Looking at the Tier Nine Prospects (The “Royals Top 50 Prospects” Rankings)

We have finally reached the end of the 2022 “Royals Top 50 Prospects” rankings, as I reveal the final five prospects in the Top 50, which makes up this last tier. For those who have missed out on these rankings (or just stumbled upon this blog recently), here are the previous eight tiers of Royals… Read More Looking at the Tier Nine Prospects (The “Royals Top 50 Prospects” Rankings)

Looking at the Tier Seven Prospects (The “Royals Top 50 Prospects” Rankings)

When it comes to projection in this part of the “rankings”, the last few tiers are certainly going to contain a lot of “high risk” talents in the Royals system. I think it is always tough for analysts/writers/fans when one gets to the lower half of any prospect rankings for any club. It really comes… Read More Looking at the Tier Seven Prospects (The “Royals Top 50 Prospects” Rankings)

Looking at the Tier Six Prospects (The “Royals Top 50 Prospects” Rankings)

The “Top 50 Prospects” rankings are reaching their tail end, as I will be taking a look at the No. 27-34 prospects in the Royals farm system in this post. For those who have missed it, here’s a list of the previous five tiers and their respective posts: Tier One (No. 1-No. 5) Tier Two… Read More Looking at the Tier Six Prospects (The “Royals Top 50 Prospects” Rankings)

“Reporter Jottings”: Royals sign Vizcaino; Royals ZiPS Projections; COVID Testing at Kauffman

As is the case with anyone in education, these past two couple of weeks at school have been an absolute challenge. Thus, it’s been difficult for me to even get on Twitter, let alone sit down and write a post for either Pitcher List or this blog. With the long weekend coming up, I hope… Read More “Reporter Jottings”: Royals sign Vizcaino; Royals ZiPS Projections; COVID Testing at Kauffman

A Preview to the “Top 50 Royals Prospects” List (And Who Didn’t Make the Cut)

Every year, I publish a “Top Royals Prospects” list of some sort. In 2020, I did the “20 in 20” Prospects-to-Watch list. Last season, I started out with a “21 in 21”, but then eventually expanded the list to a Top-40 Royals Prospects list (which I discussed on the Royals Farm Report podcast). This year… Read More A Preview to the “Top 50 Royals Prospects” List (And Who Didn’t Make the Cut)

“Falling” Royals Prospects from the 2021 Top 40 “Prospects Watch”

As I have mentioned before on this blog, with it being December, I have reviewed and reflected on my 2021 “Top 40 Prospects Watch” from the previous year, and have already begun the process of formulating a new one, which will be a formal “Top 50 Prospects Watch.” (Now with more prospects!) In a previous… Read More “Falling” Royals Prospects from the 2021 Top 40 “Prospects Watch”

Three ways the Royals and Cardinals are building similar teams for 2022 and beyond

If there is one thing I have learned about my eight-plus years living in Kansas City (and 10+ years living in the Midwest in general), it’s that Kansas City and St. Louis folks tend to butt heads, even though the chip is bigger on the shoulders of Kansas City natives than St. Louis ones. And… Read More Three ways the Royals and Cardinals are building similar teams for 2022 and beyond

‘Four-Out, One-In”: A look at the MiLB Rule 5 Draft, and the Royals’ most recent addition

The Major League Baseball Rule 5 Draft has been tabled for now due to the owner’s lockout, but the Minor League portion of the Rule 5 Draft was still able to take place on Wednesday, December 8th. For those who don’t know, the MiLB Rule 5 Draft works a little differently from the Major League… Read More ‘Four-Out, One-In”: A look at the MiLB Rule 5 Draft, and the Royals’ most recent addition

Kyle Zimmer, the struggles of Royals first-round draft picks, and what Kansas City learned

After getting designated for assignment last Friday to clear room on the 40-man roster, the Kansas City Royals announced on Monday their request for unconditional waivers on relief pitcher Kyle Zimmer, which pretty much ends his tenure with the Royals organization: Zimmer was the Royals’ first-round pick in the 2012 MLB Draft, and number five… Read More Kyle Zimmer, the struggles of Royals first-round draft picks, and what Kansas City learned

Could Zach Haake and Seuly Matias make cases for the Royals’ 40-man roster this Spring?

So far, the Surprise Saguaros have been the class of the Arizona Fall League thus far during the 2021 campaign. A big reason why the Saguaros are in first place in the West division is due to the strong play from two Royals prospects: right-handed pitcher Zach Haake and outfielder Seuly Matias. Of course, it… Read More Could Zach Haake and Seuly Matias make cases for the Royals’ 40-man roster this Spring?