It has been a frustrating 2021 thus far for Royals outfielder Edward Olivares. Acquired in the Trevor Rosenthal deal last summer, Olivares is a toolsy outfielder who performed decently in an 18-game sample in Kansas City during the shortened 2020 season. In 65 plate appearances, Olivares posted a triple slash of .274/.292/.419 which included two… Read More Trying to understand the Royals’ approach this year with Edward Olivares
Just another quick post today, as I am going to highlight a few things and thoughts on this snowy and cold day (again). God, March and April can’t come soon enough honestly. February has definitely sucked. Here’s the Pitch Newsletter on Andrew Benintendi trade Today, I contributed an article to the IBWAA’s “Here’s the Pitch”… Read More HTP on Benintendi; Pitchers and Catchers Report; What About Rosenthal?
When the Royals traded Tim Hill to the Padres last summer, Franchy Cordero and his prodigious power potential seemed to resonate most with Royals fans. However, often overlooked in the deal was right-handed pitcher Ronald Bolanos, a highly-heralded arm in the Padres system who was signed for $2 million out of Cuba during the 2016-2017… Read More Could Ronald Bolanos be a sleeper for the Royals in 2021?
With the hot stove finally heating up, the baseball world has seen a slew of recent transaction activity, even in the midst of tragedy (RIP Hank Aaron). However, on Friday, the Royals got a bit of bad news in regard to Jurickson Profar, a utility player that the Royals were seemingly in talks with earlier… Read More With Profar no longer an option, what will the Royals do next in free agency?
After a pretty tame off-season, the MLB Hot Stove as heated up exponentially over the last week. Here’s a list of everything that has gone on in the baseball world since Monday: On January 15th, the White Sox announced the signing of former Oakland A’s closer Liam Hendriks to a massive four-year, $54 million deal.… Read More What Wade Davis brings to the Royals (and what other moves do they have left to make?)
Without a doubt, Franchy Cordero is a key player to the Royals’ chances in the AL Central in 2021. Projected to be Kansas City’s starting left fielder in 2021 (barring another move from GM Dayton Moore), Cordero was acquired in the Tim Hill trade last Summer (along with Ronald Bolanos), and is a tantalizing combination… Read More Three Statcast metrics to pay attention to from Franchy Cordero in 2021
The 2020 Rule 5 Draft will be coming up this week on December 10th (during the “virtual” MLB Winter Meetings), and it seems likely that the Kansas City Royals will once again be an active participant in the annual event. The Royals made picks in the Rule 5 Draft in 2019 and 2018 (Stephen Woods,… Read More Five possible Royals Rule 5 Draft targets
There is no question that pitching depth is a strength of this Royals farm system. According to MLB Pipeline, three of their top-five prospects are pitchers (Asa Lacy, Daniel Lynch, and Jackson Kowar) and they have an additional two beyond those three in the top 10 as well (Jonathan Bowlan and Carlos Hernandez). Thus, it… Read More Three Royals pitching sleepers to pay attention to in 2021
MLB Hot Stove season can be a dark, black hole at times. Just when I was ready to sit down and write a post about Billy Butler’ polarizing, but interesting tenure as a Kansas City Royal, this nugget came across my Twitter timeline this afternoon from Royals Review: And thus, I went from my mind… Read More Is Hunter Renfroe a possible Royals off-season target?
It’s been a wild week for me personally and professionally with teaching and graduate school. Hence, that is why this past week has not produced much on this blog. That being said, with things dying down slightly with the “end” of the election, not to mention the winding down of the school semester, I can… Read More Three position free agents worth exploring for the Royals