That may be the first and only time that statement is uttered about a Boras client. Especially one that was a sandwich round pick the year before and turned down the Dodgers money to try and get more.
contemporary reporting said that the Royals had the deal worked out with Boras prior to the draft. http://baseballanalysts.com/archives/2006/06/live_blogging_t_1.php
He was rated the 7th best pitcher in the draft by BA before the draft.
The Royals, up until Monday, were thought to be ready to select Miller, the lefty from North Carolina, or if not Miller then University of Houston right-hander Lincoln or Washington's Lincecum. Hochevar, who had been rated the eighth-best prospect overall and seventh-best pitching prospect in the draft by Baseball America, was on the Kansas City radar, yet certainly not the main target as recently as Sunday.http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20060606&content_id=1490897&vkey=draft2006&fext=.jsp
He had already done the Aaron Crow trip to the indy ball once when he had not signed. He received a $5.3 MM contract, of which $3.5 MM were in bonus. Comparable to Mike Pelfrey the year before, slightly less than Andrew Miller that year. #3 pick in 2006 was Longoria. Pitchers in the top 11 included Brad Lincoln, Andrew miller, Brandon Morrow, Clayton Kershaw, Tim Lincecum, and Max Scherzer.