Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Royals Pitchers

This morning, I found the following table in the Kansas City Star, showing all of the pitchers in camp:
48Jeremy AffeldtL-L6-422025No question, he's the closer
15Brian AndersonR-L6-119032Near lock for rotation but at back end
55Kevin Appier*R-R6-222037Long shot who must have great spring
59Brian BassR-R6-020023Just here for an intro to big leaguers
27Denny BautistaR-R6-518024Probably opens season at Omaha
72Jonah Bayliss*R-R6-221023Another prospect in his first camp
62Billy Buckner*R-R6-221021No chance for second-round pick in '04
50Ambiorix BurgosR-R6-322520Has big future … in the future
58Shawn CampR-R6-120029Versatility will keep him in bullpen mix
63Matt Campbell*L-L6-21702229th overall pick in '04 just here for look
21D.J. CarrascoR-R6-121527Time for him to show consistency
56Jaime CerdaL-L6-020026Only a terrible spring keeps him off club
64Byron Embry*R-R6-224028Six-year Indy League veteran has no shot
57Nate FieldR-R6-220529Bulldog reliever will get every chance
32Chris GeorgeL-L6-219525Likely to be elsewhere before opener
66Roberto Giron*R-R6-219529Great '04 numbers in Brewers' system
41Jimmy GobbleL-L6-320023Must show something to keep starting
23Zack GreinkeR-R6-217521No. 1 starter for foreseeable future
40Runelvys HernandezR-R6-125026Elbow sound, his comeback is key
67J.P. Howell*L-L6-017521No chance now but already on fast track
53Justin Huisman*R-R6-120025Needs great spring to climb into mix
68Ryan Jensen*R-R6-025029Ex-Giant will get chance at starting job
33Jose LimaR-R6-221032Lima time is a lock for the rotation
52Devon LoweryL-R6-119522A prospect that's a year or two away
54Mike MacDougalS-R6-418528Same old story: Consistency is key
43Leo NuñezR-R6-116021Ex-Pirates prospect is a year or so away
70Santiago Ramirez*R-R5-1121026Ex-Astros farm hand drawing raves
51Andy SiscoL-L6-1027022Rule 5 pick from Cubs will get long look
39Kyle SnyderS-R6-822027Shoulder healthy, stamina could be issue
71Steve Stemle*R-R6-420027Ex-Cards farm hand is a long shot
47Scott SullivanR-R6-320034Back pain troubling sidearm thrower
49Dennis TankersleyR-R6-221526Job uncertain, but he could stick
46Mike WoodR-R6-321024Could get caught in numbers crunch

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