The Cactus League season is coming to a close this week, and I wanted to get a short “jottings” in, especially as we inch closer to Opening Day at Kauffman Stadium on April 7th. In this edition of the “jottings”, I take a look at Greinke’s fastball in my most recent post on Pitcher List;… Read More “Reporter Jottings”: Greinke’s Fastball; “Playing Pepper” Royals Preview; Isbel vs. Taylor in CF
Last season was a year to forget for Royals starting pitcher Brad Keller. After posting a career-best 2.47 ERA in nine starts and 54.2 IP in the shortened 2020 season, Keller entered 2021 as the Royals’ Opening Day starter, with hopes that he would continue to be at the top of the Royals rotation for… Read More Brad Keller And His Fastball(s) Problem
Royals Spring Training camp officially begins on Sunday in Surprise, Arizona, with games taking place on Friday, March 18th against the Texas Rangers, as announced in the updated Spring Training Schedule (via Royals Twitter): While we are still getting details about who will be invited to Royals Major League Camp, there are plenty of storylines… Read More Why Carlos Hernandez’s Breaking Ball Mix Will Be Key for the Royals in 2022
On February 23rd, James Schiano of Pitcher List wrote a piece on trying to find fantasy sleeper pitchers by paying attention to the “rise” on their four-seam fastballs from 2021. While it was more specific to fantasy baseball play, it still fostered some food for thought, especially in regard to Royals pitchers. For those who… Read More Analyzing the Four-Seam Rise and Effectiveness of Royals Pitchers from ’21 (And What It Means for ’22)
Just wanted to get a quick post in on a Friday evening, especially since it’s been a while since I’ve done an edition of the “Jottings”. So, here’s a few Royals-related news bit from the past couple of days, and some of my thoughts in regard to those “Jottings”. Salvy Part of the 2022 Fantasy… Read More “Reporter Jottings”: Fantasy Catcher “Busts”; Last RFR Podcast on Royals Review; Spring Training Delayed
We’re in the twilight hours of the weekend, and I will have some more posts this week as I will be entering Spring Break. However, I wanted to share a few quick bits that I wrote over the past week off the site, as well as some thoughts on Daniel Lynch, who started on Saturday… Read More Royals Central: “Playing Pepper”; Mazara in Detroit; Lynch making his case?
So I have been able to contribute recently to Pitcher List, which has been an awesome experience that I didn’t expect when I first started this blog almost a year-and-a-half ago. Not only has it been a great opportunity to write and analyze players and other teams outside the Royals organization (or American League Central),… Read More Analyzing the Royals’ projected 2021 starting pitchers by CSW rate
There’s a lot going on today in the Royals (and baseball) world, which is nice for a change, since it’s been a pretty tame and quiet off-season. So, instead of focusing on just one topic, I am going to just touch on a few different ones, since I didn’t feel like I could go as… Read More Friday “Royals” News Dump: Mondesi and Keller; International Signings; Kluber in KC; and 300th post
In a mere matter of hours, the world will be transitioning from 2020 to 2021. In many ways, it feels like 2020 has been way longer than ust 365 days, but I guess that’s what happens when a society undergoes a pandemic, and experiences all kinds of social instability. Furthermore, this baseball season was a… Read More 10 Things I’ll Remember as a Royals fan from 2020
So in my household, my dad was a big Seinfeld fan (I know, pretty white, I get it). And thus, as I was perusing my Twitter, I saw this, which made me realize what today, December 23rd, was in the Seinfeld universe: For those who are unfamiliar with Seinfeld, “Festivus” is the insane, self-created holiday… Read More Royals “Festivus”: El incidente de la resina de pino; Royals-Angels Brawl of ’98; Bauer regression in ’21?