KC Royals: A Look At Internal Options For Right Field

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Mar 11, 2015; Goodyear, AZ, USA; Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Tony Cingrani (52) pitches to Kansas City Royals center fielder Brett Eibner (68) at Goodyear Ballpark. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 11, 2015; Goodyear, AZ, USA; Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Tony Cingrani (52) pitches to Kansas City Royals center fielder Brett Eibner (68) at Goodyear Ballpark. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports /
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Mar 15, 2015; Salt River Pima-Maricopa, AZ, USA; Kansas City Royals center fielder Brett Eibner (68) hits a single in the second inning against the Colorado Rockies at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 15, 2015; Salt River Pima-Maricopa, AZ, USA; Kansas City Royals center fielder Brett Eibner (68) hits a single in the second inning against the Colorado Rockies at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports /

Brett Eibner

Athletic and versatile outfielder Brett Eibner was a second round draft pick in 2010, just behind shortstop Christian Colon

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Brett Eibner was known to be a project who both pitched and played centerfield for the Arkansas Razorbacks. While many teams were interested in him as a pitcher, the right-handed hitting Eibner wanted to become a position player which was fine with Kansas City Royals scouts.

Eibner possesses a nice combination of speed, pop, and patience at the plate, but his hit tool has been slow to develop. At age 26 in 2015, Eibner finally dominated at AAA with a 303/.364/.514 triple slash with 19 home runs, 81 RBI’s, and 10 stolen bases (0 caught stealing).

While Brett Eibner did not have the season that teammate Jose Martinez enjoyed in 2015, Eibner has a better prospect pedigree and overall athleticism. Eibner also has more patience at the plate than most Kansas City Royals farmhands, but also strikes out more frequently than most KC prospects.

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