The Royals have pulled Nick Loftin from the Arizona Fall League.
The Kansas City Royals pulled infielder Nick Loftin from the Arizona Fall League, a league spokesperson told Bally Sports Kansas City on Saturday. The Royals sent Loftin home for the best interest of the infielder to transition into his offseason and preparation for the 2024 season.
Loftin, one of eight players sent to Arizona this month by the Royals, played in two games for the Surprise Saguaros, making his debut last week. He played first and second base and went 3 for 11 with a pair of doubles and a strikeout.
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Blake Mitchell ended the 2023 season as Kansas City’s top prospect, according to MLB evaluators. Plenty of Royals fans were not happy the team drafted a high school catcher eighth overall in the 2023 MLB Draft. The lefty has a patient approach at the plate, evident by his 32.7% walk rate in 13 Arizona Complex League games. But he struggled to turn hard contact into hits. He will enter the 2023 season with something to prove with plenty of detractors already.
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