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Big Expectations

Alan Eskew -Premium Content

Lefthander Everett Teaford has a two-word rebuttal for those who question his size, generously listed at 6-foot, 155 pounds, to pitch in the majors. "Tim Lincecum," Teaford said. "He showed skinny, smaller guys can pitch. He's not your prototypical 6-3, 210-pounder. He's making a good name for the small guy."

Majors | #2009#Kansas City Royals#Organization Reports

On The Fast Track

Alan Eskew -Premium Content

There was a season-long discussion in the high Class A Wilmington clubhouse about who was the fastest Blue Rock: Derrick Robinson or Jarrod Dyson. The Blue Rocks led all minor league teams with 258 stolen bases, and Robinson topped the Carolina League with 62; Dyson was second with 39.

Majors | #2008#Kansas City Royals#Organization Reports

Returning To Form

Alan Eskew -Premium Content

Righthander Matt Kniginyzky has bounced between the prospect list to the injury list since being selected in the 23rd round of the 2005 draft. A stellar full-season debut in 2006 was sabotaged by an injury-plagued 2007 in which he made just five starts. The 26-year-old rebounded in 2008 with high Class A Wilmington, going 9-8, 3.57 with 113 strikeouts and 51 walks in 141 innings.

Majors | #2008#Kansas City Royals#Organization Reports