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2018 Kansas City Royals Instructional League Roster



The Royals fall instructs roster features four prospects from their midseason Top 10, including Brady Singer, the organization's top overall prospect. 

MJ Melendez, Nick Pratto and Seuly Matias are also listed on the roster. So are two of the three players acquired in June's Kelvin Herrera trade, outfielder Blake Perkins and righty Yohanse Morel

The full team is below. 

# Pitchers (20) HT WT B/T DOB AGE HOMETOWN ACQUIRED 2018 CLUB
58 Abreu, Brian 6-2 194 R/R 6/3/99 19 San Francisco de Macoris, DR FA - 2016 DSL Royals 2
39 Alcantara, Adrian 6-1 178 R/R 8/29/99 19 Santo Domingo, DR FA - 2017 AZL Royals
45 Bryant, Noah 6-2 200 R/R 10/15/98 19 Bainbridge, GA 17th Round - 2018 AZL Royals
44 Frias, Adan 6-0 200 L/L 5/18/99 19 Arraijan, Panama FA - 2016 AZL Royals
59 Garcia, Heribert 6-0 190 R/R 10/2/99 18 Bolivar, VE FA - 2018 DSL Royals 1
43 Garcia, Yerelmy 6-2 180 R/R 11/5/95 22 Juan Baron, DR FA - 2015 Burlington
26 Haake, Zach 6-4 186 R/R 10/8/96 21 Breese, IL 6th Round - 2018 AZL Royals, Idaho Falls
57 Hernandez, Carlos 6-4 200 R/R 3/11/97 21 Guayana, VE FA - 2016 Lexington
50 Kaufman, Rylan 6-4 190 L/L 6/23/99 19 Friendswood, TX 12th Round - 2018 AZL Royals, Idaho Falls
73 Lara, Janser 6-0 170 R/R 8/10/96 22 San Cristobal, DR FA - 2016 Lexington, Burlington, AZL Royals
35 Luciano, Elvis 6-2 184 R/R 2/15/00 18 Boca Chica, DR Trade - 2018 Burlington
62 Maldonado, Ismael 6-4 170 R/R 9/28/95 22 San Cristobal, DR FA - 2012 Burlington, Idaho Falls
28 Morel, Yohanse 6-0 170 R/R 8/23/00 18 Samana, DR Trade - 2018 AZL Royals, DSL Nationals
62 Paulino, Anderson 6-2 200 R/R 9/12/98 19 Sabana Grande de Palenque, DR FA - 2017 DSL Royals 1
40 Singer, Brady 6-5 180 R/R 8/4/96 22 Eustis, FL 1st Round - 2018  
52 Van Buren, Malcolm 6-4 185 R/R 7/5/98 20 Goose Creek, SC 31st Round - 2016 Burlington
29 Wang, Chih 6-1 230 L/L 1/24/99 19 Taichung, Taiwan FA - 2017 AZL Royals
41 Webb, Nathan 6-2 215 R/R 8/20/97 21 Lee's Summit, MO 34th Round - 2016 Idaho Falls
32 Willis, Marlin 6-4 190 L/L 6/5/98 20 Decatur, GA 18th Round - 2017 Burlington
49 Zerpa, Angel 6-0 175 L/L 9/27/99 18 Anaco, VE FA - 2016 AZL Royals
# Catchers (6) HT WT B/T DOB AGE HOMETOWN ACQUIRED 2018 CLUB
13 Emodi, Michael 6-4 225 R/R 4/18/96 22 Omaha, NE 11th Round -2018 Burlington, AZL Royals
7 Fermin, Freddy 5-10 185 R/R 5/16/95 23 Puerto Ordaz, VEN FA - 2016 Burlington, Idaho Falls
11 Hancock, William 6-2 200 L/R 10/31/96 21 Little Rock, AR 31st Round - 2018 AZL Royals, Lexington
22 Melendez, MJ 6-1 185 L/R 11/29/98 19 Daytona Beach, FL 2nd Round - 2017 Lexington
8 Rivero, Sebastian 6-1 195 R/R 11/16/98 19 Mariara, VEN FA - 2015 Lexington
3 Vallot, Chase 6-0 215 R/R 8/21/96 22 Youngsville, LA 1st Round (C) - 2014 Wilmington, Idaho Falls
# Infielders (9) HT WT B/T DOB AGE HOMETOWN ACQUIRED 2018 CLUB
25 Carrasco, Dennicher 5-11 195 R/R 10/12/95 22 Santo Domingo, DR FA - 2015 Lexington
31 Eaton, Nathan 5-11 185 R/R 12/22/96 21 Chester, VA 21st Round - 2018 Idaho Falls
4 Garcia, Maikel 6-0 145 R/R 3/3/00 18 La Sabana, VE FA - 2016 AZL Royals
1 Guzman, Jeison 6-2 181 L/R 10/8/98 19 Santo Domingo, DR FA - 2015 Lexington, Burlington
9 James, Tyler 5-10 162 R/R 9/14/96 21 Slidell, LA 25th Round - 2017 Idaho Falls
6 Jaquez, Rubendy 5-11 174 S/R 2/13/99 19 Salcedo, DR FA - 2015 AZL Royals, Idaho Falls
23 Jones, Travis 6-4 210 R/R 9/29/95 22 Humble, TX 29th Round - 2017 Wilmington, Lexington
36 Marquez, Jose 6-0 175 S/R 10/7/97 20 Puerto La Cruz, VE FA - 2014 Burlington, Idaho Falls
18 Pratto, Nick 6-1 195 L/L 10/6/98 19 Huntington Beach, CA 1st Round - 2017 Lexington
# Outfielders (7) HT WT B/T DOB AGE HOMETOWN ACQUIRED 2018 CLUB
27 Cole, Eric 5-11 170 S/R 1/17/97 21 Southlake, TX 4th Round - 2018 Burlington
19 Hicklen, Brewer 6-2 208 R/R 2/9/96 22 Huntsville, AL 7th Round - 2017 Lexington, Wilmington
21 Isbel, Kyle 5-11 183 L/R 3/3/97 21 Fontana, CA 3rd Round - 2018 Lexington, Idaho Falls
15 Lueck, Jackson 6-1 170 S/R 2/19/97 21 Orlando, FL 8th Round - 2018 Wilmington, Lexington, AZL Royals
24 Matias, Seuly 6-3 204 R/R 9/4/98 20 Puerto Plata, DR FA - 2016 Lexington
17 Negret, Juan Carlos 6-1 190 R/R 6/19/99 19 La Habana, Cuba FA - 2018 Burlington
0 Perkins, Blake 6-1 165 S/R 9/10/96 22 Litchfield Park, AZ Trade - 2018 Wilmington, Potomac
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