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Brandon Finnegan | Starting Pitcher

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (21) / 4/14/1993
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 185
Bats / Throws: Left / Left

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Royals optioned LHP Brandon Finnegan to Double-A Northwest Arkansas.
The Royals gave strong consideration to the idea of keeping Finnegan with the team as a weapon out of the bullpen but ultimately decided that his future is best served as a starter. He'll begin the year at Double-A Arkansas but could move up the chain quickly if he performs capably. Mar 22 - 8:36 PM

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The Royals will give Brandon Finnegan two more Cactus League appearances before they decide what his role for 2015 will be.

The club is weighing whether to use Finnegan as a reliever in the majors or as a starter in the minors. Ideally they'd let him continue to develop as a starter, but he can be an impact relief arm now and the Royals might decide they need him following Tim Collins' Tommy John surgery.
Mar 13 - 11:35 AM

Royals general manager Dayton Moore said Thursday that the club has yet to make a decision on Brandon Finnegan's role for the 2015 season.

Just a couple weeks ago, Moore indicated that Finnegan would develop in the minors as a starter. That could still be what the Royals end up doing, but the lefty being used in relief in the majors as he was down the stretch last season is apparently an option still being considered. "It's not a decision we have to make right now," Moore said. "We'll just have to see how it all plays out."
Mar 5 - 9:11 PM

Royals general manager Dayton Moore said Friday that the team plans to develop Brandon Finnegan as a starter.

Finnegan provided a boost to the club's bullpen late last season, but his future is in the rotation and it's clear the Royals plan to give him more seasoning in the minors. "We feel like it’s in his best interests and our best interests long term as an organization to develop him as a starter," Moore said. There's no room in the Royals' rotation at the moment, but it's certainly possible Finnegan could force his way into it at some point during the upcoming season.
Feb 20 - 11:54 AM

Brandon Finnegan (arm) notes that he's now feeling better after experiencing arm trouble early in the offseason.

The hard-throwing southpaw admitted, "I felt like I tore everything in my arm" when throwing this winter. While that's a shocking a troublesome admission, it's good to hear that he feels better and appears to be over the issue. The 21-year-old appeared in seven games for the Royals in September, allowing just one run (1.29 ERA) while posting a 10/1 K/BB ratio in seven innings.
Jan 30 - 9:29 PM

Royals purchased the contract of LHP Brandon Finnegan from Double-A Northwest Arkansas.

Finnegan was the 17th overall pick in this year's MLB Amateur Draft and skyrocketed through the Royals' minor league system, posting a 1.33 ERA and 26/4 K/BB ratio in 27 innings between High-A Wilmington and Double-A Northwest Arkansas. He'll be a weapon in the Kansas City bullpen.
Mon, Sep 1, 2014 02:01:00 PM

Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports that the Royals are "seriously considering" calling up prospect left-hander Brandon Finnegan in September.

Finnegan was selected No. 17 overall in June's First-Year Player Draft and owns a 1.46 ERA and 22/4 K/BB ratio in 24 2/3 innings over five starts and six relief appearances between High-A Wilmington and Double-A Northwest Arkansas. His reportedly feels good and his velocity is stable, so the 21-year-old could be a useful piece out of an already-dangerous Royals' bullpen in September.
Tue, Aug 26, 2014 04:01:00 PM

Royals signed first round pick LHP Brandon Finnegan.

Finnegan signed for the slot value of $2,200,600. The hard-throwing southpaw may eventually wind up in the bullpen due to his diminutive frame, but will be brought along as a starter initially.
Sat, Jun 28, 2014 11:16:00 AM

Royals took TCU left-hander Brandon Finnegan with 17th overall pick.

Finnegan isn't big at 5'11" and 185 pounds, but he can throw in the mid-90s and has a quality changeup. Because of his size and some past shoulder troubles, some think he'll wind up in the pen, and if the Royals want, they could get him to the majors in short order as a reliever. They'll almost certainly groom him as a starter, though.
Thu, Jun 5, 2014 08:52:00 PM

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