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…

2018 Official Royals Farm Report: Bullpen

I hope everyone is having a fantastic morning on this cold January day (no school for me, yay!). I am here to bring you the coverage on our farm system’s bullpen. As of today, we have covered the catchers, the outfielders, the speedsters, the middle infielders, and the corner infielders. Now we move to what…

Prospect Watch: Anderson Miller

The third round pick of the 2015 draft, Anderson Miller split the year at High A Wilmington and Double A NW Arkansas where he slashed .263/.330/.376/.701 between the two levels. Upon his proposition to NW Arkansas(.230/.263/.296/.559), he did not do nearly as well as he did at Wilmington (.290/.378/.439/.817) which is expected for a 23…

Prospect Watch: Marten Gasparini

Originally hailed as the second-coming of ‘Derek Jeter’ by the Director of the Italian Baseball Academy, Bill Holmberg. That was back when he played shortstop, now he’s strictly an outfielder. According to MLB.com, the 20-year-old is the Royals 19th ranked prospect and at the Royals Farm Report, we have him ranked 47th. Coming off the…

Prospects We’re Thankful For

This Thanksgiving a prospect that I am thankful for is Richard Lovelady. A left-handed reliever who can reach the mid to upper-nineties with his fastball and possesses a sweeping slider in his back pocket: he could be the anchor in Kansas City’s bullpen by the end of next year. I have a million things to…

Prospect Watch: Miguel Almonte

Ranked as the #8 prospect in the Royals organization by MLB.com this past season, he was sidelined late in August with a right rotator cuff strain that ended his 2017 campaign. The future is brighter than it once was for Almonte, who in 2016, pitched to a screeching tune of a 5.55 ERA over 60…

Prospect Watch: Bubba Starling

 The Obvious Looking back on the 2011 MLB draft, the Royals decided to go with Bubba with the 5th overall pick, and we can obviously say now that this was a missed pick, but at the same time can we blame Dayton Moore? A potential five-tool outfielder standing 6’4” who, according to dataomaha.com, ran a…