Minor League Minutes: 3/7/18

Royals Minor League News:

Aaron Schwenker takes a look at Travis Jones in this Prospect Watch.

Originally drafted by the Texas Rangers in the 39th round, Travis Jones opted to go to school and earn his degree instead. Three years later, he was drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the 29th round from the university of Texas. At 6’4″, 210 lbs, Jones showed the ability at Texas to play at multiple spots in the infield. After being drafted by the Royals, he saw most of his time in right field

Weekly MLB Draft Prospect Report: 2/27/2018 – 3/5/2018.

Our Prospect Watch Index has been updated to include LHPs Eric Skoglund & Eric Stout, RHPs Miguel Almonte, Andres Machado, Dillon Drabble, & Yunior Marte, and 1B Frank Schwindel. Plus so many other that were already there, Go take a look!

Here we go again.

There is still time to vote for the Storm Chasers 50th season team.

Wanna join a fantasy league with the Royals Farm Report writers?

Single game tickets for the Omaha Storm Chasers are now on sale.

Royals News:

Royals sign outfielder Jon Jay and send pitcher Jesse Hahn to the 60-day DL.

The Royals have signed outfielder Jon Jay to a one-year deal. The 32-year old left-handed hitter batted .296/.374/.375 in 433 plate appearances for the Cubs last year, and was a 1.6 WAR player, according to Fangraphs. He has had an eight-year Major League career with the Cardinals, Padres, and Cubs, batting .288/.355/.383.

Max at Royals Review says It may not seem like it, but this was a successful off-season for Dayton Moore.

Jeff Todd at MLB Trade Rumors looks at Extension Candidate: Whit Merrifield.

Perhaps no single player embodies that hope and this team’s unique approach more than infielder Whit Merrifield, a late-bloomer who quietly became one of the team’s best players. Given their current stance, the Royals shouldn’t be opposed to considering long-term deals with key players. But is Merrifield a worthwhile target?

Talking ribs with Nathan Karns, This ain’t your typical KC BBQ.

Lee Judge asks Want to know some of the mind games being played at the plate?

After Danny Duffy faced Eric Hosmer last Friday, I wrote that Duffy went right at him; Duffy didn’t try to trick Hosmer, he just wound up and threw three fastballs. Hosmer swung at all three, popped up the third one and Duffy won that battle.
But it’s rare for a pitcher to go right at a hitter, so here are some of the pitcher’s tricks you might see when the Royals and Padres play each other tonight.


Baseball Hobby News:

Royals autographed items and game used items from MLB and Royals Auctions.

A very rare PSA 9 1952 Topps Mantle to Hit Auction Block Soon.

Topps Pondering Company Split, Sale?

Photo of the Day: Gehrig And Ruth Go Barnstorming.

Other News:

Drunk man takes $1,600 Uber from West Virginia to New Jersey.

Florida python devours deer that weighs nearly 4 lbs. more.

Martinez calls in camels to get Nationals over playoff hump.

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