Welcome to the bigs, Meibrys Viloria!

At just 21 years old, Meibrys Viloria made his major league debut going one-for-three with a double. Over September, Viloria held a 63 wRC+ with a .286 OBP. This is not exactly great, but I did like what I saw from him behind the plate. I don’t think he is major league ready in any…

Hunter Dozier: Power Hitter?

As I’ve watched Hunter Dozier this year, I have become much more optimistic about Dozier as the Royals third base solution for years to come. His defense at both spots of the corner infield are lacking; however, over thirteen (very small sample of appearances) in Right Field, he grades out as elite with a UZR…

Minor League Minutes: 5/31/18

Brad Keller pitched three innings of one-run ball en route to a 11-8 Royals win. Check out an interview we did with him back in January.  Patrick Brennan gave us the weekly minor league review yesterday.  Check out this draft prospect target written by Marcus Meade here at RFR. Excellent stuff.  Two important issues stick…

Minor League Minutes: 5/22/18

Low-A Lexington had a field day Monday against the Rome Braves; winning 18-2 and MJ Melendez set a new single-game career high in RBIs for the second time this week. The bats certainly came out for #Royals prospects in Lexington. MJ Melendez: 3-6, HR, 2 2B, 6 RBIs Dennicher Carrasco: 5-for-6, 2 RBIs Brewer Hicklen: 4-for-6,…

Prospect Watch: Josh Mitchell

Another exciting prospect from the 2017 draft, Josh Mitchell–a 23-year-old relief pitcher for the Lexington Legends–is holding opponents to a measly .205 AVG, a .9 ERA, and a .9 WHIP over 10 IP.  Drafted out of Pittsburgh, the 22nd rounder features a four-pitch-mix with a 4-seam, a 2-seam, a slider, and a change-up. His fastball…

Prospect Watch: Travis Jones

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…