Nick Loftin, Seuly Matias, and Nick Pratto are the 7th, 8th, and 9th prospects, respectively in the Royals “21 in 21” prospect watch series. As we reach the halfway mark through Spring Training, I figured it would be time to look at some of the prospects in the “21 in 21” Prospect Watch series. Usually,… Read More Analyzing Loftin, Matias, and Pratto (Royals “21 in 21”)
Erick Pena, Khalil Lee, and Kyle Isbel are the No. 5, No. 6, and No. 7 prospects in the “21 in 21” prospect watch. Right now, the 2021 Royals outfield, according to Roster Resource’s Depth Chart projections, appears to be Franchy Cordero in left field, Michael A. Taylor in center, and Whit Merrifield in right.… Read More Can Pena, Lee and Isbel be the future of the Royals outfield?
Jackson Kowar is the No. 4 prospect in the “21 in 21” prospect watch. Of the Royals’ heralded young arms, no one is more polarizing than Jackson Kowar. To some prospect experts or Royals fans, Kowar is the most expendable of the five, and seems to be the most likely to traded, should Dayton Moore want… Read More How long will Jackson Kowar last in Kansas City?
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?
To say that the 2020 season has been rough thus far for Royals fans may be putting it lightly. In addition to all the challenges to the MLB season due to the Coronavirus, which included a delayed and shortened season, as well as no fans being able to attend Kauffman Stadium (or any other MLB… Read More Singer and Bubic are succeeding, but the Royals should still not call up Bobby Witt, Jr. this season
Part of the African-American Royals Project series. As I have talked about before on this blog, there is no question there is a severe lack of representation of African-American athletes at the Major League level. Last year on Opening Day, only 68 of the 882 players on Major League rosters were African-American (7.7 percent), according… Read More Nick Heath: A voice and player the Royals may need the most in 2020
When it comes to drafting middle infielders, the Royals have had mixed success under Dayton Moore. Christian Colon and Johnny Giavotella were highly ranked and drafted (Colon went in the first round of the 2010 draft; Giavotella went in the second round of the 2008 draft) middle infield prospects expected to provide “pop” and “defense”… Read More Can McConnell and Cancel add to the Royals’ middle-infield depth in the future?
For Royals fans, the memories of HDH (Kelvin Herrera-Wade Davis-Greg Holland) still resonate nearly a half-decade later. The trio’s string of dominance in 2014 and 2015 helped the Royals bullpen be one of the best in baseball, as they ranked first in reliever WAR from 2014-2015, according to Fangraphs. And thus, it’s not a surprise… Read More Can TMZ (Tillo-Morel-Zuber) be the next HDH in Kansas City?
The Royals rotation this season, even though it has not started yet, is far from a settled situation. The biggest issue seems to be centered on the fifth spot in the rotation, as the Royals have not committed that rotation spot to anyone as of just yet. While Jorge Lopez and Glenn Sparkman are expected… Read More What’s the future hold for Foster Griffin in KC?
With the start of the Major League season still in question, I wanted to continue looking at Spring Training and which Royals players did well, and which ones well…did not. I have already look at pitchers (both ones who had good and bad springs) and position players (focused on the good). However, I wanted to… Read More Three Royals position prospects who improved their stock this Spring