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Your guide to Royals players in spring training camp

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"This guys here is dead." "Then cross him off."

Jennifer Hilderbrand-USA TODAY Sports
Pitchers and catchers are already in Surprise, Arizona, running tedious fielding drills. The full squad officially reports tomorrow, although many position player are already there including the comedy duo of Salvador Perez and Lorenzo Cain.

So here is a guide to who's who in Royals camp. This list does not account for the possibility of someone showing up to camp uninvited.

Asterisk* denotes player is on the 40-Man Roster


Pitchers B/T Age Who is he?
Scott Alexander
L/L 25 Fringe minor leaguer with unimpressive 2014. Will likely be in Omaha.
Miguel Almonte
R/R 21 One of the team's top pitching prospects, will probably be in AA Northwest Arkansas.
Buddy Baumann
L/L 27 Long-shot lefty-specialist candidate, will probably be in Omaha.
Christian Binford
R/R 22 Royals 2014 Minor League Pitcher of the Year,  doesn't have "stuff" to make prospect lists.
Joe Blanton
R/R 34 Ten-year MLB veteran starting pitcher trying to make a comeback.
Brian Broderick
R/R 28 Acquired for Johnny Giavotella, will likely fill out the bullpen in Omaha.
Aaron Brooks*
R/R 24 Will fill out the Omaha pitching staff, hopefully won't be needed for spot starts in KC.
Casey Coleman
L/R 27 Fringe Major League reliever, will likely start out in Omaha.
Louis Coleman*
R/R 28 A bullpen job is probably his to lose at this point, despite disappointing 2014 season.
Tim Collins*
L/L 25 Has the inside track on a lefty role in the pen, but could be trade bait.
Wade Davis*
R/R 29 Your worst nightmare coming out of the bullpen.
Danny Duffy*
L/L 26 Locked into a starting rotation spot.
Chris Dwyer
R/L 26 Former prospect who has been disappointing the last few years, will pitch in Omaha.
Brandon Finnegan*
L/L 21 2014 first-round pick who shot to the Majors in the pen, will likely go to the minors to start.
Brian Flynn*
L/L 24 Acquired from Miami for Aaron Crow, he will likely pitch for Omaha.
Jason Frasor*
R/R 37 Locked into a bullpen role as the first option after HDH.
Jandel Gustave*
R/R 22 Rule 5 pick from Houston, throws in the high 90s but is raw.
Jeremy Guthrie*
R/R 35 Locked into a rotation spot.
Kelvin Herrera*
R/R 25 Will serve as the 7th inning reliever.
Luke Hochevar*
R/R 31 Recovering from Tommy John surgery, but will be in the bullpen if healthy.
Greg Holland*
R/R 29 The nastiest closer in the game not named Craig Kimbrel.
John Lamb*
L/L 24 Former prospect who has suffered from injury and poor performance.
Ryan Madson
L/R 34 Former MLB veteran closer with Philly who hasn't been healthy.
Sean Manaea
L/L 23 Top pitching prospect, will likely start in AA but could rise quickly.
Michael Mariot*
R/R 26 Will help fill out the Omaha pitching staff.
Kris Medlen*
R/R 29 Signed as a free agent from the Braves, likely out til May from Tommy John surgery.
Franklin Morales
L/L 29 Former Rockies and Red Sox pitcher, will compete for left-handed role in the bullpen.
Joe Paterson
R/L 28 Former Diamondbacks pitcher will compete for left-handed specialist role.
Yohan Pino*
R/R 31 Journeyman minor leaguer who can throw strikes, but will do it in Omaha.
Jason Vargas*
L/L 32 Locked into a starting rotation spot.
Yordano Ventura*
R/R 23 Probable Opening Day starter.
Edinson Volquez*
R/R 31 Locked into a starting rotation spot.
Catchers
B/T Age Who is he?
J.C. Boscan
R/R 35 Will be Omaha's backup catcher.
Cam Gallagher
R/R 22 Fringe-prospect in camp to provide an extra catcher.
Erik Kratz*
R/R 34 The backup catcher roster spot is his to lose.
Parker Morin
L/R 23 Only in camp to help catch pitchers.
Francisco Pena*
R/R 25 Good pop, competing for backup catcher job but is likely going to Omaha.
Salvador Perez*
R/R 24 Starting catcher, team comedian, the glue that holds the team together.
Infielders
B/T Age Who is he?
Orlando Calixte*
R/R 23 Fringe-prospect with a good glove at shortstop that needs to learn to hit.
Christian Colon*
R/R 25 The reserve infielder job is his to lose.
Cheslor Cuthbert*
R/R 22 Once-promising prospect learning to be a utility player, likely headed to Omaha.
Hunter Dozier
R/R 23 Former first round pick third baseman with a mixed 2014 likely headed to Northwest Arkansas.
Alcides Escobar*
R/R 28 Starting shortstop and leadoff hitter.
Matt Fields
R/R 29 First baseman can mash homers in AAA, but struggles defensively and strikes out too much.
Eric Hosmer*
L/L 25 Starting first baseman and leader in team swag.
Omar Infante*
R/R 33 Starting second baseman, trying to recover from a shoulder injury.
Ryan Jackson
R/R 26 Journeyman with a terrific glove at shortstop, cannot hit.
Raul Mondesi
S/R 19 Organization's top prospect at shortstop, although had a disappointing 2014.
Kendrys Morales*
S/R 31 Starting designated hitter, middle-of-the-order bat.
Mike Moustakas*
L/R 26 Starting third baseman.
Gabriel Noriega
R/R 24 No-hit utility infielder and career minor leaguer signed from the Mariners.
Ryan Roberts
R/R 34 Veteran MLB infielder with the Rays and Blue Jays near the end of his career.
Outfielders
B/T Age Who is he?
Lane Adams*
R/R 25 Speedy outfielder will likely head to Omaha.
Jorge Bonifacio*
R/R 21 Promising prospect had a disappointing 2014 and will likely head to Northwest Arkansas.
Lorenzo Cain*
R/R 28 Starting center-fielder, catching everything in sight.
Jarrod Dyson*
L/R 30 Reserve outfielder, pinch-runner extraordinaire.
Brett Eibner
R/R 26 Possible starting outfielder for Omaha, although his time may be up soon.
Reymond Fuentes*
L/L 24 Acquired from the Padres in a trade, dark horse to make team with his speed.
Alex Gordon*
L/R 31 Starting left-fielder, object of my affection. Recovering from wrist injury.
Terrance Gore*
R/R 23 Possibility the fastest man in baseball, but can't hit enough to be a prospect.
Whit Merrifield
R/R 26 Terrific numbers last year, but too old to be much of a prospect. Has some versatility.
Paulo Orlando*
R/R 29 Speedy Brazilian will play for Omaha.
Alex Rios*
R/R 34 Starting right-fielder, signed as a free agent from Texas.
Moises Sierra
R/R 26 Fringe MLB outfielder with some pop but no plate discipline.
Bubba Starling
R/R 22 Former first round pick has had disappointing results, headed to Northwest Arkansas.