Mike Moustakas. When did this Deric Ladnier guy join the Nats? I never heard of him.