It hasn’t been an easy year for new pitching coach Brian Sweeney and his team so far in 2023. After a solid, though unspectacular first couple of weeks of the season, things have gone south quickly for the Royals’ pitching staff. Not only did Kris Bubic go down with an injury that required Tommy John,… Read More What Can the Royals Expect from Jackson Kowar (and the Group of Arms in Omaha)?
The Royals fell to 3-8 for the season last night after a historic night by Andrew Heaney that resulted in the Rangers starter striking out nine batters in a row at Globe Life Field. Safe to say, it wasn’t exactly a night to remember for Royals fans, with the exception of a position pitcher performance… Read More Three Players in Omaha Whom the Royals Could Call On Soon
I have gotten behind on these posts with the start of Spring Training, as I haven’t written a “Top 50” Tier post since early February. Thus, I am going to abbreviate these posts a little bit in order to ensure that they get done before the start of the Minor League season in April. Here’s… Read More Examining the Tier Five Prospects (Royals 2023 “Top 50 Prospects to Watch” Rankings)
It’s been a while since I’ve touched base on the Top 50 Royals’ “Prospects to Watch” for the upcoming 2023 season. With Spring Training games starting soon, I figured it would be good to catch up on these prospect posts, especially since it appears that the Royals’ “hot stove” season may be done after Kansas… Read More Examining the Tier Four Prospects (Royals 2023 “Top 50 Prospects to Watch” Rankings)
We have covered the Top 12 Royals prospects to watch in 2023 in my Tier One (1st through 6th) and Tier Two (7th through 12th) posts. I figured with the slow Royals news day*, it would be a good time to look at the Tier Three prospects, which include the 13th through 17th-ranked prospects in… Read More Examining the Tier Three Prospects (Royals 2023 “Top 50 Prospects to Watch” Rankings)
On Friday, the Royals announced their 2023 International Signing class, which included 30 signings, a new Royals franchise record (surpassing last year’s record). While there was plenty to find fault with in Dayton Moore’s tenure as Royals GM/President, his investment in international scouting and development certainly wasn’t one of those issues. Since Moore took over… Read More A Look at the 2023 International Signing Class and Four Royals International Prospects Who Could Bounce Back
I have already released my first analysis post of the “Top 50 Prospects to Watch” rankings, as I looked at the Tier One prospects in the Royals system (which included the No. 1 through No. 6 prospects). As one noticed in the post, no pitchers were included in the Tier One rankings. That is a… Read More Looking at the Tier Two Prospects (Royals 2023 “Top 50 Prospects to Watch” Rankings)
It is easy to forget about the catching position in Kansas City, especially since Salvador Perez has been firmly entrenched behind the plate for the Royals since the 2012 season. After all, Salvy signed a four-year extension prior to the 2021 season, and he has been the face of the Royals’ franchise ever since popular… Read More Are Royals Fans Sleeping on Catcher Freddy Fermin?
With the beginning of the new year, I figured it would be a good opportunity to begin the “Top 50 Prospects to Watch” writeups, starting with our Tier One prospects. Remember, just as a disclaimer, my rankings are a bit different than most “prospect rankings” from prospect experts or Royals fans. Instead of just ranking… Read More Looking at the Tier One Prospects (Royals 2023 “Top 50 Prospects to Watch” Rankings)
With the new year on its way, I feel it is time to unveil my new Royals Top 50 prospect list for the upcoming 2023 season. After taking some time to review and adjust, my Top 50 “Royals Prospects to Watch” list is ready to be unveiled for the upcoming year, with blog posts to… Read More Royals Prospect Chatter: Review of the ’22 Top 50 and a State of the Farm System