In this final part of the “Royalty Awards”, I take a look at which three players could have the most impact for the Royals in the 2022 season. While the Royals’ upcoming season won’t be “made” or “broken” by just one or two players, it is safe to say that the Royals will need some… Read More Nick Pratto’s outlook could make waves in the Royals organization (“Royalty Awards” Most Key Player for 2022)
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
One of the drawbacks to this season is Major League Baseball limiting the active roster to 28 players in the final month of September rather than the full 40, which was the case pre-pandemic. The decision makes sense for a variety of reasons: having 28 guys in the clubhouse limits potential COVID spread, and due… Read More Four Royals on the 40-man roster who haven’t made the Majors yet (and what their future outlook is)
Right now, even after a two-game sweep of the NL Central-leading Milwaukee Brewers on the road, there are two main stories circulating among Royals fan circles on this off-day before the Royals begin a weekend series at Kauffman Stadium against the suddenly surging Detroit Tigers: The promotions of Bobby Witt, Jr. and Nick Pratto to… Read More With Witt, Jr. and Pratto up in Omaha, should the Royals finally trade Whit?
There may be no Royals starting pitcher more fascinating than Brady Singer, currently (as I have written about him being an enigma in the past). In some ways, 2021 has been a regression of sorts. After posting a 4.06 ERA in 12 starts and 64.1 IP during the shortened 2020 campaign, Singer is currently posting… Read More Singer needs a third pitch…so how should the Royals approach that?
In any club’s farm system, there is usually a mix of “prospects” and “non-prospects”. Prospects are the main reason why most casual baseball fans follow the Minor Leagues. These are the “future” everyday players of a Major League club, or valuable assets who could be dealt to acquire veteran talent via a trade. That being… Read More Three “non-prospect” position players to watch in the Royals system
This year, highly touted pitching prospects Kris Bubic and Jackson Kowar have gone through their fair share of ups and downs within the Kansas City organization. Bubic and Kowar had strong months of May, albeit in Kansas City and Omaha, respectively. After making his MLB debut on May 2nd, Bubic performed well in May with… Read More Will these bullpen stints help Bubic, Kowar and the Royals pitching staff?
It has been a frustrating 2021 thus far for Royals outfielder Edward Olivares. Acquired in the Trevor Rosenthal deal last summer, Olivares is a toolsy outfielder who performed decently in an 18-game sample in Kansas City during the shortened 2020 season. In 65 plate appearances, Olivares posted a triple slash of .274/.292/.419 which included two… Read More Trying to understand the Royals’ approach this year with Edward Olivares
It was another rough start for Jackson Kowar on Saturday, as his Major League debut has not necessarily gone swimmingly thus far. After dominating Triple-A hitters with the Omaha Storm Chasers (he was posting a 0.85 ERA in six starts and 31.2 IP), Kowar has failed to show much command in his first two starts… Read More With top pitching prospects struggling in KC, Eldred’s tenure with Royals needs to be examined
Kyle Isbel was one of the Royals’ best stories this Spring in Surprise. After only playing in High-A ball in 2019, and spending the entire 2020 season at the Alternate Site in KCK, Isbel absolutely flourished in Cactus League play this past Spring. In 23 games and 50 plate appearances, Isbel posted a slash of… Read More So what’s the status of Kyle Isbel? (And when will Royals fans see him again?)