Five Under-the-Radar Royals Prospects, Part 1: Vinnie Pasquantino

I am extremely excited to start a new five-part series for Royals Farm Report covering under-the-radar prospects in the organization. Each will be a separate prospect profile and will come out in order of how I rank them. I will be covering the following players over the next few weeks: Vinnie Pasquantino, Drew Parrish, Michael…

MiLM 9/1/21: A Tale of Two Benintendis

I wrote up a pretty lengthy piece recently describing how we can use league comparative (“+”) stats to get a better feel for just how good the Royals MiLB hitters have been relative to years past. 2018 Comparable Players– Eloy Jimenez (21): 129 OPS+, 105 BB/K+, 161 ISO+; 124 career wRC+ in big leagues– Brandon…

Weekly Royals MiLB Leaderboards: 8/31/2021

Hitters (min. 230 PA) Batting Average 1.) Vinnie Pasquantino: .3162.) Tucker Bradley: .3053.) Edward Olivares: .2984.) Bobby Witt Jr.: .2935.) Maikel Garcia: .2896.) Rudy Martin + Michael Massey + Freddy Fermin: .2889.) MJ Melendez + Clay Dungan: .280 Nick who? (Jk, jk…..) Vinnie Pasquantino is 5-7 with a HR and a 2B tonight. pic.twitter.com/xQ3akrcCvg —…

Minor League Minutes: 8/26/2021

The newest episode of the RFR Podcast is up. Joel and I sat down with Geoff Pontes (@ProspectJesus), the co-founder of Prospects Live, to talk about PL’s midseason top 30 Royals prospect list and where the Royals system stacks up against the rest of MLB. In yesterday’s Minutes I wrote about the crazy season that…

Minor League Minutes: 8/25/2021

I wrote recently about the decisions the Royals will have to make regarding the Rule 5 draft this offseason, and about how their roster will look on Opening Day in 2022. You can read about that here. First, here is a list of players that are either free agents at the end of the season…

Weekly Royals MiLB Leaderboards: 8/23/2021

Hitters (min. 220 PA) Batting Average 1.) Edward Olivares: .3062.) Vinnie Pasquantino: .3043.) Tucker Bradley: .2974.) Michael Massey + Bobby Witt Jr.: .2936.) Rudy Martin: .2917.) Maikel Garcia: .2898.) Freddy Fermin: .2879.) Dairon Blanco: .28010.) MJ Melendez: .279 On-Base Percentage 1.) Rudy Martin: .4252.) Vinnie Pasquantino + Logan Porter: .3934.) Nick Pratto: .3925.) Herard Gonzalez:…

Minor League Minutes: 8/19/2021

Be sure to check out the most recent edition of the podcast. Joel and I sat down with LHP Anthony Veneziano to talk about his delivery, the progress he’s made since being drafted in 2019, and his time at Coastal Carolina. Be sure to check out John’s interview with 2021 4th round pick Shane Panzini.…

Minor League Minutes: 8/18/2021

The new leaderboards are out. Vinnie Pasquantino leads all Royals minor leaguers in K%, wRC+, and doubles. The season he’s having has been nothing short of incredible and deserves more attention from Royals fans. K% 1.) Vinnie Pasquantino: 13.6%2.) Nick Loftin: 13.8%3.) Michael Massey: 14.2%4.) Darryl Collins: 14.5%5.) Clay Dungan: 15.4% Vinnie came in at…

Weekly Royals MiLB Leaderboards: 8/16/2021

Hitters (min. 200 PA) Batting Average 1.) Edward Olivares: .3172.) Vinnie Pasquantino: .3063.) Freddy Fermin: .3044.) Tucker Bradley: .3005.) Maikel Garcia: .2976.) Rudy Martin: .2957.) Bobby Witt Jr.: .2928.) Dairon Blanco: .2899.) Clay Dungan: .28710.) Michael Massey: .286 On-Base Percentage 1.) Rudy Martin: .4362.) Logan Porter: .4013.) Maikel Garcia + Vinnie Pasquantino: .3925.) Freddy Fermin:…