Looking at the Tier One 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)

Four Royals Prospects Who Could Be on the Trading Block This Winter

The fact of the matter is that the Kansas City Royals are going to be continuing the rebuilding process in 2023. That message has constantly been reinforced by Royals GM JJ Picollo, who maintains that the Royals will not be spending more (or even as much) on the payroll compared to a year ago. It’s… Read More Four Royals Prospects Who Could Be on the Trading Block This Winter

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

Starting today, I will be gradually releasing my top Royals prospects from my “Top 50” rankings by tiers. Overall, there are nine tiers of prospects within the Top 50 list for 2022, and there will be a separate post for each tier of Royals prospects. Now, there aren’t a set number of prospects per tier.… Read More Looking at the Tier One Prospects (The “Top 50 Royals Prospects” Rankings)

‘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

End-of-season wrap up chat with Jacob and Lucas (Beat of KC) on the Royals Rundown Podcast

A short post today, but I wanted to share this in order to share the good work that Jacob and Lucas (“The Beat of KC”) are doing out there on the Royals “content”-sphere. Both Jacob and Lucas have done tremendous work on their own, but they have combined forces to create a great Royals-centric podcast… Read More End-of-season wrap up chat with Jacob and Lucas (Beat of KC) on the Royals Rundown Podcast

The success of the Royals’ farm system was one of the better stories in 2021

The Royals at the big league level were a mixed bag of sorts for Royals fans. Yes, the Royals are currently 71-85 heading into their final homestand of 2021, and are projected to win 74 games, according to Fangraphs Depth Charts projections. Honestly, that’s around where most realistic Royals fans had this club (i.e. the… Read More The success of the Royals’ farm system was one of the better stories in 2021

“Pitching is the currency of the game”: A review of the Royals 2020 draft picks

“Pitching is the currency” of baseball is a phrase that Dayton Moore has used throughout his tenure as general manager of the Kansas City Royals. And it makes sense. Pitchers are harder to predict than hitters when it comes to Major League success. (It is a reason why some baseball experts believe in the “There… Read More “Pitching is the currency of the game”: A review of the Royals 2020 draft picks