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Kansas City Royals 60-Man Roster Prospect Analysis



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ROSTER (Editor's Note: This post has been updated to include all moves through Aug. 30).

Pitchers
Chance Adams
Scott Barlow
Scott Blewett
Ronald Bolaños
Jake Brentz
Kris Bubic
Austin Cox
Danny Duffy
Ofreidy Gomez
Foster Griffin
Jesse Hahn
Matt Harvey
Carlos Hernandez
Tim Hill
Greg Holland
Jakob Junis
Brad Keller
Ian Kennedy
Jackson Kowar
Asa Lacy
Daniel Lynch
Yunior Marte
Kevin McCarthy
Jake Newberry
Randy Rosario
Braden Shipley
Brady Singer
Glenn Sparkman
Gabe Speier
Josh Staumont
Daniel Tillo
Kyle Zimmer
Tyler Zuber
Catchers
Nick Dini
Cam Gallagher
Oscar Hernandez
M.J. Melendez
Salvador Perez
Meibrys Viloria
Infielders
Maikel Franco
Kelvin Gutierrez
Jeison Guzman
Nicky Lopez
Ryan McBroom
Erick Mejia
Whit Merrifield
Ryan O’Hearn
Nick Pratto
Matt Reynolds
Bobby Witt Jr.
Outfielders
Franchy Cordero
Alex Gordon
Nick Heath
Kyle Isbel
Khalil Lee
Seuly Matias
Whit Merrifield
Edward Olivares
Jorge Soler
Bubba Starling

TOP PROSPECTS

The Royals have eight of their Top 10 prospects in their player pool, led by SS Bobby Witt Jr., the system's top talent, and LHP Asa Lacy, the team's first-rounder from 2020. The club has gotten contributions virtually all season from RHP Brady Singer and LHP Kris Bubic, two of its stable of high-pedigree arms. The only exclusions from the team's Top 10 are SS Nick Loftin (the team's second first-rounder in 2020) teenager Erick Pena, who has yet to make his official pro debut.

ADDITIONS AND SUBTRACTIONS

The Royals dealt OF Brett Phillips to the Rays for infield prospect Lucius Fox and swung a second deal to send reliever Trevor Rosenthal to the Padres for outfield prospect Edward Olivares and a player to be named later. Early in the season, the Royals also acquired OF Franchy Cordero and RHP Ronald Bolanos from the Padres in exchange for lefty reliever Tim Hill.

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