2021 MLB Draft Rankings: 5/18/2021

Welcome to the first edition of our MLB Draft rankings for the 2021 MLB Draft. We’ll be running with a top 25 for this year. We’ll also include coverage periodically on some guys that could fall to the Royals with later picks (#43, #66, #78, and #108) that we like but just don’t crack our…

Tuesday Morning Roll Call: 5/18/2021

Team Record Time Starting Pitcher KC Royals 18-22 7:10 PM Bubic (1.42) Omaha Storm Chasers 8-4 6:38 PM Lynch (0.00) NWA Naturals 5-6 6:35 PM Bowlan (1.64) Quad Cities River Bandits 8-3 6:35 PM Lacy (11.25) Columbia Fireflies 6-6 6:00 PM Block (0.00) What a freaking day. Some absolute studs going on the mound today…

Minor League Minutes: 5/18/2021

Check out the most recent edition of our podcast here. Vinnie Pasquantino joins Alex and Joel to talk about Week 2 of the MiLB season. Check out the updated MiLB leaderboards here. Hits 1.) Edward Olivares – 172.) Kyle Isbel – 143.) Meibrys Viloria / Kelvin Gutierrez / Maikel Garcia / Diego Hernandez / Rudy…

Minor League Minutes: 5/17/2021

AAA Omaha (8-4): W 8-3 Edward Olivares hit his 3rd HR of the season for Omaha yesterday. He finished the game 2-4 with the HR and a BB to bump his season OPS up to 1.071. He also didn’t strike out in the game, meaning his K% on the season is down to just 16.1%.…

Sunday Morning Roll Call: 5/16/2021

Team Record Time Starting Pitcher KC Royals 18-21 1:10 PM Singer (4.18) Omaha Storm Chasers 7-4 1:05 PM C. Hernandez (6.00) NWA Naturals 5-5 2:05 PM Heasley (5.40) Quad Cities River Bandits 7-3 1:00 PM Zerpa (3.72) Columbia Fireflies 6-5 4:05 PM Paulino (2.25) Photo Credits: Josh Franzen (@BanditsPhotog)

Minor League Minutes: 5/16/2021

(The featured photo of Jackson Kowar was taken by our friend Minda Haas Kuhlmann. You can find all of her work on Twitter @minda33. She does a great job of capturing the Omaha Storm Chasers.) AAA Omaha (7-4): W 4-2 Jackson Kowar was absolutely fantastic on the mound again for Omaha last night. The 2018…

Saturday Morning Roll Call: 5/15/2021

Team Record Time Starting Pitcher KC Royals 17-21 6:10 PM Mike Minor (5.75 ERA) Omaha Storm Chasers 6-4 6:05 PM Jackson Kowar (0.87) NWA Naturals 5-4 6:05 PM Stephen Woods, Jr. (15.43) Quad Cities River Bandits 6-3 6:30 PM Grant Gambrell (0.00) Columbia Fireflies 6-4 5:35 PM Adrian Alcantara (3.18)

Minor League Minutes: 5/15/2021

AAA Omaha (6-3): L 7-10 Omaha was leading 7-3 in the 8th inning and then Collin Snider went full Rylan Kaufman, giving up 6 hits and 7 ER without recording a single out. Never go full Rylan Kaufman. Kyle Isbel finished the game 2-4 with a 3B and a BB, pushing his OPS at Omaha…

Alec Marsh wins Pitcher of the Week

Naturals RHP Alec Marsh has won the Double-A Central Pitcher of the Week award for the week ending May 9th. Marsh threw 5.0 no-hit innings in his start on Saturday against the Arkansas Travelers. Marsh walked three and struck out nine in the performance. The Naturals kept his pitch count relatively low at 85. Marsh…

Friday Morning Roll Call: 5/14/2021

Team Record Time Starting Pitcher KC Royals 16-20 2:10 PM Keller (7.31) Royals Game 2 7:10 PM Junis (5.14) Omaha Storm Chasers 6-3 6:05 PM Kalish (6.75) NWA Naturals 5-3 7:05 PM Marsh (0.00) Quad Cities River Bandits 6-2 6:30 PM Veneziano (5.40) Columbia Fireflies 5-4 6:05 PM Marquez (3.60)

Minor League Minutes: 5/14/2021

From the best record in baseball to 11 consecutive losses off a sweep by the Detroit Tigers. YIKES. AAA Omaha (6-3): W 8-6 While the big league club continues to fiddle around with the lowly Tigers, the affiliates just keep on winning. Edward Olivares drove in a pair of runs and finished the game 1-4…

Thursday Morning Roll Call: 5/13/2021

Team Record Time Starting Pitcher KC Royals 16-19 12:10 PM Lynch (18.56 ERA) Omaha Storm Chasers 5-3 11:05 AM Sotillet (10.80 ERA) NWA Naturals 5-2 7:05 PM Martinez (1.80 ERA) Quad Cities River Bandits 5-2 6:30 PM Watson (7.36 ERA) Columbia Fireflies 5-3 6:05 PM B. Hernandez (6.75 ERA) Photo Credits: Doc Riddle (@TheGrandOldGame)

Wednesday Morning Roll Call: 5/12/2021

Team Record Time Starting Pitcher KC Royals 16-18 6:10 PM Duffy (1.26 ERA) Omaha Storm Chasers 4-3 5:15 PM Blewett (3.60 ERA) NWA Naturals 4-2 7:05 PM Bowlan (0.00 ERA) Quad Cities River Bandits 4-2 6:30 PM Lacy (15.43 ERA) Columbia Fireflies 4-3 6:05 PM Stil (0.00 ERA) Photo Credits: Ryan Griffith (@ryanrgriffith)