Kansas City farm system rated highly by MLB.com, ESPN.com
MLB.com and ESPN.com both published rankings yesterday that touted the Royals’ farm system. MLB.com ranked the Top 50 Prospects throughout baseball. Third baseman Mike Moustakas (pictured at left), catcher Wil Myers, right-handed pitcher Aaron Crow and lefty Mike Montgomery all cracked the Top 50. Kansas City was one of just three clubs with four prospects on the list (Tampa Bay and Texas were the others.) If you do the math…50 prospects, 30 teams, that’s an average of 1.67 prospects per organization and the Royals have four! Nine teams had one prospect on the list and four teams were not represented. For more information on this list, read Dick Kaegel’s column at royals.com.
ESPN’s Keith Law came out with his annual ranking of farm systems from 1 to 30. He pegged Kansas City at number 9 on this year’s list. Law compliments the Royals on their “sheer number of arms” and states that the Royals “could easily be a top-five system in a year.”