Jakob Junis’ resurgence and his impact on the Royals rotation

Jakob Junis continues to be one of the more fascinating stories on the Royals pitching staff. A 29th-round draft pick in 2011, Junis has made 93 career appearances (85 starts) and has pitched 488 total innings since debuting with the Royals in 2017. In all honesty, most 29th round picks tend to be organizational depth,… Read More Jakob Junis’ resurgence and his impact on the Royals rotation

Three early metrics that stick out from Royals relievers

It certainly may be tempting for Royals fans to be experiencing a rollercoaster of emotions to start the 2021 season. After looking good in the Rangers series, and splitting the Indians series, the Royals have lost back-to-back games, which included a 6-0 shutout to the Chicago White Sox on Thursday. For many Royals baseball fans,… Read More Three early metrics that stick out from Royals relievers

Will the Royals solve their problems against the White Sox in 2021?

The past couple of years have not been kind for the Kansas City Royals against the Chicago White Sox. A couple of years ago, a feud between the Royals and White Sox started to brew, mostly stemming from a spat between Brad Keller and White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson. Granted, the Royals ended up having… Read More Will the Royals solve their problems against the White Sox in 2021?

Analyzing some of the issues with the Royals’ starting pitchers after their first starts of 2021

In their first road game of the season, the Kansas City Royals spoiled Opening Day for Cleveland Indians fans, as the Royals won 3-0, mostly on the back of Danny Duffy, who started on Opening Day in Cleveland, ironically a year ago. Even though many have clamored for Duffy to make a transition to the… Read More Analyzing some of the issues with the Royals’ starting pitchers after their first starts of 2021

Is Carlos Hernandez ready to have a Josh Staumont-esque breakout?

One of the more underrated Royals Opening Day stories was Carlos Hernandez making the 26-man active roster, which apparently booted Ervin Santana from making the club on Opening Day (still no idea what his status is with the Royals): Hernandez was an interesting add, especially considering he did not “wow” Royals fans in Spring Training.… Read More Is Carlos Hernandez ready to have a Josh Staumont-esque breakout?

The Royals were the story of the Cactus League…now can it carry over?

Today marked the official end of the Spring Training campaign, and the Royals ended the season on a high note, as evidenced from the tweet below: Spring Training standings are of course, just that: Spring Training standings. While winning the Cactus League is a nice luxury to get excited about, it’s not necessarily a projection… Read More The Royals were the story of the Cactus League…now can it carry over?