Kansas City Royals Prospects: Who’s Hot, Who’s Not

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Wilmington Blue Rocks: Offense

Hot: Dominique Taylor

Considering the sheer volume of prospects that the Kansas City Royals have stocking their system currently, a promising youngster could easily get lost in the mix. If Dominique Taylor keeps producing the way he has, the German born outfielder may not remain anonymous for long.

Thus far, Taylor has produced a .364/.391/.545 batting line with a home run and two stolen bases. Overshadowed in Wilmington by fellow prospect Bubba Starling, Taylor has outproduced the more heralded prospect, and may prove to be the better player over the long term. He certainly appears to be a player to keep an eye on as the season progresses.

Cold: Cameron Gallagher

An interesting prospect who had once been considered a potential Mike Napoli type of player, Cameron Gallagher has developed into a decent defensive catcher. Unfortunately, his offense has lagged behind, especially over the past two seasons. Beginning the season with the Blue Rocks, where Gallagher played all of last season, the hope was the he could rediscover his hitting stroke that made him such an enticing prospect for the Kansas City Royals.

If the first week is any indication, that wish may not come true. Gallagher has two hits in fifteen at bats while striking out four times. However, there may be a sign of hope, as Gallagher has drawn five walks. It seems likely that this is just a slow start to the season, and Gallagher can get his offense back on track in the weeks ahead.

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