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BP's minor league system rankings

  1. Minnesota Twins
  2. Cleveland Indians
22. Kansas City Royals
  1. Detroit Tigers
  2. Chicago White Sox
Kansas City Royals
Last Year's Ranking: 9
Why They're Down: Billy Butler and Alex Gordon moved up to the big leagues; Luke Hochevar failed to live up to expectations.
Strengths: For a team desperate for pitching, there is some depth here; first-round pick Mike Moustakas gives them a big upside bat to replace Butler.
Weaknesses: Beyond Moustakas, there's not a single hitter in the system who can generate any excitement; the pitching situation is more quantity over quality than anything else.
Outlook for 2009 Ranking: Up a bit. While the rankings will likely lose Hochevar, the No. 3 overall pick in June should add another impact player to the system.

This FanPost was written by a member of the Royals Review community. It does not necessarily reflect the views of the editors and writers of this site.

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