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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

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   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.

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