The “Top 50 Prospects” rankings are reaching their tail end, as I will be taking a look at the No. 27-34 prospects in the Royals farm system in this post. For those who have missed it, here’s a list of the previous five tiers and their respective posts: Tier One (No. 1-No. 5) Tier Two… Read More Looking at the Tier Six Prospects (The “Royals Top 50 Prospects” Rankings)
We’re now onto Tier Five of the “Top 50 Royals Prospects” Rankings, which means that we’re over halfway done with these profiles before the full list is revealed. If you missed them, you can check out the first four Tier lists below: Tier One (No. 1-No. 5) Tier Two (No. 6-No. 11) Tier Three (No.… Read More Looking at the Tier Five Prospects (The “Top 50 Royals Prospects” Rankings)
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
We’re getting back to the “Top 50 Royals Prospects” Rankings today, and in this post, I will take a look at the Tier Four prospects, which includes the No. 18-21 ranked prospects in the Royals system, according to my rankings. For those who have missed the earlier posts, my other prospect rankings for the 2022… Read More Looking at the Tier Four Prospects (The “Top 50 Royals Prospects” Rankings)
As is the case with anyone in education, these past two couple of weeks at school have been an absolute challenge. Thus, it’s been difficult for me to even get on Twitter, let alone sit down and write a post for either Pitcher List or this blog. With the long weekend coming up, I hope… Read More “Reporter Jottings”: Royals sign Vizcaino; Royals ZiPS Projections; COVID Testing at Kauffman
It’s been pretty rough for baseball fans when it comes to the hot stove season, mostly thanks to the owner’s lockout. Typically, December can be an intriguing month, due to the GM Winter Meetings as well as the Rule 5 Draft, which spurs a lot of action on the MLB hot stove. Unfortunately, the lockout… Read More Three Free Agent Pitchers Who Could Sign Minor League Deals with the Royals for 2022
The MLB lockout has been going strong this holiday season, and it is still hard to determine how long it will last and if it will affect Spring Training and/or the regular 162-game season. Of course, that hasn’t stopped the Royals, and other MLB teams, from trying to promote Spring Training games, even if a… Read More Can Edward Olivares and Emmanuel Rivera make an impact on the Royals roster next season?
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?
As I have mentioned before on this blog, with it being December, I have reviewed and reflected on my 2021 “Top 40 Prospects Watch” from the previous year, and have already begun the process of formulating a new one, which will be a formal “Top 50 Prospects Watch.” (Now with more prospects!) In a previous… Read More “Falling” Royals Prospects from the 2021 Top 40 “Prospects Watch”
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)