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?
It is officially a week until Opening Day at Kauffman Stadium (and I have tickets, which will be my first Opening Day game ever), and of course, the popular story among Royals fans is this: what will the 26-man roster look like on April 1st against the Rangers? With the Royals 40-man roster currently at… Read More Have Ervin Santana and Jake Brentz earned spots in the Royals bullpen?
Nick Loftin, Seuly Matias, and Nick Pratto are the 7th, 8th, and 9th prospects, respectively in the Royals “21 in 21” prospect watch series. As we reach the halfway mark through Spring Training, I figured it would be time to look at some of the prospects in the “21 in 21” Prospect Watch series. Usually,… Read More Analyzing Loftin, Matias, and Pratto (Royals “21 in 21”)
It’s been a fun Spring Training, as the Royals entered the scheduled off day with a 9-3 record, fresh off a 4-2 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers. Per usual, Salvador Perez went yard against the Brew Crew, further showing that his trademark power could continue to be a valuable commodity in 2021: Furthermore, after the… Read More Three takeaways from the Royals first set of roster moves this Spring
This is part 3 of the “Cactus Royals”, my Royals Spring Training roster preview. Here are previous posts in this series: Part 1: Catchers Part 2: Infielders For these purposes, I also included Jorge Soler in this post. Even though he will b the Royals’ primary DH, he does play some outfield every now and… Read More “Cactus Royals” Preview: Outfielders
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?
Just before the new year, the United States and Kansas City got some pleasant news, as the CDC approved COVID-19 vaccines for use. With this monumental “green light”, not only has shipping of the vaccine begun, but also the administration of it to health care workers, not just in Kansas City, but across the nation.… Read More Vaccines bring hope, but it will still be far from normal for Royals fans in 2021
As expected, the start of the Major League Baseball season continues to be a shroud that no media member, player, or fan can predict as of this moment. There is some word that MLB is considering re-aligning leagues so that the regular season would be played according to Spring Training leagues, with Grapefruit League (Florida)… Read More Who would ‘win’ and ‘lose’ if the Royals play in Arizona in 2020?
With the start of the Major League season still in question, I wanted to continue looking at Spring Training and which Royals players did well, and which ones well…did not. I have already look at pitchers (both ones who had good and bad springs) and position players (focused on the good). However, I wanted to… Read More Three Royals position prospects who improved their stock this Spring
So we have looked at the success stories this Spring in Surprise, first starting with the pitchers, and then the position players. However, while the Royals had a decent Cactus League campaign, going 9-9 in the abbreviated season, not everything was positive. There were some players, both from the 40-man and the non-roster invitation list,… Read More Four Royals pitchers who had concerning Springs