2018 Draft Class Review: Pitchers 5/13/19

We’re more than a quarter of the way into the season and the complexion of the Royals’ system is coming into focus. Two facts seem plainly clear when looking at the state of the farm:

  1. The organization has a wealth of young pitching talent.
  2. The ongoing offensive struggles may be the new norm.

The offensive woes have been well covered. If you missed it, Alex wrote a piece last week highlight some of what has not gone right so far:

https://royalsfarmreport.com/2019/05/09/what-the-hell-happened-to-the-offense/

Regarding the pitchers drafted in 2018, there was not a tremendous amount of change to their individual numbers from a week ago. 

 Numbers of note:

  • Daniel James picked up 2 wins out of the Lexington bullpen over the past week. James hasn’t allowed a run since April 12th and extended his scoreless innings streak to 10.2
  • Kris Bubic remains a strong candidate for promotion. His start on May 10th was marred by some command issues and a pitch count that ran high early. Bubic allowed a season high 4 walks in just 3.2 innings, despite that he was able to increase his K/9 by striking out 8 of the 20 batters he faced.

Check back next Monday for more updates.

Photo Credits: PLPhoto2015 (@PPhoto2015)

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