Despite adding a pair of soon-to-be 32 year olds to the lineup, the Royals look to have a relatively young roster. The projected Opening Day lineup will average 27.4 years of age, and the rotation will average around 29 years of age if Yordano Ventura is the 5th starter, slightly higher if the 5th spot goes to Luke Hochevar or Wade Davis. However, most of the young regulars have a few years of service time in the major leagues, so the roster is not without experience. Because there is quite a bit of young talent already in Kansas City, and because the team aims to be in contention all year long, we're not likely to see a ton of rookies make appearances until September next season. Still, there are a few Royals' prospects who could have an impact on the big league club in 2014.
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