Top pitching prospect adjusts to life in pro baseball

Kansas City Royals pitching prospect Ashe Russell talks about the journey that led to his selection in the 2015 MLB Draft

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Top pitching prospect adjusts to life in pro baseball

A panoramic view of Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. The Kansas City Royals have played in the World Series the last two seasons, losing to the San Francisco Giants in 2014 but defeating the New York Mets in 2015.

A panoramic view of Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. The Kansas City Royals have played in the World Series the last two seasons, losing to the San Francisco Giants in 2014 but defeating the New York Mets in 2015.

Courtesy of Bryce Edwards

A panoramic view of Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. The Kansas City Royals have played in the World Series the last two seasons, losing to the San Francisco Giants in 2014 but defeating the New York Mets in 2015.

Courtesy of Bryce Edwards

Courtesy of Bryce Edwards

A panoramic view of Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. The Kansas City Royals have played in the World Series the last two seasons, losing to the San Francisco Giants in 2014 but defeating the New York Mets in 2015.

Alan Ruiz, Reporter, Scottsdale Chronicle

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The 2016 MLB draft gets underway on Thursday, June 9. In advance of the big event, reporter Alan Ruiz sat down with one of the Kansas City Royals’ top prospects, right-handed pitcher Ashe Russell, to discuss what life is like in the defending World Series champions’ farm system.

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