Some interesting news broke on the hot stove this afternoon, as Yahoo Japan reported that the Hiroshima Carp plan to post outfielder Seiya Suzuki, which means that MLB teams can bid for his services this offseason. And surprisingly, the Royals were one of the teams mentioned as a possible bidder this winter: While Suzuki may… Read More Could Seiya Suzuki be a fit in right field for the Royals in 2022?
So far, the Surprise Saguaros have been the class of the Arizona Fall League thus far during the 2021 campaign. A big reason why the Saguaros are in first place in the West division is due to the strong play from two Royals prospects: right-handed pitcher Zach Haake and outfielder Seuly Matias. Of course, it… Read More Could Zach Haake and Seuly Matias make cases for the Royals’ 40-man roster this Spring?
I am taking a break from the “Royalty Awards” in this post in order to talk a little bit about the Arizona Fall League, which begins on Wednesday. Royals players will be playing on the Surprise Saguaros roster, which makes sense considering the Royals’ Spring Training complex is in Surprise. In addition to the Texas… Read More Three Royals players who need to have strong AFL campaigns
As I have discussed on this blog before, Michael A. Taylor has been one of the more pleasant surprises for the Kansas City Royals in 2021. Signed on a paltry one-year, $1.75 million deal this past offseason, Taylor has emerged as the Royals’ everyday center fielder, as he has played in 137 games and accumulated… Read More The Royals extend Michael A. Taylor…was it the right move?
The Royals came back on Sunday to win the series finale on the South Side 4-3 against the White Sox, highlighted by Carlos Santana hitting a game-tying home run off White Sox closer Liam Hendriks in the bottom of the ninth, which ended up extending the contest into extra innings. In addition to Santana’s hitting… Read More Should Royals fans be concerned about Andrew Benintendi?
This is part 3 of the “Cactus Royals”, my Royals Spring Training roster preview. Here are previous posts in this series: Part 1: Catchers Part 2: Infielders For these purposes, I also included Jorge Soler in this post. Even though he will b the Royals’ primary DH, he does play some outfield every now and… Read More “Cactus Royals” Preview: Outfielders
“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
First, we looked at metrics to watch out for from Royals starting pitchers in 2020. Now, we’re going to take a look at the expected Royals outfield rotation in 2020, and see what metrics Royals fans should be paying attention to from individual Royals outfielders. Outfield will be an interesting area to watch in Kansas… Read More Six hitting metrics to pay attention to from Royals outfielders in 2020
As of now, there seems to be quite a bit of outfield depth in the Kansas City Royals system. In addition to a projected starting outfield of Alex Gordon in left, Whit Merrifield in center, and Hunter Dozier in right, the Royals also have Brett Phillips, Bubba Starling, and Ryan McBroom on the bench, who… Read More Are Hicklen and Gigliotti late-blooming, “Royals Way” outfield prospects?
With Dayton Moore and the Royals signing Alex Gordon for at least one more year, the pressure on outfielders Brett Phillips and Bubba Starling will be heightened this Spring. Initially at the end of the 2019 season, it seemed like Phillips or Starling would be starting in either left field, or even right if Gordo… Read More Will Bubba or Brett get the Royals backup outfielder position this Spring?