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 lost 9-7 to the Oakland Athletics on Saturday, which drops the Royals’ record to 26-44 for the season. Offensively, Kansas City did what they needed to do, as they scored seven runs on 10 hits, which included home runs from Bobby Witt, Jr. and Michael A. Taylor. Taylor’s three-run home run brought the… Read More Does Kyle Isbel Need a Restart with the Royals?
It hasn’t been an easy season for Royals fans, especially with the club’s record currently 25-43. And yet, while the playoffs will be on the back burner for at least another season, Royals fans do have a core of young hitters in the middle of the lineup that they can look forward to for years… Read More How Worried Should Royals Fans Be About MJ Melendez’s Defense?
If there’s one Royals prospect who’s been tough to figure out in the Royals system it’s been utility player Nate Eaton, who is currently in Triple-A Omaha. Eaton is currently the 29th-rated prospect in the Royals system, according to MLB Pipeline. A 21st-round pick in the 2018 draft out of the Virginia Military Institute, Eaton… Read More Does Nate Eaton Have a Future with the Royals?
To put it bluntly, the Royals bullpen has been disappointing in 2022. After ranking 13th in reliever fWAR and 19th in ERA a season ago, according to Fangraphs, the Kansas City bullpen has seen its rankings this season drop to 26th and 27th in those categories, respectively. While the Royals starting pitching staff and hitting… Read More Three Relievers Who Could Be Key to Turning Around the Royals Bullpen
The Royals saw their three-game win streak end on Saturday afternoon, as they lost to the Orioles 6-4 in game three of the series. The Royals are currently 20-38 for the year, still in last place in the AL Central division, 13.5 games behind Minnesota as of June 11th. Without a doubt, an Achilles heel… Read More Daniel Lynch is Struggling…And That Should Spark the Royals to Take Action
When the Royals signed Salvy to an extension prior to the 2021 season, some serious questions were tied to the move. Would Salvy stay healthy over the course of the deal, especially after missing all of 2019 and significant time in 2020? Would he age gracefully at a position where players deteriorate quickly, due to… Read More Salvy’s Struggles Put the Royals in a Tough Spot
The Royals are tied with the Cincinnati Reds for the worst record in baseball at 16-31, as of Monday, May 31st. You read that correctly. And it’s not just the record that’s bad. The Royals’ run differential is actually the worst in baseball, as The Athletic’s Alec Lewis alluded on Twitter on Tuesday morning: After… Read More After Two Rough Months, What Should Be the Hopes for the Royals From Here On Out?
The Royals have lost eight out of their last 10 games since letting go of hitting coach Terry Bradshaw, including six straight at the hands of the White Sox, Twins, and Diamondbacks, respectively. In the desert heat of Arizona, the Royals’ offense came alive somewhat, as they scored 11 runs total in the two-game trip.… Read More What is Wrong With the Royals Bullpen?
After firing hitting coach Terry Bradshaw, Royals Twitter quickly latched onto Royals pitching coach Cal Eldred, who has failed to inspire much confidence in Kansas City since being hired prior to the 2018 season. Eldred had been on the Royals coaching staff as long as Bradshaw, and the numbers haven’t been much better on a… Read More Is the Royals Rotation Actually Showing Signs of Improvement?