The Star’s list of the Royals’ top 15 prospects

08/16/2014 7:54 PM

08/16/2014 8:07 PM

1. Kyle Zimmer, P, Rehab assignment

Makes first appearance Sunday at Rookie Advanced Idaho Falls

2. Raul Mondesi, SS, Class A-Adv. Wilmington

Has hit five home runs in his last seven games

3. Brandon Finnegan, LHP, Northwest Arkansas

Allowed his first earned run as a pro Tuesday in 20 2/3 IP

4. Hunter Dozier, 3B, Class AA Northwest Arkansas

Three two-hit games in his last four

5. Christian Binford, RHP, Northwest Arkansas

Just six walks against 38 strikeouts

6. Sean Manaea, LHP, Wilmington

Has a 1.83 ERA in his last 10 starts

7. Jorge Bonifacio, OF, Northwest Arkansas

Having a dreadful August: .156/.283/.156

8. Miguel Almonte, RHP, Wilmington

After a two-week break, tossed two scoreless innings on Friday

9. Bubba Starling, OF, Wilmington

One for his last 11, but with seven walks in that span

10. Orlando Calixte, 3B, Northwest Arkansas

Batting .308 in his last 10 games

11. Cheslor Cuthbert, INF, Class AAA Omaha

Has eight RBIs in his first nine games with Storm Chasers

12. Ramon Torres, 2B, Wilmington

Batting .224 in 32 games with Blue Rocks

13. Whit Merrifield, IF/OF, Omaha

Hitting .378 vs. right-handers, but just .359 vs. left-handers

14. Lane Adams, OF, Northwest Arkansas

Batting .314 in eight games since returning to Naturals

15. Sam Selman, LHP, Omaha

Promoted after 11 of 12 scoreless appearances in relief

| Pete Grathoff, pgrathoff@kcstar.com.

The Star’s Top 15 Prospect List

1. Kyle Zimmer, P, Rehab assignment

Makes first appearance Sunday at Rookie Advanced Idaho Falls

2. Raul Mondesi, SS, Class A-Adv. Wilmington

Has hit five home runs in his last seven games

3. Brandon Finnegan, LHP, Northwest Arkansas

Allowed his first earned run as a pro Tuesday in 20 2/3 IP

4. Hunter Dozier, 3B, Class AA Northwest Arkansas

Three two-hit games in his last four

5. Christian Binford, RHP, Northwest Arkansas

Just six walks against 38 strikeouts

6. Sean Manaea, LHP, Wilmington

Has a 1.83 ERA in his last 10 starts

7. Jorge Bonifacio, OF, Northwest Arkansas

Having a dreadful August: .156/.283/.156

8. Miguel Almonte, RHP, Wilmington

After a two-week break, tossed two scoreless innings on Friday

9. Bubba Starling, OF, Wilmington

One for his last 11, but with seven walks in that span

10. Orlando Calixte, 3B, Northwest Arkansas

Batting .308 in his last 10 games

11. Cheslor Cuthbert, INF, Class AAA Omaha

Has eight RBIs in his first nine games with Storm Chasers

12. Ramon Torres, 2B, Wilmington

Batting .224 in 32 games with Blue Rocks

13. Whit Merrifield, IF/OF, Omaha

Hitting .378 vs. right-handers, but just .359 vs. left-handers

14. Lane Adams, OF, Northwest Arkansas

Batting .314 in eight games since returning to Naturals

15. Sam Selman, LHP, Omaha

Promoted after 11 of 12 scoreless appearances in relief

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