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Mongtomery and Dwyer Current 2011 lines: Montgomery: 5.23 ERA, 7.3 K/9, 5.3 BB/9, 1.51...

Mongtomery and Dwyer Current 2011 lines: Montgomery: 5.23 ERA, 7.3 K/9, 5.3 BB/9, 1.51 WHIP Dwyer: 6.89 ERA, 8.1 K/9, 5.6 BB/9, 1.52 WHIP Is there ANYTHING to be positive about regarding the terrible seasons our two top pitching prospects are having this year? How long until we brush off the idea that these two are just having poor starts, and begin to have serious concern about two massive busts on our hands? I haven't heard any specific updates on either, other than command issues. Is there anything more? Are the issues fixable? With Lamb out and Crow looking like a reliever, our plans to contend depend heavily on these two advanced minor league arms developing into legit MLB starters.

Frankie Piliere's 6-1-11 Mock Draft

http://milb.scout.com/2/1076134.html   Pretty interesting - he has names linked to teams that I've never seen before.   Rendon to the Royals seems like a stretch, since all we've heard is that...

Dylan Bundy vs. Archie Bradley

I posted this originally on minorleagueball.com but thought it might get more play here.   I'm interested to get the community's thoughts on these two. In some ways they are very similar, but in...

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Dylan Bundy vs. Archie Bradley

I'm interested to get the community's thoughts on these two. In some ways they are very similar, but in other ways they are drastically different. As most know by now, Bundy and Bradley are...

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Dylan Bundy tells Pirates, Royals not to draft him

http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news;_ylt=Ak7itvG54LSl70KH6Ttfr9gRvLYF?slug=jp-passan_baseball_draft_bundy_bauer_long_toss_debate_051911 Bundy has reportedly told the Pirates and Royals not to draft...

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Hosmer Promoted to KC

Just announced by Ned Yost. Kila Kaaihue will be demoted back to AAA. I'm sure there will be criticism of the move due to Kila not getting a "full" chance, but he has been killing the Royals this...

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BA Texas League Top 20

Royals take the top 3 spots. 1. Mike Moustakas, 3b, Northwest Arkansas Naturals (Royals) 2. Eric Hosmer, 1b, Northwest Arkansas Naturals (Royals) 3. Mike Montgomery, lhp, Northwest Arkansas...

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BA Carolina League Top 20

1. Julio Teheran, rhp, Myrtle Beach Pelicans (Braves) 2. Eric Hosmer, 1b, Wilmington Blue Rocks (Royals) 3. John Lamb, lhp, Wilmington Blue Rocks (Royals) 4. Wil Myers, c, Wilmington Blue Rocks...

BA: How do the Royals stack up to past #1 farm systems?

*BA provides an optimistic view on how our #1 farm system stacks up to past #1 farm systems this decade.* I know that you haven't analyzed all 30 teams yet, but it's clear to everyone who reads Baseball America that the Royals have the best farm system in baseball. Assuming that they don't trade any of their prospects before BA does its organization rankings, how would Kansas City stack up against the other No. 1 systems from the last 10 years. Mark Peffer New York The Royals are enduring their 15th losing season in the last 16 years, but they finally have some realistic hope for the future. Kansas City has three of the game's best hitting prospects in third baseman Mike Moustakas, first baseman Eric Hosmer and Wil Myers, and the top collection of lefthanded pitching prospects with John Lamb, Mike Montgomery, Chris Dwyer and Danny Duffy. Beyond those guys, the Royals also have a number of other intriguing farmhands, including righthander Aaron Crow and third baseman Cheslor Cuthbert. Right now, Kansas City is the favorite to occupy the top spot when we unveil our next talent rankings in the 2011 Prospect Handbook. Let's take a quick look at the last 10 No. 1 organizations, all of whom reached the major league postseason within four years of that ranking, and their Top 100 Prospects: 2001 White Sox: Jon Rauch (No. 4), Joe Borchard (23), Joe Crede (36), Matt Ginter (44), Dan Wright (61). 2002 Cubs: Mark Prior (2), Juan Cruz (6), Hee Seop Choi (40), David Kelton (45), Bobby Hill (48), Nic Jackson (68), Carlos Zambrano (80). 2003 Indians: Brandon Phillips (7), Victor Martinez (16), Cliff Lee (30), Travis Hafner (46), Jeremy Guthrie (70). 2004 Brewers: Rickie Weeks (5), Prince Fielder (10), J.J. Hardy (19), Brad Nelson (48), Manny Parra (69), Mike Jones (84). 2005 Angels: Casey Kotchman (6), Dallas McPherson (12), Erick Aybar (39), Jeff Mathis (67), Kendry Morales (76), Brandon Wood (83). 2006 Diamondbacks: Justin Upton (2), Stephen Drew (5), Conor Jackson (17), Carlos Quentin (20), Chris Young (23), Carlos Gonzalez (32), Dustin Nippert (67). 2007 Rays: Evan Longoria (7), Reid Brignac (17), Jeff Niemann (35), Jacob McGee (37), Elijah Dukes (79), Wade Davis (97). 2008 Rays: Evan Longoria (2), David Price (10), Jacob McGee (15), Wade Davis (17), Reid Brignac (39), Desmond Jennings (59), Jeff Niemann (99). 2009 Rangers: Neftali Feliz (10), Justin Smoak (23), Derek Holland (31), Elvis Andrus (37), Taylor Teagarden (73), Max Ramirez (84), Martin Perez (86). 2010 Rays: Desmond Jennings (6), Jeremy Hellickson (18), Wade Davis (34), Matt Moore (35), Reid Brignac (54), Tim Beckham (67), Alex Colome (68). The Royals stack up very nicely against their predecessors. Moustakas, Hosmer, Myers, Lamb and Montgomery all will appear in the upper half of our 2011 Top 100 list, and the only top-ranked organization with more firepower was the 2006 Diamondbacks, who claimed six of the top 32 spots. While the Twins are clearly the class of the American League Central, they're not a juggernaut. The Indians are rebuilding, and the Tigers and White Sox need to do the same. With the talent they have on the way, the Royals could be the second-best team in the division by 2012 and legitimate contenders the following season.
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John Lamb promoted to AA

along with Danny Duffy according to reports. What a year John Lamb is having so far, the kid just turned 20 years old and has been cruising the last few months.   Also, Michael Montgomery is...

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Kila Kaaihue

1st baseman Kila Kaiihue was promoted to Triple A Omaha yesterday by the Royals after posting a line of 314/463/624 with 26 HR, 80 BB, and 41 SO.  He's a bit old for the league at 24 years old,...

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Eric Hosmer

According to Jonathan Mayo, the Royals are leaning towards taking Eric Hosmer at #3 despite the rumors of his bonus demands.  From reading various scouting reports, he seems to be the total...

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Gordon Beckham

Despite his ridiculous season, it seems as though Georgia's Gordon Beckham is still flying under the radar.  Why? At this point, Beckham is sporting an amazing line of 412/524/874(!) with 22 HR,...

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Jim Callis Chat

On a chat today on ESPN.com, Jim Callis presented his top ten list: Jay Bruce, of, Reds Clay Buchholz, rhp, Red Sox Joba Chamberlain, rhp, Yankees Evan Longoria, 3b, Rays Clayton Kershaw, lhp,...

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