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February 10, 2011 9:00 am

Fantasy Focus: AL Rookies to Watch

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Marc Normandin

Which AL rookies can give your team a boost late on draft day?

It's often the case that what separates your fantasy team from the rest of the pack isn't the player you picked in round one or round two. Instead, the players you picked late in the draft—your sleepers and your riskier picks—are the ones who either pay off or backfire, and in doing so determine the course of your season. Knowing which youngsters are worth a look late in your draft helps, so let's check out some rookie non-pitchers from the American League.

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As talented as the Royals system's top prospects are, nobody's perfect, are they?

Falling in love with prospects is like dating someone because of their physical beauty. At first, you are blinded by the fact that you are involved with someone who is attractive, because, let’s face it, ours is a superficial society, and waking up next to David Beckham or Megan Fox is more appealing than waking up next to Clint Howard or Roseanne Barr. It's a little like having a system headlined by Eric Hosmer and Mike Montgomery being obviously more appealing than a system headlined by Mark Rogers and Cody Scarpetta.

But as the relationship advances, you might get to witness the weaknesses of your new dream partner consume their strengths. In the end you could still be left with a good-looking uniform, but it's draped on a prospect who ultimately failed to live up to the ceiling their initial attractiveness suggested was possible. Once you see the light, you promise yourself that you will no longer fall for a face... except that then you once again start looking for pretty faces, and the cycle repeats itself. Eventually, the aesthetic beauty that tickles your fancy actualizes into the complete package, and the world rejoices at your good fortune.

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November 19, 2010 9:00 am

Future Shock: Kansas City Royals Top 11 Prospects

62

Kevin Goldstein

The best system in baseball is close to turning the franchise's fortunes around.

Previous Rankings: 2010 | 2009 | 2008

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December 1, 2009 2:54 pm

Future Shock: Royals Top 11 Prospects

35

Kevin Goldstein

The Royals' depth in pitching talent bodes well, but will they produce enough position players to plate runs for them?

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February 12, 2009 11:29 am

Future Shock: Royals Top 11 Prospects

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Kevin Goldstein

GM Dayton Moore's watch has involved the slow assembly of premium talent, but how soon until it changes the KC's fortunes on the field?

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November 18, 2007 12:00 am

Future Shock: Royals Top 11 Prospects

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Kevin Goldstein

Having already graduated a lot of young talent to the majors, the cream of the Royals' crop is a mix of pitchers and low-minors prospects.

Five-Star Prospects
1. Mike Moustakas, SS
Four-Star Prospects
2. Luke Hochevar, RHP
Three-Star Prospects
3. Daniel Cortes, RHP
4. Billy Buckner, RHP
5. Danny Duffy, LHP
Two-Star Prospects
6. Blake Wood, RHP
7. Carlos Rosa, RHP
8. Julio Pimentel, RHP
9. Sam Runion, RHP
One-Star Prospects
10. Mitch Maier, OF
11. Chris Lubanski, OF
















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