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2015 Royals Prospect List

Rank Name Projection
1 Raul Adalberto Mondesi 1st Div. SS
2 Sean Manaea #2 Starter
3 Kyle Zimmer #2 Starter
4 Brandon Finnegan #2 Starter
5 Chase Vallot 1st Div. C
6 Hunter Dozier 1st Div. 3B
7 Scott Blewett #3 Starter
8 Miguel Almonte #4 Starter
9 Samir Duenez 1st Div. 3B
10 Foster Griffin #4 Starter
11 Bubba Starling 2nd Div. CF
12 Christian Binford #5 Starter
13 Marten Gasparini 2nd Div. SS
14 Cody Reed Impact Reliever
15 John Lamb #5 Starter
16 Pedro Fernandez #5 Starter
17 Francisco Pena 2nd Div. C
18 Orlando Calixte 2nd Div. SS
19 Jorge Bonifacio 2nd Div. RF
20 Cheslor Cuthbert 2nd Div. 3B
21 Glenn Sparkman #5 Starter
22 Elier Hernandez 2nd Div. RF
23 Brandon Downes 2nd Div. CF
24 Lane Adams 2nd Div. RF
25 Sam Selman Reliever
26 Bryan Brickhouse #5 Starter
27 Cameron Gallagher 2nd Div. C
28 Eric Skoglund Reliever
29 Robinson Yambati #5 Starter
30 Christian Colon Backup 2B
31 Pedro Gonzalez Backup C
32 Brian Flynn Reliever
33 J.C. Sulbaran Reliever
34 Santiago Nessy Backup C
35 Brett Eibner Backup CF
36 Jandel Gustave Reliever
37 Whit Merrifield 2nd Div. LF
38 Zane Evans Backup C
39 Michael Mariot Reliever
40 Reymond Fuentes Backup CF
41 Niklas Stephenson Reliever
42 Paulo Orlando Backup LF
43 Terrance Gore Backup LF
44 Ryan Jackson Backup 3B
45 Miguel Almonte 2nd Div. C
46 Humberto Arteaga Backup SS
47 Meibrys Viloria Backup C
48 Jack Lopez Backup SS
49 Angel Baez Reliever
50 Alfredo Escalera-Maldonado Backup CF
51 Corey Toups Backup SS
52 Ryan O'Hearn Backup 1B
53 Chris Dwyer Reliever
54 Wander Franco Backup 3B
55 Aroni Nina Reliever
56 Jake Junis Reliever
57 Ramon Torres Backup 2B
58 Scott Alexander Reliever
59 Jonathan Dziedzic Reliever
60 Ali Williams Reliever
61 Chad Johnson 3RD CATCHER
62 Mark Peterson Reliever
63 Gerson Garabito Reliever
64 Malcom Culver Reliever
65 Reid Redman Reliever
66 Andrew Edwards Reliever
67 Alec Mills Reliever
68 Luis Rico #N/A
69 Matt Alvarez Reliever
70 Matt Fields Backup 1B
71 Timothy Hill Reliever
72 Jose Miguel Rodriguez Reliever
73 Yimauri Pena Reliever
74 Robert Pehl Backup LF
75 Joshua Banuelos Backup 1B
76 Cody Stubbs Backup 1B
77 Justin Trapp 3RD 2B/SS
78 Christian Vasquez #N/A


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7 AJ Cole P Oviedo HS, Orlando
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