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Beyond the Top 60

Ivor Hodgson

Because of the improved depth of the Royals' farm system, Royals Corner decided to expand this year's top prospect list to include the organization's best 60 prospects. However, even with that expansion, many deserving players were left off the list. Today we take a look at 14 players who, for various reasons, narrowly missed making this year's Top 60.

The Southpaws Ivor Hodgson was the Royals' 17th round pick in the 2007 draft, and after a rough 2007 debut with the AZ Royals, he was assigned to Idaho Falls last summer, where he was arguably the Chukars' best starting pitcher. He made 15 starts in 2008, compiling a 3.14 ERA with 67 strikeouts and 33 walks in 71.2 innings pitched. RC was in Orem on August 1 for what turned out to be Hodgson's...

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