22-Year-Old Pitcher – Kansas City Royals
2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
Despite lackluster stints with Double-A and Triple-A, Almonte was nevertheless rewarded with a promotion to the big league bullpen in September. He gave up six runs and issued seven walks in 8.2 innin...
Almonte (0-1) gave up a game-winning home run in the 11th inning of a 6-5 loss to the Tigers on Saturday. He also walked a batter and struck out two in his one inning of work.
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Kansas City Royals Roster
MajorsAlexander, Scott (P)
AAABlewett, Scott (P)
AABianucci, Michael (OF)
A+Chavez, Johermyn (OF)
AAntonio, Mike (SS)
RookieAracena, Ricky (SS)
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Almonte's 2014 campaign started out fast, as the 20-year-old was able to fan 21 batters in 20.2 innings over his first four starts at High-A Wilmington. However, the Royals' aggressive approach with his development may have came back to haunt them, as the pitching prospect ran into troubles with elbow tenderness in June. After returning, he allowed 12 earned runs over his next 19.1 innings, and finished the season with a 4.49 ERA. Kansas City may choose to pump the brakes a bit on his development and have him start the season at High-A Wilmington again, but if he's able to avoid the injury bug and pitch well, he could conceivably be with Northwest Arkansas by the end of the season. Almonte's strikeout ability and high ceiling make him an intriguing player to own in keeper formats, though he likely won't see MLB time for another season or two.
While a move to full-season ball in 2013 seemed to be a bit of an aggressive approach, the 20-year old Almonte proved his mettle by throwing 130.2 innings while maintaining a solid 3.67 K/BB. He posted an ERA just above 5.00 during his first month at Low-A Lexington but settled down to the point where he never saw his ERA rise above 3.30 for any other month, finishing the season with a 3.10 ERA and an even more impressive 2.76 FIP. The Royals like what they've seen so far -- especially the 9.1 K/9 last year -- so expect them to continue to be aggressive with his development and start him off at High-A Wilmington in 2014.