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With the success, and the generally excitement, circling the Kansas City Royals this season, it may be easy to forget about the minor leagues. After all, given the Royals pugilistic exploits, strange magnetism to hurled spheroids and the best run differential in the majors, the Royals have certainly kept our attention.
It is certainly a far cry from the days when the Royals and their fanbase looked towards the minors waiting for their baseball saviors to appear. Instead of an often misplaced hope in tomorrow, that success is truly here. Now, the performance of each top prospect is not a matter of life or death – it is just a matter of having those next pieces to supplement the major league roster or to find the next young stud to build with.
Now that April has concluded, there have been a number of excellent performances throughout the Kansas City Royals farm system. Former top prospects are looking as though they are finally breaking out. Unheralded minor league players are putting up excellent performances. And through it all, we are seeing what has come to be known as Royals Baseball throughout the minor leagues.
So, let us take a look through the minors at five players who were truly impressive during the month of April. Today, we will focus on the offensive side of the ball, with a look at pitching coming in the next day or two. Any statistics given are accurate as of the writing of this post, so up until April 30th.
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