There have been five Kansas City Royals prospects who have made their MLB debut so far in the 2020 season.
Kansas City Royals fans figured the 2020 season would likely be another lackluster campaign for the boys in blue and for awhile, it wasn’t looking good for the team to come anywhere close to contending. That was prior to the team’s four-game winning streak, which consisted of them sweeping the Minnesota Twins in a three-game series.
Before the winning streak, the storylines to watch this year for Royals fans are the call-ups and Major League debuts of the young prospects in the system who could very well help this team win big games in the future.
So far, there have been FIVE prospects who have made their MLB debut in 2020. Let’s take a look at every single one of them in the order they debuted.
Kansas City Royals Prospect Debuts in 2020: Tyler Zuber
Tyler Zuber was the first Royals prospect to make his debut this season and it came in the very first game of the year. Zuber, a sixth round pick out of Arkansas State in 2017, is just 25 years of age and has a lot to offer this young ball club.
Zuber’s debut honestly couldn’t have gone any better, as he threw two scoreless innings and didn’t allow a hit in either inning. It was four days before he got to go back on the mound again and Zuber was hit hard the second time out, surrendering three earned runs and seeing his perfect ERA balloon to 9.00.
The Arkansas State product has pitched eight innings through seven games and has an ERA of 4.50 during that time. He’s struck out five and walked nine batters.
One of Zuber’s most impressive outings was against the Cubs at Wrigley Field. He was in several bases loaded situations and managed to get out of them without allowing any further damage.
Zuber looks like he could be a legitimate weapon out of the bullpen for the Royals in the future and hopefully we can see more of the debut version of him throughout the rest of the season.