KC Royals: 3 reasons for excitement in new Royals’ era

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The real weapon of the new Kansas City Royals era lies with the young pitching prospects. The baseball world should watch-out once all these players reach the majors.

We may see some of these names make an appearance this season, but pitching is a projected strength in the next few years. All four top KC Royals top pitching prospects, and 2018 MLB June Amateur Draft first rounders in Brady Singer, Daniel Lynch, Jackson Kowar, and Kris Bubic have enjoyed tremendous showings in the minors, let’s just look at the total numbers so far:

LHP Daniel Lynch: 11-3, 2.50 ERA, 157 Ks, 37 BBs, 1.192 WHIP (Class A and High A)

LHP Kris Bubic: 13-8, 2.59 ERA, 238 Ks, 61 BBs, 1.078 WHIP (Class A and High A)

RHP Brady Singer: 12-5, 2.85 ERA, 138 Ks, 39 BBs, 1.187 WHIP (High A and Double A)

RHP Jackson Kowar: 7-11, 3.50 ERA, 166 Ks, 55 BBs, 1.231 WHIP (High A and Double A)

The future is bright, and Royal contention is just a matter of time. It’s possible that half of those players become a bust, and never show true promise, but it’s also possible that all four of them fulfill their full potential with the Royals at least for the next decade.

It has 1990s Atlanta Braves type feel with this talent level as discussed during our introduction. It appears Dayton Moore is trying to follow the blueprint he witnessed first-hand during his time with the Braves organization.

Imagine a pitching rotation of RHP Brady Singer, LHP Daniel Lynch, RHP Brad Keller, LHP Kris Bubic, and RHP Jackson Kowar. I say bring them all up today… but good thing I’m not in charge of making those decisions. They’ll get to Kansas City in due time, and we’ll see what they bring to the table, but their development is paramount.

Nothing is promised. Not a World Series title, not a pennant win, not a playoff run, not a winning season, not even a 100-game losing season. At the end of the day, coaches must strategize and inspire, and players must buy into the system, and put their talents and hard work on display.

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The new era of baseball in Kansas City certainly looks promising, and I can’t wait to see how it all unfolds.