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
The Royals at the big league level were a mixed bag of sorts for Royals fans. Yes, the Royals are currently 71-85 heading into their final homestand of 2021, and are projected to win 74 games, according to Fangraphs Depth Charts projections. Honestly, that’s around where most realistic Royals fans had this club (i.e. the… Read More The success of the Royals’ farm system was one of the better stories in 2021
In any club’s farm system, there is usually a mix of “prospects” and “non-prospects”. Prospects are the main reason why most casual baseball fans follow the Minor Leagues. These are the “future” everyday players of a Major League club, or valuable assets who could be dealt to acquire veteran talent via a trade. That being… Read More Three “non-prospect” position players to watch in the Royals system
Dayton Moore and the Royals front office is known for “zigging” when others “zag”, and that has often been the case in the MLB Draft under Moore’s tenure. After going pretty safe and traditional in the early rounds in 2018, 2019, and 2020, Moore and the Royals went down a different path in this year’s… Read More The Royals went for a different approach in the draft…but will it pay off?
The Royals begin a four-game series against the Minnesota Twins at Kauffman Stadium, and going into Thursday’s game, the Royals are 27-26 after roughly two months of play. Granted, the Royals haven’t been a perfect team by any means. Their run differential is -14, and as Mike Matheny said in a recent press conference, the… Read More After two months, the Royals are where they need to be (as long as they don’t panic)
While news leaked about Bobby Witt, Jr. Sunday via Ken Rosenthal, the Royals made the news of Witt’s option official on Monday, as well as the option of other young players who made noise in Cactus League play this Spring. The news is disappointing, but not necessarily unexpected. The Royals prior to that announcement had… Read More The Royals are being conservative with their young players to start 2021 (and that isn’t bad)
MJ Melendez, Austin Cox, and Jonathan Bowlan are the No. 10, No.11, and No. 12 prospects in the Royals “21 in 21″ Prospect Watch. Today, the Royals dropped their new advertising slogan, “Together Royal”, which is a change from the “Always Royal” slogan they have used the past couple of years. #TogetherRoyal pic.twitter.com/bmIVAgHZIW — Kansas… Read More Analyzing Melendez, Cox, and Bowlan (Royals “21 in 21”)
Nick Loftin, Seuly Matias, and Nick Pratto are the 7th, 8th, and 9th prospects, respectively in the Royals “21 in 21” prospect watch series. As we reach the halfway mark through Spring Training, I figured it would be time to look at some of the prospects in the “21 in 21” Prospect Watch series. Usually,… Read More Analyzing Loftin, Matias, and Pratto (Royals “21 in 21”)
The Royals “Twitter”-sphere can be a small one at times, but overall, I think it’s a pretty supportive one relatively speaking. As I have said on this blog before, when I used to sort of run a Giants blog back in 2009, I remember things being really competitive and didn’t exactly give me the most… Read More RFR Podcast and Update to the “21 in 21”
Erick Pena, Khalil Lee, and Kyle Isbel are the No. 5, No. 6, and No. 7 prospects in the “21 in 21” prospect watch. Right now, the 2021 Royals outfield, according to Roster Resource’s Depth Chart projections, appears to be Franchy Cordero in left field, Michael A. Taylor in center, and Whit Merrifield in right.… Read More Can Pena, Lee and Isbel be the future of the Royals outfield?