2019 Royals Farm Report Mid-Season Prospect Rankings: 35-26
Please remember that these rankings mean absolutely nothing outside of a few peoples’ opinions. If we leave your favorite player off of our rankings, that doesn’t mean they won’t become a successful big leaguer. Please enjoy these rankings for what they are, our opinions. As always, thank you for reading, and do enjoy the release of our newest Royals prospect ranking!
Royals Farm Podcast: All-Star Episode
Check out the most recent edition of our Royals Farm Report podcast where Joel Penfield and I discuss All-Star Futures, Evan Steele, Khalil Lee, and more. You can also download the podcast on iTunes on the Royals Review podcast page.
Idaho Falls Chukars’ Season to Date
The Idaho Falls Chukars, the Royals’ Advanced Rookie Pioneer League affiliate, are off to a scorching hot start this short season. They are 13-1 (as of this writing) and already have a seven game lead in the Pioneer League North Division. This article highlights some of the top performers so far at Idaho Falls. (But first, it is important to make note of the fact that the Pioneer League is arguably the most hitter-friendly in the minors.)
How big of a boost can the Royals give their farm system at the deadline?
The Royals currently have MLB’s second worst record, and regardless of which team you are, that means that you’re nearly locked into your identity as a seller come the trade deadline at the end of July. They also had baseball’s second worst farm system prior to this year’s draft according to Fangraphs, and as such, despite the ample solid talent in the system, the farm could certainly use a couple more promising pieces.