Royals announce 60 Man Roster for MLB restart


Sunday afternoon was the deadline for Major League Baseball teams to announce the 60 players that would come to their home city for the 2020 Major League Baseball season. For the Kansas City Royals, their list consists of familiar names and top prospects.

Out of the 60 players that will arrive in Kansas City on July 1, 17 of them are among the Royals top 30 prospects, according to MLB Pipeline. Notable absences include (#5) OF Erick Pena and (#9) RHP Jonathan Bowlan. 2019 draft pick INF Brady McConnell who is #15 on the prospect list, was also left off the list.

Notables that made the list of 60 include #1 Royals prospect Bobby Witt Jr. Witt will most likely not see any time on the big league roster this season, but without a minor league season, he will be kept with the team to continue working out and progressing. #2, #3 and #4 prospects Brady Singer, Daniel Lynch and Jackson Kowar will join the team in Kansas City.

Another notable on the team is Junction City’s Nick Heath, who is currently on the Royals 40 man roster and he’s base running prowess could land him a spot on the Opening Day 30 man roster. MLB rosters will start at 30, before going down to 28 and then eventually to the new standard 26 by the end of the season.

In total, 7 of the Top 10 Royals prospects will be a part of the 60 man squad. Below you can find the list view of the invitees. If they are a prospect, their team ranking will be in parentheses as well as their estimated time of arrival year.

Pitchers (32):

Chance Adams (acquired from Yankees)

Scott Barlow 

Scott Blewett

Kris Bubic (#6, 2021)

Austin Cox (#11, 2021)

Danny Duffy

Heath Fillmyer

Foster Griffin

Jesse Hahn

Tim Hill

Greg Holland (free agency)

Jakob Junis

Brad Keller

Ian Kennedy

Jackson Kowar (#4, 2020)

Jorge Lopez

Richard Lovelady

Daniel Lynch (#3, 2021)

Kevin McCarthy

Mike Montgomery

Jake Newberry

Randy Rosario (free agency)

Trevor Rosenthal (free agency)

Braden Shipley

Brady Singer (#2, 2020)

Glenn Sparkman

Gabe Speier

Josh Staumont (#29)

Daniel Tillo (#19, 2021)

Stephen Woods Jr. (Rule 5 Draft Pick from Rays)

Kyle Zimmer

Tyler Zuber (#28, 2020)


Catchers (6):

Nick Dini

Cam Gallagher

MJ Melendez (#13, 2022)

Salvador Perez

Sebastian Rivero

Meibrys Viloria


Infielders (11):

Humberto Arteaga

Maikel Franco (free agency)

Kelvin Gutierrez (#21)

Jeison Guzman (#17, 2022)

Nicky Lopez

Ryan McBroom

Adalberto Mondesi

Ryan O’Hearn

Nick Pratto (#12, 2021)

Matt Reynolds (free agency)

Bobby Witt Jr. (#1, 2022)


Outfielders (11):

Hunter Dozier

Alex Gordon

Nick Heath (#26, 2020)

Kyle Isbel (#7, 2021)

Khalil Lee (#8, 2020)

Seuly Matias (#14, 2022)

Erick Mejia

Whit Merrifield

Brett Phillips

Jorge Soler

Bubba Starling


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Mason Voth

Mason has been with KMAN since 2017 and does PxP for K-State baseball, high school sports and other various events, and also co-hosts The Game and hosts Scoreboard Saturday

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