In this final part of the “Royalty Awards”, I take a look at which three players could have the most impact for the Royals in the 2022 season. While the Royals’ upcoming season won’t be “made” or “broken” by just one or two players, it is safe to say that the Royals will need some… Read More Nick Pratto’s outlook could make waves in the Royals organization (“Royalty Awards” Most Key Player for 2022)
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 season is officially over, as they finished 74-88, slightly above most preseason projections. As another playoff season continues without the Kansas City Royals, I decided that it would be good to wrap up the 2021 Royals campaign with a five-part series of posts where I give out certain “awards” from this past season.… Read More Forget WAR; Salvy Saved the Royals this Year (“Royalty Awards” Most Important Player)
One of the positive stories for the Royals this September has been seeing Adalberto Mondesi play for an extended period of time without injury. After only playing 10 games in the first half of the season due to various ailments and stints on the Injured List, Mondesi has played in 20 games this September and… Read More Mondesi at third base makes sense for the Royals in 2022…if they supplement their roster correctly
Right now, Kris Bubic is absolutely dealing at Comerica Park against the Tigers, as he has allowed only one hit and one walk while striking out four in five innings. Honestly, Bubic’s stellar day (thus far) at Comerica has been a much-needed distraction for Kansas City sports fans, as the Chiefs are really blowing it… Read More Ranking the Royals starting pitchers in preparation for 2022
The Royals are projected to win 74 games, according to Fangraph’s Depth Charts projections, which would be an improvement upon their 70-win projection back in Spring Training. That being said, while the Royals most likely will see improvement from 2020 in a small fashion, this Royals team will have to make some tough roster and… Read More Will the Royals keep Jakob Junis in 2022?
The Royals fell short 4-1 in game three of the road series against the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday evening. However, a positive of the night was the continued resurgence of Hunter Dozier, who’s posted a .998 OPS with five home runs and 12 RBI in only 70 plate appearances during the month of September. For… Read More Does Dozier’s hot finish make Santana expendable to the Royals this offseason?
The Royals bullpen has been a bit up and down during the 2021 season. Currently, they rank 20th in bullpen ERA, according to Fangraphs, but they do rank 16th in relief WHIP and 9th in hits allowed per nine innings, which shows that they may be better than their ERA states. Scott Barlow has been… Read More Domingo Tapia and Joel Payamps have been surprises in the Royals bullpen, but can it last?
One of the most promising stories of 2020 and in the first couple of months of 2021 was the emergence of Kyle Zimmer as a reliable option in the Royals bullpen. The fifth overall pick in the 2012 draft out of the University of San Francisco, Zimmer was expected to be a cornerstone of the… Read More Will Kyle Zimmer bounce back for the Royals?
Carlos Santana was expected to be a key catalyst to this Royals lineup when he was acquired as a free agent this Winter. After all, he was kind of the antithesis of what Royals fans were used to from free agent signings. Santana was a proven veteran who had mostly played on winning squads, most… Read More Can Carlos Santana be “smooth” again for the Royals at the plate in September?