Kansas City Royals Winter League Check In

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Let us now look at the Winter Leagues, beginning with the Australian Baseball League.

It has been a matter of two different experiences thus far for the three members of the Kansas City Royals playing for the Melbourne Aces. Logan Moon has had a difficult time thus far, posting a .172/.233/.172 batting line, striking out 24 times in 64 at bats. On the plus side, Moon, who stole twelve bases in Wilmington during the 2015 campaign, has four steals for the Aces.

Ryan Dale has also struggled in his limited time for the Aces. In his 25 at bats, he has three hits and has struck out ten times. This is not that far removed from his career .201/.293/.257 batting line, but the native Australian is only 19 years old and has yet to play above the Pioneer League. There is still plenty of time for Ryan to develop.

Mike Hill, meanwhile, has had an excellent time in Melbourne. The third baseman/outfielder has produced a .323/.400/.452 batting line with five doubles and a home run, driving in ten. Hill has also made excellent contact, striking out only 14 times in 62 at bats while drawing six walks. Hopefully, this can be a springboard going forward for Hill heading into the 2016 season.

Next: Off to the Dominican League