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Mondesi Homers As Naturals Beat Travelers

SPRINGDALE, Ark. – Northwest Arkansas (26-12) trailed the Arkansas Travelers (21-16) by the score of 5-2 entering the bottom half of the fifth inning in before the offense erupted for six runs to propel the team to a 8-7 victory over their in-state rivals.  Raul Mondesi, the Royals number 1 rated prospect according to, delivered the game deciding blow by connecting on...
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Analyzing the Kansas City Royals top five prospects

As the 2015 MLB regular season inches ever closer, one can’t help but wonder what kind of young prospects are slowly but surely making their ways through the ranks within organizations. The Kansas City Royals are right in the mix of bringing up hopeful stars to their ball club, as they have five different players ranking in the top 100 prospects according to Shortstop...
February 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Royals invite 23 non-roster players to spring training

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The Royals have invited 23 non-roster players to spring training, including former fifth overall draft pick Bubba Starling and promising youngsters Miguel Almonte and Raul Mondesi. Starling, who grew up near Kansas City, has struggled in the minor leagues but will get a taste of big league camp. Almonte, a right-hander, and Mondesi, an infielder, are non-drafted...
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January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Weak stats notwithstanding, Royals prospect Mondesi dazzles AFL scouts

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Rival scouts continue to rave about Royals shortstop prospect Raul Mondesi. In fact, Royals assistant general manager J.J. Picollo said when he visited the Arizona Fall League earlier this month, he got flooded with compliments about Mondesi, a 6-foot-1, 170-pound 19-year-old. "There had to be five or six totally unsolicited remarks from other scouts about him...
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November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Mixed Bag 8.16.14

Mondesi Muscle - Top Royals prospect Raul Mondesi has muscled up big time in the past week, hitting .370/.414/1.074 over his past 7 games. The baseball world has taken notice too as Baseball America placed him 2nd on the prospect hot sheet this past week along with teammate Sean Manaea. To put those numbers in context one can just look at Raul's overall season line, entering that...
Via Pine Tar Press
August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Pine Tar Podcast with Jim Callis of

Jim Callis joined the show this week to talk about Yordano Ventura, Royals prospects including Raul Mondesi, Miguel Almonte and Kyle Zimmer as well as the 2014 MLB Draft and the College World Series. Also on this episode David and Clint discussed the difficulty of the LoCain loss and how offense is currently depressed in the major leagues. Listen or Download the show here at PTP...
Via Pine Tar Press
April 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals Minor League Position Rankings – Middle Infield

In past years I’ve ranked the Kansas City Royals minor league prospects by position but this year I thought I’d change things up. I’ve already got my Top Prospects List out so it’s pretty apparent where I value each guy but I will be taking an open mind to Arizona with me from March 16-21. During that time the Royals have and off day and two night games so I will have ample...
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March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

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