Four Royals minor leaguers were named by Jonathan Mayo in MLB.com’s list of the top 100 prospects for 2012. Actually, the Royals four named were in the top 50 of the list, including two in the top 20.
17. Bubba Starling OF (age 19)
19. Wil Myers OF (age 21)
31. Mike Montgomery LHP (age 22)
47. Jake Odorizzi RHP (age 21)
Oakland, Tampa Bay, and San Diego lead the way in this seasons’ rankings, as they each had six prospects each included, while the Yankees and Braves placed five of their own. The Royals are tied with seven other teams at four.