Ranking in the 25 spot on MLB Pipeline’s list of top 30 prospects in the Kansas City Royals organization is Scott Blewett.
Yet another pitcher on the list for the Kansas City Royals in their top 30 prospects is Scott Blewett. Blewett is a right handed pitcher who was drafted out of high school in 2014. A shoulder injury dropped him down to the second round, but the Royals drafted him, and he has remained in their farm system since.
He began his career in Burlington before making his way to both Lexington and Wilmington. Last season, he played with the Northwest Arkansas Naturals in Double A.
2018 Season Statistics
In the 2018 season, Blewett hurled for an 8-6 record and a 4.79 ERA. In his 26 appearances, he started 25 and pitched a total of 148.1 innings.
He gave up 12 home runs and 164 total hits, walked 49, and struck out 100 batters. Blewett held opponents to a .282 batting average, and he tallied a WHIP of 1.44.
Getting to the Grades
MLB Pipeline grades the righty as a 45 overall. His highest graded pitches are his fastball and curveball, both grading out at 55, and his changeup and control rank as 50 grades.
He was ranked much higher at the beginning of the 2018 season, as many believed he was going to have a breakout season. He dropped in the rankings to the 25th slot by mid-season, but MLB Pipeline still predicts that he will get some MLB time in the 2019 season.
Where does he fit in?
They also commented that he has not added any velocity since hitting the pro leagues, but he has improved his pitches. He’s athletic, but his command and predictability on the mound makes him a bit too hittable.
The Royals love his makeup, athleticism, and his delivery, so they think he has the potential to become a number four starter in the near future. The young pitcher is a great player to have in the farm system, and hopefully he will make his way into the big leagues soon.