KC Royals: 3 potential trades involving Maikel Franco

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A prospect out of Curacao already has four minor league seasons under his belt and is only about to turn 21 years old.

Sherten Apostel may not be ready for big-league action for another two or three seasons but he could become a staple at first or third for the KC Royals.  At six-foot, four inches tall he is a big frame that is still growing into his body.

There are holes in his game to improve on, but since he just becoming of age to buy alcoholic beverages there is plenty of time for that to develop.  He held his own with the Hickory Crawdads in the South Atlantic League in 2019 swatting 15 home runs and producing a .802 OPS.

Why would the Texas Rangers need Franco for this upcoming season?  Currently, they are relying on Todd Frazier to man the hot corner.  He was decent for the New York Mets in 2019 but struggled mightily the previous four seasons.  The last time he played American League ball he did crank out 27 dingers but only hit for a .213 average.

Fraizer also just turned 34 and committed 24 errors at third last season.  There is the matter of Texas staying in the race with the Los Angeles Angels adding firepower to their lineup but the Rangers improved their pitching from a 78-84 team in 2019. They will want to put together a solid team to go with their new stadium.

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