I will be traveling during the Thanksgiving Break (one of the rare joys of being an educator in these times), and thus, I will not be very consistent with posts and/or Tweets over the next week. I will have a couple of scheduled posts set to come out between Monday through Friday, though they will… Read More “Reporter Jottings”: Physioc Steps Down; Thoughts About Downtown Stadium; Dayton Moore Speaks About Firing
One of the more interesting Rule-5 eligible players in the Royals organization may be Logan Porter, a first base and catching prospect who has been with the Royals since 2018. Porter is an interesting human interest story in the Royals organization simply due to the fact that he went undrafted out of Dixie State in… Read More Is Logan Porter A Late Bloomer or a ‘Quad-A’ Player? (“Royals Rule 5 Radar”)
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)
The Royals lost another tough one today to the Tampa Bay Rays, as they only recorded four hits in a 5-2 loss on Saturday afternoon. Kris Bubic struggled on the mound against the Rays, as he only went 3.2 IP and allowed four runs on eight hits and two walks. To make matters worse, Bubic… Read More Should the Royals Transition Carlos Hernández Permanently to the Bullpen?
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)
If there’s one Royals prospect who’s been tough to figure out in the Royals system it’s been utility player Nate Eaton, who is currently in Triple-A Omaha. Eaton is currently the 29th-rated prospect in the Royals system, according to MLB Pipeline. A 21st-round pick in the 2018 draft out of the Virginia Military Institute, Eaton… Read More Does Nate Eaton Have a Future with the Royals?
To put it bluntly, the Royals bullpen has been disappointing in 2022. After ranking 13th in reliever fWAR and 19th in ERA a season ago, according to Fangraphs, the Kansas City bullpen has seen its rankings this season drop to 26th and 27th in those categories, respectively. While the Royals starting pitching staff and hitting… Read More Three Relievers Who Could Be Key to Turning Around the Royals Bullpen
The Royals kick off a 10-game homestand, their first homestand for the month of June. With a 16-33 record, and morale especially low among Royals fans (especially on Twitter), the Royals did announce a special “Fountain Pass” deal where fans could buy standing room tickets for every Royals home game this month for one low… Read More “Reporter Jottings”: Royals Add a Reliever; Parrish Promoted to Omaha; Pasquantino Named IL Player of the Month
When the Royals made Bobby Witt, Jr. the Opening Day third baseman, it signified that the Royals were not only intent on winning, but playing their young players as soon as they were deemed ready, regardless of service time. Dayton Moore, JJ Picollo, and the Royals front office could have easily manipulated Witt’s service time… Read More Rivera, Melendez, and the Royals’ Offensive Youth Movement
After firing hitting coach Terry Bradshaw, Royals Twitter quickly latched onto Royals pitching coach Cal Eldred, who has failed to inspire much confidence in Kansas City since being hired prior to the 2018 season. Eldred had been on the Royals coaching staff as long as Bradshaw, and the numbers haven’t been much better on a… Read More Is the Royals Rotation Actually Showing Signs of Improvement?