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Stock Up, Down for Kansas City Royals’ Top 5 Prospects

Stock Up, Down for Kansas City Royals' Top 5 Prospects

Yordano Ventura Kansas City Royals
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The current MLB season carries a lot of hope and promise for Kansas City Royals fans. Sure they stumbled out of the gate with the bat but they are getting it all together and no one ran off with the AL Central in the process. What of their future potential though? Take a look at their top five prospects and whether their stock is up or down. Things might look even better in the future for this team than they do now.

5 – Sean Manaea – LHP: Stock Down

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5 – Sean Manaea – LHP: Stock Down

Sean Manaea Kansas City Royals
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There are few things that will drop a pitcher's stock faster than an ERA near 9.00 and that is what is hurting Manaea right now. Hopefully he can turn that around before his stock drops too far.

4 – Jorge Bonifacio – OF: Stock Down

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4 – Jorge Bonifacio – OF: Stock Down

Jorge Bonifacio Kansas City Royals
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Bonifacio has been productive this year but not in a very attractive way. He has a low batting average and is striking out too much. One thing the Royals don't need in the future is an outfielder who strikes out a ton. He'll get it worked out in all likelihood.

3 – Raul Adalberto Mondesi – SS: Stock Up

Raul Adalberto Mondesi Kansas City Royals
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3 – Raul Adalberto Mondesi – SS: Stock Up

Raul Adalberto Mondesi Kansas City Royals
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He has been okay at shortstop so far and his bat is working well. Mondesi has a .283 average with three extra base hits and 3 RBI so far in 2014.

2 – Yordano Ventura – RHP: Stock Up

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2 – Yordano Ventura – RHP: Stock Up

Yordano Ventura Kansas City Royals
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Ventura is almost too far along to even include here but not quite. He is only three starts into this season but he is doing extremely well in the bigs with a 2.65 ERA and 19 strikeouts in 17 innings.

1 – Kyle Zimmer – RHP: Stock Up

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1 – Kyle Zimmer – RHP: Stock Up

Kyle Zimmer Kansas City Royals
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Though Zimmer has yet to pitch in the minor league season, he had a good showing with the big club during spring training. His stock is up and sticking unless he debuts with a flop somewhere soon.