Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Royals' 1st Rd Pick Coming To Legends

AUGUST 13th, 2013-Hunter Dozier, the first round pick of the KC Royals this past June, has been promoted to Class A Lexington from Rookie-League Idaho Falls.

In preparation for his promotion, IF Nick Cuckovich has been sent down to Rookie-League Burlington in the Appalachian League.

Dozier, who had been playing shortstop for the Pioneer League Chukars, was batting .293 with 6 homers and 35 RBI in 47 games. He also has an astounding 22 doubles in that short span, a sign of burgeoning power.

With Raul Mondesi firmly entrenched at short for the Legends and 3B Mike Antonio on the 7-day DL (hand injury), Dozier will likely pick up games at third. New addition Ramon Torres, the 2011 Royals Dominican Summer League Player of The Year, has been covering the keystone and pairing well with Mondesi in shutting down the middle of the infield defensively.

With Dozier now on the Legends roster, Lexington boasts four of the top position player prospects in Kansas City's system (himself, Starling, Mondesi, Gore). Along with the best pitching staff in the South Atlantic League, Lexington (30-20; 2nd half of season) is likely to maintain their firm grasp on first place and win the Southern Division. 
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