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The Project Prospect Rotation - 2012-2013

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Well isn’t it fitting we beat the Rangers YET its bitter sweet. Yes we all know our starting pitching IS, HAS and WILL always be our question. It is the stopping force, the tractor beam, the force field, the absolute brick wall that we run into and stops us as an Organization from aspiring to become anything beyond the mere glint of hope for a .500 season Ball Club.

So in the words of the Danny Parkins show on 610 Sport Radio:

John Lamb – GONE!

Danny Duffy – GONE!

So who do we have left now? And who do we really have for the rest of the season and start of next season? Let’s take a Gander shall we?

Hochevar Arbitration in 2013? (I’m not sure on this one)

Chen Last Year in 2013

Sanchez 1 yr deal and WONT be coming back – thank you jeebus

MendozzaHes 28 and a journeyman and not really good and well a stop gap

PaulinoThe one year wonder of heap pile diamond in the rough find of 2011! He wont be back next year (IMHO)

Who do we have now that can or will be called up these years that are on the 40 Man Roster?

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Ryan Verdugo – Season Thus Far

Team

League

W

L

ERA

G

GS

CG

SHO

SV

IP

H

R

ER

HR

BB

SO

GO/AO

AVG

OMA

PCL

3

0

3.22

8

8

0

0

0

44.2

29

16

16

6

22

38

0.80

.188

Minors

3

0

3.22

8

8

0

0

0

44.2

29

16

16

6

22

38

0.80

.188

Biography:

Selected by Giants in ninth round (267th overall) of 2008 First-Year Player Draft. ... Attended Louisiana State University and Skagit Valley College.

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Noel Arguelles – He is AA living the dream spending the last of the sign on bonus we gave him.. All we know is he exists and apparently is damaged goods.. Which sucks because I know I had high hopes for this kid…

Who do we have that we can call up now that ISNT on the 40 Man Roster?

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Mike Montgomery – Once Highly touted prospect is an apparently bad at his pitching command.

Team

League

W

L

ERA

G

GS

CG

SHO

SV

IP

H

R

ER

HR

BB

SO

GO/AO

AVG

OMA

PCL

2

0

4.35

7

7

0

0

0

39.1

42

24

19

5

18

28

1.54

.269

Minors

2

0

4.35

7

7

0

0

0

39.1

42

24

19

5

18

28

1.54

.269

Biography:

Selected by the Kansas City Royals in the first Round (36th overall) of the 2008 First-Year Player Draft out of Hart High School in Newhall, Calif. ... Attended the MLB Urban Youth Academy's Southern California Showcase. ... Ranked third in the Pacific Coast League with 129 strikeouts in 2011. ... Was one of a record six Royals farmhands to represent Team USA at the 2010 Pan American Games Qualifying Tournament. Went 2-0 with a 1.80 ERA (10 IP, 8 H, 2 ER, 4 BB, 14 K) in two starts as Team USA tied for third and qualified for the 2011 Pan Am Games and the 2011 World Cup. ... Was ranked the No. 31 prospect heading into the 2012 season by MLB.com.

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Will Smith – He is in AAA

2012 Season

Team

League

W

L

ERA

G

GS

CG

SHO

SV

IP

H

R

ER

HR

BB

SO

GO/AO

AVG

OMA

PCL

1

2

4.30

8

8

0

0

0

44.0

57

26

21

4

12

36

1.02

.310

Minors

1

2

4.30

8

8

0

0

0

44.0

57

26

21

4

12

36

1.02

.310

Biography:

Acquired by the Kansas City Royals with pitcher Sean O'Sullivan from the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim for infielder Alberto Callaspo on July 22, 2010. ... Was ranked the Royals' No. 15 prospect heading into the 2012 season by MLB.com. ... Selected by the Angels in the seventh round of the 2008 First-Year Player Draft out of Gulf Coast Community College in Panama City, Fla. ... Led the Texas League in wins and innings pitched in 2011 and was named Pitcher of the Year at Double-A Northwest Arkansas. ... Started and pitched seven innings of a combined no-hitter with Kelvin Herrera on July 19 at Arkansas. It was the first no-hitter in franchise history. ... Graduated from Northgate (Ga.) High School, where he was named Coweta County Player of the Year in 2005, 2006 and 2007.

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Jake Odorizzi – He is tearing it up in AA and more than likely will not get a chance to pitch this year with us in the Majors. I see him trying for a spot in 2013 but not being selected.

Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: March 27, 1990 in Breese, Illinois, US (Age 22)

Drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 1st round (32nd) of the 2008 MLB June Amateur Draft.

Minor League Service Time (01/2012): 3 years

Prospect Ratings by Baseball America:
Pre-2011: Rated #69 Prospect
Pre-2012: Rated #68 Prospect

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John Lamb – Tommy John Surgery, was also on track to tear things up but got bit by the injury bug.
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 4", Weight: 200 lb.

Born: July 10, 1990 in La Palma, California, US (Age 21)

Drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the 5th round of the 2008 MLB June Amateur Draft.

Minor League Service Time (01/2012): 3 years

Prospect Ratings by Baseball America:
Pre-2011: Rated #18 Prospect

Oh yeah theres this guy

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Chris Dwyer - He was good once right?

Who is going to be in the rotation next year? Good Question. Here is what we have:

Hochevar – Yeah I know

Chen – Can we just clone him?

Duffy –Mid July / August after TJ surgery and Minor League starts IF he is healed.

And our potential players for Next

Mike Montgomery

Will Smith

Jake Odorizzi

Ryan Verdugo

John Lamb – Recovering from TJ Surgery see Danny Duffy tidbit above.

Chris Dwyer

Out of these kids who of which do you want to see? I’m at a loss for how this rotation is going to be fixed. Its bad enough that the Son Of God, The Crimehorse, Hoz is hitting a whopping .176 BA after 30 some games… not to mention Lorenzo Cain going down and Sal Perez AND Manuel Pina also hurt. The only thing that has been rescued- this far – is Heart Attack Jack – Joakim Soria – being replaced by a somewhat competent Jonthan Broxton. Not to mention that the bull pen is solid and how about that kid Kelvin Herrera? Man can he bring the heat. In closing my few fans of the Pine Tar days of Old a Big FA splash has to happen or we need our bad luck Curse to be lifted and have these aforementioned prospects to start panning out.

Heres to the "Our time" Season and the forgettable selection of our honorary All Star for this years ASG brought to you by the luck 18-11 starts of old, false hope, beleaguered franchise, crappy managing, Buntz and MORE BUNTZ and Alcoholics Anonymous!

Stay Classy Kansas City!

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