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Minor leagues: Kaaihue 3-for-4, HR (26) today

I know I'm beating a dead horse here, but this is driving me nuts. I understand he's 24-yrs-old repeating Double-A, but what the heck do the Royals have to lose by moving him up, finding a place for his bat somewhere in the Omaha lineup and seeing if he can repeat this total dominance of the Texas League? He leads the league in OPS (1075 before today) by a good distance. First in HR (26) and walks (80); 10th in batting average. He has 80 walks to 40 strikeouts and an overall line of .307 / .462 / .614 prior to today's game. He has a great approach at the plate and hits the ball solidly even when he makes an out. What more can he possibly do? Correct me if I'm wrong, but unless the Royals add him to the 40-man roster at the end of the season, he will become a minor league free agent. Better to find out now what he is capable of doing at a higher level than possibly let him walk for nothing. I realize Shealy is at Omaha and it's possible the guys at NWA are pushing to keep him in place as he has become the fan favorite of the inaugural Naturals who are trying to build a fanbase, but there are more important things on the line here.. like his career and the improvement of the Royals. Also, Shealy is about to turn 29 and had his chances. There is nothing lose and plenty to possibly gain. What is going on here? Kila Kaaihue

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