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Royals announce minor league rosters

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PCL bound.
PCL bound.
Christopher Hanewinckel-US PRESS

The Royals sent out a press release this morning, announcing their minor league rosters. Positions listed are provided by the Royals.

*Means the player is on the 40-man roster.

Class AAA Omaha

Pitchers: Nate Adcock*, Buddy Baumann, Blaine Boyer, Francisley Bueno*, Chris Dwyer*, Donnie Joseph*, Michael Mariot, Justin Marks*, Anthony Ortega, Brian Sanches, Atahualpa Severino, Will Smith*, Everett Teaford,* Ryan Verdugo.

Catchers: Adam Moore, Max Ramirez.

Infielders: 1B Chad Tracy, 2B Johnny Giavotella*, 2B/SS Christian Colon, 2B/SS Irving Falu*, UTL Anthony Seratelli, UTL Brandon Wood, UTL Xavier Nady.

Outfielders: CF Luis Durango, OF David Lough*, OF Paulo Orlando, OF Willy Taveras.

Class AA Northwest Arkansas

Pitchers: Jason Adam, Noel Arguelles*, Edwin Carl, Andy Ferguson, Santiago Garrido, Jon Keck, Sugar Ray Marimon, Brooks Pounders, Matt Ridings, Nick Rogers, Sam Runion, J.C. Sulbaran, Yordano Ventura, Cole White.

Catchers: Mitch Canham, Juan Graterol and Manny Pina.

Infielders: 1B Matt Fields, 2B Angel Franco, 3B Rey Navarro, SS Alex McClure, SS Orlando Calixte, UTL Whit Merrifield.

Outfielders: CF Brett Eibner, LF Brian Fletcher, LF Roman Hernandez, RF Yem Prades.

Class A Wilmington

Pitchers: Angel Baez, Aaron Brooks, Antonio Cruz, Malcom Culver, Cody Fassold, John Lamb*, Kellen Moen, Spencer Patton, Sam Selman, Kyle Smith, Andrew Triggs, Robinson Yambati, Kyle Zimmer.

Catchers: Parker Morin, Kenny Swab.

Infielders: 1B Daniel Mateo, 1B Murray Watts, 2B Justin Trapp, 3B Cheslor Cuthbert, SS Jack Lopez, UTL Kenny Diekroeger, UTL Nick DelGuidice.

Outfielders: CF Lane Adams, OF Geulin Beltrem, RF Jorge Bonifacio, OF Chris Elder, OF Tim Ferguson.

Class A Lexington

Pitchers: Scott Alexander, Miguel Almonte, Christian Binford, Bryan Brickhouse, Cory Hall, Daniel Hernandez, Alec Mills, Aroni Nina, Mark Peterson, Colin Rodgers, Clayton Schulz, Daniel Stumpf, Ali Williams.

Catchers: Cameron Gallagher, Alex Marquez, Jin-Ho Shin.

Infielders: 1B Mark Threlkeld, 2B/SS Humberto Arteaga, 3B Michael Antonio, SS Adalberto Mondesi, UTL Nick Cuckovich, UTL Adrian Morales, UTL Yowill Espinal.

Outfielders: OF Ethan Chapman, RF Fred Ford, LF Terrence Gore, CF Bubba Starling.


-- Nine of the 14 pitchers in Omaha is left-handed. NW Arkansas has only two leftys on staff.

-- I don't know where Louis Coleman is. He was optioned to Omaha yesterday, so I'm guessing this is just an oversight. Although Omaha does have 14 pitchers. Same with Dan Wheeler. Seems like there's a logjam. I don't know the ins and outs of minor league roster rules so I'm guessing there's some procedural stuff going on that will shake out soon.

-- Lexington has three of Baseball Prospectus' top 10. Wilmington has three. Omaha has two. Durham, the Tampa Bay Rays Class AAA affiliate has two.