Affiliate: Omaha Storm Chasers
League: International League
Born: 12/21/1993 (Age: 29)
B/T: Right / Right
Acquired: 2nd Rd., 2015 MLB First-Year Player Draft (KCR)
The rap has been the same on Staumont since he went pro in 2015: elite raw stuff with serious control and pitchability concerns. He already moved from the rotation to bullpen as a result of his issues throwing strikes, and while Staumont’s triple-digits fastball and power breaker immediately took to a relief role, he still waked nearly 16-percent of batters in Triple-A last season. His stuff fits a 9th inning profile but it’s unlikely Staumont develops the control to be trusted closing games. Realistically, he’s a setup option for the Royals that could surface in Kansas City at some point next year.