Following the Royals Top Prospects: 7/22-7/28

Triple Slash: Batters (BA/OBP/SLG) Pitchers (ERA/FIP/GO:AO)

Triple-A: The Storm Chasers went 3-4 this week, splitting a series against the Round Rock Express. Omaha finishes their series against the Albuquerque Isotopes on Friday.

Mike Montgomery (5.47/4.67/1.38) - Montgomery only threw four innings on Tuesday, allowing four runs on seven hits. He also walked four and struck out three, his second straight start with more walks than strikeouts.

Johnny Giavotella (.338/.393/.483) - Gio had a below-average week, going 8-for-30. The second baseman cracked three extra base hits and also drew three walks. In unrelated news, Chris Getz has a wRC+ of 68 (league average is 100).

Lorenzo Cain (.323/.393/.527) - Cain went 9-for-26 at the plate, and drew three walks. The centerfielder hit no doubles, but did have a triple and a home run. I really hope the Royals make room for Cain by Sunday.

David Lough (.315/.357/.479) - Lough had a solid week, picking up 11 hits in 31 at bats. The rightfielder collected one double, triple, homerun and walk.

Salvador Perez (.125/..125/.250) - Salvador has played in two games since being called up from AA, and has picked up one double in eight at bats. The catcher also threw out a runner trying to steal on him in his first AAA game.

Clint Robinson (.312/.391/.519) - Robinson continues to flounder in July, going 5-for-26 at the plate. Two of Robinson's hits were doubles, and he did draw four walks. The first baseman has a triple slash line of .247/.347/.318 this month.

Double-A: The Naturals played well this week, going 5-2. They start a series against the Springfield Cardinals Friday night.

Wil Myers (.251/.343/.356) - Myers struggled this week, only going 4-for-26 at the plate. One of Myers hits was a triple, and he managed to draw four walks. I wonder if an injury is sill bothering Wil, or if something is wrong with his swing (or just general bad luck).

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Christopher Dwyer (6.34/4.83/0.88) - Dwyer was electric on Tuesday, only giving up one run and three hits. The southpaw struck out nine batters, and only walked one. These type of starts have been too few and far between this season.

Jacob Odorizzi (4.71/4.63/0.28) - Odorizzi had a quality start on Wednesday, allowing three runs and seven hits in six innings. The right-hander struck out six and walked none, but gave up two homers. Odorizzi is a flyball pitcher, and probably will struggle with home runs in Arvest Ballpark.

Christian Colon (.245/.327/.347) - Colon had six hits in 26 at bats this week, and also picked up one walk. Two of the shortstops hits were round-trippers, giving him seven on the year.

Derrick Robinson (.279/.353/.324) - Robinson went 7-for-21 this week with one double. The centerfielder drew three walks, and stole four bases. Derrick has lost some playing time recently with the demotion of Paulo Orlando.

Will Smith (3.99/4.27/1.15) - Smith tossed 7.1 innings this week, allowing four runs on eight hits. The lefty struck out four batters, and walked two.

Rey Navarro (.283/.340/.359) - Navarro only had four hits in 23 at bats this week, and reached base with two walks. One of Navarro's hits was a homer, his first as a Natural.

High-A: The Blue Rocks struggled this week, only winning one game in seven tries. They start a new series Friday night against the Kinston Indians.

Timothy Melville (4.18/3.71/1.27) Melville returned to the starting rotation this week, but was ineffective. The righty allowed four runs and five hits in 3.1 innings, fanning and walking four batters. It will be interesting to see how many innings the Royals let him pitch the rest of the season

Noel Arguelles (2.89/3.50/.68) Arguelles had a strong start Tuesday, allowing two runs and two hits in seven innings of work. The left-hander struck out three batters, and walked one.

Low-A:  The Cougars went 4-3 this week, winning their series against the Cedar Rapids Kernels. They square off against the Quad Cities River Bandits on Friday night.

Cheslor Cuthbert (.327/.381/.490) - Cuthbert recorded seven hits in 23 at bats this week, and drew two walks. The third baseman hit two doubles, and cracked his seventh homer of the season. Cheslor continues to impress.

Brett Eibner (.192/.313/.404) - Eibner went 5-for-22 this week and reached base with four walks. Brett smacked two doubles, and hit his eighth home run of the season. Even though his BA is low, Eibner is showing solid plate discipline and power.

Yordano Ventura (5.03/3.67/1.23) - Ventura returned to the starting rotation, allowing one run on three hits in 3.1 innings. The young righty struck out two batters, and walked none.

Jason Adam (5.07/4.41/1.17) - Adam made two starts this week. In his first start, Jason gave up four runs on seven hits in 4.2 innings. The right-hander struck out two batters, and walked one. In his second start, Adam allowed four runs and six hits in five innings, walking and striking out one batter.

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