Several Royals prospects are having scorching hot Augusts

August can be a weird time for Minor League Baseball players. Seasons are wrapping up, playoffs are set to begin, some prospects are in their first full season as a professional baseball player and some have been at it for 10 years. Some players wear down in the heat of August after a long season, some become rejuvenated. Well, the Royals have quite a few prospects that have been hotter than the weather they are playing in this month. Let’s take a look at how they’re doing:

  • Nathan Eaton, UT
    • .391/.424/.576/1.000, 1 HR, 8 2B, 3 3B, 6 BB, 24 K, 5 SB
    • Somehow, Eaton posted yet another month with an OPS well over .900. He’s 3/3 in that category in his short pro career.
  • Nick Pratto, 1B
    • .351/.429/.588/1.017, 4 HR, 7 2B, 2 3B, 12 BB, 30 K, 5 SB
  • Brewer Hicklen, OF
    • .409/.490/.750/1.250, 3 HR, 4 2B, 1 3B, 4 BB, 13 K, 8 SB
    • LOL, wut. Brewer Hicklen struggled quite a bit with High-A Wilmington and was sent back to Lexington after Seuly Matias went down to help Lexington reach the playoffs, but he is way too advanced for this level.
  • MJ Melendez, C
    • .300/.381/.567/.948, 4 HR, 8 2B, 2 3B, 12 BB, 32 K, 2 SB
    • Set the SAL record for HR in a season by teenage catchers
  • Emmanuel Rivera, 3B
    • .337/.392/.533/.925, 1 HR, 9 2B, 3 3B, 8 BB, 15 K, 2 SB
  • Samir Duenez, 1B
    • .326/.404/.543/.947, 4 HR, 6 2B, 1 3B, 14 BB, 17 K, 2 SB
  • Jecksson Flores, UT
    • .343/.381/.467/.847, 0 HR, 9 2B, 2 3B, 6 BB, 16 K, 10 SB
  • Xavier Fernandez, C
    • .347/.418/.490/.908, 1 HR, 2 2B, 1 3B, 5 BB, 3 K, 1 SB
  • Kelvin Gutierrez, 3B
    • .305/.389/.442/.831, 3 HR, 2 2B, 1 3B, 12 BB, 19 K, 3 SB
    • Having his best month since May and has been absolutely on fire for NWA
  • Alfredo Escalera, OF
    • .350/.406/.500/.906, 2 HR, 3 2B, 0 3B, 6 BB, 14 K, 0 SB
    • Whoa
  • Frank Schwindel, 1B/DH
    • .327/.368/.570/.939, 5 HR, 11 2B, 0 3B, 6 BB, 15 K, 0 SB
  • Donnie Dewees Jr., OF
    • .329/.384/.456/.839, 2 HR, 4 2B, 0 3B, 7 BB, 17 K, 4 SB

I’m sure I’m missing some guys, but these dudes are absolutely on fire in August.

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3 thoughts on “Several Royals prospects are having scorching hot Augusts

  1. KC has had far more players who are having improved season over last year than not. Eaton should have a chance to be MVP of Pioneer League. He is in the top 5 in many categories. I like that KC is playing him at different positions. Really good to see Melendez and Pratto finish well. For first full season and being teenagers, it is a long haul to the end of August.

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