Kansas City Royals Prospect Review: Top Pitchers of April

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1. Andy Ferguson

Last year, Andy Ferguson produced an excellent season, albeit under the radar. Coming off a difficult year in his first taste of action at the AA level, Ferguson rebounded quite well, getting a brief trial at Omaha.

Sent back to Northwest Arkansas to start the year, Ferguson is certainly making a case to be promoted back to the Storm Chasers. In his twenty innings of work, Ferguson has posted an excellent 0.45 ERA and a 0.850 WHiP, striking out 25 batters. If there is anything to quibble about when it comes to Ferguson’s raw statistics, it would be the seven free passes that he has allowed this season.

However, as the opposition has not been able to touch Ferguson for the most part this year, those walks have not mattered. Thus far in 2015, the opposition has a .225 batting average on balls in play against Ferguson, and have only hit line drives on 14.6% of balls in play. When contact is being made against Ferguson, it has resulted in weak fly balls and infield popups.

At this point, Andy Ferguson may not have much left to prove in Northwest Arkansas and could find himself back in Omaha soon. In the meantime, he has produced a truly remarkable month of April.

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