Kansas City Royals: Prospect to Watch, Scott Blewett

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SURPRISE, AZ - FEBRUARY 22: Pitcher Scott Blewett #86 of the Kansas City Royals poses for a portrait during photo day at Surprise Stadium on February 22, 2018 in Surprise, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
SURPRISE, AZ - FEBRUARY 22: Pitcher Scott Blewett #86 of the Kansas City Royals poses for a portrait during photo day at Surprise Stadium on February 22, 2018 in Surprise, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) /
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The Kansas City Royals have a lot to be excited about in their farm system. One of those players is right-handed pitcher Scott Blewett.

Scott Blewett is one of the Kansas City Royals players that is currently participating in the Arizona Fall League. The 22 year old was drafted in the second round of the 2014 MLB Draft. He currently sits in the 26th slot on MLB Pipeline’s list of the Kansas City Royals Top 30 Prospects.

Playing for the Surprise Saguaros, he has pitched in three games totalling 12.1 innings. In his three starts, he totaled six hits, one earned run, and four walks. He has tallied twelve strikeouts so far in the league. He currently holds an ERA of 0.73 and a WHIP of 0.81 alongside a 2-0 record.

2018 Minor League Statistics

Blewett spent his 2018 season with the Northwest Arkansas Naturals in Double A. He finished with a record of 8-6 and an ERA of 4.79 throughout 26 games pitched.

He tallied 148.1 innings of work, yielding 164 hits, 49 walks, and 100 strikeouts. Though these statistics may not look the greatest, he was a non-roster invitee to Spring Training in 2018. He has great potential to be a contributor for the Royals in the coming years.

Scouting Report

Blewett is graded as an overall 45 player. His fastball and curveball both grade out at 55 according to MLB Pipeline, and his changeup and control sit at 50. He was ninth on the list of the Kansas City Royals prospect list in the preseason of 2018, but the year he had and some of the players drafted caused the drop to 26.

The way he is performing in the Arizona Fall League, though is something to be excited about. He is is athletic, and he has the potential to fit in as a No. 4 starter in the rotation for the Royals.

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Having been selected to represent the Royals in the fall league is the best possible thing that could have happened for Blewett. He is able to continue to get better even though his minor league season is over. The continued improvement will help to plead his case as to why he is a viable option for the Kansas City Royals starting rotation from 2019 and on.

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