KC Royals News: Mike Moustakas and Farm System


KC Royals news is about Mike Moustakas avoiding arbitration and how the Royals have two prospects in Baseball America’s top 100 rankings.

Kansas City Royals fans are all too familiar with how Mike Moustakas‘ Major League Baseball career has gone up to this point. Drafted with the second overall pick in the 2007 MLB Draft, Moose sorely disappointed throughout the majority of his career.

The 2015 season gave Kansas City a whole new Moose though. Moustakas learned how to hit to the other side of the field, and it gave him the best season of his young MLB career.

Not only is Moose now a World Series champion, but he and the Royals were able to avoid arbitration. Moustakas ended up with a two-year deal worth $14.3 million.

That’s yet another guy set to leave after the 2017 season, which brings up that darn window of opportunity once again. Sure, we’re all sick of hearing about it, but it’s the honest truth when it comes to sports: There’s a significant window for when a team is most likely to win a championship, and the Royals have proven they’re in their window now.

This signing makes having a good farm system all the more important for the KC Royals, but unfortunately, they’re ranked near the bottom. A lot of this was due to trading away key players for other guys who could make an impact and help the team win the World Series.

The Royals currently only have two prospects on Baseball America’s top 100 list and those guys are Raul Mondesi Jr. and Kyle Zimmer. These seem to be the two main names thrown out in the Royals’ farm system, so hopefully they can make a jump into the majors in the coming years.

Here are some KC Royals news and notes from around FanSided.com.

KC Royals Avoid Arbitration With Mike Moustakas [Scott Dillon, KC Kingdom]

KC Royals Land Two Prospects in Baseball America Top 100 [David Hill, Kings of Kauffman]

Kansas City Royals: Two Years or Three Months [Paul York, KC Kingdom]

"By now we’ve all heard it. The belief in and around baseball is that the Royals believe 2016 and 2017 are their best chances at continued success, but after that a re-build is almost a certainty. The Royals have taken measures to make sure their core group is together through 2017."

Kansas City Royals Hunter Dozier Entering Important Season [David Hill, Kings of Kauffman]

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Five things that could go right and four that could go wrong for the 2016 Royals [Sam Mellinger, The Kansas City Star]

Mike Moustakas, Kansas City Royals agree to $14.3 million [ESPN]

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