Right now, it’s pretty good to be a Royals fan. The Royals won another series, taking three out of four from the Blue Jays this week (of course, the Royals lose the one game I attend in person in this series), and are currently 9-5 and a top of the AL Central Standings by 1.5… Read More Are Royals fans seeing the Nicky Lopez that everyone expected him to be?
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”)
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
It’s snowing and cold as hell here in Kansas City and across most of the nation, honestly. However, a silver lining to all of this is that pitcher and catchers report on Thursday, and the Royals recently released their updated Cactus League schedule on their official Twitter: Thus, even though games haven’t begun yet, it… Read More Five important Royals position battles to pay attention to this Spring
With about six days until pitchers and catchers report for Spring Training, baseball fans are seeing teams make their final moves in the “hot stove” season. The Royals made a huge splash in their acquisition of Red Sox outfielder Andrew Benintendi, and it seems like the may have been the final move for general manager… Read More With offseason nearly done, could Maikel Franco be back in Kansas City?
Baseball Prospectus just released their most recent PECOTA projections for 2021, and of course, the baseball world is rife with reactions. That also includes the Royals blogosphere, as Royals Review, Into the Fountains, and Royals Academy have all published their own analysis on the PECOTA’s projections for Kansas City for the upcoming season. While I… Read More Five takeaways from the Royals’ 2021 PECOTA projections
In about a week, 2020 will finally come to a close, much to everyone’s relief. For MLB fans, it has been a “frigid” Hot Stove season, as virtual MLB Winter Meetings, owners financial concerns, and the hazy state of when Spring Training will actually begin have kept the transactions to a minimum this off-season. Cespedes… Read More One roster question for each AL Central team as 2020 nears its end
There is no question that 2020 was a mixed bag for Nicky Lopez in Kansas City. On a positive end, Lopez was a finalist for the AL Gold Glove award, and metrically, he certainly made a strong case that he perhaps deserved the award over eventual winner, Cesar Hernandez of the Cleveland Indians. Furthermore, it… Read More Could an “oppo” approach help Nicky Lopez improve at the plate in 2021?
While Mike Minor was the Royals’ first big splash this off-season on Sunday evening, the Royals first “official” big deal came on Monday, as the Royals announced the signing of former Washington Nationals outfielder Michael A. Taylor (While Minor’s deal was announced Sunday evening, it did not become official until Tuesday): At the surface, the… Read More Will Michael A. Taylor surprise Royals fans in 2021?
With the Royals season being over, it makes sense that many Royals fans are looking back and seeing what players stood out the most during this shortened, COVID-affected season. Instead of doing one massive post where I would hand out awards to a variety of players, I decided to focus each post on a different… Read More The 2020 “Royalty” Awards: Who was the Royals’ Offensive MVP?