Following The Royals Top Prospects: 8/5-8/11

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

Triple-A: The Storm Chasers went 3-3 this week, splitting a four-game series against the Fresno Grizzlies. They start a series on Friday against the Salt Lake Bees.

Mike Montgomery (5.31/4.62/1.20) - Montgomery made two starts this week. In his first start this week, the lefty tossed seven innings, allowing two runs on nine hits. Mike struck out six, and walked two. In his second start, Monty allowed five runs on eight hits in six innings, striking out six and walking three. Between the two starts, Montgomery allowed three home runs.

Lorenzo Cain (.312/.382/.515) - Cain had a below average week, going 5-for-23 at the plate. The centerfielder did smack two home runs and a double.

David Lough (.313/.361/.486) - Lough went 7-for-23 at the plate, and reached base with a walk. The rightfielder hit a double, and stole his 13th base of the season

Clint Robinson (.313/.387/.509) - Robinson had a solid week at the plate, picking up nine hits in 24 at bats. Clint hit four doubles this week, and reached base with a walk.

Double-A: The Naturals went 2-4 this week. NW Arkansas looks to avoid a sweep against the Frisco RoughRiders Friday night.

Wil Myers (.245/.347/.368) - Myers went 6-for-21 and drew two walks. Two of the rightfielders hits were doubles, and he connected on his fifth home run of the season. Wil has been swooning since the All-Star break, hitting just .185/.309/.298

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Christopher Dwyer (5.83/4.57/.86) - Dwyer made two starts this week. The southpaw gave up two runs and four hits across six innings in his first start. Dwyer flashed electric stuff, striking out ten and only walking two batters. In his second start he allowed four runs on seven hits in five innings. Chris struck out three and walked three.

Jacob Odorizzi (5.31/5.48/.37) - Odorizzi struggled this week, giving up six runs on seven hits in 4.2 innings of work. The right-hander struck out four batters and walked three. Jake also allowed two home runs, his eighth home run allowed in seven games for the Naturals.

Christian Colon (.251/.321/.341) - Colon struggled this week, only going 4-for-21 at the plate. The shortstop was not supposed to be an amazing hitter, but his performance this season has been disappointing.

Derrick Robinson (.254/.324/.292) - Robinson also had a rough week at the plate, going 4-for-23. Derrick reached base with a walk, and swiped two bags.

Will Smith (4.25/4.15/1.10) Smith tossed a gem this week, shutting out the Arkansas Travelers for eight innings. Will gave up four hits and one walk, and fanned six batters.

Rey Navarro (.288/.338/.356) - Navarro went 7-for-19 this week, picking up one double. Navarro's early season power surge appears to be an aberration, but his hitting has clearly improved since last season.

High-A: The Blue Rocks struggled this week, going 2-5. They play the second game of a four-game series against the Lynchburg Hillcats Friday.

Timothy Melville (4.56/3.66/1.20) - Melville only pitched 2.2 innings in his start this week, allowing four runs on five hits. The righty struck out five batters, but walked four. If Melville continues to struggle, the Royals may move him back to the bullpen and limit his innings.

Noel Arguelles (3.20/3.56/.73) - Arguelles made two starts this week. The southpaw was battered in his first start, allowing six runs and seven hits in 2.2 innings. Arguelles walked four batters, and only struck out one. Noel was stronger in his second start, throwing five shutout innings. Arguelles gave up two hits and three walks, but struck out five.

Low-A: The Cougars won three and lost four this week. They finish their series Friday night against the Peoria Chiefs.

Cheslor Cuthbert (.305/.359/.455) - Cuthbert only played in four games this week, going 2-for-13 at the plate. Both of the third basemans hits were doubles, and he also drew one walk.

Brett Eibner (.220/.335/.445) - Eibner picked up five hits this week in 23 at bats. Three of Brett's hits were doubles, and he also collected one walk. Strikeouts continue to be an issue for the centerfielder, fanning in 25.6% of his at-bats.

Yordano Ventura (4.90/3.45/1.17) - Ventura made two starts this week. In his first start, he allowed no runs and two hits in four innings. The right-hander fanned five batters, and walked none. Yordano was less effective in his second start, allowing three runs on four hits in three innings. Ventura struck out four batters and walked two.

Jason Adam (4.39/4.09/1.11) Adam threw five innings in his start this week, giving up an unearned run and two hits. Jason struck out and walked two batters.

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