2019 Royals Farm Report Mid-Season Prospect Rankings: 2-1
Daniel Lynch is close to unanimous top 100 prospect status. Baseball America currently has Lynch ranked at #84 overall, and MLB Pipeline currently has him at #70 overall. FanGraphs currently has Lynch right outside their top 120, but if Lynch hadn’t gotten hurt, and had been promoted to AA Northwest Arkansas like Jackson Kowar, I think he’d pretty unanimously be a top 100 prospect in baseball, and for good reason.
2019 Royals Farm Report Mid-Season Prospect Rankings: 6-3
#6: MJ Melendez, C
Age: 20 (November 29, 1998)
Birthplace: Daytona Beach, FL
Ht: 6′ 1″ Wt: 185
Acquired: 2017 MLB Draft
2019 stats (Wilmington): 275 PA, .172/.265/.328/.592, 5 HR, 18 2B, 2 3B, 5 SB, 104 K, 27 BB
On Monday, Gerson Garabito almost gave the Naturals a quality start. He pitched 5.2 innings allowing three runs on eight hits and two walks while striking out three. Garabito took the loss despite the strong start because the Naturals offense could only manage one run. Emilio Ogando and Franco Terrero combined to throw 3.1 scoreless innings in relief.