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The KC Royals have six minor league teams (not counting Arizona). The main focus of this review is on Omaha Stormchasers players who are in the minors but not on the Kansas City Royals current roster, with a ranking of position players and then pitchers.
Going into the season, the AAA Omaha Storm Chasers had won the Pacific Coast League (PCL) American League North title for four consecutive seasons. They finished second this year tied with the Iowa Cubs, six games behind the Oklahoma City Dodgers.
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Omaha’s record was a respectable 80-64. They actually had a better record this year than the 2014 title winners: 16 games over .500 this year, nine games over .500 last year. But, earlier this year, Oklahoma City changed affiliation to the Dodgers; the cash-rich Dodgers infused O-City with talent.
That affiliation switch likely cost the Stormchasers a share of their fifth straight division title.
Now, let’s turn our attention to the players who helped Omaha enjoy a winning 2015 campaign:
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