Take it away Alyson Footer:
Royals blogger extraordinaire, Ranny Jazayerli with Royals fan reaction:
D'Andre Toney may turn out to be nothing. But he crushed in rookie ball last year, and is toolsy. A bad trade got worse.— Rany Jazayerli (@jazayerli) June 10, 2012
Drafted in the 14th round of the 2011 MLB Draft Toney, 19, played in 43 games last year in Kansas City's rookie affiliate of the Arizona League. Toney split time between centerfield, 21 games, and left field, 20 games. In 173 plate appearances the right handed swinging Toney hit .340/.432/.587:
Kevin Chapman was a good enough piece to acquire for Humberto Quintero, currently hitting .262 wOBA, and Jason Bourgeois, currently playing at AAA, but now you throw in a young outfielder with that kind of showing in his professional debut and Jeff Luhnow should be arrested for highway robbery.
First Boston and now Kansas City, West coast General Managers might want to avoid picking up any phone number beginning with 713.