I do not want it to seem like the Royals as an organization is completely against modern-day baseball analytics. Yes, the Royals under Dayton Moore have always been an organization that has valued traditional scouting and player development, especially in comparison to other MLB ballclubs. But even in the past five years, there have been… Read More Does the Royals’ struggles with pitching analytics explain the coaching staff’s lack of success?
The Royals experienced their first loss of the Cactus League season on March 25th, as they fell 8-4 to the Texas Rangers in Surprise: Carlos Hernández made his first Cactus League appearance on Friday and had an inconsistent performance against the Rangers lineup. In 2.0 IP, Hernández did strike out two batters and walked none,… Read More Should Carlos Hernández Return to the Royals Bullpen?
After a frigid hot stove season, Dayton Moore and JJ Picollo made their first major move of the offseason on Wednesday afternoon, as they acquired left-handed reliever Amir Garrett from the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for left-handed starter Mike Minor: Now, at the surface level, this deal isn’t all that impressive, especially since Garrett is… Read More Three Trends To Pay Attention To With New Royals Reliever Amir Garrett
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
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)
A few days ago, I took a look at PECOTA projections and analyzed how Royals hitters fared for the upcoming 2022 season. For the most part, PECOTA seemed to have a more positive outlook for Royals hitters, which is promising for a team looking to improve upon their 74-88 record from the 2021 season. In… Read More Three Good (And Two Concerning) Surprises from the 2022 Royals PECOTA Projections (Part 2: Pitchers)
We have finally reached the end of the 2022 “Royals Top 50 Prospects” rankings, as I reveal the final five prospects in the Top 50, which makes up this last tier. For those who have missed out on these rankings (or just stumbled upon this blog recently), here are the previous eight tiers of Royals… Read More Looking at the Tier Nine Prospects (The “Royals Top 50 Prospects” Rankings)
This year’s “Royals Top 50 Prospects” rankings are coming to a close, as we come to our second-to-last tier of rankings and writeups. If you missed them, you can find the previous seven tiers in the hyperlinks below: Tier One (No. 1-No. 5) Tier Two (No. 6-No. 11) Tier Three (No. 12-No. 17) Tier Four… Read More Looking at the Tier Eight Prospects (The “Royals Top 50 Prospects” Rankings)
As is the case with anyone in education, these past two couple of weeks at school have been an absolute challenge. Thus, it’s been difficult for me to even get on Twitter, let alone sit down and write a post for either Pitcher List or this blog. With the long weekend coming up, I hope… Read More “Reporter Jottings”: Royals sign Vizcaino; Royals ZiPS Projections; COVID Testing at Kauffman
After revealing the first five “Tier One” prospects in my previous post, I am going to move forward to my “Tier Two” prospects, which consists of prospects on my list ranked No. 6-No. 11. What is a “Tier Two” Prospect, according to your rankings? I listed the “Tier Two” prospects as players I envisioned becoming… Read More Looking at the Tier Two Prospects (The “Top 50 Royals Prospects” Rankings)