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The 2017 Kansas City Royals Top 10 Prospects

Announcement: Described by Michael Salfino of The Wall Street Journal and Yahoo! Sports as “an insightful and often contrarian viewpoint to prospect rankings,” The 2017 Prospect Digest Handbook is now on sale! Check it out here!  ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________   A special note: Thoughts and prayers go out to Yordano Venutra’s family and all those impacted by his tragic…

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The 2016 Kansas City Royals Top 10 Prospects

Announcement: After peaking as the #3 book among all baseball books on Amazon last year, my new book, The 2016 Prospect Digest Handbook, is on sale! Check it out here! And for those wondering what CALs are, here’s an article on the Comparison And Likeness program I designed. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________   1. Miguel Almonte, RHP                                                Born: 04/04/93 Age: 23…

Prospect Digest All Minor League Team

With the major league rosters expanding to 40 and the minor league regular season officially over, here’s a look at the first annual Prospect Digest All Minor League Team. To qualify, a position player must have accumulated 350+ plate appearances, a starting pitcher needed 130+ innings, and the relievers with 30+ innings were considered.  …

An Early Look at the 2013 AL Rookie of the Year

One year removed from one of the more dominant rookie seasons by a 20-year-old (Mike Trout) and perhaps the most hyped debut of prospect in quite some time (Bryce Harper), this season’s rookie class, with a handful of exceptions, has been incredibly weak. Here’s a look at the top 10 rookies from the American League….

College Draft Profile: Jonathan Gray

  Jonathan Gray, RHP, University of Oklahoma Class: Junior; Height: 6-4; Weight: 239 Updated: 06/02/13 Among the biggest draft board risers at any level this season, Gray, who looked like a late first round pick or supplemental selection prior to 2012, has established himself as one of two elite collegiate pitching prospects this season (Stanford’s…

Royals Make Bold, Regrettable Move

In a move that instantly becomes a franchise changer for both organizations; the Rays have agreed to send right-handers James Shields and Wade Davis to the Royals, in exchange for a quartet of prospects: Wil Myers, Jake Odorizzi, Patrick Leonard and Mike Montgomery. The Royals will also receive a player to be named later as…