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Yesterday's Top Minor League Performances
2007 Kansas City Royals Top 10 Prospects
Compiled by J.P. Schwartz
2007 Season First Quarter Ranking Update 5-20-2007
#1 Alex Gordon -- Preseason Rank: 1
(MLB) 41G .177, 5(2B), 1(3B), 2HR, 5RBI, 15BB, 43K, 4SB

#2 Billy Butler -- Preseason Rank: 3
(MLB) 10G .243, 2(2B), 4RBI, 1BB, 7K
(AAA) 29G .340, 6(2B), 8HR, 25RBI, 24BB, 13K, 1SB


#3 Luke Hochevar -- Preseason Rank: 2
(AA) 2-4, 5.44ERA, 48IP, 16BB, 55K, .286BAA

#4 Joakim Soria -- Preseason Rank: NR
(MLB) 1-2, 9SV, 3.74ERA, 21.2IP, 11BB, 24K, .247BAA

#5 Carlos Rosa -- Preseason Rank: NR
(AA) 2-1, 2.83ERA, 28.2IP, 9BB, 14K, .250BAA
(High-A) 2-1, 0.39ERA, 23IP, 3BB, 15K, .209BAA


#6 Tyler Lumsden -- Preseason Rank: 4
(AAA) 2-3, 6.06ERA, 35.2IP, 20BB, 25K, .278BAA

#7 Julio Pimentel -- Preseason Rank: NR
(High-A) 3-0, 1.93ERA, 42IP, 10BB, 18K, .229BAA

#8 Chris Lubanski -- Preseason Rank: 5
(AA) 43G .301, 9(2B), 3(3B), 6HR, 24RBI, 22BB, 22K, 2SB

#9 Rowdy Hardy -- Preseason Rank: NR
(High-A) 4-0, 1.02ERA, 44.1IP, 4BB, 25K, .220BAA

#10 Brian Bannister -- Preseason Rank: NR
(MLB) 0-2, 4.39ERA, 26.2IP, 10BB, 14K, .257BAA
(AAA) 1-1, 2.61ERA, 20.2IP, 4BB, 14K, .213BAA


OFF LIST:
Justin Huber -- Preseason Rank: 6
(AAA) 24G .261, 2(2B), 1(3B), 4HR, 21RBI, 8BB, 16K

Luis Cota -- Preseason Rank: 7
Has Not Played In 2007

Blake Wood -- Preseason Rank: 8
Has Not Played In 2007

Jeff Bianchi -- Preseason Rank: 9
(Low-A) 13G .226, 3(2B), 6RBI, 3BB, 15K, 1SB

Billy Buckner -- Preseason Rank: 10
(AAA) 4-0, 4.02ERA, 15.2IP, 6BB, 17K, .232BAA
(AA) 1-3, 4.66ERA, 19.1IP, 6BB, 13K, .253BAA


Preseason Rankings

NOTE - Each player CANNOT have pitched more than 50 innings, nor had more than 130 ABs in the Majors in a single season
#1. Alex Gordon (23) Third Base
Wichita (AA) 130 Games .325 29HR 101RBI

#2. Luke Hochevar (23) Pitcher
Burlington (Low-A) 15.1IP 0-1 1.17ERA 16K

#3. Billy Butler (20) Outfield
Wichita (AA) 99 Games .331 15HR 96RBI

#4. Tyler Lumsden (23) Pitcher
Wichita (AA) 35.1IP 2-1 3.06ERA 24K
Birmingham (AA) 123.2IP 9-4 2.69ERA 72K

#5. Chris Lubanski (22) Outfield
Wichita (AA) 137 Games .282 15HR 70RBI

#6. Justin Huber (24) First Base
Kansas City (MLB) 5 Games .200 0HR 1RBI
Omaha (AAA) 100 Games .278 15HR 44RBI


#7. Luis Cota (21) Pitcher
High Desert (High-A) 132IP 5-11 7.09ERA 126K

#8. Blake Wood (21) Pitcher
Idaho Falls (Rk) 52IP 3-1 4.50ERA 46K

#9. Jeff Bianchi (20) Shortstop
AZL Royals (Rk) 12 Games .429 2HR 6RBI

#10. Billy Buckner (23) Pitcher
Wichita (AA) 75.2IP 5-3 4.64ERA
High Desert (High-A) 90IP 7-1 3.90ERA 85K

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