The Royals are tied with the Cincinnati Reds for the worst record in baseball at 16-31, as of Monday, May 31st. You read that correctly. And it’s not just the record that’s bad. The Royals’ run differential is actually the worst in baseball, as The Athletic’s Alec Lewis alluded on Twitter on Tuesday morning: After… Read More After Two Rough Months, What Should Be the Hopes for the Royals From Here On Out?
After firing hitting coach Terry Bradshaw, Royals Twitter quickly latched onto Royals pitching coach Cal Eldred, who has failed to inspire much confidence in Kansas City since being hired prior to the 2018 season. Eldred had been on the Royals coaching staff as long as Bradshaw, and the numbers haven’t been much better on a… Read More Is the Royals Rotation Actually Showing Signs of Improvement?
It’s been an interesting start to the season for Royals starting pitchers. On one hand, there has been some slight improvement, sans a couple of rough outings (i.e the 17-3 Cleveland loss). According to Fangraphs, the Royals starting staff ranks 20th in ERA, 17th in WHIP, 19th in BB/9 and 17th in H/9. While those… Read More Analyzing the Royals Starters and Their Strikeout Issues
The Royals experienced their first loss of the Cactus League season on March 25th, as they fell 8-4 to the Texas Rangers in Surprise: Carlos Hernández made his first Cactus League appearance on Friday and had an inconsistent performance against the Rangers lineup. In 2.0 IP, Hernández did strike out two batters and walked none,… Read More Should Carlos Hernández Return to the Royals Bullpen?
Royals Spring Training camp officially begins on Sunday in Surprise, Arizona, with games taking place on Friday, March 18th against the Texas Rangers, as announced in the updated Spring Training Schedule (via Royals Twitter): While we are still getting details about who will be invited to Royals Major League Camp, there are plenty of storylines… Read More Why Carlos Hernandez’s Breaking Ball Mix Will Be Key for the Royals in 2022
We are officially past 2021 and into 2022. There’s snow (and ice) on the ground in Kansas City, which seems about right after a Christmas that felt more similar to the ones I experienced in Sacramento, California growing up. First off, thank you to everyone for following this blog over the past year. This was… Read More Three Wishes for the Kansas City Royals in 2022
One of the more overlooked stories from the 2021 season was the solid last month of play from 24-year-old left-handed pitcher Kris Bubic. While Bubic often goes under-the-radar when compared to other young Royals pitchers in the system (especially fellow 2018 draft picks Brady Singer, Daniel Lynch, and Jackson Kowar), he has actually made his… Read More What can the Royals expect from Kris Bubic after his strong finish to 2021?
So as many of you know, I also am an avid fantasy baseball player and have contributed to Pitcher List, which is primarily a fantasy baseball website (I am writing again for Pitcher List, and hope to have an article out this week, which explains the long lull between posts). While I try not to… Read More Ranking the 10 best Royals players for Dynasty Fantasy Baseball
According to Fangraphs’ Roster Resource Depth Chart, the Royals roster is currently at 40 after the signing of Taylor Clarke. Even though the Royals did non-tender Richard Lovelady, they did bring him back via a Minor League contract. Furthermore, though no official deals were finalized before the December 1st lockout, they did tender contracts to… Read More Three Lingering Royals Roster Questions During the Lockout
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)