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|Games Played By Position|
|06/18/2013||Yasiel Puig, RF LAD||Jameson Taillon, SP PIT|
Kyle Zimmer, SP KC
|06/18/2013||Kyle Zimmer, SP KC|
Max Scherzer, SP DET
|Josh Rutledge, 2B COL|
Mat Latos, SP CIN
Chris Perez, RP CLE
|06/17/2013||Kyle Zimmer, SP KC|
Jordan Lyles, SP HOU
Miguel Sano, 3B MIN
|Dustin Pedroia, 2B BOS|
Ryan Roberts, 2B TB
Phil Hughes, SP NYY
|Kyle Zimmer going through a learning curve|
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(6/3/13) Royals starting pitcher prospect Kyle Zimmer, who was taken fifth overall in the 2012 draft, is 0-5 with a 5.54 ERA and 1.35 WHIP through 11 starts for Class A Wilmington. Royals assistant general manager J.J. Picollo told The Kansas City Star it's "a bit baffling at times" to watch Zimmer struggle because he continues to exhibit plus command.
The right-hander has struck out 65 batters and walked 22 in 52 innings.
"The grades are phenomenal on his pitches," Picollo said. "They’re all well above average. Anywhere from 60 to 80 (on an 20-80 scale) on his grades every night. As we start breaking down start by start, his pitch selection needs to get better. He’s just not going to be able to out-stuff hitters. He’s going through the learning process a little sooner than we expected. From a delivery standpoint and a stuff standpoint, it’s everything and then some. Right now, we have to be a little more patient than we anticipated. But that’s OK. I think in the end it will speed up (his development)."
|Kyle Zimmer has team-first attitude|
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(5/5/13) Royals starting pitcher prospect Kyle Zimmer remained winless through six starts for Class A Wilmington, despite allowing one run on two hits and three walks in 6 1/3 innings during his latest start Saturday. Zimmer struck out six batters, which is the fifth time this season he's managed at least five strikeouts.
Zimmer's had a few rough outings, which has resulted in a 4.03 ERA, but he has struck out 40 batters (tied for second in the Carolina League) in 29 innings and owns a .198 opponents' batting average. Zimmer is considered the Royals' second-best prospect by MLB.com.
"I don't really care about my stats individually as much as the team stats," Zimmer said, per MLB.com. "If I go out there and get a no-decision but the team wins, I could care less. As long as the team's getting 'W's,' it's what we're all trying to go out there and do."
|Zimmer undergoes minor procedure|
|by Al Melchior | Data Analyst|
(8/24/12) MLB.com reports that Royals pitching prospect Kyle Zimmer had surgery to remove loose bodies in his right elbow on Thursday. The loose bodies were discovered during a physical exam that took place around the time that the Royals drafted Zimmer back in June with the fifth overall pick. He is expected to need six-to-eight weeks to recover from the procedure. Zimmer had started six games at Class A Kane County and had gone 2-3 with a 2.43 ERA.
|One reason the Royals could justify trading away Jake Odorizzi and Mike Montgomery (along with Wil Myers) for major-league-ready starting pitching this offseason is because of how they used their first-round pick in the 2012 draft. They selected Kyle Zimmer fifth overall, making him the second pitcher drafted that year. Having begun his college career as a third baseman, Zimmer has a little catching up to do, but you wouldn't know it by his nine-start professional debut, when he issued 1.8 walks per nine innings while recording more than a strikeout per inning. Depending on how quickly he hones his craft, he could be an option for the Royals starting rotation as soon as 2015, perhaps getting a look late in 2014. He obviously doesn't have any value in single-season formats, but if you need a pitcher to stash for the long haul in a keeper league, Zimmer's ace potential makes him a worthy candidate. (Updated 1/8/13)|
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|6/19/13||@ CLE||7:05 pm||Justin Masterson|
|6/21/13||CHW||8:10 pm||Hector Santiago|
|6/22/13||CHW||2:10 pm||Jose Quintana|
|6/23/13||CHW||2:10 pm||Dylan Axelrod|
|6/25/13||ATL||8:10 pm||Kris Medlen|
|6/26/13||ATL||8:10 pm||Mike Minor|
|6/27/13||@ MIN||8:10 pm||Samuel Deduno|
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