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The Royals have announced that the club has agreed to terms on 2013 Major League contracts with right-handed pitchers Aaron Crow, Louis Coleman, Luis Mendoza and Guillermo Moscoso; and left-handed pitcher Francisley Bueno. Consistent with club policy, terms of the contracts were not disclosed.
The Royals now have all players on the 40-man roster signed for the 2013 season.
School visits are a big hit on Royals Caravan and mascot Sluggerrr meets with students throughout the year. However, it isn’t everyday that a player can retrace his roots while on Caravan. Kansas native and Royals pitcher Aaron Crow had that opportunity on Thursday as the Caravan contingent rolled into Auburn, Kan., population 1,227. The assembly at Auburn Elementary included a presentation of stadium seats from The K (and the Caravan participants autographed the seats)! Let’s take a look at photos of Crow along with Eric Hosmer, Everett Teaford, Royals Hall of Famer Willie Wilson, broadcaster Ryan Lefebvre and Sluggerrr:
A pair of Caravan groups started their two-day treks across Royals Country today with a stop at The University of Kansas Hospital in Kansas City, Kan. One Caravan is now moving north to Nebraska, with a return stop in St. Joseph, Mo., tomorrow. The second Caravan is traveling west with visits in Kansas today and tomorrow.
For a full list of Caravan stops, visit royals.com/caravan
Above – Billy Butler, Eric Hosmer, Johnny Giavotella; below – Aaron Crow
Above, Billy Butler and Johnny Giavotella
John Mayberry, Ryan Lefebvre, Everett Teaford, Greg Holland; followed by a group photo
Royals 2009 first-round pick Aaron Crow, who impressed in three Major League outings this spring and is now pitching well in spring games for Double-A NW Arkansas, had some other business to attend to this morning.
The Royals, staging a minor league game at 10 a.m. Arizona time, had some fun with the Topeka, Kan., native. If you look at the photo, that’s Crow on the left serving as the batboy for this morning’s game. No word if Crow’s talent on the mound served him well as a batboy, but I am sure all of the guys got a kick out of watching him in action. And, to his credit, the University of Missouri product was being a good sport about it as well.
The Royals host San Diego today in a 3:05 Central/1:05 Arizona start. Today’s game will be on 610 Sports in Kansas City. Prospect Aaron Crow was optioned to Double-A NW Arkansas this morning. The Royals now have 48 players in Major League camp. Here’s your Kansas City lineup:
(Podsednik – CF), (Callaspo – 3B), (DeJesus – RF), (Butler – 1B), (Fields – DH), (Maier – LF), (Betemit – SS), (Kendall – C), (Getz – 2B), (Hochevar – P). Weather report – 81 and perfect!
The Royals are gearing up for the spring slate with a pair of intrasquad games. Tuesday’s highlights included David DeJesus going 3-for-3, Rick Ankiel hitting two home runs and Aaron Crow throwing two scoreless frames. Here are some photos:
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.”
Baseball America’s ongoing series of top prospect listings highlighted the Royals today. Left-handed pitcher Mike Montgomery (pictured at left) was ranked as the number one Kansas City prospect by the publication. (Note: you can meet Mike at FanFest.)
Montgomery headlined a list of six starting pitchers, including four lefties. The article also lists the player with the best attribute in 15 different categories, from Best Slider and Best Fastball (both Aaron Crow) to Best Power Hitter (Mike Moustakas).
You can see all of the rankings at http://www.baseballamerica.com/today/prospects/rankings/organization-top-10-prospects/2010/269367.html.
Aaron Crow, Kansas City’s first-round selection in 2009, makes his pro debut today for the Surprise Rafters in the Arizona Fall League. Aaron was added to the squad after participating in the Arizona Instructional League.
The game begins at 1:35 Central/12:35 Mountain time. Follow along on MLB.com!
He has stayed in shape with workouts, bullpen sessions, simulated games and side sessions. Crow says that he is just older and wiser than last year. His pitching repertoire is mainly a fastball and a sinker, with a slider and change-up mixed in. He has worked a lot on improving his change-up over the last year.
General Manager Dayton Moore said that the Royals will not put limitations on Aaron. As a player in Major League camp, he will be given the opportunity to make the team out of Spring Training. However, the overall goal is for Aaron to have a 15+ year career in the Majors. Moore sees a tremendous competitor with great drive.
Assistant General Manager-Scouting & Player Development J.J. Picollo mentioned that signing the first-round pick was a priority. He is anxious to get Crow into the mix.
Jose Guillen was placed on the 60-day D.L. to create a spot on the 40-man roster for Crow.