Looking at the Tier Five Prospects (The “Top 50 Royals Prospects” Rankings)

We’re now onto Tier Five of the “Top 50 Royals Prospects” Rankings, which means that we’re over halfway done with these profiles before the full list is revealed. If you missed them, you can check out the first four Tier lists below: Tier One (No. 1-No. 5) Tier Two (No. 6-No. 11) Tier Three (No.… Read More Looking at the Tier Five Prospects (The “Top 50 Royals Prospects” Rankings)

Looking at the Tier Three Prospects (The “Top 50 Royals Prospects” Rankings)

I have done Tier One and Tier Two prospects already on this blog, as I slowly reveal my “Top 50 Royals Prospects” rankings for the upcoming 2022 season. In this post, I take a look at the Tier Three prospects, which consists of Royals prospects ranked No. 12 through No. 17. What is a “Tier… Read More Looking at the Tier Three Prospects (The “Top 50 Royals Prospects” Rankings)

Three Free Agent Pitchers Who Could Sign Minor League Deals with the Royals for 2022

It’s been pretty rough for baseball fans when it comes to the hot stove season, mostly thanks to the owner’s lockout. Typically, December can be an intriguing month, due to the GM Winter Meetings as well as the Rule 5 Draft, which spurs a lot of action on the MLB hot stove. Unfortunately, the lockout… Read More Three Free Agent Pitchers Who Could Sign Minor League Deals with the Royals for 2022

What can the Royals expect from Kris Bubic after his strong finish to 2021?

One of the more overlooked stories from the 2021 season was the solid last month of play from 24-year-old left-handed pitcher Kris Bubic. While Bubic often goes under-the-radar when compared to other young Royals pitchers in the system (especially fellow 2018 draft picks Brady Singer, Daniel Lynch, and Jackson Kowar), he has actually made his… Read More What can the Royals expect from Kris Bubic after his strong finish to 2021?

“Believing” in Brady Singer (“Bounce Back Royals” Series)

To say Brady Singer’s 2021 was “polarizing” among Royals fans would be putting it lightly. Even though the Royals tabbed Singer to be an “ace” of the Royals rotation when they drafted him 18th overall in the first round of the 2018 MLB Draft, Singer has seemingly fallen in the Royals “young pitcher” pecking order,… Read More “Believing” in Brady Singer (“Bounce Back Royals” Series)

Three Lingering Royals Roster Questions During the Lockout

According to Fangraphs’ Roster Resource Depth Chart, the Royals roster is currently at 40 after the signing of Taylor Clarke. Even though the Royals did non-tender Richard Lovelady, they did bring him back via a Minor League contract. Furthermore, though no official deals were finalized before the December 1st lockout, they did tender contracts to… Read More Three Lingering Royals Roster Questions During the Lockout

Can Brad Keller prove that 2021 was a fluke? (“Bounce Back Royals” series)

Opening Day should have been an omen for Royals fans in regard to Brad Keller and what his 2021 season would be like. After posting 2.47 ERA and accumulating a 1.3 fWAR in nine starts and 54.2 IP during the shortened 2020 season, Keller was an absolute disaster on Opening Day at Kauffman Stadium against… Read More Can Brad Keller prove that 2021 was a fluke? (“Bounce Back Royals” series)

Danny Duffy returning to Kansas City sounds fun, but should be avoided by the Royals

On Wednesday, the Royals announced the player they received in the Danny Duffy July Deadline deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers: It is another reliever that the Royals added to the upper levels of their system, which should give the Royals some depth in the bullpen in 2022 and perhaps 2023 (the Royals also added… Read More Danny Duffy returning to Kansas City sounds fun, but should be avoided by the Royals

What should the Royals do with Mike Minor next season? (It’s tougher than Royals fans think)

When the Royals signed Mike Minor last season, I thought it was a decent move, especially if the Royals were intent on trying to compete in the AL Central division in 2021 and 2022. Signed on a two-year deal worth $18 million (which included a club option for a third year worth $13 million), Minor… Read More What should the Royals do with Mike Minor next season? (It’s tougher than Royals fans think)

Ranking the Royals starting pitchers in preparation for 2022

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