DPL alumni Raul Adalberto Mondesi ranks 2 among other Dominican Prospects in a loaded KC system

KC Royals Top 10 Prospects by Jason Parks Baseball Prospectus The Top Ten RHP Yordano Ventura SS Raul Mondesi RHP Kyle Zimmer RHP Miguel Almonte LHP Sean Manaea SS Hunter Dozier RF Jorge Bonifacio CF Bubba Starling RHP Jason Adam SS Orlando Calixte KC Royals 1. Yordano Ventura Position: RHP, DOB: 06/03/1991, Height/Weight: 5’11” 180 lbs, Bats/Throws: R/R Drafted/Acquired: International free agent, 2008, Dominican Republic Previous Ranking: #5 (Org), #62 (Top 101) 2013 Stats: 3.52 ERA (15.1 IP, 13 H, 11 K, 6 BB) at major-league level, 3.74 ERA (77 IP, 80 H, 81 K, 33 BB) at Triple-A Omaha, 2.34 ERA (57.2 IP, 39 H, 74 K, 20 BB) at Double-A Northwest Arkansas The Tools: 8 FB; 6+ CB; 6+ potential CH  What Happened in 2013: Ventura logged a career high in innings pitched—spanning three levels—and concluded his impressive run with three starts in the majors.… Read More

ROYALS All-Stars from Dominican Republic

Yordano Ventura breezes through Minors en route to bigs By Robert Emrich / MiLB.com 11/07/2013 10:00 AM ET   Though the Royals as an organization finished with fourth-worst record in the Minor Leagues, there were quite a few positive steps forward for the club. One of the keys to success was the pitching, as three of the Royals’ affiliates ranked in the Top 3 of their league’s ERA. Hurlers such as Yordano Ventura, Kyle Zimmer, Sam Selman and Miguel Almonte — all among the Royals’ Top 20 prospects — played a large part in that. Even after trading top prospects Wil Myers and Jake Odorizzi to Tampa Bay last winter, Kansas City still has a bright future ahead of it. Right-handed Starting Pitcher — Yordano Ventura, Northwest Arkansas (11 games), Omaha (15 games), Kansas City (three games): After putting himself on the map in 2012, Ventura took the Minors by storm in 2013, racking up 155 strikeouts in 134 2/3 innings while making the jump to Triple-A and eventually the Majors.… Read More