Three Royals players who need to have strong AFL campaigns

I am taking a break from the “Royalty Awards” in this post in order to talk a little bit about the Arizona Fall League, which begins on Wednesday. Royals players will be playing on the Surprise Saguaros roster, which makes sense considering the Royals’ Spring Training complex is in Surprise. In addition to the Texas… Read More Three Royals players who need to have strong AFL campaigns

The success of the Royals’ farm system was one of the better stories in 2021

The Royals at the big league level were a mixed bag of sorts for Royals fans. Yes, the Royals are currently 71-85 heading into their final homestand of 2021, and are projected to win 74 games, according to Fangraphs Depth Charts projections. Honestly, that’s around where most realistic Royals fans had this club (i.e. the… Read More The success of the Royals’ farm system was one of the better stories in 2021

Four Royals on the 40-man roster who haven’t made the Majors yet (and what their future outlook is)

One of the drawbacks to this season is Major League Baseball limiting the active roster to 28 players in the final month of September rather than the full 40, which was the case pre-pandemic. The decision makes sense for a variety of reasons: having 28 guys in the clubhouse limits potential COVID spread, and due… Read More Four Royals on the 40-man roster who haven’t made the Majors yet (and what their future outlook is)

Three “non-prospect” position players to watch in the Royals system

In any club’s farm system, there is usually a mix of “prospects” and “non-prospects”. Prospects are the main reason why most casual baseball fans follow the Minor Leagues. These are the “future” everyday players of a Major League club, or valuable assets who could be dealt to acquire veteran talent via a trade. That being… Read More Three “non-prospect” position players to watch in the Royals system

The Royals went for a different approach in the draft…but will it pay off?

Dayton Moore and the Royals front office is known for “zigging” when others “zag”, and that has often been the case in the MLB Draft under Moore’s tenure. After going pretty safe and traditional in the early rounds in 2018, 2019, and 2020, Moore and the Royals went down a different path in this year’s… Read More The Royals went for a different approach in the draft…but will it pay off?

So what’s the status of Kyle Isbel? (And when will Royals fans see him again?)

Kyle Isbel was one of the Royals’ best stories this Spring in Surprise. After only playing in High-A ball in 2019, and spending the entire 2020 season at the Alternate Site in KCK, Isbel absolutely flourished in Cactus League play this past Spring. In 23 games and 50 plate appearances, Isbel posted a slash of… Read More So what’s the status of Kyle Isbel? (And when will Royals fans see him again?)

Analyzing Melendez, Cox, and Bowlan (Royals “21 in 21”)

MJ Melendez, Austin Cox, and Jonathan Bowlan are the No. 10, No.11, and No. 12 prospects in the Royals “21 in 21″ Prospect Watch. Today, the Royals dropped their new advertising slogan, “Together Royal”, which is a change from the “Always Royal” slogan they have used the past couple of years. #TogetherRoyal pic.twitter.com/bmIVAgHZIW — Kansas… Read More Analyzing Melendez, Cox, and Bowlan (Royals “21 in 21”)