The Rule 5 Draft is always a bit of a crapshoot when it comes to finding Major League talent. Yes, it is an opportunity for prospects overlooked in a team’s system to get a Major League opportunity on another club. Yes, there are success stories like Johan Santana and Brad Keller for the Royals. But… Read More Does a 29-man roster help Royals Rule 5 pick, Stephen Woods Jr?
Baseball is a funny game. Sometimes, you think a player is going to make it. They show all the signs of being good players, they put up big games, they have all the accolades from their time in the minors or from another club, etc. It seems like that player can’t miss and is a… Read More Four recent Royals who showed flashes, but couldn’t put it together in Kansas City
So we have looked at the success stories this Spring in Surprise, first starting with the pitchers, and then the position players. However, while the Royals had a decent Cactus League campaign, going 9-9 in the abbreviated season, not everything was positive. There were some players, both from the 40-man and the non-roster invitation list,… Read More Four Royals pitchers who had concerning Springs
At the start of Spring Training, the jury was still out in terms of whether Randy Rosario and/or Glenn Sparkman would make the Royals 26-man roster by Opening Day. While Rosario looked good in limited work with the Royals after being released by the Chicago Cubs in September it seemed like the new “Three Batter… Read More Rosario and Sparkman proving that they deserve spots in the Royals bullpen
Bringing up top prospects on any Major League Baseball team is a delicate dance in prudence. Sure, it is important that young players get the proper coaching and development in the minors, as well as receive an adequate amount of competition and challenges in relation to their age group. While the temptation will be there… Read More Should the Royals go all-in this year with Singer, Lynch, Kowar and Bubic?
It is easy for Royals fans (or fans of any baseball team) to overreact after one Spring Training game. However, this is a Royals blog, so to be honest, overreacting is part of the gig. So after one game, let’s take a look at three pitchers, currently on the 40-man roster, who will need to… Read More Three Royals pitchers who need to improve this Spring to stay on the 40-man
On February 11th, Royals pitchers and catchers finally reported to Surprise, Arizona for Spring Training. Keeping with the spirit of focusing on pitchers, I thought it would be interesting to focus on four Royals pitchers who are out of “minor league” options that would be worth watching in Spring Training this year. A player on… Read More Four ‘out-of-options’ Royals pitchers to watch in Spring Training