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)
Often, it is easy to dismiss prospects who are the kids of MLB managers or general managers. They often are late-round picks, usually chosen because they are familiar and will add to the depth of some lower-level Minor League team for a couple of years before eventually following some other career path in baseball. And… Read More Jonah Dipoto Is More Than Just a ‘Familiar Name’ (“Royals Rule 5 Radar”)
Former Blue Jay prospect Samad Taylor went under the radar when the Royals traded for him along with Max Castillo in the Whit Merrifield deal at the August 3rd Trade Deadline. After all, Taylor was not a heralded prospect in Toronto, as he was ranked as the 11th-best prospect in the Blue Jays system prior… Read More Samad Taylor Is Making His Case in The Arizona Fall League (“Royals Rule 5 Radar”)
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)
So far, the Surprise Saguaros have been the class of the Arizona Fall League thus far during the 2021 campaign. A big reason why the Saguaros are in first place in the West division is due to the strong play from two Royals prospects: right-handed pitcher Zach Haake and outfielder Seuly Matias. Of course, it… Read More Could Zach Haake and Seuly Matias make cases for the Royals’ 40-man roster this Spring?
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
Erick Pena, Khalil Lee, and Kyle Isbel are the No. 5, No. 6, and No. 7 prospects in the “21 in 21” prospect watch. Right now, the 2021 Royals outfield, according to Roster Resource’s Depth Chart projections, appears to be Franchy Cordero in left field, Michael A. Taylor in center, and Whit Merrifield in right.… Read More Can Pena, Lee and Isbel be the future of the Royals outfield?
The Royals had another intrasquad scrimmage this evening, a scheduled five inning contest which manager Mike Matheny dubbed as the “veterans” vs. “the pups.” (It ended up being six due to it being a tie game). Much to the satisfaction of baseball-starved Royals fans, the Royals not only streamed the contest live on Twitter, but… Read More Daniel Lynch is making his case to be in the Royals rotation’s plans soon
Let the Bobby Witt, Jr. hype train begin in Kansas City. After selling the farm for a World Series in 2015 and possible playoff runs in 2016 and 2017, the Royals minor league system bounced back in a big way with back to back drafts in 2018 and 2019 that produced some nice high-end, highly-ranked… Read More Witt may be best Royals prospect, but Singer will be most important (20 in 20: No.1-2)
To say the Kansas City Royals’ outfielder situation is dire is putting it lightly. After all, when Royals fans and bloggers are thinking that Boston Red Sox OF Jackie Bradley would be a considerable upgrade in the Royals OF in 2020, one has to sit back and think about what the future will look like… Read More Can Kyle Isbel be the CF of the future the Royals need?