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Royals Review Community Prospect Rankings Who's #3?

Really not a shocker for #2 as Eric Hosmer runs away with the vote collecting 220 votes.

#1 Wil Myers C 2009 3rd Round Pick currently at A+ Wilmington  .334/.434/.544 16 HR Career Minor league stats
#2 Eric Hosmer 1b #3 Overall pick 2008 currently at AA NW Arkansas
.292/.372/.469 23 HR

Should I add Danny Duffy for #4?

Mike Montgomery (1st Rd Supplemental #36 overall 2008)- Coming into the season Monty was the consensus #1 player in the system by pretty much every prospect watcher and expert.  Monty 6'5 has done nothing really to diminish people's thoughts of him outside of injuring his arm midseason and missing about a month of action.  When pitching Monty has been as dominant as ever using a mid 90s fastball solid curve and change to help him post a combined 2.59 FIP in 73 IP while giving up only 49 hits and 18 walks against 73 strikeouts.  If that injury is really behind him then Montgomery should continue his assault on AA the rest of the season and possibly pitch in the AZ Fall League later this year.  


 

Mike Moustakas (1st Rd Pick #2 overall 2007)- Moose 5'11 230 lbs suffered a setback during spring training costing him a late start to the season but he didn't let that hold him back at AA where he tore the cover off the ball to the tune of 21 HR in 258 Abs.  Mike's Home/Road splits(1.388 Hm .716 Rd) are definitely a point of concern as are his patience at the plate and suspect defense but his power is off the charts and he's one of only five minor leaguers to have more extra base hits than strikeouts this season(57 v. 56).  


 

John Lamb (5th Rd Pick #145 overall 2008)- Lamb like Myers started the season in Burlington(IA) and also like Myers has been lights out after a slow April.  The 6'4 lefty features a low 90s fastball that tops out in the 94 mph range while also featuring what should be an above average change and curve in the future.  Lamb like many young Royals prospects hasn't been able to use his slider in the lower levels of the system but could be gearing up to add that pitch to his arsenal very soon.  Lamb only 20 flew threw A and High A this season tossing 32 innings without giving up an earned run at one point while jumping through two levels to get to AA NW Arkansas where he is currently.  The young lefty currently has the 2nd best ERA in all of minor league baseball while averaging 9.76 k/9 and carrying a 2.53 cumulative FIP.  Young, lefty, talented and a bulldog mentality from what scouts say should have this guy in the majors sooner than later.


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