The Royals starting pitching was pretty much a disaster beyond Brady Singer and Zack Greinke, and that was a big reason why the Royals parted ways with pitching coach Cal Eldred this offseason, in addition to manager Mike Matheny. Starting in 2018, Kansas City began to heavily invest in starting pitching in the MLB Draft,… Read More The Royals Should Continue to Be Optimistic About Daniel Lynch (But 2023 Will Be Key)
It’s been a rough year for Royals starting pitchers, and the numbers pretty much back that up, unfortunately (much to Royals fans’ chagrin). According to Fangraphs’ Roster Resource, Royals starting pitchers rank 27th in ERA, 28th in WHIP, 25th in BB/9, and 26th in K/9. While Kansas City starting pitchers don’t rank last in any… Read More Can Brady Singer Be the Royals’ Ace in 2023? These Three Metrics Could Tell the Tale
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?
After a solid outing from starting pitcher Kris Bubic, and another solid team performance at the plate that resulted in 14 hits, the Royals beat the Tampa Bay Rays 4-2 to clinch the first series win of the second half. The series win over the Rays was also a long-time coming, as Kansas City has… Read More After a Series Win Over the Rays, the Royals Are Back in Fourth in the Central…But Will It Last?
Monday was a big day in Kansas City for Royals fans, as the Royals announced two moves that made waves on social media (especially Twitter). The first was the Royals announcing that Carlos Santana had been traded to the Seattle Mariners for two pitching prospects. Mills, a sidearmer in the mold of Jose Cuas, is… Read More The Royals’ Youth Movement is (Nearly) Here; It Could Get Ugly Before It Gets Better
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?
Right now, it’s easy to understand the frustration of Kansas City Royals fans (though I do think many Royals fans are being a TAD dramatic…I mean, we’re still early in the year after all). The Royals are currently 9-17 after dropping two out of three against the Baltimore Orioles, who somehow are NOT in last… Read More Why the Royals Should Demote Bubic to Omaha (And Bring Up Heasley In the Process)
The Royals lost a brutal 1-0 game to cross-state rival St. Louis in a makeup game at Busch Stadium on Monday afternoon. As of May 2nd, the Royals are 7-14, which ties them for last in the AL Central with the Detroit Tigers, who also share a similar record. It’s been easy to be “doom… Read More Three Reasons Why Royals Fans Should (Still) Be Optimistic After a Rough Start
I have done Tier One and Tier Two prospects already on this blog, as I slowly reveal my “Top 50 Royals Prospects” rankings for the upcoming 2022 season. In this post, I take a look at the Tier Three prospects, which consists of Royals prospects ranked No. 12 through No. 17. What is a “Tier… Read More Looking at the Tier Three Prospects (The “Top 50 Royals Prospects” Rankings)