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« Reply #105 on: 9 Mar 2015 1:20:48 PM »
2015 #17: Garrett Fulenchek, Atlanta Braves, SP
2015 Age: 19
2014 Results: 37.2 IP, 6.93 K/9, 4.65 FIP in Rookie ball
Prospect Accolades: Sickels C/C+ (High Ceiling Alert), Prospect361 3 star, Kiley McDaniel 45 FV, Baseball America Braves #9, Baseball Prospectus Braves #5

Fulenchek was drafted out of HS by the Atlanta Braves in 2014 and has a big arm.  He hit 96 for scouts and, according to McDaniel, flashed enough control to project as a starter.  Even with his less than impressive numbers, McDaniels notes that scouts were impressed with his stuff in his rookie ball stint.  Sickels ranked him conservatively by his own admission, but mentions mid-rotation upside.  DMBO ETA and role: 2020, #3 SP or closer
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« Reply #106 on: 9 Mar 2015 1:31:17 PM »
2015 #16: Shane Greene, Detroit Tigers, SP
2015 Age: 26
2014 Results: 8+ K/9 in 150 IP between AAA and MLB, 3.55 FIP, <1 HR/9
Prospect Accolades: N/A

Greene was the off-season Winter Draft selection for the Royals this year and slots into the starting rotation in 2015.  A player who's never had eye popping numbers in the minors, he's always gotten the job done.  That said, he's averaged a little over 8 K/9 throughout his career and consistently had FIP numbers in the mid-upper 3s.  He looks like a back end of the rotation guy for the league minimum, which definitely has some value.  DMBO ETA and role: 2015, #1 SP in 2015, likely #5 over time
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« Reply #107 on: 24 Mar 2015 7:21:39 PM »
Well, this was a fail!  Just not enough time right now!

Here's the entire list for the Royals --> http://dmbo.us/smf/index.php?topic=3211.msg43126#msg43126
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« Reply #108 on: 4 Jul 2015 11:18:57 PM »
A Look Ahead:

2015 has been as bad as advertised, but there is definitely hope moving forward in KC.  With our portion of the 2015 Summer Draft finished, here's a look at what could be happening in 2016.

SP
Returning Players: Mike Bolsinger (2nd), Felix Doubront (4th), Shane Greene (2nd), J.A. Happ (6th), Alex White (2nd)
Future Royals: Marco Gonzales, Aaron Nola, Luis Severino, Robert Stephenson

Assessment: Mike Bolsinger has put together a solid 1st half of the 2015 season in real life and could see a decent projection in 2016.  The same can be said for J.A. Happ.  Shane Green may need to be farmed next year.  Felix Doubront's fate likely rests on his second half with Toronto.  Alex White will likely be released.  It's very likely we see at least one of the four rookies promoted.

RP
Returning Players: Steven Wright (2nd), Brooks Brown (2nd), Ethan Martin (2nd), Rob Wooten (2nd)
Future Royals: Jacob Lindgren, C.J. Edwards

Assessment: It's possible that Steven Wright will be brought back as a long man/spot starter.  Rob Wooten could get another shot as a mop up/middle reliever type.  Ethan Martin and Brooks Brown will likely be granted their releases.  It's possible, but unlikely, that either of Lindgren or Edwards see time with the Royals in 2016.

C
Returning Players: Hector Sanchez (2nd), Tony Sanchez (4th)
Future Royals: J.T. Realmuto

Assessment: This is not currently a position of strength for the Royals.  Hector Sanchez will likely be released.  Tony Sanchez could be a non-tender candidate.  J.T. Realmuto hasn't lived up to expectations as of yet.

IF
Returning Players: Eric Sogard (3rd), Chris Nelson (5th)
Future Royals: Rougned Odor, Jose Peraza, Matt Duffy, Addison Russell

Assessment: Here come the reinforcements.  Sogard is a release candidate, but could be kept around as a defense first utility infielder.  Chris Nelson is a non-tender candidate.  One of Odor or Peraza could be moved as part of a package to obtain a high quality 1B.  The other will likely start at the keystone corner, with Russell at SS and Duffy at 3B.

