Minor League Baseball is going to be back soon, and for baseball fans in non-MLB cities (especially in cities of Kansas City Royals affiliates), this is definitely something to rejoice about. I hope to write more about prospects soon (especially the “21 in 21”), but it has just been hard to do so when Major… Read More Three Quick Takeaways from the Royals’ MiLB Rosters
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)
Daniel Lynch and Asa Lacy are the No. 2 and 3 prospects, respectively, in the “21 in 21” prospect watch. If Royals fans look at most Royals prospect lists going into 2021, left handed pitchers Daniel Lynch and Asa Lacy are the top two Royals pitchers as well as prospects overall behind shortstop Bobby Witt,… Read More Daniel Lynch, Asa Lacy, and the Royals “Ghosts” of 2011
First off, Happy New Year. Let’s hope that 2021 will be a much better year than the tire fire that was 2020. Granted, the year has started with a bunch of snow in Kansas City, so that was not great, but it can only go up from here, right? Anyways, it has been a quiet… Read More An introduction to the “21 in 21” Royals Prospects to Watch List
On Saturday, the Royals made a minor move, announcing that they had re-signed pitchers Carlos Sanabria and Foster Griffin, as well as outfielder Bubba Starling to Minor League contracts: The news really did not come as much of a surprise to Royals fans. Sanabria was just acquired on waivers from the Astros, so it would… Read More Will 2021 be the last season of baseball for Bubba Starling?
So the Caribbean Winter Leagues have begun and already some Royals players are attraction attention. While the leagues are a little different this Winter without the rowdy crowds in attendance, it has not stopped teams from making Winter League baseball in Latin America something to truly be cherished, as evidenced in this tweet below from… Read More Three Royals prospects making noise in Winter League
There is no question that pitching depth is a strength of this Royals farm system. According to MLB Pipeline, three of their top-five prospects are pitchers (Asa Lacy, Daniel Lynch, and Jackson Kowar) and they have an additional two beyond those three in the top 10 as well (Jonathan Bowlan and Carlos Hernandez). Thus, it… Read More Three Royals pitching sleepers to pay attention to in 2021
As profiled in Michael Lewis’ book “Moneyball”, the Oakland Athletics in the early 2000’s zigged while the rest of the league zagged. While other clubs valued traditional scouting as well as flawed statistical analysis to evaluate players (such as batting average to measure hitting; ERA to measure pitching; and fielding percentage to measure defense), the… Read More Are the Royals becoming the “Moneyball” team of the pandemic era?
The Royals rebuild made some strides at the Major League level this year, as the Royals finished 26-34 during the COVID-shortened season. However, the strength of the Royals as an organization remains in the Minor Leagues, as Dayton Moore and the Royals front office has put together an impressive crop of young talent together in… Read More Three “Rule-5 Eligible” Royals prospects to watch in Fall Camp
Though the Royals dropped the first part of a two-game road series against the Reds at Great America Ballpark on Tuesday evening, the Royals made an interesting roster move earlier that day: The Royals’ decision to bring up Guzman, a defensive-first prospect, was an interesting move by Dayton Moore, especially considering he has not played… Read More Could Guzman and Heath be valuable “one-tool” weapons off the Royals bench?