The future looks bright for the KC Royals, as they have three prospects to watch out for in the next few years.
Prior to making it to back-to-back World Series, the Kansas City Royals had one of the best farm systems in all of Major League Baseball. To get that World Series title in 2015, the Royals had to trade off a lot of big-name prospects and that definitely set them back.
Fortunately, the Royals are starting to show some potential again and there are three prospects, in particular, that should excite the organization and the fans. These three prospects made it into the top 30 of MLB.com’s top 100 prospects, sitting at No. 7, No. 29, and No. 30 respectively.
The three prospects are:
"The Royals have the same number of Top 100 Prospects as they did a year ago, albeit with 2020 No. 4 overall pick Asa Lacy replacing Brady Singer (graduated) on the list. Lynch and Lacy could soon join Singer in the Royals’ big league rotation, and the organization has a deep crop of pitching prospects beyond their two prized southpaws. Witt has done nothing but impress in the pro ranks, improving and performing like a player who could reach the Majors ahead of schedule."
The KC Royals are eagerly awaiting for the next wave of talent to arrive and help them push for a postseason berth.
All Royals fans are familiar with Witt and what he can provide this team with. He has superstar potential and that’s why the Royals took him with the No. 2 pick in the 2019 MLB Draft. Witt could end up making his debut during the 2021 season and if so, he’ll provide stability at shortstop for years to come. The last time we saw Witt in action was during summer camp with the Royals in which he really impressed, especially on defense.
Lynch was the third pitcher taken in the 2018 draft with Brady Singer and Jackson Kowar going ahead of him. Singer did well in the majors last year and the Royals are really looking forward to seeing what these pitchers they’ve taken in recent years can do at the next level. Lynch looked good in the minors during the 2019 season, splitting time with three different teams and averaging an ERA of 2.99 through 96.1 innings.
Lastly, Lacy was the team’s No. 4 overall pick in the 2020 MLB Draft and could have ended up pitching last season had it been a regular year. He only played in three games during his final season at Texas A&M and now will need plenty of time to get warmed up again in the minor leagues.
The left-handed Lacy looked incredible in those three games, pitching 24 innings and only allowing two runs, good for a 0.75 ERA. The Royals could use a lethal left-handed pitcher and Lacy fits that mold, but he hasn’t pitched in over a year so it’s going to take him some time to get back into the groove.
These three players are hopefully going to be the driving forces in the next Kansas City Royals’ World Series run.