Going through and ranking each player based on what he can bring to the table and how he fits within the team, I gave the Royals a B+ overall. The Royals had a great draft, and have drafted players that fit the formula of what made them successful. This draft also gave the indication that the window of competing is sooner, rather than later.
It’s safe to say that Asa Lacy will contribute to the big-league rotation soon, rather than later. Shortly behind him will most likely be Nick Loftin somewhere on the field and Tyler Gentry in right field.
Ben Hernandez, Christian Chamberlain, and Will Klein are pitchers that vary in how long it will be before they reach the big league level. Hernandez will probably be a 2023 callup, where Chamberlain and Klein could be a callup at any point between 2021-2023, depending on their rate of development.
Royals fans should be thrilled with this draft. We can nit-pick with some of the picks that they made, but when you look at everything and what the formula for success was for the Royals, it’s hard to say they didn’t achieve that in these unprecedented times and with such a unique draft.
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