In this final part of the “Royalty Awards”, I take a look at which three players could have the most impact for the Royals in the 2022 season. While the Royals’ upcoming season won’t be “made” or “broken” by just one or two players, it is safe to say that the Royals will need some… Read More Nick Pratto’s outlook could make waves in the Royals organization (“Royalty Awards” Most Key Player for 2022)
In part one of the “Royalty Awards”, I took a look at the Royals’ “Most Important” player, which unsurprisingly went to Salvador Perez (with Nicky Lopez finishing second, and Scott Barlow finishing third). In part two, I take a look at the “Most Unexpected” story from the 2021 season, which includes positive unexpected developments, as… Read More Future Royals Ace…Carlos Hernandez? (“Royalty Awards” Most Unexpected Story)
The Royals season is officially over, as they finished 74-88, slightly above most preseason projections. As another playoff season continues without the Kansas City Royals, I decided that it would be good to wrap up the 2021 Royals campaign with a five-part series of posts where I give out certain “awards” from this past season.… Read More Forget WAR; Salvy Saved the Royals this Year (“Royalty Awards” Most Important Player)
On most games this season, Kauffman Stadium would be nearly empty with the Royals down 7-3 in the bottom of the ninth against the AL Central division cellar dweller Minnesota Twins. And yet, the tension among Royals fans in the stadium was high, mostly due to the fact that Salvador Perez was due fourth to… Read More ‘Salvy on Deck’: Quick Reflections on the Royals Last Game at the K in 2021
After getting blown out on Saturday evening, the Kansas City Royals bounced back to win 5-3 in the series finale against the Minnesota Twins, which not only earned them a series win, but a winning record over the seven-game road trip which took place in Minneapolis and Baltimore. The Royals go into the off-day on… Read More Three takeaways from the Royals’ recent road trip in Baltimore and Minnesota
It’s mid-August which means school is starting back up, and thus, my ability to write has been somewhat stymied as I prepare for the return of students to the school building. So instead of an in-depth post, I am just going to jot down a few notes (i.e. “jottings”) about some brief thoughts regarding the… Read More “Reporter Jottings”: The Beat of KC; Hernandez; and Singer’s Return
It was not an easy series for Salvador Perez in New York, as the Royals’ 31-year-old franchise catcher went 1-for-11 in the three game slate against the Yankees. Salvy has been a revelation this year, as he is currently posting a .284/.314/.526 slash in 299 plate appearances, which includes a team-leading 18 home runs. Furthermore,… Read More Do the Royals need to look out for the long-term health of Salvador Perez?
The Royals go into a tough stretch at the end of June, as they began a road trip where they have to face the Yankees, Rangers, and Red Sox. Considering the Royals have a losing record and are currently in third place in the American League Central, one could consider this trip a critical one… Read More Three early Royals takeaways from the start of this late June road trip
It hasn’t been an easy 2021 for either Adalberto Mondesi or Kansas City Royals fans, especially those who had such high hopes for Mondesi as he entered his sixth season at the Major League level. Mondesi has already had multiple stints on the 10-day IL, and when he returned after his latest stint, there was… Read More Adalberto Mondesi, Nicky Lopez, and the importance of building the Royals’ depth
This year, highly touted pitching prospects Kris Bubic and Jackson Kowar have gone through their fair share of ups and downs within the Kansas City organization. Bubic and Kowar had strong months of May, albeit in Kansas City and Omaha, respectively. After making his MLB debut on May 2nd, Bubic performed well in May with… Read More Will these bullpen stints help Bubic, Kowar and the Royals pitching staff?