Brady Singer and the myth of “good run on his fastball”

You hear it all the time. “His fastball is too straight.” “His fastball has really great run to it.” “He gets some great arm-side movement to his fastball.” “He really needs to work on getting some movement to his 4-seamer.” It’s something that scouts and hitters and broadcasters and coaches and front office personnel have…

MLB Debut: Carlos Hernandez

The Royals called up Carlos Hernandez the other day when they traded Trevor Rosenthal. The 10-1 lose to the Indians was the first chance Mike Matheny used to bring in Hernandez to make his MLB Debut. With starter Matt Harvey struggling in the second inning, Hernandez got loose. He was in two batters later with…

A Disappointing Deadline

I think we were all disappointed in the 2020 trade deadline. The Royals only made two trades. They had assets to trade that would help teams pursuing postseason dreams and we were all excited to see what new prospects this would bring us. Now, in no way are we disappointed in Lucius Fox, Edward Olivares,…

Royals Trade Rosenthal for Olivares

UPDATE 3:55 – Olivares and a PTBNL. Per source, the deal sending Trevor Rosenthal to SD for Edward Olivares and a PTBNL is agreed upon and they are simply finishing up the medicals. Could happen officially shortly. — Jeffrey Flanagan (@FlannyMLB) August 29, 2020 UPDATE 3:31 PM – It sounds like OF Edward Olivares will…

It might be time to address Hunter Dozier’s future

Hunter Dozier has been absolutely destroying baseballs for the last couple years. I don’t want to spend too much time on a complete breakdown of his professional career, so we’ll make it quick: 2013 – Drafted, made it to Lexington, raked 2014 – Crushed Wilmington, got to AA 2015 – Struggled a bit at AA…

The good and the bad from Royals rookie arms

I don’t know about you, but I am absolutely in love with this current rotation that the Royals are running out there. Every single day there is something to look forward to on the mound: Brad Keller still has a 0.00 ERA and has asserted himself as this team’s ace Danny Duffy is currently pacing…

Interviewing RHP prospect Alec Marsh

I was perhaps more excited to watch Alec Marsh pitch this season than any other prospect in the system. Marsh tweeted a video of himself earlier this year pumping 97 mph, which certainly piqued my interest: Three digits coming soon… pic.twitter.com/mgoWzJsBzT — Alec Marsh (@AlecMarsh8) May 21, 2020 Coming out of college, Marsh was a…