Nick Pratto’s outlook could make waves in the Royals organization (“Royalty Awards” Most Key Player for 2022)

In this final part of the “Royalty Awards”, I take a look at which three players could have the most impact for the Royals in the 2022 season. While the Royals’ upcoming season won’t be “made” or “broken” by just one or two players, it is safe to say that the Royals will need some… Read More Nick Pratto’s outlook could make waves in the Royals organization (“Royalty Awards” Most Key Player for 2022)

Future Royals Ace…Carlos Hernandez? (“Royalty Awards” Most Unexpected Story)

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)

Mondesi at third base makes sense for the Royals in 2022…if they supplement their roster correctly

One of the positive stories for the Royals this September has been seeing Adalberto Mondesi play for an extended period of time without injury. After only playing 10 games in the first half of the season due to various ailments and stints on the Injured List, Mondesi has played in 20 games this September and… Read More Mondesi at third base makes sense for the Royals in 2022…if they supplement their roster correctly

Does Dozier’s hot finish make Santana expendable to the Royals this offseason?

The Royals fell short 4-1 in game three of the road series against the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday evening. However, a positive of the night was the continued resurgence of Hunter Dozier, who’s posted a .998 OPS with five home runs and 12 RBI in only 70 plate appearances during the month of September. For… Read More Does Dozier’s hot finish make Santana expendable to the Royals this offseason?

Can a platoon of Olivares and Isbel work in right field for the Royals?

The Royals are hitting the the home stretch of the 2021 season, as they begin their second-to-last home stand of the year at Kauffman Stadium on Tuesday (I will be going to Tuesday’s game against the Athletics). The Royals were able eek out the final game of the weekend series against the Twins, which not… Read More Can a platoon of Olivares and Isbel work in right field for the Royals?

Three Royals hitters who will be on the “hot seat” in September

The Royals are 60-75 going into Sunday’s series finale against the White Sox at Kauffman Stadium, and are projected to finish 73-89, according to Depth Charts projections on Fangraphs. While that would be a slight improvement from a year ago (on a pro-rated basis), it is still disappointing considering the aggressive offseason the Royals had.… Read More Three Royals hitters who will be on the “hot seat” in September

Can Carlos Santana be “smooth” again for the Royals at the plate in September?

Carlos Santana was expected to be a key catalyst to this Royals lineup when he was acquired as a free agent this Winter. After all, he was kind of the antithesis of what Royals fans were used to from free agent signings. Santana was a proven veteran who had mostly played on winning squads, most… Read More Can Carlos Santana be “smooth” again for the Royals at the plate in September?

Can Emmanuel Rivera be an option at third for the Royals in the post-“Moose” era?

The Royals have had some trouble finding a third-baseman since Mike Moustakas was traded away to Milwaukee during the 2018 season. In many ways, the third base position in Kansas City has been a revolving door, as Dayton Moore has failed to find a substantial option at the position over that time span, both on… Read More Can Emmanuel Rivera be an option at third for the Royals in the post-“Moose” era?

The Royals are suddenly fun again…at the worst possible time

As I write this post, the Royals are leading the division leading Chicago White Sox at Kauffman Stadium. The White Sox have had a stranglehold on the Royals this year, as the Royals are 3-6 against the South Siders and have been outscored by 17 runs, going into Monday’s series-opening game. Furthermore, the Royals lost… Read More The Royals are suddenly fun again…at the worst possible time