Every year, I publish a “Top Royals Prospects” list of some sort. In 2020, I did the “20 in 20” Prospects-to-Watch list. Last season, I started out with a “21 in 21”, but then eventually expanded the list to a Top-40 Royals Prospects list (which I discussed on the Royals Farm Report podcast). This year… Read More A Preview to the “Top 50 Royals Prospects” List (And Who Didn’t Make the Cut)
It’s been pretty rough for baseball fans when it comes to the hot stove season, mostly thanks to the owner’s lockout. Typically, December can be an intriguing month, due to the GM Winter Meetings as well as the Rule 5 Draft, which spurs a lot of action on the MLB hot stove. Unfortunately, the lockout… Read More Three Free Agent Pitchers Who Could Sign Minor League Deals with the Royals for 2022
The MLB lockout has been going strong this holiday season, and it is still hard to determine how long it will last and if it will affect Spring Training and/or the regular 162-game season. Of course, that hasn’t stopped the Royals, and other MLB teams, from trying to promote Spring Training games, even if a… Read More Can Edward Olivares and Emmanuel Rivera make an impact on the Royals roster next season?
One of the more overlooked stories from the 2021 season was the solid last month of play from 24-year-old left-handed pitcher Kris Bubic. While Bubic often goes under-the-radar when compared to other young Royals pitchers in the system (especially fellow 2018 draft picks Brady Singer, Daniel Lynch, and Jackson Kowar), he has actually made his… Read More What can the Royals expect from Kris Bubic after his strong finish to 2021?
As I have mentioned before on this blog, with it being December, I have reviewed and reflected on my 2021 “Top 40 Prospects Watch” from the previous year, and have already begun the process of formulating a new one, which will be a formal “Top 50 Prospects Watch.” (Now with more prospects!) In a previous… Read More “Falling” Royals Prospects from the 2021 Top 40 “Prospects Watch”
In the most recent Royals “mailbag” from December 15th, Alec Lewis of The Athletic suggested that a trade of Carlos Santana would make the most sense for the club, especially with Nick Pratto and MJ Melendez on the 40-man roster, and Vinnie Pasquantino rising up the system (and prospect lists) quickly. Furthermore, Max Rieper of… Read More Four Reasons Why Carlos Santana Will Be Back in Kansas City (“Bounce Back Royals” Series)
So as many of you know, I also am an avid fantasy baseball player and have contributed to Pitcher List, which is primarily a fantasy baseball website (I am writing again for Pitcher List, and hope to have an article out this week, which explains the long lull between posts). While I try not to… Read More Ranking the 10 best Royals players for Dynasty Fantasy Baseball
Right now, one of the biggest question marks for the Royals in 2022 is who will start in right field on Opening Day? The right field position was a revolving door for the Royals in 2021, and not necessarily in a positive way. Hunter Dozier led all Royals players in innings played in right field… Read More Kyle Isbel could be the Royals’ Akil Baddoo (if given the chance)
Typically, every winter, I create a “Royals Prospects to Watch” list on this blog. In 2020, it was the “20 in 20” Most Interesting Royals Prospects Watch. In 2021, it was the “21 in 21“, where I ranked the 21 most interesting prospect in the Royals farm system, but I ended up expanding that list… Read More “Rising” Royals prospects from the 2021 Top 40 “Prospects Watch”
If there is one thing I have learned about my eight-plus years living in Kansas City (and 10+ years living in the Midwest in general), it’s that Kansas City and St. Louis folks tend to butt heads, even though the chip is bigger on the shoulders of Kansas City natives than St. Louis ones. And… Read More Three ways the Royals and Cardinals are building similar teams for 2022 and beyond