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 27)
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 – No. 7
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, and in 2015.[7]

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

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

The Royals signed Cuthbert as an international free agent in 2009, for a $1.35 million signing bonus. He made his professional debut in 2010.[8] Prior to the 2012 season, Baseball America rated Cuthbert the 84th best prospect in baseball.[9] After the 2012 season, he played for the Nicaraguan national baseball team in the 2013 World Baseball Classic Qualifying Tournament.[10]

The Royals added Cuthbert to their 40-man roster on November 20, 2013.[11] Cuthbert began the 2014 season with the Northwest Arkansas Naturals of the Class AA Texas League. When the Royals promoted third baseman Hunter Dozier to the Naturals, Cuthbert began playing first base and second base.[12] He began the 2015 season with the Omaha Storm Chasers of the Class AAA Pacific Coast League.[13]


Brett Eibner[edit]

Brett Eibner
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Eibner bats for the Northwest Arkansas Naturals
Kansas City Royals
Outfielder
Born: (1988-12-02) December 2, 1988 (age 26)
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.[14] The following season, Eibner was named SEC Pitcher of the Week for his complete-game one-hit shutout win against the #1 Georgia Bulldogs.[15] 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.[16] 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.[17] Following the 2010 season, Eibner became the fourth Razorback to be named both a freshman All-American and All-American, including teammate Zack Cox.[18] 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.[19] 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".[14]


Foster Griffin[edit]

Foster Griffin
Kansas City Royals
Pitcher
Born: (1995-07-27) July 27, 1995 (age 19)
Orlando, Florida
Bats: Left Throws: Left

Foster Griffin (born July 27, 1995) is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Kansas City Royals organization.

Griffin was drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the first round of the 2014 Major League Baseball Draft out of The First Academy.[20][21][22] He signed on June 10.[23]


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.[24] The Royals added him to their 40-man roster after the 2012 season.[25]

Lamb pitched for the Wilmington Blue Rocks of the Class A-Advanced Carolina League in 2013.[26] He joined the Omaha Storm Chasers of the Class AAA Pacific Coast League in 2014.[27]


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.[28] 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.[29] Selman started 2014 with the Double-A Northwest Arkansas Naturals and was promoted to the Triple-A Omaha Storm Chasers in August.[30]


Glenn Sparkman[edit]

Glenn Sparkman
Kansas City Royals
Pitcher
Born: (1992-05-11) May 11, 1992 (age 23)
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.[31] He made his professional debut that season with the Idaho Falls Chukars. In 2014 he played for Wilmington Blue Rocks.[32] After recording a 1.56 earned run average (ERA) he was named the Carolina League Pitcher of the Year.[33]


Chase Vallot[edit]

Chase Vallot
Kansas City Royals
Catcher
Born: (1996-08-21) August 21, 1996 (age 18)
Youngsville, Louisiana
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Chase Vallot (born August 21, 1996) is an American professional baseball catcher in the Kansas City Royals organization.

Vallot attended St. Thomas More School in Lafayette, Louisiana. As a senior he hit .545 with 13 home runs and 60 runs batted in.[34] He won numerous awards that year including Louisiana's Gatorade Baseball Player of the Year and Farm Bureau-Louisiana Sports Writers Association Mr. Baseball.[35][36][37] He was also named the Louisville Slugger Player of the Year.[38] During his career he hit .456 with 25 home runs in 65 games.[39]

Vallot was drafted by the Kansas City Royals with the 40th overall pick in the 2014 Major League Baseball Draft.[40][41]


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Double-A[edit]

Northwest Arkansas Naturals roster
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Catchers

  • 19 Anderson De La Rosa
  • 36 Santiago Nessy

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  • 38 Jim Brower (pitching)
  •  4 Brandon Moore (hitting)


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Class A-Advanced[edit]

Wilmington Blue Rocks roster
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Pitchers

  • 30 Matt Alvarez
  • 26 Yender Caramo
  • 14 Estarlin Cordero
  • 47 Andrew Edwards
  • 31 Luke Farrell
  • 38 Nick Green
  • 24 Jake Junis
  • 19 Alec Mills
  • 27 Benino Pruneda
  • 32 Cody Reed
  • 28 Luis Rico
  • 25 Eric Skoglund
  • 15 Robinson Yambati

Catchers

  • 13 Zane Evans
  • 35 Cam Gallagher

Infielders

  •  6 Kenny Diekroeger
  • 11 Jack Lopez
  • 29 Mauricio Ramos
  • 43 Frank Schwindel
  • 22 Ramon Torres

Outfielders

  • 12 Logan Moon
  •  9 Robert Pehl
  •  4 Daniel Rockett
  • 16 Bubba Starling
  • 23 Dominique Taylor

