When looking at the season as a whole, the Royals starting rotation has not been good. When looking at team rankings via Fangraphs, this is how the Royals starting pitchers fare, as of August 13th: 26th in ERA 27th in WHIP 25th in BB/9 27th in K/9 18th in HR/9 On the other hand, this… Read More The Royals Rotation Has Improved…But What Does That Mean for 2023?
Wednesday evening to Thursday afternoon was a “dark” 24 hours in the Royals’ 54-year history, to put it bluntly. That says something considering what this fanbase has gone through in the post-MLB Strike era (i.e. since 1995). Whatever you feel about the vaccination debate (even though there shouldn’t be a debate, but that’s just me),… Read More It’s Only One Game, But the “July 14th” Royals Bring Hope to This Fanbase
It hasn’t been easy this season for the Royals pitchers from the draft class of 2018. Through three starts, Kris Bubic is posting a 14.14 ERA in seven innings of work. As for Jackson Kowar, not only did he struggle in his lone appearance at the Major League level, but he has also seen the… Read More Lynch and Singer Are Showing Signs of Progress for the Royals
There’s no question that Sunday was a rough afternoon for Kris Bubic, Jackson Kowar, and Brady Singer, three of the Royals’ prized young pitchers from the 2018 Draft class. Already, some dominoes have fallen roster-wise from that difficult-to-watch game of baseball, as Kowar was demoted to Triple-A Omaha on Monday to make room for Joel… Read More Why Royals Fans Should Still Be Optimistic About Brady Singer in the Bullpen
It was not an easy day to be a Royals fan today. After squeaking by in the first two games of the Opening homestand on Thursday and Saturday, respectively, the Royals were absolutely demolished on Sunday afternoon, as they lost 17-3 to the Guardians. Now, are the Royals as bad as the score indicated? I… Read More Breaking Down Bubic, Kowar and Singer’s Struggles Against Cleveland
It’s been a busy week for me professionally, which has totally killed my ability to write any posts. Hopefully, after Opening Day, things will calm down a bit, but the life of an educator can be unpredictable until the school year finally ends. It’s been an interesting Spring for the Royals as the Cactus League… Read More Predicting the Royals’ Opening Day 28-Man Roster
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?
It was a weird up and down game for the Royals as they came back to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 11-10 on a walk-off double by Edward Olivares. They are currently 1-0-1 so far in Cactus League play. Here’s a look at the “3 Stars” from today’s game. Three Stars: Edward Olivares, RF Olivares came… Read More “Royals 3 Stars” March 20th: Kowar Stands Out in First Spring Start
After failed negotiations last weekend, Major League Baseball has announced not only the delay of the MLB regular season but also the cancellation of another week of Spring Training games in both Arizona and Florida: At some point, the Royals and other clubs will report to their Spring Training camps when the lockout ends and… Read More Five Royals on the 40-Man Roster Hurt by the Delay to the Season
A few days ago, I took a look at PECOTA projections and analyzed how Royals hitters fared for the upcoming 2022 season. For the most part, PECOTA seemed to have a more positive outlook for Royals hitters, which is promising for a team looking to improve upon their 74-88 record from the 2021 season. In… Read More Three Good (And Two Concerning) Surprises from the 2022 Royals PECOTA Projections (Part 2: Pitchers)