2021 Kansas City Royals Top MLB Prospects
By Bill Mitchell
There's no denying the Royals' recent affinity for college pitching, which should lead to a rejuvenated rotation in Kansas City soon enough. It remains to be seen whether the impact bats, led by Bobby Witt Jr., will follow.
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Here's how we project their lineup in 2024, with their 2024 age in parentheses.
Catcher: Salvador Perez (34)
First Base: Hunter Dozier (32)
Second Base: Adalberto Mondesi (28)
Third Base: Maikel Franco (31)
Shortstop: Bobby Witt Jr. (24)
Left Field: Franchy Cordero (29)
Center Field: Kyle Isbel (26)
Right Field: Whit Merrifield (35)
Designated Hitter: Jorge Soler (32)
Listed below are the prospects with the best tools within the organization. To go directly to Kansas City's Top 10, click here.
Best Hitter for Average: Kyle Isbel
Best Power Hitter: Seuly Matias
Best Strike-Zone Discipline: Nick Loftin
Fastest Baserunner: Nick Heath
Best Athlete: Bobby Witt Jr.
Best Fastball: Daniel Lynch
Best Curveball: Alec Marsh
Best Slider: Asa Lacy
Best Changeup: Jackson Kowar
Best Control: Jonathan Bowlan
Best Defensive Catcher: MJ Melendez
Best Defensive Infielder: Nick Pratto
Best Infield Arm: Kelvin Gutierrez
Best Defensive Outfielder: Khalil Lee
Best Outfield Arm: Seuly Matias