Bob Dutton and The Kansas City Star have released their annual listing of the top 20 Royals prospects. After players such as Eric Hosmer and Mike Moustakas graduated last year's list it was time for someone new to takeover and 20-year old Wil Myers takes the honors. Myers battled through injuries during much of 2011 but has all the tools and potential to be a top-notch outfielder.
Rounding out the top three was pitcher Mike Montgomery and third basemen Cheslor Cuthbert. Cuthbert is a known commodity to those that follow the minor league system, but being just 18-years old he still may not be a household name to the general public. Currently playing third base, he may have one of the highest ceilings in the organization. His future could be at corner outfield.
You can view the full list by clicking on the link highlighted link above. We'll have more detailed discussion of the new rankings throughout the week. As always visit Royals Review for further discussion as well.