OF
Returning Players: Andy Dirks (Full), Brandon Guyer (4th), Trayvon Robinson (2nd), Michael Bourn (Full), Oswaldo Arcia (2nd), Jose Tabata (6th)
Future Royals: Trayce Thompson

Assessment: Guyer will be retained as a platoon player or starting OF.  Robinson may have earned a bench role in 2016 as well pending his 2nd half performance.  Arcia may need to be farmed for a year after injuries in 2015.  Dirks could be released at the end of the year, as could Bourn.  Tabata is a non-tender candidate.  Thompson may get a strong enough rating to get a look, but there's a lot of season left.

Way Too Early Rotation and Lineup (In House Only):
SP: Mike Bolsinger, J.A. Happ, Luis Severino, Aaron Nola, Marco Gonzales
C: J.T. Realmuto
1B: NONE
2B: Rougned Odor
SS: Addison Russell
3B: Matt Duffy
LF: Oswaldo Arcia
CF: Trayce Thompson
RF: Brandon Guyer
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Re: Royals General Discussion
« Reply #109 on: 7 Aug 2015 12:45:31 AM »
Because this season is not good!

John Sickels Top 75

8 - Aaron Nola
16 - Luis Severino
21 - Robert Stephenson
29 - Brett Phillips
31 - Jose Peraza
45 - Dalton Pompey


MLB TOP 100

16 - Luis Severino
22 - Aaron Nola
30 - Jose Peraza
39 - Brett Phillips
43 - Robert Stephenson
52 - Dalton Pompey
66 - Carl Edwards, Jr.
80 - Duane Underwood
100 - Luis Ortiz

BASEBALL AMERICA TOP 50

12 - Aaron Nola
17 - Luis Severino
21 - Brett Phillips
26 - Jose Peraza
29 - Dalton Pompey
36 - Robert Stephenson


Addison Russell and Rougned Odor are among top Royals prospects omitted from real-life lists due to service time.
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Re: Royals General Discussion
« Reply #110 on: 9 Jun 2016 1:53:06 PM »
Missed April, checking in on the prospects!

2 Up For May:
  • Aaron Nola (MLB): Aaron Nola was offended at his ZiPS projection or something.  In May, he started 6 games and put up and FIP- of 74 with a 5.57 K:BB ratio and a WHIP under 1.  That'll do.
  • Casey Gillaspie (AA): GO VALLEY!  Casey Gillaspie was an absolute monster in May.  He slashed .307/.429/.602 with only a .328 BABIP.  He's due for a bit of regression there, but the exciting thing for him is his 0.95 BB:K ratio and his asinine .460 wOBA.

2 Down For May:
  • Tyler Danish (AA): Danish has been, well, not good early on this season.  I can get over the ERA because the FIP is far better (though not great), but the problem for me is that his strikeouts are down and his walks are up.  That's a dangerous combination.
  • Marco Gonzales (AAA): When will something go right for my beloved Cards prospect?! TJ surgery will require him to miss all of 2016.  A promising future is looking like more and more of a pipe dream.  Hopefully he can come back healthy.
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Re: Royals General Discussion
« Reply #111 on: 9 Jun 2016 2:34:22 PM »
Tyler Danish fan here as he went to high school in my town. I saw him play as a sophomore and called a buddy of mine and told him I am watching a guy who is a sophomore who is going to get drafted. My next sentence was that "he won't stay at short but looks like he can play third". So much for my scouting abilities. His ERA as a senior was 0.00 in seventy some innings.

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« Reply #112 on: 9 Jun 2016 9:29:54 PM »
LOL!  You've seen a lot of these guys play, Larry.  Lots of cool stories.
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« Reply #113 on: 3 Jul 2016 3:52:35 PM »
June Highlights for Royals Prospects

1. Luis Ortiz had four solid starts in AA through the month of June, striking out nearly one out of four batters he faced while also striking out nearly four batters to every one he walked.  ERA numbers aren't great, but the peripherals were fantastic.

