If you are a Royals fan, and you haven’t subscribed to David Lesky’s “Inside the Crown” substack, that needs to change pronto. Because today, Lesky wrote a great piece about the starting pitching being a real concern of this squad for the upcoming 2023 season, even with the positive moves being implemented by the new… Read More Three Pitchers Royals Fans Should Be Concerned About This Season
Bobby Witt, Jr. has been the story of the Royals’ offseason, especially coming off a season in which he hit 20 home runs and stole 30 bases in 150 games and 632 plate appearances. While the triple slash (.254/.294/.428) and wRC+ (99), left a little to be desired, it was still an impressive rookie campaign… Read More What Can Royals Fans Expect from Witt, Jr. in 2023? A Few Rolling Charts Could Tell the Tale
The Royals have been a tremendous success story this Spring as they sit at 14-2, which puts them clearly at the top of the Cactus League standings, as of Monday, March 13th. Granted, Royals fans can debate how relevant their W-L record will be in regard to it transitioning to regular season success. This is… Read More Matt Beaty Has Been a Cactus League Success (But Will He Find a Spot on the Royals’ Roster?)
If there’s one pitcher on the Royals roster this Spring who has seemingly benefited from the new Royals coaching staff this Spring, it may be Brad Keller, who is entering his last season of team control with the Royals. In three appearances this season, Keller has been stellar, as he has produced a 3.52 ERA… Read More Brad Keller is Making His Case for the Royals This Spring (But Will It Stick?)
The Royals are currently 7-1 in Cactus League play and are seemingly gelling well under new manager Matt Quatraro and the revamped Royals coaching staff. It is nice to see the full Royals Spring Training roster perform well together before many matriculate to their respective country teams for the World Baseball Classic. A positive for… Read More Diving into Carlos Hernandez’s Pitches via PLV and Run-Value (And What It Could Mean for the Royals)
The Royals finally lost their first Cactus League game, as the Brewers lineup got to the Royals’ bullpen in Milwaukee’s 10-4 victory in Surprise. While Zack Greinke did throw two scoreless innings in his first outing of the 2023 Cactus League campaign, the Royals relievers gave up a total of 10 runs on 11 hits… Read More Could Brooks Kriske and His Splitter Find a Place in the Royals Bullpen?
I am just going to do a quick post tonight. That being said, there have been a couple of developments that have been released by Pitcher List that I have gotten excited about and wanted to share with Royals baseball fans who aren’t familiar with Pitcher List and the features that they have on their… Read More An Intro to Royals “PLV” Pitcher Deep Dives
One of the challenging realities of Spring Training is that players get injured, which deflates their outlook for the upcoming season. The Royals haven’t played in any Cactus League games yet, but that didn’t stop the injury bug from finding a few of the Royals players in camp, as reported today by MLB.com Royals beat… Read More Three Royals Players to Watch For This Spring After Waters’ Injury Announcement
On February 15th, the Royals made a surprise addition to the Cactus League roster by signing outfielder/designated hitter Franmil Reyes on a Minor League deal. The move was a bit of a surprising one for a couple of reasons. First off, it was a bit shocking to see that no other club had picked up… Read More Diving Into Franmil Reyes’ 2022 and the Royals DH Situation This Spring
It’s not a surprise that the Royals were one of the worst defensive teams under former manager Mike Matheny from 2020 to 2022, especially on a framing end. Last season, the Royals ranked dead last in framing with a -21 mark, 10 runs worse than the second-worst club in baseball (the Padres), according to Baseball… Read More Can Bench Coach Paul Hoover Help the Royals’ Catchers Improve Defensively?