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Kansas City Royals 60-Man Roster Prospect Analysis



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ROSTER

Pitchers (32)
Chance Adams
Scott Barlow
Scott Blewett
Kris Bubic
Austin Cox
Danny Duffy
Heath Fillmyer
Foster Griffin
Jesse Hahn
Tim Hill
Greg Holland
Jakob Junis
Brad Keller
Ian Kennedy
Jackson Kowar
Jorge López
Daniel Lynch
Kevin McCarthy
Jake Newberry
Randy Rosario
Braden Shipley
Brady Singer
Glenn Sparkman
Gabe Speier
Josh Staumont
Daniel Tillo
Kyle Zimmer
Tyler Zuber
Catchers (6)
Nick Dini
Cam Gallagher
M.J. Melendez
Salvador Perez
Meibrys Viloria
Infielders (11)
Maikel Franco
Kelvin Gutierrez
Jeison Guzmán
Nicky Lopez
Ryan McBroom
Ryan O’Hearn
Nick Pratto
Matt Reynolds
Bobby Witt Jr.
Outfielders (11)
Hunter Dozier
Alex Gordon
Nick Heath
Kyle Isbel
Khalil Lee
Seuly Matias
Erick Mejia
Whit Merrifield
Brett Phillips
Jorge Soler
Bubba Starling

NOTABLE INCLUSIONS

With a club not expected to contend, the Royals made sure some of their best prospects are going to get some work this summer. Shortstop Bobby Witt Jr. will make the jump from the Rookie-level Arizona League to playing intrasquads as part of the player pool. The same can be said for most of the Royals' top pitching prospects. Lefthanders Daniel Lynch (No. 2 on the Royals Top 30), Kris Bubic (No. 8) and Austin Cox (No. 9) as well as righthanders Jackson Kowar (No. 3) and Brady Singer (No. 4) will be at alternate training site. Outfielders Kyle Isbel (No. 5) and Khalil Lee (No. 7)  will be there, too.

NOTABLE EXCLUSIONS

The Royals signed 2020 first round pick Asa Lacy but chose not to assign him to the alternate training site. Right now there are no 2020 draftees on the roster. Outfielder Erick Peña is the only Royals Top 10 prospect not on the Summer Camp roster. As a 2019 international signee, he's yet to play an official pro game. Righthander Jonathan Bowlan isn't a massive exclusion considering he spent much of last year at low Class A Lexington, but he's the highest-rated pitcher to not make the trip.

PARTING THOUGHTS

With nine of their top 10 prospects on the roster, this is a very prospect-laden group. It's unlikely the Royals will get many of their top pitching prospects much MLB game action this year, but as a group, they aren't all that far away.

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