The Top 10 Youngest Players In Each League On Opening Day
As we’ve done for three years, here’s a look at the Top 10 youngest players in each league as the season began (you can also see the 2012 Opening Day, 2011 [...]
Ask BA: Does Clint Frazier Draw Mike Trout Comps?
Could Loganville (Ga.) HS outfielder Clint Frazier be the next Mike Trout and/or the No. 1 overall pick in the 2013 draft? Where would Rubby de la Rosa rank among Red Sox prospects if he were eligible? How did the Royals take Luke Hochevar with the top choice in the 2006 draft?
Marks Almost Ready For Kansas City
At his current rate, lefthander Justin Marks could be in the big leagues by 2014, but he'll likely only be a step away in Triple-A in 2013.
Royals’ Keck Realizes His Future
Jon Keck was known for his lefthanded power in college, but the Royals liked his arm strength so he's now a power lefthander.
Injuries Limit Royals’ Gallagher
Royals catcher Cameron Gallagher was limited to DH duties in instructional league after injuries hindered his 2012 season.
Utility Work Ahead For Merrifield
A legend on South Carolina's campus for his College World Series heroics, Whit Merrifield is playing multiple positions in the Royals farm system.
Royals’ Colon Looks Ahead After Bad Break
Royals prospect Christian Colon's season came to an end after fouling a ball off of his face in August with Triple-A Omaha. He will spend the offseason in the Puerto Rican League.
Jake Odorizzi Jumps To Top Of Royals’ Pitching List
Jake Odorizzi, like Wil Myers, began the season with the Naturals, going 4-2, 3.32 in seven starts. He and Myers were promoted the same day to the Storm Chasers. The 22-year-old Odorizzi, who came to Kansas City from the Brewers as part of the Zack Greinke deal, performed well in the Pacific Coast League, going 11-3, 2.93 in 107 innings, and won his first PCL playoff start.
Rivera A Potential Bargain Pick
Alexis Rivera was a 10th-round pick, but he got off to a hot start in his professional debut.
Royals Find Local Gem In Ford
From Missouri, Fred Ford was invited to a pre-draft workout for the Royals and put on a show during batting practice.
Montgomery Takes A Step Back
The much-heralded Mike Montgomery was demoted to Double-A after struggling for most of the 2012 season.
Goudeau Hopes To Add To Legacy
Ashton Goudeau certainly doesn't expect to have a career like Albert Pujols, but the righthander still would like to add to the legacy of Maple Woods (Mo.) CC draft picks.
Royals’ Myers Rebounds In Big Way
After a trying 2011 season, Wil Myers came out swinging in 2012 and has made it to Triple-A.
Odorizzi Moves On To The Next Challenge
Righthander Jake Odorizzi was promoted to Triple-A Omaha and selected to the Futures Game in the span of a month.