We have covered the Top 12 Royals prospects to watch in 2023 in my Tier One (1st through 6th) and Tier Two (7th through 12th) posts. I figured with the slow Royals news day*, it would be a good time to look at the Tier Three prospects, which include the 13th through 17th-ranked prospects in… Read More Examining the Tier Three Prospects (Royals 2023 “Top 50 Prospects to Watch” Rankings)
I have already released my first analysis post of the “Top 50 Prospects to Watch” rankings, as I looked at the Tier One prospects in the Royals system (which included the No. 1 through No. 6 prospects). As one noticed in the post, no pitchers were included in the Tier One rankings. That is a… Read More Looking at the Tier Two Prospects (Royals 2023 “Top 50 Prospects to Watch” Rankings)
With the beginning of the new year, I figured it would be a good opportunity to begin the “Top 50 Prospects to Watch” writeups, starting with our Tier One prospects. Remember, just as a disclaimer, my rankings are a bit different than most “prospect rankings” from prospect experts or Royals fans. Instead of just ranking… Read More Looking at the Tier One Prospects (Royals 2023 “Top 50 Prospects to Watch” Rankings)
With the new year on its way, I feel it is time to unveil my new Royals Top 50 prospect list for the upcoming 2023 season. After taking some time to review and adjust, my Top 50 “Royals Prospects to Watch” list is ready to be unveiled for the upcoming year, with blog posts to… Read More Royals Prospect Chatter: Review of the ’22 Top 50 and a State of the Farm System
We’ve concluded the 2022 edition of the MLB Winter Meetings, which was finalized with the Rule 5 Draft being conducted this afternoon. I figured it would be good to do just a quick recap of some of the significant events on the Royals’ end from the past four days. Unfortunately, it wasn’t as exciting for… Read More Recapping the “Winter Meetings”: Mondesi; Draft Lottery; Rule 5; and What’s Next for the Royals?
After a two-year hiatus, the MLB Rule 5 draft will return this Winter after it was canceled a year ago due to the lockout (though the Minor League portion did still occur, as the Royals lost four players, including local prospect Grant Gavin). Typically, the Rule 5 draft is one of the major events of… Read More An Intro to the “Royals Rule 5 Radar” Series (A Look at Seven Intriguing Rule 5-Eligible Prospects)
I wanted to just get a quick post in since it is an off day, and it’s already pretty late on a school night (plus, last night’s game pretty much wiped me out today). However, it’s hard not to write or share thoughts after seeing Royals Farm Report’s tweet this evening regarding Royals pitching coordinator… Read More Are We Seeing the First Signs of Changes in the Royals Organization?
With the MLB Draft coming up on July 17th, and the Royals currently 29-49 after blowing a three-run lead in the late innings to the Houston Astros on the Fourth of July, it is understandable that most hardcore Royals fans are looking toward the future. That includes identifying which prospects in the Royals Minor League… Read More Three Royals Prospects Who Are Getting Overlooked (And Shouldn’t Be)
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)
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)