KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A look at five Royals players to keep an eye on this spring training.
Peguero, acquired during the off-season from the Mariners, could be the most interesting man in camp. Built like a 3-4 defensive end at 6-foot-5, 270 pounds, Peguero probably has more raw power than anyone on the roster, according to Royals officials. But he will be in for a serious battle with Justin Maxwell and Jarrod Dyson to win a spot on the 25-man roster -- actually it likely comes down to Maxwell vs. Peguero for the final backup outfield spot because the Royals want Dyson around to back up oft-injured Lorenzo Cain in center.
One American League scout recently described Peguero to me as a guy who could break out the same way Jose Bautista once did.
"He has the power to be a 40-homer guy, maybe more," the scout said. "He just has never had the chance to show it. He's also been through too many hitting coaches (in the Seattle organization) and everyone has tried to...