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Arizona Fall League profiles: Lane Adams and Malcom Culver

The Peoria Javelinas have their final game of the 2013 Arizona Fall League this afternoon (November 14).

We take a look at two more Royals prospects, with the photos courtesy of Lee Magenheim of Arizona.

Player:  Lane Adams

Age: Turned 24 on Wednesday

Hometown:  Red Oak, Oklahoma

Acquired: 13th round pick in the 2009 June Free Agent Draft

Position:  Outfielder

2013:  Wilmington Player of the Year (.276 AVG, 7 HR, 39 RBI, 23 SB in 87 games); promoted to Northwest Arkansas, where he tied club records with three home runs and seven RBI on August 13.  Joined Omaha during the PCL playoffs.

Basketball Star:  Adams led Red Oak to state championships in both baseball and basketball.  He scored 3,251 points during his basketball career, finishing fifth in Oklahoma prep history.  His 93.7 percent free throw percentage as a junior led all of Oklahoma.  Adams turned down a basketball scholarship to sign with the Royals.

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Player:  Malcom Culver

Age: 23

Hometown:  El Mirage, Ariz. (attended high school in California)

Acquired: Eighth round pick in the 2008 June Free Agent Draft

Position:  Right-handed pitcher

2013:  Recorded a 2.79 ERA, 76 strikeouts and five saves in 84.0 innings at High-A Wilmington.  Made one appearance with Northwest Arkansas.

Football Star:  Culver had an opportunity to play both baseball and football at San Diego State.  He chose to sign with KC.

Return to the mound:  Culver was drafted as a pitcher.  He spent 2008-10 as an infielder before moving back to the mound in 2011.

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Eight Royals to compete for Peoria in the 2013 Arizona Fall League

The Arizona Fall League and the Kansas City Royals today named eight players from the Royals organization who will compete for the Peoria Javelinas in the 2013 Arizona Fall League.  Prospects from the Astros, Mariners, Padres, Phillies and Royals organizations make up the Peoria squad.  The Javelinas will train and play home games at the Royals complex in Surprise due to renovations at the Peoria Sports Complex.
The Royals prospects are right-handed pitchers Jason Adam, Angel Baez, and Malcom Culver, left-handed pitcher Noel Arguelles, shortstop Orlando Calixte, third baseman Cheslor Cuthbert and outfielders Lane Adams and Jorge Bonifacio.  Adams will be available to play on Wednesdays and Saturdays as a member of the taxi squad.
2013 marks the 22nd season of the Arizona Fall League, created by Major League Baseball in 1992 to serve as an off-season league for top prospects.  The season will begin on Tuesday, October 8, with the Rising Stars Game set for November 2 and the Championship Game scheduled for November 16.

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