Royals Corner's Top 20 Royals Prospects

The next wave of top Royals prospects to arrive at Kauffman Stadium are ranked here by Royals Corner's Kevin Agee.

Player ages are as of Jan. 1, 2012.

Rank
Name
Pos
Age
Comment
1
OF
21
Elite status restored after strong Arizona Fall League performance
2
OF
19
Yet to play, but has a chance to be a superstar
3
RHP
21
Unhittable for Wilmington, struggled at times in Double-A
4
Cheslor Cuthbert
3B
19
Solid all-around game and a breakout candidate for 2012
5
Mike Montgomery
LHP
22
Power lefty will look to rebound in 2012
6
Kelvin Herrera
RHP
22
High-octane fastball will have him in the majors to stay very soon
7
John Lamb
LHP
21
On the comeback trail after Tommy John surgery
8
Chris Dwyer
LHP
23
Looks to follow up on a strong finish for Northwest Arkansas
9
Christian Colon
SS
22
Needs to show talent that made him a No. 4 overall pick
10
Yordano Ventura
RHP
20
Strong peripherals indicate the best is yet to come
11
Jason Adam
RHP
20
Local kid has ability, but needs to miss more bats
12
Jorge Bonifacio
OF
18
Raw toolsy teenager may have a breakout campaign
13
Elier Hernandez
OF
16
Picked up club-record bonus, has a very high ceiling
14
Noel Arguelles
LHP
21
Showed great control coming back from arm surgery
15
Kevin Chapman
LHP
23
Has swing-and-miss stuff, a plus from the left side
16
Bryan Brickhouse
RHP
19
Throws a plus fastball, will debut in 2012
17
Brett Eibner
OF
23
Former two-way player brings power and patience
18
Tim Melville
RHP
22
Still young, but needs to show big improvements
19
David Lough
OF
25
Profiles as a good fourth outfielder in the majors
20
Clint Robinson
1B
26
Slugger is blocked by Hosmer in KC

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