Kansas City Royals minor league players

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Below is a partial list of minor league baseball players in the Kansas City Royals system.

Buddy Baumann[edit]

Buddy Baumann
Kansas City Royals
Pitcher
Born: (1987-12-09) December 9, 1987 (age 26)
Billings, Montana
Bats: Left Throws: Left

George Charles Baumann (born December 9, 1987 in Billings, Montana) is a baseball pitcher currently playing in the Kansas City Royals minor league system. He currently plays for their Triple-A team, the Omaha Storm Chasers.

Prior to playing professionally, he attended Logan-Rogersville High School and then Missouri State University. He was taken by the Royals in the 7th round of the 2009 Major League Baseball Draft and was signed by scout Scott Melvin.

He allowed three runs (one earned) in five innings for the Burlington Royals that summer, throwing three wild pitches. In 2010, he was 4-2 with four saves and a 2.24 ERA in 31 games (14 starts) for the Wilmington Blue Rocks. He struck out 113 batters in 100 1/3 innings. In 2011, he was 4-3, with 2 saves and a 4.29 ERA in 25 games for the Northwest Arkansas Naturals and 0-1 with 3 runs in 4.2 IP for the AZL Royals.

The left-handed pitcher went 3-2 with two saves and a 4.12 ERA for Northwest Arkansas in 2012, walking 33 in 59 IP. In 2013, he was 3-0 with a save and a 2.55 ERA in 32 games split between the Naturals and Storm Chasers. He struck out 72 batters in 53 innings.

Jorge Bonifacio[edit]

Jorge Bonifacio
Kansas City Royals
Outfielder
Born: (1993-06-04) June 4, 1993 (age 21)
Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Jorge Bonifacio (born June 4, 1993) is a Dominican professional baseball player. He plays in Minor League Baseball for the Kansas City Royals organization.

The Kansas City Royals signed Bonifacio as an international free agent in 2009.[1] He played for the Kane County Cougars of the Class A Midwest League, and appeared in the Midwest League All-Star Game.[2] In 2013, Bonifacio began the season with the Wilmington Blue Rocks of the Class A-Advanced Carolina League. In the final weeks of the season, the Royals promoted Bonifacio to the Northwest Arkansas Naturals of the Class AA Texas League. After the season, they assigned him to the Peoria Javelinas of the Arizona Fall League.[3] He was named to the Fall Stars Game.[4]

The Royals invited Bonifacio to spring training in 2014.[5][6] He played for the Naturals in 2014.

Bonifacio is the younger brother of Emilio Bonifacio.[2][3]

Orlando Calixte[edit]

Orlando Calixte
Kansas City Royals
Shortstop
Born: (1992-02-03) February 3, 1992 (age 22)
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Orlando Calixte (born February 3, 1992) is a Dominican professional baseball shortstop in the Kansas City Royals organization.

Calixte was signed by the Kansas City Royals as an international free agent in August 2010.[7] He made his professional debut that season with the Dominican Summer League Royals. He played 2011 with the Kane County Cougars and 2012 with Kane County and Wilmington Blue Rocks. In 2013 and 2014 he played for the Double-A Northwest Arkansas Naturals.[8][9]


Cheslor Cuthbert[edit]

Cheslor Cuthbert
Kansas City Royals – No. 61
Third baseman
Born: (1992-11-16) November 16, 1992 (age 22)
Corn Islands, Nicaragua
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Cheslor Cuthbert (born November 16, 1992) is a professional baseball third baseman in the Kansas City Royals organization.

Prior to the 2012 season, Baseball America rated Cuthbert the 84th best prospect in baseball.[10] He was added to the 40-man roster on November 20, 2013.[11]


Brett Eibner[edit]

Brett Eibner
Brett Eibner NWA Naturals.JPG
Eibner bats for the Northwest Arkansas Naturals
Kansas City Royals
Outfielder
Born: (1988-12-02) December 2, 1988 (age 25)
The Woodlands, Texas
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Brett Eibner (born December 2, 1988) is a minor league baseball outfielder for the Kansas City Royals organization.

Eibner helped The Woodlands High School win the 2006 5A state championship as a junior, with teammate Kyle Drabek. As a senior, Eibner was named 15-5A first-team all-district outfielder. Despite being drafted by the Houston Astros in the 4th round of the 2007 MLB June Amateur Draft, Eibner attended the University of Arkansas.

Eibner pitching for the Arkansas Razorbacks in 2009.

