2013 Season Preview: Kansas City Royals

This is what negative WAR looks like.

PROJECTED LINEUP:

  1. LF Al X. Gorged On
  2. SS All Seed Sex Crowbar
  3. DH Bill Leeb Huddler
  4. 3B Mic Moose Tacos
  5. C Salve A Dorp Airs
  6. 1B Air Kozma
  7. RF Chief Rank Whore
  8. CF Lauren Soak Ain
  9. 2B Triscuits

ROTATION:

  1. Shames Heels
  2. Germ Eek Us Ree
  3. Erv Insane Tan A
  4. Weigh Dave Is
  5. Lose Men Dozer

CLOSER: Grr Egg Hoe Land

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OFF-SEASON HAIKU:

Ervin Santana.

Need I say more? He’s awful.

I miss Wil Myers.

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INNARDS

Player Who Makes Your Innards Sad: Jeff Francoeur

  •  Quite simply the worst everyday player in all of baseball in 2012, Francoeur combines horrendous plate discipline with equally bad defense (besides his absurd 880 grade arm) to create the ultimate weak spot for the RoyLOLs. Then consider that the only thing the Royals really needed coming into this season was a young, power-hitting right fielder to replace Frenchy. If only…………………….. :(

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State of the Farm:

Wil Myers will be #missed because he was #good. But this system isn’t completely drained. Far from it, actually. It’s still loaded with low-level high ceilings and Bubba Freakin’ Starling. Bubba ain’t exactly the best baseball player (yet), but is probably the best athlete in the entire minor leagues. Top prospect Kyle Zimmer looks like he was in A Bugs Life and makes funny faces, but he’s got a hammer curveball paired with plus-plus velocity from an extremely clean delivery. Miguel Almonte has raised some eyebrows this spring, with an impressive arsenal at a very young age; he’s got a very similar body and array of pitches as #BARVES top prospect Julio Teheran. The name that everyone needs to know is Adalberto Mondesi. Already dubbed “The Next Profar” by multiple prospect enthusiasts, the son of former outfielder Raul Mondesi has off the charts instincts and a rapidly improving bat from both sides of the plate. He will start the year at Low-A Lexington, and won’t turn 18 until late July. Which is just stupid. Dayton Moore is still banking on “The Process”, and while the Wil Myers trade seems like a knee-jerk reaction in order to win a few extra games, it didn’t destroy this system by any means. Still plenty to watch here. ADALBERTO !

His Name Is WHAT !? (Prospects with hilariously awesome names)

  • RHP Zebulon Sneed
  • RHP Yerinson Tatis
  • RHP Ysrael Abreu
  • RHP Branly Crisostamo
  • RHP Torey Deshazier
  • RHP Bryan Brickhouse
  • RHP Sugar Ray Marimon
  • RHP Brooks Pounders
  • LHP Yojensy Arias
  • LHP Atahualpa Severino
  • C Beau Maggi
  • 1B Rainier Bello
  • 1B Mark Threlkeld
  • 2B Irving Falu
  • 3B Nicholas Cuckovich
  • 3B Yowill Espinal
  • 3B Cheslor Cuthbert
  • 3B Nick DelGuidice
  • SS Adalberto Mondesi
  • SS Jeckson Flores
  • SS Orlando Calixte
  • OF Brawlun Gomez
  • OF Marsalis Holloway
  • OF Bubba Starling

Prospect .gif to Watch Over and Over:

Kyle Zimmer’s Curveball

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Predictions:

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