Kansas City Royals: Prospect to Watch, Reed Rohlman
Reed Rohlman is currently playing for the Idaho Falls Chukars in the rookie leagues. He is playing impressively in the Kansas City Royals farm system. So, it is likely he will earn a chance at a higher level in the near future.
Reed Rohlman is a 23 year old drafted in the 35th round out of Clemson. The Kansas City Royals drafted him in 2017, and he is currently playing in the rookie leagues with the Idaho Falls Chukars.
In 22 games, Rohlman is slashing .333/.426/.575. On Tuesday, he knocked in seven RBI’s. He hit both a triple and a home run, adding to his hitting streak. According to a tweet from MiLB, Reed Rohlman is on an eight game hitting streak. Within those games, he has gone 17-for-35, for an average of .486. That’s a pretty good stretch of games.
A Change in Appearance
If you look at pictures of Rohlman from his college days, there is a big change. While at Clemson, he sported a full beard and shoulder length hair. According to an article by Bob Sutton, Royals scout Joel Matthews told him once he was drafted that it all had to go.
Rohlman was quoted saying:
"“I’m kind of known as the guy with the beard and the hair, and not the baseball.”"
This season, that has changed. He is beginning to make a name for himself.
Well, he has a while before he can even think about donning a Kansas City Royals uniform, that’s for sure. But, if the outfielder can keep up what he has going on right now at the plate, he has a good shot at moving up in the system.
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He is not on the list of top 30 prospects. You wouldn’t expect that from a 35th rounder, though. If he continues to play well, it may happen for him. Or, he may be confined to the minor leagues for the rest of his career. But, it is, unfortunately, far too early to tell what the future holds for Reed Rohlman and the Kansas City Royals.