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Monday, November 26, 2012
Alfonso Soriano is available for this list.
Group 9: If the Royals Can Ever Find Some Pitching, They’re Going to Be Freaking Terrifying
32. Mike Moustakas
Three Royals position players (Salvador Perez, Alex Gordon, and Moustakas) made this list. One (Alcides Escobar) just missed. Another (Wil Myers) almost certainly would have if we’d included minor leaguers who haven’t yet made The Show. When Myers and Johnny Giavotella come up and claim starting jobs in K.C. sometime next season, the Royals will have all nine starters at age 28 or younger, all signed at least through 2015. The 24-year-old Moustakas might have more upside than anyone currently on the major league roster, flashing a terrific glove at third and maturing into a 20-homer hitter in his first full season with the big club.
Unfortunately that still leaves one injury-wracked, talent-deprived pitching staff. If you want one Holy #### move that would never happen but would be absolutely awesome if it did … it’d be Royals GM Dayton Moore handing Greinke a blank check to come back and destroy the league.