At 17-39, the Royals are clearly in an “evaluation” season where they are determining who will be long-term pieces worth building around beyond 2023. In some cases, the “extension” choices are pretty obvious for JJ Picollo and the Royals front office. Vinnie Pasquantino should be a long-term piece worth building around, and it sounds like… Read More MJ Melendez Brings Talent, But Hazy Outlook to Royals’ Future
Without a doubt, Mike Mayers has been one of the Royals’ most unpredictable pitching success stories within the first couple of months of the season. This past offseason, Mayers was signed to a Minor League deal by the Royals after he was non-tendered by the Los Angeles Angels this offseason. In his final season with… Read More Is Mike Mayers A Rare Royals Success Story During A Rebuilding Season?
When the Royals signed Jordan Lyles to a two-year, $17 million contract this offseason, it was to give the Royals rotation a veteran starter who could eat innings in 2023 and 2024 until the younger pitchers in the Royals system were fully ready to take over the starting rotation long term. Was Lyles the best… Read More Jordan Lyles is Struggling With the Royals; Will It Get Better Soon?
To be honest, this isn’t an easy post to write, especially since so much has been written and shared about the Royals’ leadoff spot in the batting order. Today, Matthew Lamar wrote a piece on why Witt needs to come off the leadoff spot, and why Edward Olivares should be a candidate to replace him… Read More Bobby Witt, Jr. and His Batting Order Conundrum With the Royals
The Royals won their second series of the year, highlighted by a walk-off 4-3 victory over the Chicago White Sox at School Day at the K on Thursday afternoon. The Royals are now 12-27 as they begin a nine-game road trip which includes stops in Milwaukee, San Diego, and the South Side of Chicago before… Read More Is Nick Pratto’s Start in 2023 With the Royals Legitimate?
The Royals avoided the sweep against the Oakland Athletics with a 5-1 win on Sunday and improved their record to 9-26 for the year, which keeps them one game ahead of the Athletics for the worst record in baseball. Nonetheless, it was a disappointing series for a struggling Royals team looking for series victories. Furthermore,… Read More Can the Royals Fix Brady Singer’s Issues? (And How Should It Happen?)
Brad Keller continues to be an enigma for Matt Quatraro and the Royals coaching staff. The 27-year-old Rule 5 Draft pick is coming off two rough seasons in which he posted a 5.39 ERA in 2021 and a 5.09 ERA in 2022. Over the last two years in Kansas City, he has produced a combined… Read More Brad Keller Remains a Solid Starting Option for Royals Despite Rough Recent Starts
Though the Royals lost 4-3 in the series finale against the Angels, MJ Melendez had a solid game of sorts, as he hit his second home run of the year in the top of the first inning off of left-handed starter Reid Detmers. Unfortunately, while Melendez’s home run was a positive step in the right… Read More Will the Royals Shift MJ Melendez to the Outfield for the Remainder of the Season?
The Royals won in dramatic fashion on Saturday night in Anaheim, as they came back to win 11-8 to snap a seven-game losing streak. There were plenty of positive stories to take away from the Royals’ dramatic win. The offense went 7-for-14 with runners in scoring position. Hunter Dozier collected three hits, including a two-RBI… Read More Despite Rough Start, Royals Fans Should Still Be Optimistic About Carlos Hernandez
Safe to say, one of the biggest struggles for the Royals so far this season has been hitting with runners in scoring position. That was primarily highlighted today by Josh Keiser of the KC Sports Network podcast “One Royals Way,” as he brought up some sobering stats today regarding the Royals’ ability to produce runs… Read More Looking at Royals Hitters And Their Performance in “Clutch” Situations