Kansas City Royals: Prospect to Watch, Kyle Kasser
Kyle Kasser was chosen in the 30th round of the 2018 MLB Amateur Draft by the Kansas City Royals. Through 24 games, he is hitting the ball well for the Idaho Falls Chukars.
Kyle Kasser is a 22 year old from Brea, CA. He played college ball at Oregon as a walk-on, and the shortstop is listed at 5’10”. He was an all-Pac-12 infielder by the end of his college career. He was drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the 2018 MLB Draft.
So far, he has tallied 96 at bats. Through those, he is slashing .344/.394/.417. He has knocked in fifteen runs with 33 hits, and Kasser has scored 19 runs himself.
He’s young, and he’s at a disadvantage with Adalberto Mondesi and Nicky Lopez as two extremely talented middle infield prospects ahead of him in the organization. But, this hot start should not be ignored.
His batting average has been as high as .360, after a game where he had six hits, knocking in 4 RBIs against Orem. All of his hits were singles. In the game, the Idaho Falls Chukars outscored Orem 20-5.
What does Kasser have to offer?
Kyle Kasser is aware of the fact that he is an underdog. Having gone into his college career as a walk-on, he’s used to the challenge he is being faced with. He was the 902nd overall selection in the 2018 draft.
While at Oregon, he played all four infield positions, so he has the ability to serve as a utility man for the Kansas City Royals if given the opportunity. There is no question that he is willing to put in the hard work that it will take to claw his way through the farm system.
He is small, but he is quick. He isn’t a power hitter, but he seems to have a knack for getting on base. It will probably be a few years before Kyle Kasser could find himself in a Kansas City Royals uniform, but he is definitely a prospect to watch as he moves through the system.