Baseball America’s top-10 prospect list for the Kansas City Royals went up on their site today. Click here to check it out and if you are a BA subscriber you can click here to get the expanded version with scouting reports. For those of you waiting for the official Kings of Kauffman prospect rankings, fear not, they are coming soon.
For a little prospect sneak peek, my preliminary prospect list differs entirely from BA’s 1-10. Some of the players are the same, obviously, but my order is very different. Of course I reserve the right to adjust my order as I continue to compile data and do more research prior to writing and publishing. The emphasis is on preliminary because I haven’t even decided how deep my Royals 2010 prospect rankings are going to go. I’m thinking it will be my next major project once I finish off recapping the decade.
Speaking of coming soon, I am planning on publishing the 2006 edition of the Royals Rotten Decade series tonight and I hope to also get some thoughts up on the signing of Matt Herges. If I manage to get both of those articles up, today will be a rarely achieved triple post day here on KoK.
For now, I’ll leave you with the following from J.J. Cooper’s write-up on the Royals prospect rankings.
At least the organization recognizes now that it’s planning for the future. General manager Dayton Moore says his team now will focus on acquiring young major leaguers who are years away from free agency. That would seem to fit with the state of the farm system, which has plenty of talent but little to contribute in 2010.
The above quote begs the question. Is Dayton Moore even following the objective he stated earlier this offseason?