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Class A[edit]

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  • 14 Evan Beal
  • 18 Torey Deshazier
  • 30 Pedro Fernandez
  • 28 Ashton Goudeau
  • 31 Zach Loworn
  • 15 Kevin McCarthy
  • 40 Jake Newberry
  • 29 Emilio Ogando
  • 34 Corey Ray
  •  1 Colin Rodgers
  • 26 Niklas Stephenson
  • 25 Matthew Strahm
  • 32 Matt Tenuta

Catchers

  •  7 Chad Johnson
  • 16 Kyle Pollock

Infielders

  • 23 Humberto Arteaga
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  •  8 Wander Franco
  •  6 Carlos Garcia
  • 11 Mike Hill
  • 22 Ryan O'Hearn
  •  2 Corey Toups

Outfielders

  •  9 Brandon Downes
  •  3 Samir Duenez
  • 21 Alfredo Escalera-Maldonado
  • 12 Elier Hernandez

Manager

  • 24 Omar Ramirez

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Advanced Rookie[edit]

Burlington Royals roster
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Pitchers

  • 36 Scott Blewett
  •  9 Enmanuel Camacho
  • 60 Chase Darhower
  • -- Todd Eaton
  • 17 Christian Flecha
  • 55 Foster Griffin
  • 12 Brennan Henry
  • 43 Carlos Herrera
  • 59 Carter Hope
  • 34 Andres Machado
  • 41 Yunior Marte
  • 47 Julio Pinto
  • 37 Eric Sandness
  • 49 Dylan Sons
  • 23 Ian Tompkins
  • 61 Cole Way

Catchers

  •  4 Xavier Fernandez
  •  7 Luis Lara
  •  8 Chase Vallot

Infielders

  • 27 Joshua Banuelos
  •  2 D. J. Burt
  • 13 Angelo Castellano
  • 63 Ryan Dale
  •  6 Jose Martinez
  • 38 Manny Olloque

Outfielders

  • 58 Leland Clemmons
  • 26 Brandon Dullin
  • 15 Amalani Fukofuka
  • 31 Riley King
  • -- Alex Newman

Manager

Coaches

  • -- Jesus Azuaje (hitting)
  • 40 Carlos Martinez (pitching)


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Idaho Falls Chukars roster
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Pitchers

  • -- Bryan Brickhouse
  • -- Igol Feliz
  • 37 Cruz Guevara
  • -- Tim Hill
  • 38 Sam Lewis
  • -- Joe Lopez ‡
  • 24 Javier Reynoso
  • 44 Alberto Rodriguez
  • 41 Brandon Thomas

Catchers

  • 20 Pedro Gonzalez

Infielders

  •  2 Jeckson Flores
  • 24 Marten Gasparini
  •  4 Luis Valenzuela

Outfielders

  •  7 DonAndre Clark
  • 32 Brawlun Gomez
  • -- Alexis Rivera
  • 35 Brandon Thomasson

Manager

  • Justin Gemoll

Coaches


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Rookie[edit]

Arizona League Royals roster
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  • None

Infielders

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  • None

Manager

  • -- Darryl Kennedy

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Foreign Rookie[edit]

Dominican Summer League Royals roster
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Pitchers

  • 30 Samuel Adames
  • 27 Reinaldo Cepin
  • 41 Aronny Cruz
  • 61 Frandy Diaz
  • 39 Gerson Garabito
  • 82 Ofreidy Gomez
  • 79 Arnaldo Hernandez
  • 54 Ismael Maldonado
  • 53 Yeison Mateo
  • 64 Miguel Medrano
  • 49 Cesar Melendez
  • 29 Yimauri Pena
  • 47 Junior Reyes
  • 46 Jorge Rodriguez
  • 88 Franco Terrero
  • 36 Jose Veras
  • 39 Alejandro Viloria ‡

Catchers

  • 26 Jesus Atencio
  • 32 Gustavo Tejeda
  • 14 Jose Torres
  •  3 Roberto Tovar
  • -- Meibrys Viloria

Infielders

  • 43 Offerman Collado
  •  2 Carlos Diaz
  • 16 Yorly Martinez
  •  1 Oliver Nunez

Outfielders

  • 21 Joel Arias
  • 31 Jose Caraballo
  • 18 Yeison Melo
  • 12 Alberto Saez
  •  7 Jose Sanchez
  • -- Cristhian Vasquez
  • 63 Jose Vital

Manager

  • -- Jose Gualdron

Coaches

  • -- Miguel Bernard (coach)
  • -- Sergio De Luna (coach)
  • -- Onil Joseph (coach)
  • -- Gustavo Martinez (pitching)


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