Originally Posted by HometownHero
2011 Royals Top-10 prospects as MLB Top System and where they are now.
1. Eric Hosmer, 1b
MLB with KC .729 OPS
2. Wil Myers, c
TRADED and in AAA still has big hype
3. Mike Moustakas, 3b
MLB with KC .690 OPS
4. John Lamb, lhp
18th overall prospect to TJ with poor performance, now in Hi-A ball trying to work his way back, no longer in their Top-10 list.
5. Mike Montgomery, lhp
TRADED 19th overall prospect to no longer Top-10 organizational prospect ERA of 5.32 and 6.07 the last two years.
6. Christian Colon, ss
From 51st overall to stalled in the minors currently at AAA no longer a Top-10 prospect.
7. Danny Duffy, lhp
MLB with KC but injured with TJ, 6-10 with a 5.28 ERA in 26 career starts
8. Chris Dwyer, lhp
83rd best prospect to 5.60 and 5.89 the last two years stuck in AAA no longer Top-10
9. Aaron Crow, rhp
Failed SP turned All-Star set up man
10. Brett Eibner, of
In AA no longer a Top-10 organizational prospect and currently 0-for-20 to start the year and a .197 MiLB hitter with more K's than he has hits, Runs and SB combined as a CF, doubtful he will pull the Pete Kozma.
This should give you a good example why you can't count on all these guys to be in the same uniform or to pan out, and even if the make it expect them to preform right away at a high level or to be in the same projected roles.
How could you even bring yourself to make this comparison? They are the Royals. They suck. Always. The top three though still have plenty of time to good develop into very very good players. Because the royals have been awful for over 20 years now do you think it just might be because they a very poor player development department? No, of course you didn't.
Since we are on the topic though, lets talk about the reds. How are they going to replace Phillips in a couple of years? Didi is gone. How will they replace ludwick? How will they replace Choo? How are they going to pay for Bruce, Bailey, Latos, and Cueto? How will they replace Arroyo? Do you see how this could be done for every single MLB team with the exception of maybe the Astros?