2020 Non-Roster Invitees

Here is the list of the Royals non-roster invitees to training camp. We have invited the following non-roster players to Major League Spring Training in Surprise. #Royals pic.twitter.com/20v7XKdf6o — Kansas City Royals (@Royals) January 13, 2020 Several highlights include Brady Singer, Jackson Kowar, Daniel Lynch, Kris Bubic, Daniel Tillo, Kyle Isbel, Khalil Lee, MJ Melendez,…

Royals Trade Perez for Adams

Yesterday, the Royals traded shortstop Cristian Perez for RHP Chance Adams.  Adams is only 25-years-old but has had some tough times in his short MLB career.  However, Adams is a former top-100 prospect who possesses four pitches and perhaps a chance to start.  He was brilliant as a relief pitcher early in the minors.  The…

At Home With The Marklunds-Part Two

It should be noted at this point that Marklund wasn’t exactly a mystery as a prospect; coming out of St Thomas Aquinas HS in Vancouver in the Class of 2014, he had been scouted during his appearance in the 2013 Northwest Showcase. Among these notes, scouts mentioned that his fastball peaked at 85, and that…

Interviewing Daniel Lynch during the AFL

* I want to make sure to begin this article with an important note from myself, the editor. A friend of mine named Dustin Spalding conducted this interview and did the write up. You can follow Dustin on Twitter @DustSpalding. Dustin isn’t officially on the writing staff here at Royals Farm Report yet, though that…

At Home With The Marklunds-Part One

(This is part one of a two-part interview with Brandon and Joe Marklund, recorded at their home in Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, as Brandon had just recently returned from the Premier-12 Tournament in Japan.) Twenty-seven kilometers east of Vancouver, on the north bank of the Fraser River in British Columbia, sits Port Coquitlam, a town…

Film Study: Rule 5 Pick Stephen Woods

As soon as the Royals announced their pick I started looking for game footage of RHP Stephen Woods pitching.  My MiLB TV login refused to work so I had to call MiLB and get things fixed.  Anyway, after a short delay, I was able to start watching some video on Woods. The only game film…

Royals select Stephen Woods in Rule 5 Draft

The Royals selected RHP Stephen Woods with their selection.  A quick run down looks like Woods is a start who works 95-96, also throws a curve, and cutter.  It looks like he can get some K’s and hasn’t fought the BB a lot.  Woods missed all of 2018 with an injury.  More analysis will come…