KC Royals Farm Futures: Holidays with the prospects

As we forge ahead into hopefully a much better year, here’s a look at how some KC Royals prospects spent the holiday.

What a wild ride 2020 has been. While spring training is just two shorts months away, some future KC Royals players were able to make pleasant memories on Christmas.

Bobby Witt Jr. was excited watching a young fan who was lucky enough to get his baseball card and autograph from the No. 1 prospect in the organization.

Over in the Puerto Rican League, Khalil Lee is spending his holidays still playing for the Indios de Mayaguez. His numbers have fallen off since we last checked in on him and he is not showing the speed he did in 2019, but this experience should be a good warmup until he reports to Arizona in February.

Erick Pena jumped an incredible 18 spots in the prospect rankings from 2019 to ’20. He will only be 18 years old when spring training rolls around and his future could come sooner than later. He did not let the holidays slow him down as he continued to fine tune his swing.

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Sure to have been on Santa’s nice list was prospect Seuly Matias after his .267/.389/.800 slash in the recently concluded Dominican League season. In 15 at bats, he had two doubles and two home runs while driving in three runs and playing all three outfield spots. That versatility may serve him well as the KC Royals look for outfield help.

Pitcher Brandon Marklund is ready to move on to 2021 for sure. He channeled a classic Seinfeld episode to make his thoughts known.

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We look forward to bringing you the prospect and minor league affiliate news concerning the KC Royals in 2021. While the end game is always how the team does at the major league level, it is through the development at the lower levels that lasting success is built.