2021 college draft prospects update: April 6

SS Matt McLain, UCLA McLain has started all 25 of UCLA’s games at SS and is currently slashing .284/.385/.471/.856 with 4 HR, 10 XBH, 19 K, 17 BB, and 3 SB. McLain was never my favorite option for KC at #7 this summer, and he hasn’t done a whole lot to sway my opinion either.…

Opening Day Predictions: 2021

It’s been a couple of years since I’ve written this. Last year we were robbed of Opening Day and I didn’t wind up posting any predictions for the 60-game season. This year, the Royals have rejuvenated their roster a bit and optimism surrounding the team seems to be at a 4-year high. Not since 2017…

Cord-cutters vs. Sinclair is a lose-lose-lose

In the broad scope, this is as much a debate of old media ideas versus new ones. Traditionally, media companies maximized profits through vigorous and rigid control of access to their content, but young people grew up in a world of flexible and free media content. And they aren’t going back. Most of them will give up on baseball and find something else before they give up on cheap, flexible media.

Kyle Isbel makes Royals Opening Day roster

It was announced today that per Dayton Moore, our No. 6 prospect Kyle Isbel has made the Opening Day roster for the Kansas City Royals. Isbel was added to the 40-man roster after Daniel Tillo was transferred to the 60-Day IL. Kyle Isbel is here at Kauffman Stadium. So is Jake Brentz. So is Ervin…

March 2 Update of Top Prep Draft Targets

Jumping right in I’d like to address an omission from my first look into this prep class. There are certain profiles that seem to ‘hit’ often in the draft. College bats usually hit more frequently, Prep arms much less so. High school catchers would tend to hit at a fairly low rate. Taking that into…

The Curious Case of Kowar

To be clear, most people are wrong about Jackson Kowar.  They try to fit him into a well-worn narrative about pitcher development that contradicts every bit of information we have on him. As is the narrative for so many young pitchers, the conventional wisdom on Kowar holds that an underdeveloped breaking ball is all that…

Revisiting the Royals top prospects: RP

It has been a long time since we’ve had real, actual MiLB to watch. When we released our top 50 Royals prospects list last week, I briefly recapped some of the players on our list, but I wanted to go a little further in-depth and remind everyone how our boys were doing on the farm last time…

Revisiting the Royals top prospects: 2B

It has been a long time since we’ve had real, actual MiLB to watch. When we released our top 50 Royals prospects list last week, I briefly recapped some of the players on our list, but I wanted to go a little further in-depth and remind everyone how our boys were doing on the farm last time…

A weekend roundup of some top draft prospects

Last week, we wrote up a little piece detailing some of the top names that should be on your radar for the Royals with the #7 overall pick in this summer’s amateur draft. Hopefully every Monday we’ll be able to go back and recap the performances of some of these guys from the past weekend.…