As a freshman, Eibner lead the team in RBI and had three game-winning hits. For his efforts, Eibner was named to Baseball America's Freshman All-American team in 2008.[12] The following season, Eibner was named SEC Pitcher of the Week for his complete-game one-hit shutout win against the #1 Georgia Bulldogs.[13] Eibner struggled significantly at the plate, with his average dropping to .231 and striking out 60 times. However, when the 2009 Arkansas Razorbacks baseball team reached the College World Series, Eibner hit "one of the most memorable home runs in program history" when he tied an elimination game vs Virginia in the top of the ninth with a two-run home run.[14] Eibner returned for his junior season with the Razorbacks, hitting .333 with 22 home runs. On the mound, Eibner went 3-5 in 58 innings for the Razorbacks in the regular season. In the 2010 Tempe, Arizona Super Regional, Eibner hit a game-tying home run with the Razorbacks down to their final strike, extending the game to extra innings where the Razorbacks lost in the 12th.[15] Following the 2010 season, Eibner became the fourth Razorback to be named both a freshman All-American and All-American, including teammate Zack Cox.[16] He was also a John Olerud Two-Way Player of the Year Award Semifinalist, Second Team All-SEC, and ABCA/Rawlings First Team All-South Region player.[17] When asked about returning to Northwest Arkansas with the Naturals, Eibner said "I think it’s going to be a great homecoming and I’m real excited. I hope to have a warm welcome from the fans there. I miss playing there and I can’t wait to do it".[12]

Roman Hernandez[edit]

Roman Hernandez
Kansas City Royals
Outfielder
Born: (1988-01-09) January 9, 1988 (age 26)
Matanzas, Cuba
Bats: Switch Throws: Right
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Hernandez and the second or maternal family name is Jorrin.

Roman Hernandez Jorrin (born 1987 or 1988) is a Cuban baseball outfielder in the Kansas City Royals organization.

Hernandez defected from Cuba.[18] He had a .299 batting average, .376 on-base percentage, .463 slugging percentage, eight home runs, 25 walks and 44 strikeouts for Matanzas in the 2009-10 Cuban National Series, his final season in Cuba. Hernandez signed a minor league contract with the Royals in February 2012 for a signing bonus of $550,000.[19]

John Lamb[edit]

John Lamb
Kansas City Royals – No. 38
Pitcher
Born: (1990-07-10) July 10, 1990 (age 24)
La Palma, California
Bats: Left Throws: Left

John Michael Lamb (born July 10, 1990) is a minor league baseball pitcher in the Kansas City Royals organization.

Lamb was drafted by the Royals in the 5th round of the 2008 Major League Baseball Draft out of Laguna Hills High School in Laguna Hills, California. In 2010, Lamb won the Paul Splittorff Award as the best minor league pitcher in the Royals' system. Prior to the 2011 season, Lamb was rated the 18th best prospect in baseball by Baseball America. He underwent Tommy John surgery to repair an ulnar collateral ligament in June 2011.[20] The Royals added him to their 40-man roster after the 2012 season.[21]

Lamb pitched for the Wilmington Blue Rocks of the Class A-Advanced Carolina League in 2013.[22] He joined the Omaha Storm Chasers of the Class AAA Pacific Coast League in 2014.[23]


Hassan Peña[edit]

Hassan Peña
Kansas City Royals
Pitcher
Born: (1985-03-25) March 25, 1985 (age 29)
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Hassan Peña (born March 25, 1985) is a right-handed pitcher for the Kansas City Royals.

In the Cuban National Series, Peña pitched for the Metropolitanos and the Industriales. He was kept off of the Cuban national baseball team because he had relatives in the United States, and it was feared that he might defect. As a result, he defected in 2005.[24]

After attending Palm Beach Community College, he was selected by the Washington Nationals in the 13th round of the 2006 amateur draft.[25]

Peña did not play in the Nationals' system in 2006. He spent the 2007 season with the Vermont Lake Monsters in the short-season New York-Penn League. In 13 starts, he pitched 59⅓ innings, compiling a win-loss record of 4–5 and an ERA of 4.25. In 2008 he pitched for the Potomac Nationals and the Hagerstown Suns, and in 2009 he pitched for the GCL Nationals and Hagerstown.

Sam Selman[edit]

Sam Selman
Kansas City Royals
Pitcher
Born: (1990-11-14) November 14, 1990 (age 24)
Austin, Texas
Bats: Right Throws: Left

Samuel Ayres Selman (born November 14, 1990) is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Kansas City Royals organization.

Selman was drafted by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the 14th round of the 2009 Major League Baseball Draft out of St. Andrew's Episcopal School in Austin, Texas. He did not sign and played college baseball at Vanderbilt University for the Commodores from 2010 to 2012.

