Jonah Dipoto Is More Than Just a ‘Familiar Name’ (“Royals Rule 5 Radar”)

Often, it is easy to dismiss prospects who are the kids of MLB managers or general managers. They often are late-round picks, usually chosen because they are familiar and will add to the depth of some lower-level Minor League team for a couple of years before eventually following some other career path in baseball. And… Read More Jonah Dipoto Is More Than Just a ‘Familiar Name’ (“Royals Rule 5 Radar”)

Is Logan Porter A Late Bloomer or a ‘Quad-A’ Player? (“Royals Rule 5 Radar”)

One of the more interesting Rule-5 eligible players in the Royals organization may be Logan Porter, a first base and catching prospect who has been with the Royals since 2018. Porter is an interesting human interest story in the Royals organization simply due to the fact that he went undrafted out of Dixie State in… Read More Is Logan Porter A Late Bloomer or a ‘Quad-A’ Player? (“Royals Rule 5 Radar”)

Samad Taylor Is Making His Case in The Arizona Fall League (“Royals Rule 5 Radar”)

Former Blue Jay prospect Samad Taylor went under the radar when the Royals traded for him along with Max Castillo in the Whit Merrifield deal at the August 3rd Trade Deadline. After all, Taylor was not a heralded prospect in Toronto, as he was ranked as the 11th-best prospect in the Blue Jays system prior… Read More Samad Taylor Is Making His Case in The Arizona Fall League (“Royals Rule 5 Radar”)

“Royals 3 Stars” March 22nd: Bobby Witt, Jr. Steals the Day (Again)

The Royals are on fire, as they are currently 3-0-1 so far in Cactus League play after a 5-3 win over the Oakland Athletics. Even for Royals standards, who traditionally “overperform” in Arizona, this start to the Spring Training season has definitely generated some good buzz from Royals and baseball fans alike. Let’s just hope… Read More “Royals 3 Stars” March 22nd: Bobby Witt, Jr. Steals the Day (Again)

The Royals Are Putting Their Trust Again in Mondesi…Is It the Right Call?

Going into this year’s Spring Training, the Royals have plenty of depth in the infield, especially with Bobby Witt, Jr. on the Royals’ Cactus League roster for a second-straight season. After all, Nicky Lopez and Whit Merrifield were sterling last season in the middle infield at shortstop and second base position, respectively. And even though… Read More The Royals Are Putting Their Trust Again in Mondesi…Is It the Right Call?

Three Royals Non-Roster Invitees Who Could Be Sleepers This Spring

On Sunday, the Kansas City Royals announced on Twitter their non-roster invitees to Spring Camp, which totals 21 players: Granted, it’s been a freezing “hot stove” season for the Royals, even with the lockout. It’s not out of the realm of possibility that the Royals could not only add a player or two before their… Read More Three Royals Non-Roster Invitees Who Could Be Sleepers This Spring

Five Important Developments to Pay Attention to in Royals Spring Training

The MLB lockout is thankfully over, which means not only is baseball back (and player pictures returning on the MLB team pages) but Spring Training is set to begin again as well: It will be a slightly abbreviated Spring camp in Surprise, Arizona for the Royals. However, that doesn’t mean that it will be any… Read More Five Important Developments to Pay Attention to in Royals Spring Training

“Reporter Jottings”: Fantasy Catcher “Busts”; Last RFR Podcast on Royals Review; Spring Training Delayed

Just wanted to get a quick post in on a Friday evening, especially since it’s been a while since I’ve done an edition of the “Jottings”. So, here’s a few Royals-related news bit from the past couple of days, and some of my thoughts in regard to those “Jottings”. Salvy Part of the 2022 Fantasy… Read More “Reporter Jottings”: Fantasy Catcher “Busts”; Last RFR Podcast on Royals Review; Spring Training Delayed

Could Zach Haake and Seuly Matias make cases for the Royals’ 40-man roster this Spring?

So far, the Surprise Saguaros have been the class of the Arizona Fall League thus far during the 2021 campaign. A big reason why the Saguaros are in first place in the West division is due to the strong play from two Royals prospects: right-handed pitcher Zach Haake and outfielder Seuly Matias. Of course, it… Read More Could Zach Haake and Seuly Matias make cases for the Royals’ 40-man roster this Spring?