KANSAS CITY, Mo. While it is certainly true that you can never have enough pitching, there are two other positions of need perhaps even harder to stockpile:
Shortstop and catcher.
"When we got here (in 2006), we didnt really have a single shortstop in the system we thought could help us at the major-league level," Royals general manager Dayton Moore said. "That became one of our top priorities. And our scouting and development people have done a great job at stocking our system with high-quality prospects."
The Royals, in fact, may be the envy of most other major-league teams. They already have Alcides Escobar, one of the rising stars in the game at shortstop who is signed through 2015.
And the Royals also have several other prospects in the minors, several of whom, some scouts say, could someday be as good, if not better, than Escobar.
The Royals also seem eager to hoard the catching position, even though Salvador Perez, another potential rising star, is locked up with the cl...