Kansas City Royals: Profiling the nineteen 2019 Non-Roster Invitees

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SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA – MARCH 09: Pitcher Jake Kalish #35 of Israel throws in the top of the second inning during the World Baseball Classic Pool A Game Five between Netherlands and Israel at Gocheok Sky Dome on March 9, 2017 in Seoul, South Korea. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA – MARCH 09: Pitcher Jake Kalish #35 of Israel throws in the top of the second inning during the World Baseball Classic Pool A Game Five between Netherlands and Israel at Gocheok Sky Dome on March 9, 2017 in Seoul, South Korea. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images) /

Pitchers

Next up is the pitchers who have been extended an invitation to travel with the team to Spring Training.

Jason Adam

Jason Adam has been in the Kansas City Royals organization since for a majority of his career. He was invited to Spring Training in 2014 as well. In his minor league career, he has a total ERA of 4.28 through a total of 566 innings pitched.

He did see some time in the majors in 2018, with an ERA of 6.12 in 32.1 innings of work. In the minor leagues, between the Northwest Arkansas Naturals and the Omaha Storm Chasers, he tallied an ERA of 1.50 through 24 innings.

Jake Kalish

Jake Kalish was drafted in the 32nd round of the 2015 MLB Draft out of George Mason. In late July 2018, he was named the PCL Pitcher of the Week. This is his first time being invited to Spring Training.

In 2018, Kalish split time with Omaha and Northwest Arkansas. He totaled 127.2 innings through the duration of the season, tallying an overall 8-8 record. His year finished with an ERA of 3.88. In Omaha, his ERA was 3.34.

Zach Lovvorn

Zach Lovvorn has tallied an overall career ERA of 4.78. In 2018, he played for both Omaha and Northwest Arkansas. He started nearly every game he appeared in, 24 out of 27.

On the season, his ERA sat at 5.20 through 143.2 innings of work. He struck out 82 while only walking 49.

Andres Machado

Andres Machado is another young pitcher who was extended an invite. The 25 year old appeared in two games for the Royals in 2017 for a total of 3.2 innings.

In 2018, he played for the Storm Chasers and Naturals. His total ERA sat at 5.53 for the season though 83.0 innings. He started 12 out of the 37 games he appeared in. In his minor league career, he has an overall record of 15-31 and an ERA of 4.94.

Michael Ynoa

Michael Ynoa was recently acquired and signed to a minor league contract by the Kansas City Royals. The Dominican Republic native was formerly with the Chicago White Sox organization. His minor league career has seen him total an ERA of 4.37 with a total of seven teams.

He has also played in 45 MLB games where he holds a record of 2-0 and an ERA of 4.42.

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