Get to know a Royals prospect: Jake Means

Welcome to a new series called Get to know a Royals prospect! In this series, I’ll be looking at prospects at each level, giving you some background and analysis about each of them. The talent in the Kansas City Royals minor league system runs extremely deep. This series will aim to help you get to…

A wave of youth makes its way to Columbia

The Columbia Fireflies have been off to a rough start in 2022. Despite the record, the team is stacked with prospect talent with Ben Hernandez, Carter Jensen, River Town, Darryl Collins, and Erick Pena. The group, as expected, is young and in full development mode. Erick Pena has shown flashes of power, but his basic…

The 2021 draft class has impressed early

With the debuts of Frank Mozzicato and Ben Kudrna this week, I figured now may be as good a time as any to give an update on how the 2021 draft class has fared early on in their professional careers. 1st Round, Pick #7: Frank Mozzicato In his first professional start, Mozzicato held a loaded…

MiLM for 5/23/22: It’s Time

I probably don’t need to recap the big league season for you. The inexplicable mediocrity that this organization continues to produce was on full display in the 8th and 9th innings yesterday and Royals Twitter had clearly had enough. It’s time for some things to be shaken up at the big league level. I wanted…

Five Under-Slot Options for KC at #9

This is the eighth article we’ve written about the upcoming 2022 MLB Draft. The goal is to give you an idea of some guys who could be available for Kansas City with the 9th overall pick in the draft. Here are the links to the first seven that I wrote: December 2021 Preseason 2022 2/28/22…

Royals MiLB Leaderboards: 5/19/22

Welcome back. If you’re new here, we ran these updates weekly last year. I’ll try to do that again in 2022, but I make no promises as I have a 9-month old and have been much busier at home than in years past. Here’s a link to one of the leaderboards from last year in case…

Analyzing swing rates among Royals prospects

Thanks to our friends over at “Down on the Farm” on Twitter (@downonthefarm12), we’re able to look at the swing rates of some of Kansas City’s top prospects compared to the swing rate of the average big leaguer in 2022. Last week I wrote an article about how the big league club was swinging entirely…