Kansas City Royals Top 30 Prospects 2023 Preseason

April 7, 2023

The Kansas City Royals last had a winning record when they won it all in 2015 (95-67), and have as many 100-loss seasons as 80-win campaigns during that time frame.

The  Royals are rebuilding around pitching and Bobby Witt Jr., and their farm system will play a large role in the if/when factor.

Ages as of July 1, 2023

RANK AGE PLAYER POS OFP
1 22 Gavin Cross OF 50

Cross is a corner glove with a centerfielder’s power, but could land somewhere in between in all areas, giving the Royals an everyday player with lineup versatility.

RANK AGE PLAYER POS OFP
2 20 Ben Kudrna RHP 50

It’s a fastball-slider-changeup arsenal for Kudrna, with the former and the latter standing out the most, suggesting a mid-rotatipn ceiling if he throws more strikes.

RANK AGE PLAYER POS OFP
3 21 Maikel Garcia SS 50

Garcia projects to hit for average and stick at shortstop long-term, and is essentially big-league ready after making his debut last season.

RANK AGE PLAYER POS OFP
4 20 Frank Mozzicato LHP 45

He might have twp plus breakers set up by an above-average fastball and changeup by the time he reaches the upper minors, but control and command are alert after he walked nearly 17% of the batters he faced in 69 innings last season.

RANK AGE PLAYER POS OFP
5 21 Cayden Wallace 3B 45

There’s power to go get, a swing to buy into, and a chance to be average defensively for the Royals’ 2022 second-round pick.

RANK AGE PLAYER POS OFP
6 24 Nick Loftin SS 45

Loftin’s opportunities may come in autiluty role with some outfield involved, and his calling card is hitting for average and getting on base.

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7 24 Tyler Gentry OF 45

Gentry offers a little bit of everything from above-average speed and defense to projectable raw power and a chance to hit enough to produce as a strongside platoon bat.

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8 25 Alec Marsh RHP 45

Marsh is into the mid-90s and offers three polished offspeed pitches, including a plus curveball.

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9 24 Asa Lacy LHP 45

Lacy’s raw stuff borders on elite, but it’s 30-grade command, he battled injury in 2022, and could end up in the pen if both remain issues.

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10 23 Beck Way RHP 45

IIt’s a eorkable fastball-slider-changeup combo if Way takes another step toward average control and command as he moves beyond High-A into the upper minors.

RANKAGEPLAYERPOSOFP
1123Angel ZerpaLHP45
1226Jonathan BowlanRHP45
1319Carter JensenC40
1418Diego HernandezOF40
1519Austin CharlesSS40
1623Andrew HoffmanRHP40
1723Peyton Wilson2B/OF40
1823Luca TreshC40
1922Ben HernandezRHP40
2024T.J. SikkemaLHP35
2120Lizandro Rodriguez2B35
2223Noah CameronLHP35
2324Samad Taylor2B35
2423Hunter PattesonLHP35
2520Brennon McNair3B35
2622Hayden DunhurstC35
2725Tucker Bradley OF35
2822David SandlinRHP35
2923Chandler ChamplainRHP35
3023Christian ChamberlainLHP35

Rankings, OFPs by Joe Doyle.
Player notes by Jason A. Churchill.

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