Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports
We now find ourselves just over a week into the Kansas City Royals full season minor league schedule. The Omaha Storm Chasers, Northwest Arkansas Naturals, Wilmington Blue Rocks and Lexington Legends have all kicked off their seasons, with three of the four teams sitting at .500 or better in the early going.
As is the case anywhere, during any week of the season, some players have gotten off to a great start, while others have been ice cold coming out of Spring Training. That could be the case at any point in time, where any player would have a hot week or two while someone else is embroiled in the midst of a slump. Unfortunately, when this happens at the beginning of the season, these extremes become a bit more obvious.
Now, with that first week of the minor league season down, let us take a tour through the Royals farm system. We will stop off at each team, and check out which players are hot, and which are not, both on the hitting and pitching sides. Here, we will see some truly great performances, while others were absolutely horrid. Such is the wonder of the one week sample size.
In some, but not all of these cases, should the hot streak continue, these players may be worth keeping an eye on as a possible candidate to be promoted to the next level during the course of the year. Who knows, some of these players may even find themselves contributing for the Kansas City Royals at some point in time.
Let us know if there is someone that you feel deserves to be on the list but was left off in the comments below!
*stats up to date as of the beginning of the day on April 16*
Next: We begin in Omaha