Kansas City Royals Winter League Check In

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Wrapping up this trek through the Winter Leagues, we begin by stopping off in Mexico to check in on Kansas City Royals lefty Cristian Castillo. Playing for the Caneros de los Mochis, Castillo has thus far been unable to build on his promising performance in the Dominican Summer League. In his two appearances, Castillo has allowed two runs on a hit and a walk in 1.1 innings of work. Aside from that one home run, Castillo has been solid, striking out two.

Moving along to our final stop in Puerto Rico, we have three more players to check on. Alexis Rivera has appeared in five games, but only has seven at bats. Rivera has walked twice, stealing a base, and made his one hit count when he hit a home run against the Cangrejeros de Santurce.

Speaking of Santurce, that is where we find Reymond Fuentes. He has had a solid start to his season, posting a .333/.393/.392 batting line with a home run, five RBI and eight runs scored. That home run is Fuentes’ only extra base hit thus far this season.

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The most impressive performance for the Kansas City Royals in Puerto Rico may belong to Daniel Stumpf. The lefty reliever has been excellent pitching in middle relief, allowing only one earned run in twelve innings. He has allowed nine hits and three walks, striking out five, but Stumpf has also induced three double plays. An extreme ground ball pitcher, who had two ground ball outs for every out in the air, Stumpf may have found a perfect role going forward.