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Old 04-06-2018, 09:18 PM  
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The season is upon us, even if spring is not.

2018 MLB Draft Picks
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#33 - Compensation (Eric Hosmer)
#34 - Compensation (Lorenzo Cain)
#40 (Competitive Balance Round A)

018 Draft Names to Watch

RHP Kumar Rocker, N Oconnee HS, Georgia.
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OF Jarred Kelenic, Waukasha West HS, WI
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1B Triston Casas, American Heritage HS (FL).
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RHP Carter Stewart, Eau de Gallie HS (Ga).
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ANY Any, Any (Any). Any current top projected pick who slides for injury concerns. Includes current top prospect prospect SP Brady Singer, U of Florida.

Current Prospects to Watch:

OF Seuly Matias - Huge tools. Hit 2 HR in Lexington (A) season opener.

1B Nick Pratto - Top pick in 17 has advanced approach and good glove; needs to start tapping into power in first full year in minors. Also at Lexington.

OF Michael Gigliotti - Good defender in CF, good OBP skills, plus baserunner. Next mainstay in CF for KC, IMO. Advanced college bat also starting at Lexington.

OF Khalil Lee - Probably has highest upside in Royals' system. Could hit 30 HR in majors, could steal 30 bases. Plus defensive ability in RF. Nice test at Wilmington this year.

3B Emmanuel Rivera - Really nice approach and good contact skills. Power is still developing. Also getting a good test at Wilmington.

SP Foster Griffin - Made nice strides in 2017. Needs to continue to progress in 2018. Could be a lefty version of Jakob Junis (good breaking ball that he can really manipulate, OK fastball, good command).

1B Samir Duenez - Duenez still is intriguing, hoping for a step forward in his power production this year at Northwest Arkansas, which would turn him into a legit prospect.

Others to keep an eye on:
SP Gerson Garabito (Wilmington), OF Marten Gasparini (Lexington), C MJ Melendez (Lexington), RP Tyler Zuber (lexington), RP Richard Lovelady (Omaha), SP Dan Tillo (Lexington), SS Nicky Lopez (NWA), SP Scott Blewett (NWA), OF Brewer Hicklen (Idaho Falls),

In general, Lexington and Wilmington are the most interesting spots to watch. Nice depth and a lot of interesting pieces at both.
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Old 04-12-2018, 07:34 AM   #136
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Didnít take that long for Houston did it?
Pretty much the same.
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Old 04-12-2018, 08:54 AM   #137
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Didnít take that long for Houston did it?

Actually was very similar. Their three straight 100+ loss seasons were probably worse, even, than the Royals 2005-2007 stretch.

Houston did a better job drafting and developing during that timeframe than Mooreís group. And even they had the colossal miss of drafting Mark Appel instead of Kris Bryant.

Luhnow is a wizard. Which I think Cardinals fans (and maybe the former Cardinals employee who hacked the Astros) are realizing.
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Old 04-12-2018, 09:02 AM   #138
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Actually was very similar. Their three straight 100+ loss seasons were probably worse, even, than the Royals 2005-2007 stretch.

Houston did a better job drafting and developing during that timeframe than Mooreís group. And even they had the colossal miss of drafting Mark Appel instead of Kris Bryant.

Luhnow is a wizard. Which I think Cardinals fans (and maybe the former Cardinals employee who hacked the Astros) are realizing.


Sure, helps to have a lotto ticket like Altuve become a HOF level player also.
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Old 04-12-2018, 09:12 AM   #139
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Sure, helps to have a lotto ticket like Altuve become a HOF level player also.
To be fair, Yordano was very much that for us. When we signed him he was a 5'6 kid who had an 85 mph heater.

Still hurts to watch him in 2014-2015. RIP, bud.
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Old 04-12-2018, 11:11 AM   #140
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@RoyalsFarm: Seuly Matias was compared to Ronald Acuna Jr., and seemingly no one*noticed http://royalsfarmreport.com/2018/04/...o-one-noticed/ https://twitter.com/RoyalsFarm/statu...986176/photo/1
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Old 04-12-2018, 12:14 PM   #141
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Matias is very, very talented naturally. Early returns on him tapping into that talent are great.

I was a little cautious about him coming into the year, because the Royalsí track record with LA bats isnít tremendous.
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Old 04-12-2018, 12:41 PM   #142
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I’m very interested in Kennedy’s start tonight. I’m hoping his good start to the year isn’t because of the frigid temps.
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Old 04-12-2018, 02:06 PM   #143
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Iím very interested in Kennedyís start tonight. Iím hoping his good start to the year isnít because of the frigid temps.
The Royals need him to be very good in the first half. Or, no one will be willing to take that salary on.
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Old 04-13-2018, 09:48 PM   #144
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https://www.royalsreview.com/2018/4/...st-round-draft

The Royals have been awful at drafting for a surprising amount of time
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Old 04-14-2018, 04:12 AM   #145
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Only exception I'd take with that article is at the end about 3 years of losing because they were in contention most of the year those past few years but yea. The draft part is accurate and alarming.
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Old 04-14-2018, 06:25 PM   #146
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