For the first time in almost thirty years, the Kansas City Royals were contending for a playoff spot deep into September in 2013.
Unfortunately for Kansas City, their efforts came up short, falling out of the race in the final few weeks of the season. However, one positive thing that has stayed consistent over the last decade with the Royals is their commitment to their farm system.
After the emergence of prospects Mike Moustakas and Eric Hosmer, the Royals have started to reap the benefits of growing talent in the farm system.
The good thing for Kansas City is that they are far from done with seeing the emergence of prospects to the majors. They have an abundance of prospects, a few of who are in Baseball America's Top 100 Prospects for 2014.
With that being said, let's take a look at the top five prospects for the Royals, ranked from fifth to first.