Potential Rule 5 Draft Target: Thomas Burrows

Rumors have floated that teams are interested in LHRP Tim Hill.  If a trade were to happen, it would leave the Royals with only 7 LHPs on the 40-man roster.  Even if they do the expected and keep Hill, it wouldn’t be a bad idea to add another LHP to the active roster.  That’s one…

It’s Never Too Early for Draft Talk

MLB held their Competitive Balance Round Draft Lottery yesterday.  Basically, MLB gives small market teams a competitive advantage by giving them an extra draft pick either after the first round or the second round.  In even years, the Royals are part of a randomly ordered group after the first round.  In odd years, the Royals…

Protecting Jeison Guzman

Let’s face it.  When the Royals lost Elvis Luciano in the Rule 5 last year it caught everyone by surprise.  Even them.  They knew they had a special talent in Luciano but he was so far from the big leagues as a 19-year-old rookie ball guy.  And who else knew about that asterisk making him…

Trade Target: Michael King

Some rumors have come out that the Yankees have been looking hard at LHP Tim Hill.  I took a look at a few guys in the Yankees system last night and this morning. The Royals feel like their window could be opening in 2021 or 2022 while others feel it might be 2023 before we…

Trade Target: Michel Baez

It will take a a prospect or two of quality and some international slot money to get Baez, but he is not an unreal target.  The Padres system is incredibly deep.  At the MLB level they have Paddock, Richards, Lamet, Lucchesi, and Lauer listed as starters with Quantrill and Bolanos listed as their rotation depth. …