When it comes to projection in this part of the “rankings”, the last few tiers are certainly going to contain a lot of “high risk” talents in the Royals system. I think it is always tough for analysts/writers/fans when one gets to the lower half of any prospect rankings for any club. It really comes… Read More Looking at the Tier Seven Prospects (The “Royals Top 50 Prospects” Rankings)
I plan on getting to the Tier Seven prospect rankings either Thursday or Friday, as I am a bit beat after a long week (even though it’s Wednesday) to really dive into a really interesting group of prospects in the “Royals Top 50” Prospect Rankings list (Tier Seven mostly consists of international prospects). Instead, I… Read More “Reporter Jottings”: Royals add another reliever; International Signings Announcement; Hall of Fame Thoughts
Today is a big one for Whit Merrifield, the Royals’ biggest “franchise” player currently on the roster, beyond Salvador Perez. The two-time All-Star turned 33-years-old on Monday, which was celebrated by his agency team on Twitter: A 9th round pick by the Royals in the 2010 draft out of the University of South Carolina, Whit… Read More Will the Royals Keep Whit Merrifield Around After 2022?
The “Top 50 Prospects” rankings are reaching their tail end, as I will be taking a look at the No. 27-34 prospects in the Royals farm system in this post. For those who have missed it, here’s a list of the previous five tiers and their respective posts: Tier One (No. 1-No. 5) Tier Two… Read More Looking at the Tier Six Prospects (The “Royals Top 50 Prospects” Rankings)
Without a doubt, there may not be a prospect in Kansas City Royals history who has been as hyped as infielder Bobby Witt, Jr. Sure, Alex Gordon was once the No. 2 ranked prospect according to Baseball America in 2007 and projected to be the heir-apparent to George Brett at third base (Gordo eventually found… Read More What Obstacles Could Bobby Witt Jr. Encounter in His First Season with the Royals?
We’re now onto Tier Five of the “Top 50 Royals Prospects” Rankings, which means that we’re over halfway done with these profiles before the full list is revealed. If you missed them, you can check out the first four Tier lists below: Tier One (No. 1-No. 5) Tier Two (No. 6-No. 11) Tier Three (No.… Read More Looking at the Tier Five Prospects (The “Top 50 Royals Prospects” Rankings)
With the current lockout going on, it’s been a dead “hot stove” season, much to the dismay of hardcore Royals and baseball fans like myself. While teams have still been able to make Minor League transactions (the Royals made such a move by signing reliever Arodys Vizcaino to a Minor League contract), the tension between… Read More Three Royals Veterans Who Could Likely Be Traded in 2022
We’re getting back to the “Top 50 Royals Prospects” Rankings today, and in this post, I will take a look at the Tier Four prospects, which includes the No. 18-21 ranked prospects in the Royals system, according to my rankings. For those who have missed the earlier posts, my other prospect rankings for the 2022… Read More Looking at the Tier Four Prospects (The “Top 50 Royals Prospects” Rankings)
As is the case with anyone in education, these past two couple of weeks at school have been an absolute challenge. Thus, it’s been difficult for me to even get on Twitter, let alone sit down and write a post for either Pitcher List or this blog. With the long weekend coming up, I hope… Read More “Reporter Jottings”: Royals sign Vizcaino; Royals ZiPS Projections; COVID Testing at Kauffman
I have done Tier One and Tier Two prospects already on this blog, as I slowly reveal my “Top 50 Royals Prospects” rankings for the upcoming 2022 season. In this post, I take a look at the Tier Three prospects, which consists of Royals prospects ranked No. 12 through No. 17. What is a “Tier… Read More Looking at the Tier Three Prospects (The “Top 50 Royals Prospects” Rankings)