The Kansas City Royals begin Summer Camp on Friday and announced their 60-player club pool last week for who would be partaking in camp.
Some big name prospects made the list for the Kansas City Royals, but just because they found their way onto the roster, doesn’t mean they’ll be playing in 2020. With no minor league season in 2020, as soon as camp breaks and the regular season begins, these prospects are done for the year.
Who are those prospects who, even though they made the roster, won’t be playing for the Royals this year?
Let’s take a look.
Kansas City Royals who won’t see playing time – Number 7: Austin Cox
Cox had an impressive 2019 campaign, throwing 130.2 innings between two different minor league squads (Wilmington and Lexington) with a 2.76 ERA by season’s end. He has good strikeout numbers and limits his walks.
Cox is only 23 years old and could be a serious contender to pitch in the rotation in the future, but it’s unlikely he gets a shot to do so this season despite being on the 60-man roster. The Royals’ rotation is pretty much set except for one spot and that last spot will likely go to Foster Griffin or even 2018 first rounder Brady Singer.
There just isn’t room for Austin Cox on the 2020 roster and Summer Camp will be good for him to get some valuable innings in before his short season comes to a close.