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    Escobar was never in the Royals minor league system.

  • Paul Torlina

    True but he was obtained as a prospect in the trade for Greinke and was far from an established everyday MLB player when he was obtained by KC.  So, looking at it in that way and viewing him as a prospect in the Royals organization, he was included with all the others.  Cain was only there because of Cabrera and Frenchy and would have started in the OF last season if one of them were injured, traded, not performing, or not on the roster.  So you could make the case that Cain and Escobar were not Royals minor leaguers when obtained but that both were still “prospects.”

    It will be OK, though.  Doesn’t really have a whole lot of impact on what I wrote, does it?