The Royals avoided the sweep on Sunday with a 15-7 blowout win over the San Diego Padres to bring their record to 52-77 for the year. The trouncing of former Royals draft pick Sean Manaea and the Padres bullpen (including former Brewers closer Josh Hader) is a cruel reminder of how this 2022 season has… Read More Four Royals on the 40-man Worth Paying Attention to This September
The first round of the MLB Draft begins tomorrow at 7 p.m., with the Royals owning the No. 9 pick in this year’s draft. It will be the only pick for the Royals tomorrow evening, as they traded away their competitive balance round pick (35th overall) to the Atlanta Braves in a deal that netted… Read More “Reporter Jottings”: Preparing for What the Royals Will Do in the MLB Draft
With the MLB Draft coming up on July 17th, and the Royals currently 29-49 after blowing a three-run lead in the late innings to the Houston Astros on the Fourth of July, it is understandable that most hardcore Royals fans are looking toward the future. That includes identifying which prospects in the Royals Minor League… Read More Three Royals Prospects Who Are Getting Overlooked (And Shouldn’t Be)
If there’s one Royals prospect who’s been tough to figure out in the Royals system it’s been utility player Nate Eaton, who is currently in Triple-A Omaha. Eaton is currently the 29th-rated prospect in the Royals system, according to MLB Pipeline. A 21st-round pick in the 2018 draft out of the Virginia Military Institute, Eaton… Read More Does Nate Eaton Have a Future with the Royals?
On Monday morning, KC Star Royals beat writer Lynn Worthy published this story about a conversation he had with Royals general manager JJ Picollo about the status of first base prospects Vinnie Pasquantino and Nick Pratto, who are the 4th and 2nd-best prospects in the Royals system, according to MLB Pipeline. The story has generated… Read More The Royals Harp Patience With Pasquantino and Pratto…But Why?
We have finally reached the end of the 2022 “Royals Top 50 Prospects” rankings, as I reveal the final five prospects in the Top 50, which makes up this last tier. For those who have missed out on these rankings (or just stumbled upon this blog recently), here are the previous eight tiers of Royals… Read More Looking at the Tier Nine Prospects (The “Royals Top 50 Prospects” Rankings)
This year’s “Royals Top 50 Prospects” rankings are coming to a close, as we come to our second-to-last tier of rankings and writeups. If you missed them, you can find the previous seven tiers in the hyperlinks below: Tier One (No. 1-No. 5) Tier Two (No. 6-No. 11) Tier Three (No. 12-No. 17) Tier Four… Read More Looking at the Tier Eight Prospects (The “Royals Top 50 Prospects” Rankings)
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)
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)
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)