Following the Royals Top Prospects: 8/26-9/1

Triple-A: The Storm Chasers went 4-3 this week, which was good enough for them to clinch the Pacific Coast League American Northern Division and a spot in the playoffs. They finish out the regular season with a four-game series against the Iowa Cubs.

Mike Montgomery (5.40/4.37/1.174) - Montgomery tossed 4.1 innings this week, allowing two runs on six hits. The lefty struck out six batters and walked one.

Lorenzo Cain (.314/.380/.501) - Cain has been on fire the past week, going 14-30 at the plate. Two of the centerfielder's hits were doubles and Lorenzo swiped two bags this week, raising his season total to 16 with 6 CS.

David Lough ( .316/.365/.481) - Lough went 9-25 this week, reaching base three more times with walks. All of David's hits were singles.

Clint Robinson (.327/.401/.537) - Robinson had six hits in 18 at bats this week. Two of Clint's hits were doubles, and he smacked his team-leading 23rd home run of the season.

Double-A: The Naturals had a tough week, going 2-5. They look to earn a four-game split Friday night against the Arkansas Travelers.

Wil Myers (.257/.353/.389) - Myers struggled hitting this week, going 5-22 with no walks. Wil recorded one double, but struck out nine times.

John Lamb - Disabled List

Christopher Dwyer (5.60/4.49/0.90) - Dwyer made two starts this week. In his first appearance, Chris gave up four runs on four hits in seven innings pitched. The southpaw struck out seven and walked one, but allowed two round-trippers. In his second appearance, Dwyer allowed one run and three hits in 6.1 innings pitched. Chris struck out four but walked three.

Jacob Odorizzi (5.25/5.36/.52) - Odorizzi was hit hard this week, allowing six runs on seven hits in 5.1 innings of work. The right-hander struck out four and walked two, but surrendered his 13th home run in AA in 11 starts.

Christian Colon (.257/.328/.344) - Colon went 8-30 this week and drew three walks. Colon legged out his second triple of the season and stole his 17th base this season (with 7 CS).

Derrick Robinson (.248/.319/.280) - Robinson had a tough week at the plate, going 2-20. The centerfielder did take two walks and stole his 53rd base of the season.

Will Smith (3.85/3.86/1.13) Smith allowed an unearned run and three hits in seven innings pitched this week. The lefty fanned a season-high ten batters and walked three. August was Smith's best month, recording a 1.91 ERA with a 37/9 strikeout-to-walk ratio.

Rey Navarro (.268/.323/.328) - Navarro did not play much this week, only going 2-12 at the plate. Rey did manage to hit a double and draw three walks in limited playing time.

High-A: Wilmington went 3-4 this week, including a series victory over the Salem Red Sox. They play the final series of the season against the Frederick Keys.

Timothy Melville (4.49/3.79/1.09) - Melville threw 4.2 innings in his start this week, giving up four runs and six hits. The right-hander struck out and walked five batters apiece.  

Noel Arguelles - Shut Down 

Low-A: The Cougars went 2-5 this week, losing a four-game series to the Peoria Chiefs. Kane County plays a rubber game Friday night against the Cedar Rapids Kernels. 

Cheslor Cuthbert (.272/.349/.404) - Cuthbert continues to slump, going 2-16 at the plate. The third baseman did draw four walks, continuing to show strong control of the strike zone.

Brett Eibner (.215/.341/.422) - Eibner went 4-20 this week, reaching base six more times with walks. The centerfielder cracked a double and a triple, continuing to provide solid offensive production with a low batting average.

Yordano Ventura (4.42/3.28/1.13) - Ventura tossed five innings this week, allowing two runs on five hits. The righty fanned five batters and walked one, but surrendered his seventh home run of the season.

Jason Adam (4.22/3.77/1.05) - Adam threw five innings this week, giving up two runs and three hits. Jason struck out three batters and walked none, his second straight appearance without issuing a walk.

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