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)
The first round of the MLB Draft begins tomorrow at 7 p.m., with the Royals owning the No. 9 pick in this year’s draft. It will be the only pick for the Royals tomorrow evening, as they traded away their competitive balance round pick (35th overall) to the Atlanta Braves in a deal that netted… Read More “Reporter Jottings”: Preparing for What the Royals Will Do in the MLB Draft
It started off as a bit of a somber Monday for Royals fans, as the Royals announced that Whit Merrifield and his consecutive games played streak would officially end today after he suffered a toe injury in Sunday’s contest. And yet, that news quickly changed to excitement, as Jeff Passan broke hot stove news on… Read More The Royals’ Hitting Development Will Be Key to Trade With Braves
After revealing the first five “Tier One” prospects in my previous post, I am going to move forward to my “Tier Two” prospects, which consists of prospects on my list ranked No. 6-No. 11. What is a “Tier Two” Prospect, according to your rankings? I listed the “Tier Two” prospects as players I envisioned becoming… Read More Looking at the Tier Two Prospects (The “Top 50 Royals Prospects” Rankings)
In a bit of minor Kansas City Royals news, the former Royals middle infielder, Christian Colon, announced his retirement from baseball, which was reported on Twitter: As a Royals fan who grew up in California, and actually had an uncle who went to Cal State Fullerton (Colon’s alma mater), the 32-year-old Puerto Rican infielder has… Read More Looking back on Christian Colon’s peculiar Royals career (“Royals Hall of Not Forgotten”)
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
After blowing the clinching game against Houston at Truist Park in game 5 of the World Series, the Atlanta Braves took care of business and won the franchise’s second World Series since moving to Atlanta in 1966, and their first World Series since 1995. And a big contributor to the Braves’ World Series victory was… Read More The ‘Braves Way’ should give the Royals hope for the future
Dayton Moore and the Royals front office is known for “zigging” when others “zag”, and that has often been the case in the MLB Draft under Moore’s tenure. After going pretty safe and traditional in the early rounds in 2018, 2019, and 2020, Moore and the Royals went down a different path in this year’s… Read More The Royals went for a different approach in the draft…but will it pay off?
Witt, Jr. is ranked No. 1 in the “21 in 21 Prospect Watch” Series. Last year, I rated Brady Singer as the Royals’ most interesting prospect over Bobb Witt, Jr. mostly because the Royals needed their 2018 first round pick to have some kind of impact in 2020 to give Royals fans hope (thankfully, he… Read More The future of the Royals (and Dayton Moore) will be resting on Bobby Witt, Jr.
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?