The Royals won 8-3. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
The bloom had come off of the rose for Cheslor Cuthbert over the past few seasons. Once Cuthbert was one of the top prospects for the Kansas City Royals, but he had struggled over the past three seasons, leading some to wonder if Cuthbert would ever be the player that the Royals had envisioned.
This season, Cuthbert re-established himself as a possible piece of the future for the Royals. He produced a .277/.339/.421 batting line for the Storm Chasers, hitting eleven home runs and 22 doubles as his gap power began to emerge once again. Cuthbert’s production was solid enough where he even earned a promotion to the Royals, making his major league debut on July 7th.
While Cuthbert has not had a lot of playing time at the major league level, he has looked as though he belongs with the Royals. Even if his .233/.298/.395 batting line is not something to write home about, Cuthbert’s extra base stroke has accompanied him to the majors, as four of his ten hits heading into last night’s action were for extra bases. Defensively, Cuthbert, despite only 113 innings at third, is considered to have saved three runs.
With Mike Moustakas at third and Eric Hosmer at first, there may not be a clear path to the majors with the Kansas City Royals. However, Cheslor Cuthbert looks like the type of player that could be a solid asset in the future.
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