The KC Royals are excited about Daniel Lynch’s potential and what he could do for this organization.
Pitchers and catchers have reported to spring training and that means Kansas City Royals baseball is inching closer. For Royals fans, this year is going to be an interesting one because while the team has made big moves and has made it known they’re ready to contend, it’s still a pretty young team.
The Royals have some promising prospects in the minor leagues and one of the biggest names from that bunch is former Virginia pitcher Daniel Lynch, who is the No. 29 ranked prospect in all of Major League Baseball.
Lynch is MLB.com’s pick as the Royals prospect to watch in spring training this year and the crew had this to say as to why that is,
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"Kansas City got aggressive by pushing Brady Singer and Kris Bubic to the Majors and riding them both in the rotation for much of 2020. Lynch, a teammate of both at Class A Advanced Wilmington in 2019, could very well be next in line. Ranked at No. 29 overall, the southpaw can touch the high-90s with his heater and showcases a plus slider and above-average changeup. Bringing such a well-rounded arsenal to Arizona would help the 24-year-old’s case for a first-half debut."
Part of why Lynch is such a big name in the Royals’ farm system is because he was one of the five collegiate pitchers drafted in a row in 2018. As the blurb above mentions, Brady Singer and Kris Bubic were also in that bunch and it was a big deal when both of those guys made their debuts in 2020. Whenever Lynch’s call-up comes, and it probably will be in 2021, it’ll be an equally big deal because these pitchers are who the Royals are hoping are their future stars.
Had the 2020 season been a traditional 162-game campaign, Lynch probably would have gotten a chance to make his debut and pitch on a big-league mound late in the season. While that didn’t happen, the hope is that he has a really good spring training and can get to the big leagues this year.
The last time we saw Lynch in action, he twirled 96.1 innings and finished with a 2.99 ERA split between three teams. He looked really good just two years into his time with the Royals organization and if he continues to perform at a high level, he and the rest of his fellow draftees can really put this Royals pitching staff over the top.
Hopefully, Daniel Lynch impresses greatly at spring training and can make his MLB debut sooner rather than later.