Minor League Minutes: 2/23/18

Minor League News

MLB Pipeline released their top 30 Royals prospects so I broke ’em down. They’re missing someone.

1.) Samir Duenez belongs on this list somewhere. You may get tired of seeing this, but I’m going to post it again because it’s impressive.

  • At age 17 in the Rookie League, where the average age is 19.4, Duenez posted a 103 wRC+.
  • At age 20 in Low-A, where the average age is 21.2, Duenez posted a 108 wRC+.
  • At age 20 in High-A, where the average age is 22.4, Duenez posted a 132 wRC+.
  • At age 21 in AA, where the average age is 23.8, Duenez posted a 95 wRC+.

Our Travis Miller broke down a bit of a sleeper prospect for KC, Yunior Marte.

Marte started the 2017 season with the Wilmington Blue Rocks before earning a promotion to AA Northwest Arkansas Naturals where he struggled a bit.  He was a midseason Carolina League All-Star  and even with his struggles he still struck out 80 batters in 72.1 innings with a 3.98 ERA between High-A and AA, though he did have a high walk rate.

Hokius at Royals Review warns that you better know Tim Hill.

One player who is already getting attention early on, however, is 28-year-old left-hander Tim Hill. Hill was drafted by the Royals out of Bacone College in Muscogee, Oklahoma in Round 32 of the 2014 draft. Since joining the Royals farm system he has consistently struck out more than a batter per-inning but also struggled with walks and home runs.

Matthew LaMar at Royals Review says get crazy, start Terrance Gore in center. 

Top Rays prospect Brent Honeywell injured his arm during a bullpen.

Major League News

Jordan Foote at Kings of Kauffman breaks down the Royals face of the franchise.

Including this year, Perez is under contract for four more seasons. He’ll be just 31 when his current contract expires. That is a perfect age for players to exit their prime and enter more of a leadership role. Although that’s true, Perez is no ordinary player. Now 27 years old, Perez is the unquestioned leader of the franchise. I believe he’s up to the challenge.

The Royals aren’t tanking, but they’re totally tanking. 

Corey Dickerson is heading to Pittsburgh.

Russell Wilson (yes that Russell Wilson) is heading to Yankees Spring Training.

Winter Olympics

Medal count.

US women’s hockey team won a gold medal for the ages.

Wikipedia named US goalie Maddie Rooney the Secretary of Defense.

Missouri News

Governor Eric Greitens was indicted on felony invasion of privacy charges.

Mizzou basketball top recruit Michael Porter Jr. was cleared for basketball activities.

In a rare media appearance of his own earlier this month, Porter said he would “love” to play a few games with the Tigers before the postseason and that he’s “feeling really good.” Many people took from that assessment that Porter maybe expects to be ready to play for Mizzou beginning either in the SEC Tournament or NCAA Tournament.

South Carolina women’s basketball coach is suing Mizzou’s AD for defamation and slander. 

Other News

Earthquake at Yellowstone National Park?

A Korean War vet saved a woman from a knife attack.

Ancient Roman boxing gloves discovered in England. 




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