Jakob Junis’ resurgence and his impact on the Royals rotation

Jakob Junis continues to be one of the more fascinating stories on the Royals pitching staff. A 29th-round draft pick in 2011, Junis has made 93 career appearances (85 starts) and has pitched 488 total innings since debuting with the Royals in 2017. In all honesty, most 29th round picks tend to be organizational depth,… Read More Jakob Junis’ resurgence and his impact on the Royals rotation

The Royals are being conservative with their young players to start 2021 (and that isn’t bad)

While news leaked about Bobby Witt, Jr. Sunday via Ken Rosenthal, the Royals made the news of Witt’s option official on Monday, as well as the option of other young players who made noise in Cactus League play this Spring. The news is disappointing, but not necessarily unexpected. The Royals prior to that announcement had… Read More The Royals are being conservative with their young players to start 2021 (and that isn’t bad)

Analyzing the Royals’ projected 2021 starting pitchers by CSW rate

So I have been able to contribute recently to Pitcher List, which has been an awesome experience that I didn’t expect when I first started this blog almost a year-and-a-half ago. Not only has it been a great opportunity to write and analyze players and other teams outside the Royals organization (or American League Central),… Read More Analyzing the Royals’ projected 2021 starting pitchers by CSW rate

How Matt Shoemaker could affect the Royals rotation in 2021

The Royals appear at the outset of the off-season to be more on the “buyer” end than “seller” end, much to the delight of Kansas City baseball fans. The two areas in most need of an upgrade appear to be the outfield (especially in the wake of Alex Gordon’s retirement) and the starting rotation. The… Read More How Matt Shoemaker could affect the Royals rotation in 2021

The 2020 “Royalty” Awards: Who was the Royals’ best starting pitcher?

I already took a look at the Offensive MVP “Royalty” award, which went to Salvy pretty easily. Now, I am shifting my attention toward the “Best Starting Pitcher” award, which was pretty easy to identify, but a little bit closer than the Offensive MVP award in my opinion. Before I get into the individual runners-up… Read More The 2020 “Royalty” Awards: Who was the Royals’ best starting pitcher?

Examining Brady Singer, Kris Bubic, and the state of the Royals rotation beyond 2020

The Royals may be 18-28 going into Saturday evening’s game and are 11 games behind the Chicago White Sox in the American League Central, but there has been a swoon of positive vibes going on at Kauffman Stadium as of late. The Royals have won four straight games, which included three straight wins against a… Read More Examining Brady Singer, Kris Bubic, and the state of the Royals rotation beyond 2020

Amidst all the prospect hype, Brad Keller has stayed at the top of the Royals rotation

There’s no question that so much of the excitement regarding this Royals squad focuses on the Royals’ young arms of the future. Specifically, those arms include Brady Singer, Kris Bubic, Daniel Lynch, Jackson Kowar, and Asa Lacy, the latter the most recent Royals first round pick in the 2020 MLB Draft. Luckily for Royals fans,… Read More Amidst all the prospect hype, Brad Keller has stayed at the top of the Royals rotation