Taking a Deep Look At Three Royals Hitters Off to Slow Starts

The Royals have lost three straight games as they begin this weekend’s homestand against the Detroit Tigers. Granted, the offense did show signs of life on Tuesday against St. Louis. Not only did Michael A. Taylor hit a home run, but reigning AL Silver Slugger Salvador Perez hit two home runs at Busch Stadium, which… Read More Taking a Deep Look At Three Royals Hitters Off to Slow Starts

If the Shift is Banned in 2022, Which Royals Hitters Benefit the Most?

Negotiations continue to be at a standstill between MLB owners and the MLBPA after they met again on Sunday afternoon. According to the Athletic’s Evan Drellich, MLB owners were quick to point the finger on the players for an unproductive day of negotiations: However, after more reports came out later in the day, it seems… Read More If the Shift is Banned in 2022, Which Royals Hitters Benefit the Most?

Three Good (And Two Concerning) Surprises from the 2022 Royals PECOTA Projections (Part 1: Hitters)

On Tuesday, Baseball Prospectus released their annual PECOTA Projections (which comes in a downloadable file for subscribers). Last season, I did write about some initial thoughts about the PECOTA projections for Royals players. This time around though, I wanted to have two separate posts, with one focusing on projections in relation to Royals hitters, and… Read More Three Good (And Two Concerning) Surprises from the 2022 Royals PECOTA Projections (Part 1: Hitters)

Three Questions Mike Matheny Needs to Answer for the Royals in 2022

It’s been a rough offseason for Royals (and baseball) fans with this lockout. Typically around this time in February, I am pretty enthused about producing content in preparation for Cactus League play and Royals pitchers and catchers reporting to Surprise (the Royals’ Spring headquarters). And yet, here I am, struggling to post with any kind… Read More Three Questions Mike Matheny Needs to Answer for the Royals in 2022

Three Royals Veterans Who Could Likely Be Traded in 2022

With the current lockout going on, it’s been a dead “hot stove” season, much to the dismay of hardcore Royals and baseball fans like myself. While teams have still been able to make Minor League transactions (the Royals made such a move by signing reliever Arodys Vizcaino to a Minor League contract), the tension between… Read More Three Royals Veterans Who Could Likely Be Traded in 2022

Looking at the Tier One Prospects (The “Top 50 Royals Prospects” Rankings)

Starting today, I will be gradually releasing my top Royals prospects from my “Top 50” rankings by tiers. Overall, there are nine tiers of prospects within the Top 50 list for 2022, and there will be a separate post for each tier of Royals prospects. Now, there aren’t a set number of prospects per tier.… Read More Looking at the Tier One Prospects (The “Top 50 Royals Prospects” Rankings)

Four Reasons Why Carlos Santana Will Be Back in Kansas City (“Bounce Back Royals” Series)

In the most recent Royals “mailbag” from December 15th, Alec Lewis of The Athletic suggested that a trade of Carlos Santana would make the most sense for the club, especially with Nick Pratto and MJ Melendez on the 40-man roster, and Vinnie Pasquantino rising up the system (and prospect lists) quickly. Furthermore, Max Rieper of… Read More Four Reasons Why Carlos Santana Will Be Back in Kansas City (“Bounce Back Royals” Series)