Found June 20, 2013 on The Viril View: On the KC Royals:
by John Viril— Coming into the 2013 season, Baseball America rated 21-year-old SS Orlando Calixte the 9th best prospect in the Kansas City system. Promoted to AA NW Arkansas to begin 2013, Calixte struggled early in the season. He hit .198/.244/.296 for a paltry .540 OPS in April. Since that rough beginning, Orlando Calixte has progressively improved the last two months. He hit  .304/.347/.424 (OPS .771) in May and is batting .297/.352/.469 (OPS .821) so far in June. Overall, he looks much less tentative at the plate than he did in April. Which, of course, is exactly what you want to see from a prospect after he is promoted to a new level. Calixte signed with Kansas City for a $1 million signing bonus in 2010 out of the Dominican Republic. Baseball America’s scouting report indicates he has good power for a 160lb SS, which he has started to show the last two months. He projects as a solid to plus defender in the field. Orlando Calixte’s value to Kansas City might be as a trade deadl...
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