2. J.T. Realmuto put up a .358 wOBA in June while hitting 2 HR and 8 total extra base hits.  He's playing solid defense and should be usable beginning in 2017.

3. Jordan Patterson had a fantastic June in AAA, putting up a 1.054 OPS during the month with an absolutely silly .453 wOBA.

4. Brett Phillips put up a great June in AA, posting a .374 wOBA while knocking 4 HR and 14 extra base hits.

5. Not to be outdone, Gabriel Guerrero posted a .372 wOBA while posting 2 HR and 12 extra base hits.  He received a promotion to AAA near the end of the month.
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« Reply #114 on: 2 May 2017 11:56:45 PM »
April Highlights for Royals Minor League Players

  • Cody Reed (Diamondbacks) has started the year on fire, posting a nearly 5:1 K:BB ratio across 20 innings.  Pitching in full-season ball for the first time, he's 20 and the arrow is currently pointing up.
  • Duane Underwood has managed to throw 20 innings without hurting himself.  That, in and of itself, is a feat to be celebrated.
  • Don't ask us about any other pitchers...it's not pretty.
  • Brett Phillips clubbed 5 HR and slugged over .550 in the month of April.  He still strikes out way too much, but when he makes contact, it seems to go far.
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« Reply #115 on: 2 Jul 2017 11:09:25 PM »
June Highlights For Royals Minor Leaguers
  • Cody Reed (Diamondbacks) is still having a great season.  He's pitching in high A now, and his peripherals have taken an expected dip, but not tremendously so.
  • Marco Gonzalez may finally be back to healthy.  He received a spot start in June at the big league level and has been throwing adequately in AAA.
  • Dalton Pompey was looking good in his rehab stint from a concussion until suffering a leg injury.
  • Casey Gillaspie posted 15 walks in June in AAA, and had nearly a 1:1 K:BB ratio.  Perhaps a sign that he's adjusting to that level?
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« Reply #116 on: 28 Nov 2017 11:46:33 PM »
Off-season rankings for Royals Prospects can be found by clicking here: http://dmbo.net/smf/index.php?topic=3211.msg50032#msg50032

Potential 2020 Lineup Card
(using only players under contract at that point)

SP: Luis Severino, Aaron Nola, Chad Green, Chad Kuhl, Steven Wright
CL: Carl Edwards, Jr.

C: J.T. Realmuto
1B: Casey Gillaspie
2B: Ian Kinsler
3B: Matt Duffy
SS: Addison Russell
LF: Brett Phillips
CF: Dalton Pompey/Brian Goodwin
RF: Aaron Altherr
DH: Rougned Odor
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« Reply #117 on: 8 May 2018 12:19:24 PM »
Royals April Prospect Update

  • Chad Green has been lights out to start the year, posting a 13+ K/9 and 1.17 FIP for the month of April over 13 appearances.
  • Brett Phillips posted a .401 wOBA at AAA in April to go along with a sky high BABIP.  He's due for some real regression, but it's nice to see his K rate down from previous years as well.
  • Marco Gonzales has had a nice start to 2018 despite a rough ERA number.  In April, he posted a sub 3.00 FIP and struck out over 6 batters for every 1 he walked.
  • Johan Camargo started off hot at AAA this year and earned a quick callup.  He posted a 1.074 OPS and a .443 wOBA in 8 games (19 PA) in April.  He certainly won't stay that hot, but it's nice to see him play well right away this year.
  • Travis Blankenhorn is off to a solid start at A+ this year, posting a .397 wOBA and 151 wRC+ in April.
  • Khalil Lee, at age 19, posted a .394 wOBA and 139 wRC+ at A+ during the month of April.  He also posted career best walk and strikeout percentages for the month.
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