Selman was drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the second round of the 2012 Major League Baseball Draft.[26] He signed with the Royals and made his professional debut with the Idaho Falls Chukars, recording a 2.09 earned run average (ERA) and 89 strikeouts in 60 13 innings. Selman played for the Wilmington Blue Rocks in 2013. In a game against the Potomac Nationals in August, Selman was removed after eight no-hit innings due to pitch count.[27] Selman started 2014 with the Double-A Northwest Arkansas Naturals and was promoted to the Triple-A Omaha Storm Chasers in August.[28]


Glenn Sparkman[edit]

Glenn Sparkman
Kansas City Royals
Pitcher
Born: (1992-05-11) May 11, 1992 (age 22)
Ganado, Texas
Bats: Switch Throws: Right

Glenn Michael Sparkman (born May 11, 1992) is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Kansas City Royals organization.

Sparkman was drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the 20th round of the 2013 Major League Baseball Draft out of Wharton County Junior College.[29] He made his professional debut that season with the Idaho Falls Chukars. In 2014 he played for Wilmington Blue Rocks.[30] After recording a 1.56 earned run average (ERA) he was named the Carolina League Pitcher of the Year.[31]

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Triple-A[edit]

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Double-A[edit]

Northwest Arkansas Naturals roster
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Catchers

  • 27 Micah Gibbs Injury icon 2.svg
  • 35 Juan Graterol
  • 21 Parker Morin

Infielders

  • 11 Cheslor Cuthbert *
  •  9 Yowill Espinal Injury icon 2.svg
  • 22 Angel Franco
  •  1 Whit Merrifield
  • 12 Jared Schlehuber
  • 26 Mark Threlkeld
  •  2 Justin Trapp

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Class A-Advanced[edit]

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  • 27 Miguel Almonte
  • 13 Kyle Bartsch
  • 19 Christian Binford
  • 26 Yender Caramo
  • 12 Jonathan Dziedzic
  • 40 Sean Manaea
  • 31 Matthew Murray
  • 43 Aroni Nina
  • 22 Mark Peterson
  • 34 Zeb Sneed
  • 29 Glenn Sparkman
  • 15 Daniel Stumpf
  • 38 John Walter
  • 23 Ali Williams

Catchers

  • 39 Zane Evans
  • 35 Cam Gallagher
  • 37 Beau Maggi

Infielders

Outfielders

  • 32 Johermyn Chavez
  • 24 Tyler Chism
  •  9 Terrance Gore
  • 14 Daniel Rockett
  • 16 Bubba Starling

Manager

  •  8 Darryl Kennedy

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Class A[edit]

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  • 30 Matt Alvarez
  • 14 Alex Black
  • 34 Andrew Edwards
  • 11 Austin Fairchild
  • 33 Luke Farrell
  • 24 Jake Junis
  • 31 Kevin McCarthy
  • 28 Cesar Ogando
  • 23 Kevin Perez
  • 25 Luis Rico
  • 27 Jose Miguel Rodriguez
  • 18 Luis Santos
  • 32 Matt Tenuta

Catchers

  •  7 Chad Johnson
  • 13 Frank Schwindel
  • 15 Jin-Ho Shin Injury icon 2.svg

Infielders

  • 22 Michael Antonio
  •  1 Humberto Arteaga
  • 16 Samir Duenez
  •  6 Carlos Garcia
  •  3 Mauricio Ramos
  •  2 Ramon Torres

Outfielders

  • 26 Alfredo Escalera-Maldonado
  • 19 Fred Ford
  • 12 Elier Hernandez
  • 40 Dominique Taylor

Manager

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Rookie[edit]

Burlington Royals roster
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Pitchers

  • 12 Torey Deshazier
  • 47 Cruz Guevara
  • -- Shane Halley
  • 43 Mike Jeffreys
  • 30 Sam Lewis
  • 28 Zach Lovvorn
  • 36 Andres Machado
  • 34 Jake Newberry
  • 55 Javier Reynoso
  • 41 Niklas Stephenson
  • -- Matthew Strahm

Catchers

  • 13 Pedro Gonzalez
  • 23 Luis Villegas

Infielders

  • -- Kevin Kuntz

Outfielders

  •  9 Jerrell Allen
  •  8 Desmond Henry
  • 24 Alex Newman

Manager

Coaches

  • 40 Carlos Martinez (pitching)
  • 17 Abraham O. Nunez (hitting)
  • 26 Charles Thomas (coach)


