Examining the Tier Four Prospects (Royals 2023 “Top 50 Prospects to Watch” Rankings)

It’s been a while since I’ve touched base on the Top 50 Royals’ “Prospects to Watch” for the upcoming 2023 season. With Spring Training games starting soon, I figured it would be good to catch up on these prospect posts, especially since it appears that the Royals’ “hot stove” season may be done after Kansas… Read More Examining the Tier Four Prospects (Royals 2023 “Top 50 Prospects to Watch” Rankings)

“Reporter Jottings”: Keith Law Releases Rankings; Royals to Sign Cuban Prospect; Another Sleeper MiLB Pitching Signing?

It’s been a weird week, especially in the wake of Zack Greinke’s signing announcement, but nothing official coming from the Royals as of yet. Granted, JJ Picollo and the Royals may be finalizing a corresponding move to clear space on the 40-man roster for Greinke (they are currently at 41, according to Roster Resource). And… Read More “Reporter Jottings”: Keith Law Releases Rankings; Royals to Sign Cuban Prospect; Another Sleeper MiLB Pitching Signing?

Examining the Tier Three Prospects (Royals 2023 “Top 50 Prospects to Watch” Rankings)

We have covered the Top 12 Royals prospects to watch in 2023 in my Tier One (1st through 6th) and Tier Two (7th through 12th) posts. I figured with the slow Royals news day*, it would be a good time to look at the Tier Three prospects, which include the 13th through 17th-ranked prospects in… Read More Examining the Tier Three Prospects (Royals 2023 “Top 50 Prospects to Watch” Rankings)

A Look at the 2023 International Signing Class and Four Royals International Prospects Who Could Bounce Back

On Friday, the Royals announced their 2023 International Signing class, which included 30 signings, a new Royals franchise record (surpassing last year’s record). While there was plenty to find fault with in Dayton Moore’s tenure as Royals GM/President, his investment in international scouting and development certainly wasn’t one of those issues. Since Moore took over… Read More A Look at the 2023 International Signing Class and Four Royals International Prospects Who Could Bounce Back

Looking at the Tier Two Prospects (Royals 2023 “Top 50 Prospects to Watch” Rankings)

I have already released my first analysis post of the “Top 50 Prospects to Watch” rankings, as I looked at the Tier One prospects in the Royals system (which included the No. 1 through No. 6 prospects). As one noticed in the post, no pitchers were included in the Tier One rankings. That is a… Read More Looking at the Tier Two Prospects (Royals 2023 “Top 50 Prospects to Watch” Rankings)

Looking at the Tier One Prospects (Royals 2023 “Top 50 Prospects to Watch” Rankings)

With the beginning of the new year, I figured it would be a good opportunity to begin the “Top 50 Prospects to Watch” writeups, starting with our Tier One prospects. Remember, just as a disclaimer, my rankings are a bit different than most “prospect rankings” from prospect experts or Royals fans. Instead of just ranking… Read More Looking at the Tier One Prospects (Royals 2023 “Top 50 Prospects to Watch” Rankings)

Royals Prospect Chatter: Review of the ’22 Top 50 and a State of the Farm System

With the new year on its way, I feel it is time to unveil my new Royals Top 50 prospect list for the upcoming 2023 season. After taking some time to review and adjust, my Top 50 “Royals Prospects to Watch” list is ready to be unveiled for the upcoming year, with blog posts to… Read More Royals Prospect Chatter: Review of the ’22 Top 50 and a State of the Farm System

Is Logan Porter A Late Bloomer or a ‘Quad-A’ Player? (“Royals Rule 5 Radar”)

One of the more interesting Rule-5 eligible players in the Royals organization may be Logan Porter, a first base and catching prospect who has been with the Royals since 2018. Porter is an interesting human interest story in the Royals organization simply due to the fact that he went undrafted out of Dixie State in… Read More Is Logan Porter A Late Bloomer or a ‘Quad-A’ Player? (“Royals Rule 5 Radar”)

Samad Taylor Is Making His Case in The Arizona Fall League (“Royals Rule 5 Radar”)

Former Blue Jay prospect Samad Taylor went under the radar when the Royals traded for him along with Max Castillo in the Whit Merrifield deal at the August 3rd Trade Deadline. After all, Taylor was not a heralded prospect in Toronto, as he was ranked as the 11th-best prospect in the Blue Jays system prior… Read More Samad Taylor Is Making His Case in The Arizona Fall League (“Royals Rule 5 Radar”)

Alec Marsh and TJ Sikkema Could “Make or Break” Picollo’s Tenure (“Royals Rule 5 Radar”)

In the first post of the ‘Royals Rule 5 Radar” series, I wanted to take a look at two special pitchers who are both Rule 5 eligible and have hazy outlooks not just in the Royals organization, but in professional baseball in general. There’s no question that Alec Marsh and TJ Sikkema have serious talent.… Read More Alec Marsh and TJ Sikkema Could “Make or Break” Picollo’s Tenure (“Royals Rule 5 Radar”)