2012 Kansas City Royals Top 15 Prospect Rankings

By: J.P. Schwartz
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2012 Kansas City Royals Top 15 Prospect Rankings

Every year at this time I like to rank each team’s top prospects. My criteria is based upon both past performance and future potential to his parent team. This is my ranking of the 2012 Kansas City Royals Top Prospects. If you have any questions about my rankings, feel free to shoot me a message on twitter @Jaypers413

To qualify, a prospect must have fewer than 130 at-bats or 50 innings in MLB

#1 Bubba Starling OF
Born: 8/3/1992
Highest Level Reached: 1st Round Pick 2011 MLB Draft
2011 Combined Stats: Did Not Play In 2011

#2 Wil Myers OF
Born: 12/10/1990
Highest Level Reached: Double-A Northwest Arkansas Naturals
2011 Combined Stats: .254, 23(2B), 1(3B), 8HR, 49RBI, 9SB

#3 Cheslor Cuthbert 3B
Born: 11/16/1992
Highest Level Reached: Low-A Kane County Cougars
2011 Combined Stats: .267, 13(2B), 1(3B), 8HR, 51RBI

#4 Jake Odorizzi RHP
Born: 3/27/1990
Highest Level Reached: Double-A Northwest Arkansas Naturals
2011 Combined Stats: 10-7, 3.73ERA, 147IP, 44BB, 157K, .244BAA

#5 Mike Montgomery LHP
Born: 7/1/1989
Highest Level Reached: Triple-A Omaha Royals
2011 Combined Stats: 5-11, 5.32ERA, 150.2IP, 69BB, 129K, .271BAA

#6 Yordano Ventura RHP
Born: 6/3/1991
Highest Level Reached: Low-A Kane County Cougars
2011 Combined Stats: 4-6, 4.27ERA, 84.1IP, 24BB, 88K, .254BAA

#7 Elier Hernandez OF
Born: 11/24/1994
Highest Level Reached: International Free Agent Signee
2011 Combined Stats: Did Not Play In 2011

#8 John Lamb LHP
Born: 7/10/1990
Highest Level Reached: Double-A Northwest Arkansas Naturals
2011 Combined Stats: 1-2, 3.09ERA, 35IP, 13BB, 22K, .246BAA

#9 Jorge Bonifacio OF
Born: 6/4/1993
Highest Level Reached: Rookie League Burlington Royals
2011 Combined Stats: .284, 20(2B), 4(3B), 7HR, 30RBI

#10 Cam Gallagher C
Born: 12/6/1992
Highest Level Reached: Rookie League Idaho Falls Chukars
2011 Combined Stats: .157, 2HR, 9RBI (2nd Round Pick 2011 MLB Draft)

#11 Kelvin Herrera RHP
Born: 12/31/1989
Highest Level Reached: MLB Kansas City Royals
2011 Combined Stats: MINORS: 7-1, 1.60ERA, 14 Saves, 67.2IP, 15BB, 70K, .176BAA
MAJORS: 0-1, 13.50ERA, 2IP, 0BB, 0K, .286BAA

#12 Edwin Carl RHP
Born: 8/31/1988
Highest Level Reached: Low-A Kane County Cougars
2011 Combined Stats: 3-1, 2.25ERA, 5 Saves, 36IP, 5BB, 76K, .182ERA

#13 Jason Adam RHP
Born: 8/4/1991
Highest Level Reached: Low-A Kane County Cougars
2011 Combined Stats: 6-9, 4.23ERA, 104.1IP, 25BB, 76K, .235BAA

#14 Bryan Brickhouse RHP
Born: 6/6/1992
Highest Level Reached: 3rd Round Pick 2011 MLB Draft
2011 Combined Stats: Did Not Play In 2011

#15 Christian Colon SS
Born: 5/14/1989
Highest Level Reached: Double-A Northwest Arkansas Naturals
2011 Combined Stats: .257, 14(2B), 2(3B), 8HR, 61RBI, 17SB

Disclaimer – I did not attend any minor league games this year, nor do I claim to have any scouting experience. These lists are the product of my own research of statistics and online scouting reports.

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