RC's Top 60 Royals Prospects

Who are the top prospects in the Royals' organization? Inside, check out RC's 2008 prospect rankings, which have been expanded this year to include the organization's top 60 prospects. And be sure to stay tuned this week as RC releases individual scouting reports of all 60 players, starting with a free preview of prospects #51-60 today.

Editor's notes: All player ages are listed as of December 31, 2008. Players who spent significant time in the Major Leagues and/or surpassed 50 innings pitched or 100 at bats were excluded from this year's list.

Rank Player Position Age
1. Mike Moustakas 3B 20
2. Eric Hosmer 1B 19
3. Dan Cortes RHP 21
4. Kila Ka'aihue 1B 24
5. Daniel Gutierrez RHP 21
6. Blake Wood RHP 23
7. Carlos Rosa RHP 24
8. Daniel Duffy LHP 20
9. Mike Montgomery LHP 19
10. Tim Melville RHP 19
11. Kelvin Herrera RHP 19
12. Johnny Giavotella 2B 21
13. David Lough OF 22
14. Derrick Robinson OF 21
15. Jeff Bianchi IF 22
16. Julio Pimentel RHP 23
17. Chris Nicoll RHP 25
18. Tyler Sample RHP 19
19. Ed Cegarra RHP 19
20. Jose Bonilla C 20
21. Jason Taylor IF 20
22. Salvador Perez C 18
23. Joe Dickerson OF 22
24. Keaton Hayenga RHP 20
25. Adrian Ortiz OF 21
26. Sam Runion RHP 20
27. Sean McCauley C 19
28. Juan Abreu RHP 23
29. Henry Barrera RHP 23
30. Alex Caldera RHP 23
31. Kurt Mertins IF 22
32. Brian McFall OF 24
33. Jose Duarte OF 23
34. Devon Lowery RHP 25
35. Mario Lisson SS 24
36. Brent Fisher LHP 21
37. Mario Santiago RHP 24
38. Giancarlo De la Cruz RHP 19
39. Paulo Orlando OF 23
40. Blake Johnson RHP 23
41. Greg Holland RHP 23
42. Chris Lubanski OF 23
43. Patrick Norris OF 22
44. Kyle Martin SS 24
45. Clint Robinson 1B 23
46. Marc Maddox IF 25
47. Dusty Hughes LHP 26
48. Matt Mitchell RHP 19
49. John Lamb LHP 18
50. Mike Lehmann RHP 19
51. Hilton Richardson OF 19
52. Carlos Fortuna RHP 18
53. Chris McConnell SS 23
54. Nick Van Stratten OF 23
55. Jamar Walton OF 22
56. J.D. Alfaro SS 20
57. Carlo Testa OF 22
58. Fernando Cruz 3B 18
59. Yowill Espinal SS 17
60. Geulin Beltre SS 18

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