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Jon Morosi of MLB.com reports the Royals are inviting lefty pitching prospect Asa Lacy to big league spring training.
Fellow top prospect Bobby Witt Jr. is receiving an invite as well. Lacy was the fourth overall pick from last year's draft. The 21-year-old was having a dominant campaign for Texas A&M before the season was shut down early due to COVID-19. Lacy's "stuff" is considered high-end. He just needs to work on the command.
Asa Lacy was added to the Royals’ alternate training site Tuesday.
Lacy was fourth overall pick on the 2020 MLB Draft and will begin his development at the Royals alternate site. He owned a 2.07 ERA, 1.01 WHIP and a 224:68 K:BB across 152 innings in his three-year college career at Texas Tech.
The Kansas City Royals have selected Texas A&M LHP Asa Lacy with the No. 4 overall pick in the 2020 MLB Draft.
Lacy is the second pitcher drafted in 2020, one selection after the Marlins took Max Meyer off the board. The 21-year-old out of Texas A&M was off to a roaring start this season, striking out 46 batters in 24 innings before the shutdown. Had the coronavirus pandemic not interfered his stock likely would've just kept rising. Lacy has the build of a starting pitcher. The only downside to his profile is inconsistent command and control, which could ultimately make him a reliever. Still, the Royals will likely give him every chance to become a frontline starter for their rotation.