1) Bubba Starling is the top overall prospect in the Royals organization now that Myers is in Tampa Bay. A first round pick (fifth overall) out of high school in 2011, the 20-year-old Starling was committed as a quarterback to the University of Nebraska before signing with Kansas City, so he is athletic. The five-tool player has a strong arm and raw power, yet he is still at least a year away form the majors after spending last season in the low Single-A Appalachian League.
2) Last summer, Kansas City owned the fifth overall pick again and selected Kyle Zimmer out of the University of San Francisco. The 21-year-old right-hander has a fast ball that reaches 97, a power curve ball and a biting slider – all of which he throws for strikes.
3) At 5-foot-11 and 140 pounds, Yordano Ventura doesn’t look intimidating, but he lets his mid-90s fast ball speak for itself. The 21-year-old Dominican right-hander also has a plus curve ball and change-up, and the Royals are working with him to improve his command.