Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Friday, December 16, 2011

Kevin Goldstein: Royals Top 11 Prospects

System in 30 Words Or Less: Despite graduating five players from last year’s Top 11 to create one of the most exciting young teams in the majors, this system remains among the best.

Five-Star Prospects
1. Wil Myers, OF
2. Bubba Starling, OF
Four-Star Prospects
3. Jake Odorizzi, RHP
4. Cheslor Cuthbert, 3B
5. John Lamb, LHP
Three-Star Prospects
6. Mike Montgomery, LHP
7. Yordano Ventura, RHP
8. Jorge Bonifacio, OF
9. Kelvin Herrera, RHP
10. Jason Adam, RHP
11. Chris Dwyer, RHP

Nine More
12. Elier Hernandez, OF: This big-money signee ($3-plus million) from the Dominican has the potential to be a special bat in an outfield corner.
13. Christian Colon, SS/2B: His Double-A season was a big disappointment, especially for a player with a limited ceiling.
14. Bryan Brickhouse, RHP: This third-round pick has velocity and a curveball, but it’s not pretty.
15. Yamaico Navarro, INF: He’s ready to produce as a Wilson Betemit type with more positional flexibility.
16. David Lough, OF: Some still believe in him as a second-division starter, but most see a future fourth outfielder.
17. Noel Arguelles, LHP: This Cuban lefty has moxie and command, but will he miss bats at the upper levels?
18. Brett Eibner, OF: Injuries affected his full-season debut, but questions about his hitting remain.
19. Kevin Chapman, LHP: Chapman is a power lefty with mid-90s heat, but it can get straight.
20. Humberto Arteaga, SS: He’s a potential defensive wizard who will need to make great strides with the bat.

Tripon Posted: December 16, 2011 at 03:43 AM | 3 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: minor leagues, prospect reports, royals, scouting

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. Bug Selig Posted: December 16, 2011 at 02:58 PM (#4017687)
Wasn't Christian Colon supposed to be a big deal?
   2. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: December 16, 2011 at 04:14 PM (#4017747)
He was a gamer! Yea, he's been a big bust thus far.

Bonifacio seems to be the out-of-nowhere guy. I'd never even heard of him until a few months ago (and I keep pretty close tabs on the Royals) and now he's making all sorts of top ten prospect lists for the Royals, which is still a fairly deep system.

Why is this getting posted now BTW? This came out almost a month ago.
   3. Tripon Posted: December 17, 2011 at 12:08 AM (#4018177)
These prospect lists are pretty important, and I haven't seen anyone post them, so I did it. No more, no less.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


BBTF Partner

Dynasty League Baseball

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Phil Birnbaum
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogJustin Verlander wants to be the Tom Brady of baseball
(106 - 3:48am, Apr 25)
Last: bachslunch

NewsblogOT - NBA thread (Playoffs through off-season)
(370 - 2:05am, Apr 25)
Last: rr: drool-soaked and paralytic

NewsblogOMNICHATTER got places to go, people to do, for April 24, 2019
(141 - 1:33am, Apr 25)
Last: Athletic Supporter is USDA certified lean

Gonfalon Cubs2019 Season Predictions
(127 - 11:48pm, Apr 24)
Last: Meatwad

NewsblogYasiel Puig turns brawl picture into work of art with excellent custom shirt
(6 - 11:40pm, Apr 24)
Last: Gonfalon Bubble

NewsblogLEADING OFF: Sabathia nearing 3,000 Ks, Snell's toe a go
(33 - 11:34pm, Apr 24)
Last: Walt Davis

NewsblogThe Bronx Is Hurting
(28 - 11:08pm, Apr 24)
Last: The Yankee Clapper

NewsblogOT - Catch-All Pop Culture Extravaganza (April 2019)
(475 - 9:49pm, Apr 24)
Last: The Twat Waffle Kerfuffle (CoB)

NewsblogCBP at JFK seizes Counterfeit Professional & Collegiate Sports Rings
(9 - 8:41pm, Apr 24)
Last: Lars6788

NewsblogOT Soccer Thread, v.2019
(1312 - 7:06pm, Apr 24)
Last: AuntBea calls himself Sky Panther

NewsblogOne player, four drafts: The remarkable tale of Dave Winfield's draft history
(13 - 6:42pm, Apr 24)
Last: Greg Pope

NewsblogFor the third time this season, the Orioles have put a position player on the mound
(31 - 4:52pm, Apr 24)
Last: Cris E

NewsblogMickey Callaway on Mets' pitching issues: 'It's not concerning'
(10 - 4:05pm, Apr 24)
Last: Hysterical & Useless

NewsblogJake Arrieta upset with Bryce Harper for ejection, sounds off on 'flat' Phillies
(41 - 1:47pm, Apr 24)
Last: bfan

NewsblogGio Gonzalez fires Scott Boras
(17 - 1:42pm, Apr 24)
Last: The Yankee Clapper

Page rendered in 0.2131 seconds
46 querie(s) executed