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Idaho Falls Chukars roster
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  • 12 Torey Deshazier
  • 13 Mariel Checo
  • 14 Emilio Ogando
  • 15 Eric Stout
  • 17 Shane Halley
  • 19 Sugar Ray Marimon #
  • 21 Jon Fitzsimmons
  • 22 Mike Jeffreys
  • 24 Javier Reynoso
  • 25 Eric Skoglund
  • 26 Matthew Strahm
  • 28 Zach Lovvorn
  • 29 Ashton Goudeau
  • 31 Bryan Brickhouse #
  • 33 Nick Green
  • 37 Cruz Guevara
  • 38 Sam Lewis
  • 40 Jake Newberry
  • 41 Brandon Thomas
  • 43 Brooks Pounders #
  • 44 Alberto Rodriguez
  • -- Joe Lopez ‡

Catchers

  •  3 Cesar Gonzalez
  •  9 Kyle Pollock
  • 20 Pedro Gonzalez

Infielders

  •  1 Wander Franco
  •  2 Jeckson Flores
  •  4 Luis Valenzuela
  •  6 Corey Toups
  • 18 Mike Hill
  • 27 Ryan O'Hearn
  • 38 Samir Duenez

Outfielders

  •  7 DonAndre Clark
  •  8 Desmond Henry
  • 16 Robert Pehl
  • 30 Brandon Downes
  • 32 Brawlun Gomez
  • 35 Brandon Thomasson

Manager

  • 11 Omar Ramirez

Coaches


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Arizona League Royals roster
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  • 33 Alex Black
  • 23 Chase Darhower
  • 47 Igor Feliz
  • 56 Pedro Fernandez
  • 53 Christian Flecha
  • 41 Hunter Haynes
  • 54 Carlos Herrera
  • 59 Carter Hope
  • -- Sean Manaea
  • 27 Luis Melgar
  • 40 Jairo Munoz
  • 14 Kevin Perez
  • 29 Ronny Rios
  • 36 Harol Rosario
  • 15 Dylan Sons
  • 80 Kenny Swab

Catchers

  • 34 Xavier Fernandez
  • 45 Cesar Gonzalez
  • 79 Luis Lara
  •  7 Eddy Melo

Infielders

  • 46 Ryan Dale
  •  9 Samir Duenez
  • 13 Brandon Dulin
  •  2 Jeckson Flores
  • 32 Wander Franco
  • 18 Alfredo Patino
  •  1 Luis Valenzuela

Outfielders

  • -- Santos Cabrera ‡
  • 17 Cristian Cano
  • 31 Amalani Fukofuka
  • 19 Brawlun Gomez
  • 26 Marsalis Holloway
  •  3 Riley King

Manager

  • Vacant

Coaches


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Dominican Summer League Royals roster
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  • 80 Wilson Acevedo
  • 30 Samuel Adames
  • 27 Reinaldo Cepin
  • 41 Aronny Cruz
  • 61 Frandy Diaz
  • 35 Felix Familia Injury icon 2.svg
  • 39 Gerson Garabito
  • 82 Ofreidy Gomez
  • 79 Arnaldo Hernandez
  • 54 Ismael Maldonado
  • 53 Yeison Mateo
  • 64 Miguel Medrano
  • 49 Cesar Melendez
  • 29 Yimauri Pena
  • 11 Starling Quinonez
  • 47 Junior Reyes
  • 46 Jorge Rodriguez
  • 88 Franco Terrero
  • 36 Jose Veras
  • 39 Alejandro Viloria §

Catchers

  • 26 Jesus Atencio
  • 32 Gustavo Tejeda
  •  3 Roberto Tovar

Infielders

  • 43 Offerman Collado
  •  2 Carlos Diaz
  • 16 Yorly Martinez
  •  1 Oliver Nunez
  • 14 Jose Torres
  •  6 Ariel Venegas

Outfielders

  • 21 Joel Arias
  • 31 Jose Caraballo
  • 18 Yeison Melo
  • 24 Jose Mogollon
  • 12 Alberto Saez
  •  7 Jose Sanchez
  • 22 Cornelio Valerio
  • 63 Jose Vital

Manager

  • -- Jose Gualdron

Coaches

  • -- Miguel Bernard (coach)
  • -- Onil Joseph (hitting)
  • -- Rafael Roque (pitching)


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References[edit]

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  8. ^ Royals prospect Orlando Calixte has been a hit since joining Class AA Northwest Arkansas
  9. ^ Royals prospect Calixte heating up for Naturals
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  29. ^ Ganado grad Sparkman picked by Royals in 20th round
  30. ^ Sparkman's starts turning heads
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