KC Royals: Three prospects most likely to make an impact in the majors

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KC Royals, Nick Heath
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The starting outfield is pretty much determined at this point, but the fourth outfield spot is up for grabs and the Royals have two players that could be the fourth outfielder for this year.

1. Nick Heath

One of the prospects is Nick Heath, the speedster who has an elite glove. That skill set may sound familiar to a former Royal who was integral to the World Series runs, Jarrod Dyson. Dyson was a speedster who had an elite glove, but he could hit and get on base to use said speed, unlike Billy Hamilton.

The main competitor with Nick Heath and my personal choice based on prospect rankings and age, Khalil Lee, but Royals manager Mike Matheny said that Heath would be a weapon to use as an everyday player.

The argument for Khalil Lee is that he is younger and according to many ready for the majors, but to counter that he is 21 years old so he can develop even further in the minors while Nick Heath gets his shot in the majors.

Nick Heath is the more ready prospect at the moment, but expect to see both Heath and Lee for an extended look this year as the Royals determine who is the future in the outfield.