|WHERE THE TOP 10 PROSPECTS ARE|
|1||Kyle Zimmer||9/13/1991||rhp||Wilmington Blue Rocks (HiA)|
|2||Bubba Starling||8/3/1992||of||Lexington Legends (LoA)|
|3||Yordano Ventura||6/3/1991||rhp||Northwest Arkansas Naturals (AA)|
|4||Jorge Bonifacio||6/4/1993||of||Wilmington Blue Rocks (HiA)|
|5||Adalberto Mondesi||7/27/1995||ss||Lexington Legends (LoA)|
|6||Sam Selman||11/14/1990||lhp||Wilmington Blue Rocks (HiA)|
|7||Orlando Calixte||2/3/1992||ss||Northwest Arkansas Naturals (AA)|
|8||Jason Adam||8/4/1991||rhp||Northwest Arkansas Naturals (AA)|
|9||Cheslor Cuthbert||11/16/1992||3b||Wilmington Blue Rocks (HiA)|
|10||Miguel Almonte||4/4/1993||rhp||Lexington Legends (LoA)|
HE’S WHERE? Righthander Miguel Almonte started out last summer in the Dominican Summer League, but his arsenal of power stuff is enough to convince the Royals to let him begin this season in low Class A Lexington. Shortstop Jack Lopez struggled in his half season at low Class A Kane County last year, but he’ll move on to high Class A Wilmington in part to clear room for 17-year-old Adalberto Mondesi in Lexington. Humberto Arteaga, a solid shortstop prospect in his own right, will primarily play second at Lexington because of the Royals’ shortstop logjam.
WHO’S MISSING: The Royals are quite healthy to start the season. Shortstop Ramon Torres will remain back in extended spring training because of the aforementioned shortstop logjam in Class A. Righthander Jake Junis was also held back in extended spring.
GO SEE: The Royals best prospects in center field (Bubba Starling), shortstop (Mondesi) and catcher (Cameron Gallagher) will form the basis of a very interesting roster for low Class A Lexington as the Royals join the South Atlantic League after years as a Midwest League affiliate.