Right now, much of the focus is on the Kansas City Royals major league squad. It certainly makes sense, as they are counting down the days until the end of the regular season and the beginning of the playoffs. After all, the Royals have some unfinished business left to take care of when it comes to October baseball.
While the focus is on the here and now, it makes sense to look towards the future of the franchise as well. The minor league system has undergone quite a few changes, with prospects like Sean Manaea and Brandon Finnegan being sent away as the Royals sought to bolster their chances for postseason success. Meanwhile, other prospects, who had seen their stock plummeting at the start of the year, managed to turn their fortunes around this season, perhaps changing their future with the organization. Other prospects, conversely, struggled this year, affecting their stock.
Now that the minor league season is over, we decided to rank the top fifteen Kansas City Royals prospects. Naturally, in setting the list to fifteen, we received 29 different names from the six participants. After tabulating the votes, the rankings are set.
So, join us as we venture through the top prospects that the Royals have to offer. Perhaps someday soon, we will see a few of their players performing in Kauffman Stadium, keeping the latest Golden Age of Royals baseball alive and well.
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