Full name is Miguel Emilio Almonte…resides in Santiago, Dominican Republic in the offseason.
Had five stints with Kansas City (May 5, May 21-29, July 1-4, July 14-17, Aug. 22), but made just two appearances, allowing three runs on five hits and two walks in 2.0 innings, with no strikeouts ... Went 1-1 with a 1.72 ERA (9 ER in 47.0 IP) in 16 appearances (nine starts) between Omaha (AAA) and Northwest Arkansas (AA) with 52 strikeouts (10.0 K/9) and just 13 walks (2.5 BB/9) ... Started the year at Northwest Arkansas, where he recorded a season-high nine strikeouts in 6.0 innings in his only win on May 1 at Tulsa ... Optioned to Omaha on May 29…recorded 16.0 scoreless innings over his next nine appearances through July 20- including a scoreless inning in the Majors on July 1 vs. Minnesota (Game 2) ... Placed on the 60-day DL on Aug. 22 with a right rotator cuff injury.
Spent the majority of the season with Omaha (AAA), going 3-7 with a 5.55 ERA (37 ER in 60.0 IP) in 21 appearances (12 starts)...Transferred to Northwest Arkansas (AA) on Aug. 1, posting a 2-1 record with a 7.31 ERA (13 ER in 16.0 IP) in 11 relief appearances...Struck out a season-high eight batters twice: April 28 in a 10-2 win vs. Oklahoma City (5.2 IP), and May 13 in a 7-1 win vs. Memphis (5.0 IP)...Started in 12 of his first 13 appearances, but was moved to the bullpen on July 3.
Split the season between Double-A Northwest Arkansas and Triple-A Omaha, before having his contract selected by the Royals on September 1...spent the final month of the year in the Major Leagues. ... Made his Major League debut on Sept. 1 against Detroit, allowing two runs in 1.0 inning of work. ... Finished the season with 8.2 innings and a 6.23 ERA, striking out 10 and allowing seven free passes, in nine appearances. ... Made 17 starts for Northwest Arkansas before being called up to Triple-A on July 15...in 28 total appearances, including 23 starts, he went 6-6 with a 4.51 ERA (52 ER in 103.2 IP), 96 strikeouts and 42 walks. ... Won four of his six May starts (4-1) with Northwest Arkansas, posting a 2.67 ERA...also had a 1.80 ERA in July, going 2-0 with Omaha.
Tied for 10th in the Carolina League in strikeouts and 14th in starts...entered the season ranked as the sixth-best prospect in the organization and the prospect with the "Best Changeup" by Baseball America.
Pitched a scoreless seventh inning for the World Team at the 2013 XM All-Star Futures Game at Citi Field. ... In 2013, ranked fifth in the South Atlantic League in strikeouts, seventh in ERA and tied for seventh in WHIP (1.16).