Royals Tentative Minor League Rosters

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Its not quite the Best Minor League System in the History of Whatever, but here's how the minors shake out for the Royals.

The Royals have tentatively released their minor league rosters. Some of these are still subject to change depending on what they end up doing with their Major League Roster. Let's take a look at where you can find your favorite prospects. Starters and starting rotations are my best guess, and nothing official. Please correct me if you think it is incorrect.

Omaha Stormchasers - Pacific Coast League (AAA)

Manager: Brian Poldberg

C Francisco Pena SP Danny Duffy
1B Matt Fields SP Chris Dwyer
2B Johnny Giavotella SP John Lamb
SS Christian Colon SP P.J. Walters
3B Jimmy Paredes SP Aaron Brooks
LF Gorkys Hernandez RP Buddy Baumann
CF Brett Eibner RP Donnie Joseph
RF Melky Mesa RP Michael Mariot

Bench: C Jesus Flores, IF Brian Bocock,OF Brian Fletcher, OF Paulo Orlando

RP Justin Marks
RP Spencer Patton
RP Brett Tomko
RP Ramon Troncoso
RP Cory Wade

Northwest Arkansas Naturals - Texas League (AA)

Manager: Vance Wilson

C Parker Morin SP Jason Adam
1B Jared Schlehuber SP Tim Melville
2B Justin Trapp SP Scott Alexander
SS Angel Franco SP Sugar Ray Marimon
3B Cheslor Cuthbert SP Greg Billo
LF Edinson Rincon RP Noel Arguelles
CF Lane Adams RP Angel Baez
RF Jorge Bonifacio RP Malcolm Culver
Bench: C Micah Gibbs, C Juan Graterol, IF Yowill Epinal, IF Whit Merrifield, IF Mark Threlkeld, OF Ethan Chapman RP Cody Fassgold
RP Andy Ferguson
RP Hassan Pena
RP J.C. Sulbaran
RP Andrew Triggs

Wilmington Blue Rocks - Carolina League (High A)

Manager: Darryl Kennedy

C Zane Evans SP Miguel Almonte
1B Cody Stubbs SP Christian Binford
2B Jack Lopez SP Sean Manaea
SS Raul Mondesi SP Daniel Stumpf
3B Hunter Dozier SP Jonathan Dziedzic
LF Daniel Rockett RP Kyle Barsch
CF Bubba Starling RP Yender Carmano
RF Tyler Chism RP Matt Murray
Bench: C Cam Gallagher, C Beau Maggi, 1B Mark Donato, IF Kenny Diekroeger, OF Johermyn Chavez, OF Terrance Gore RP Aroni Nina
RP Mark Peterson
RP Zeb Sneed
RP Glenn Sparkman
RP John Walter
RP Ali Williams

Lexington Legends - South Atlantic League (Low A)

Manager: Brian Buchanan

C Jin-Ho Shin P Matt Alvarez
1B Samir Duanez P Alex Black
2B Carlos Garcia P Andrew Edwards
SS Michael Antonio P Austin Fairchild
3B Mauricio Ramos P Luke Farrell
LF Elier Hernandez P Jakob Junis
CF Alfredo Escalera-Maldonaldo P Kevin McCarthy
RF Fred Ford P Cesar Ogando
Bench: C Chad Johnson, C Frank Schwindel, IF Humberto Arteaga, IF Ramon Torres, IF Dominique Taylor P Kevin Perez
P Luis Rico
P Jose Rodriguez
P Luis Santos
P Matt Tenuta

Notable omissions:

Kyle Zimmer, the organization's top pitching prospect, will remain in Arizona for extended spring training. He is supposed to start throwing next week after developing bicep tendinitis. The club expects him to stay in Arizona til mid-May, then join Northwest Arkansas.

Orlando Calixte, one of the top shortstops in the organization, has had visa issues, but will likely join Northwest Arkansas when he's ready to play stateside.

Sam Selman, an exciting left-handed pitcher, has been left in extended spring training. I have not heard anything about what his injury might be.

Cody Reed, last year's second round pick out of junior college, is not listed on any roster. From his Twitter, feed I gather he'll be going to Lexington eventually. Not sure what, if any, injury he has.

Bryan Brickhouse, a right-handed pitcher taken in the 3rd round in 2011, is still recovering from Tommy John surgery.

Alexis Rivera, a somewhat promising centerfielder, is not listed on any rosters. Put out an a APB on him.

Carlos Peguero, designated for assignment last week, could join Omaha if he clears waivers. One or both of Pedro Ciricao and Jason Donald could also join the club.

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