Royals news includes how the organization has announced their 60-man club pool for this summer’s camp.
Baseball is on its way back and the Kansas City Royals have made their decision as to who is going to be battling it out this summer for a spot on the roster. This is obviously different from most seasons, but the COVID-19 pandemic shut down Spring Training and has delayed the 2020 season to this point.
Summer Camp (which yes, sounds silly, but let’s just go with it) begins this Friday at Kauffman Stadium. That date will signify baseball’s return and the start of the Royals’ season.
Among the club pool are some big name prospects, including pitchers Brady Singer, Jackson Kowar, Daniel Lynch, Kris Bubic, and position players Bobby Witt Jr., Nick Pratto, Khalil Lee, and Seuly Matias. It’ll be fun to watch these players, even if it is just in the “preseason” aspect.
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- Royals announce 60-man club pool with top prospects [Max Rieper, Royals Review]
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Having baseball back is going to be wonderful and the fact that Royals fans will get to watch some of their exciting young prospects should add to the excitement level.
There’s no doubt that guys like Singer and Kowar could have a shot to make the actual roster this season (and that’d have been the case in even a regular season), but this provides Lynch and Bubic with an opportunity to step forward and prove themselves as well.
While Witt is going to be a part of Summer Camp, he’s only 20 years old and is nowhere near ready to contribute at the major league level. It’ll still be fun to see him take at bats at Kauffman Stadium though, as he’s the most exciting name in the Royals farm system right now.
Witt made the cut, but 2020 first round pick Asa Lacy did not unfortunately. It would have been fun to see the recent first rounders all in Summer Camp, but it’s understandable why Lacy wasn’t included.
What are your takeaways from the Kansas City Royals’ 60-player club pool?