The Kansas City Royals are winding down their 2019 season but several of their prospects had a terrific August. Here are the top three players.
Just four years removed from their first World Series title since 1985, the Kansas City Royals are on the brink of losing 100 or more games in back-to-back seasons for the first time since the 2005 and 2006 seasons. Several key players from the 2014 World Series appearance squad as well as the title winners have departed.
Royals’ current owner David Glass has reportedly agreed to sell the team to a group led by John Sherman for $1 billion. Change can often be a good thing and most people are encouraged that Sherman is from Kansas City and he received a major endorsement from former KC Mayor, Sly James.
This 2019 squad has been hard to watch at times, in what has looked like a Triple-A squad at times. It will be interesting to see what Sherman’s first moves are as the owner of the team and could provide some insight on how he plans to run this team.
The farm system was ranked in the bottom third of the league at the beginning of this season but should get a decent boost after seemingly all their top pitching prospects performed well this season. Both Brady Singer and Jackson Kowar could potentially find their way into the starting rotation next season at some point.
August has been a particularly interesting month for several prospects who saw their stock rise in a big way. Let’s look at the top three performers for the month.