There are no exciting arms in the KC Royals bullpen to look forward to watching this season; this guy could change that.
The beginning of his dominant reliever role started during his last year at Arkansas State where he tossed 52 1/3 innings in 25 games producing a 6-1 record, 2.06 ERA, 0.860 WHIP and struck out 80 batters. That pushed his stock up to the point the Royals took him in the sixth round of the 2017 draft.
In his first minors stop, he punched out 38 hitters in 25 frames and converted all six of his save opportunities with Burlington. In 2018, Zuber spent half of the year with Lexington and again was 100% successful in closing out leads going 9-for-9. Forty-eight more strikeouts were notched in just 29 innings.
2019 was a coming out party for those who were not aware of this prospect. Between Advanced-A and Double-A, Zuber posted a 1.79 ERA, converted 21 of 26 saves, had a 0.90 WHIP and punched out 68 batters in 55 1/3 innings.
If you were not sure if he is worthy of an addition to the team, hopefully this changed your mind. There is no reason he should stay in the minors and a back-end of the bullpen role should be granted to him sooner than later.