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Royals prospects compared to other prospects

Who do the Royals future stars compare favorably to?

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Whenever prospect grades come out they seem to go over quite a heads including my own. To help with this issue I wasted too much time trying to resolve this issue I went and have collected every player's 20-80 individual skill grades from 2012 to 2015 from the Baseball America Handbook. Additionally, Baseball America gave every one of their top 100 prospects grades this year. Attionally, MLB.com has done the some thing this year with their top 100 list and top 10 at each position.

I went and took these grades and created a way to find players with similar grades in each category. Here is a list of how the Royals top prospects compare. I have quite a bit more of data from 2015, to I will list the top  five 2015 and five comps before 2015.

These are in no way projections, but more of a deference to compare players.

Note: Some of the Control/Command values are an average of two values so may seem a little off.

Pitchers

Name Season Ranking Org Fastball Curveball Slider Cutter Changeup Control/Command
Brandon Finnegan 2015 MLB 65
55
50 50
Sean Manaea 2015 MLB 65
55
50 50









Brandon Finnegan 2015 BA 60
55
55 50
Spencer Adams 2015 BA 70
60
50 50
Matt Wisler 2015 BA 60
60
55 50
Jon Gray 2015 MLB 70
60
55 50
Francelis Montas 2015 MLB 70
60
50 45









Jarrod Parker 2012 BA 65
60
55 55
Jimmy Nelson 2014 BA 65
60
45 45
Wily Peralta 2013 BA 70
60
55 53
Tyler Matzek 2011 BA 70
60
55 55
Wily Peralta 2012 BA 70
60
55 55

MLB.com gave the pair the exact same values.

Name Season Ranking Org Fastball Curveball Slider Cutter Changeup Control/Command
Brandon Finnegan 2015 BA 60
55
55 50









Matt Wisler 2015 BA 60
60
55 50
Brandon Finnegan 2015 MLB 65
55
50 50
Sean Manaea 2015 MLB 65
55
50 50
Joe Ross 2015 BA 55
60
55 50
Jake Thompson 2015 BA 55
60
50 50









Hyun-Jin 2013 BA 60
55
55 58
Jarrod Parker 2012 BA 65
60
55 55
Zach Lee 2012 BA 60
55
50 60
Wily Peralta 2013 BA 70
60
55 53
Tyler Matzek 2011 BA 70
60
55 55

Not much upside there.

Name Season Ranking Org Fastball Curveball Slider Cutter Changeup Control/Command
Sean Manaea 2015 BA 60
55
50 40









Brandon Finnegan 2015 BA 60
55
55 50
Brandon Finnegan 2015 MLB 65
55
50 50
Sean Manaea 2015 MLB 65
55
50 50
Matt Wisler 2015 BA 60
60
55 50
Jake Thompson 2015 BA 55
60
50 50









Jimmy Nelson 2014 BA 65
60
45 45
Jarrod Parker 2012 BA 65
60
55 55
Wily Peralta 2013 BA 70
60
55 53
Hyun-Jin 2013 BA 60
55
55 58
Tyler Matzek 2011 BA 70
60
55 55

Or there.

Name Season Ranking Org Fastball Curveball Slider Cutter Changeup Control/Command
Kyle Zimmer 2015 MLB 70 65 55
55 60









Eddie Butler 2015 MLB 70 55 60
55 55
Jeff Hoffman 2015 BA 60 60 50
60 60
Archie Bradley 2015 MLB 70 60 50
50 45
Alex Gonzalez 2015 MLB 65 50 60
50 55
Kohl Stewart 2015 MLB 65 50 60
50 55









Kyle Zimmer 2014 BA 70 60 60
45 57
Taijuan Walker 2014 BA 70 45 70
55 60
Dylan Bundy 2012 BA 70 65

55 60
Kyle Zimmer 2013 BA 70 65

55 60
Jacob Turner 2011 BA 70 65

60 60

A little stronger list of names. I like how he was his own comp twice.

Name Season Ranking Org Fastball Curveball Slider Cutter Changeup Control/Command
Kyle Zimmer 2015 BA 70 60

50 50









Jameson Taillon 2015 BA 70 60

50 50
C.J. Edwards 2015 MLB 65 60

50 50
Grant Holmes 2015 MLB 70 65

50 55
Lucas Sims 2015 MLB 65 60

55 50
Jameson Taillon 2015 MLB 65 60

55 50









Zach Wheeler 2012 BA 70 60

50 50
Kyle Crick 2013 BA 70 60

50 50
Archie Bradley 2014 BA 70 60

50 45
Robert Stephenson 2014 BA 70 70

50 50
Kyle Crick 2014 BA 70 60

50 40

Similar names as above.

Name Season Ranking Org Fastball Curveball Slider Cutter Changeup Control/Command
Miguel Almonte 2015 MLB 65 50

60 55









Braden Shipley 2015 MLB 65 55

60 55
Steven Matz 2015 MLB 65 50

60 50
Steve Matz 2015 BA 70 50

60 50
Jose Berrios 2015 MLB 60 55

55 55
Eddie Butler 2015 BA 60 50

55 50









Jenrry Mejia 2011 BA 70 50

60 50
Julio Teheran 2013 BA 65 45

65 58
Lucas Sims 2014 BA 65 60

60 55
Julio Teheran 2012 BA 70 55

65 60
Jake Odorizzi 2011 BA 65 60

55 60

Just a list of pitchers with above average changeups.

Hitter

Name Season Ranking Org Batting Power Speed Defense Arm
Raul A. Mondesi 2015 BA 60 45 70 60 60








Raul Mondesi 2015 MLB 50 45 70 60 60
Manuel Margot 2015 MLB 60 45 65 60 50
Amed Rosario 2015 BA 55 50 60 60 60
Nick Gordon 2015 MLB 55 40 60 60 60
Tim Anderson 2015 MLB 55 45 70 50 55








Addison Russel 2014 BA 65 50 60 60 55
Dee Gordon 2011 BA 60 35 70 70 65
Gary Brown 2012 BA 60 40 80 70 55
Francisco Lindor 2012 BA 60 40 55 65 60
Dustin Ackley 2011 BA 70 45 65 50 50

Speedy guys who play the middle infield

Name Season Ranking Org Batting Power Speed Defense Arm
Raul Mondesi 2015 MLB 50 45 70 60 60








Raul A. Mondesi 2015 BA 60 45 70 60 60
Orlando Arcia 2015 BA 50 40 60 60 60
Trea Turner 2015 BA 50 45 70 55 50
Amed Rosario 2015 BA 55 50 60 60 60
Nick Gordon 2015 MLB 55 40 60 60 60
















Dee Gordon 2011 BA 60 35 70 70 65
Gary Brown 2012 BA 60 40 80 70 55
Addison Russel 2014 BA 65 50 60 60 55
Francisco Lindor 2012 BA 60 40 55 65 60
Francisco Lindor 2013 BA 60 40 55 70 60

Some more speedy guys who play the infield.