Dayton Moore took over the Royals more than four years ago, and the team's best showing under him was a 75-87 finish in 2008. But one thing he has done is rebuild the team's farm system.
The Royals have perhaps the deepest and best system in baseball, and Baseball America has released its Top 10 prospects from Kansas City's system .
It's telling that Mike Moustakas hit .322/.369/.630 last season with 36 home runs in Double-A and Trople-A and he's the team's No. 3 prospect. That's how loaded the team is on the minor league level. They also boast four left-handed arms among the Top 10.
First baseman Eric Hosmer (.338/.406/.571 with 20 home runs at Class A and Double-A) is ranked as the team's top prospect, followed by catcher Wil Myers (.315/.429/.506 with 14 homers).
The Royals should see some of their talented youngsters in Kansas City this season, but the wave will likely start in 2012, with what appears to be something of a future ahead for the organization.
Here's the full list of Kansas City's top prospects:
1. Eric Hosmer, 1b
2. Wil Myers, c
3. Mike Moustakas, 3b
4. John Lamb, lhp
5. Mike Montgomery, lhp
6. Christian Colon, ss
7. Danny Duffy, lhp
8. Chris Dwyer, lhp
9. Aaron Crow, rhp
10. Brett Eibner, of
-- C. Trent Rosecrans
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