Five Royals Find Themselves on Baseball America’s Top 100 Prospects List

Baseball America released its long-awaited list of their version of 2012’s Top 100 Prospects. Here is where the Royals stand on their list, their position, age, and projected ETA:

23. Mike Montgomery  LHP  22  2012

24. Bubba Starling  OF  19  2015

28. Wil Myers  OF  21  2013

68. Jake Odorizzi  RHP  22  2013

84. Cheslor Cuthbert  3B  19  2014

The Royals joined the Mariners and D-Backs as the only two teams to place three prospects in Baseball America’s top 30.

Last season, the Royals placed a record 9 prospects on this list. But with Hosmer, Moose, and Duffy all making their way to the K last summer, the number was sure to be smaller this year. Placing five prospects on the list is nothing to scoff at though. Only the Padres, Cardinals, Rangers, and A’s had more than the Royals this year at six.

In similar lists, the Royals prospects ranked as follows:

Baseball Prospectus (Kevin Goldstein):

19. Wil Myers

27. Bubba Starling

47. Jake Odorizzi

82. John Lamb

83. Cheslor Cuthbert

You’ll notice on his list, Goldstein left Mike Montgomery off, most likely due to his command issues last season in Omaha. He also has John Lamb on his list, who missed all of last season because of Tommy John surgery and subsequently fell off many of the Top 100’s.

ESPN (Keith Law – Insider Only):

13. Wil Myers

15. Bubba Starling

43. Cheslor Cuthbert

52. Mike Montgomery

71. Jake Odorizzi

Keith also ranked the Royals as the 5th best farm system in all of baseball.

MLB.com

MLB.com included four Royals prospects in their Top 100. For more on that, you can look here and here.

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One comment

  1. WrigleyRegular

    I have a buddy named Bill Myers, so I took notice of Wil Myers a couple years ago. I think he has a chance to be real good.

    Russel -http://wrigleyregular.mlblogs.com/

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