March 2 Update of Top Prep Draft Targets

Jumping right in I’d like to address an omission from my first look into this prep class. There are certain profiles that seem to ‘hit’ often in the draft. College bats usually hit more frequently, Prep arms much less so. High school catchers would tend to hit at a fairly low rate. Taking that into…

2021 Draft Eligible Prep Stars to Watch

Recently, Alex wrote a piece covering some of the top college players that will be available in the 2021 First Year Player Draft. This inspired me to write about some of my favorite draft eligible prep players. I feel like I should preface this by mentioning that this class doesn’t have anyone that’s seen as…

Player Interview: Clay Dungan

Selected with the 259th overall selection out of Indiana State, the middle infielder wasted no time acclimating himself to pro-ball.  In helping to lead Idaho Falls to a Pioneer League Championship, Dungan slashed .357/.427/.494 and posted a wRC+ of 146, good for 5th in the league.  Royals Farm Report would like to extend a warm…

Royals 2019 Draft Primer

Good morning!  June 3, 2019 marks the first day of the culmination of countless hours of scouting thousands of amateur players.  MLB’s 2019 First Year Player Draft kicks off tomorrow evening at 6 PM/CDT and takes place in Secaucus, New Jersey.  You can tune in to watch on MLB Network or stream coverage on MLB.com. …

2019 MLB Draft Report: Week 3

Aaaaand, we’re back!  Early March and amateur baseball is in full swing.  Here at Royals Farm Report we look to keep you in the loop regarding the top players eligible for the 2019 draft class as well as lesser known players that are turning in great performances.  With that said, here’s a look at what…

2019 MLB Draft Report: Week 2

Well, here we are!  Late February and amateur baseball is in full swing.  Here at Royals Farm Report we look to keep you in the loop regarding the top players eligible for the 2019 draft class as well as lesser known players that are turning in great performances.  With that said, here’s a look at…

2019 MLB Draft Report: Week 1

Royals Farm Report is back to the grind of tracking the top amateur prospects in the game as we approach the Rule 5 Draft on June 3rd.  Unlike last year, the Royals don’t have an abundance of top 50 picks due to the loss of a number of top tier free agents.  What they do…

Scouting Report: 242nd Overall Pick, OF, Jackson Lueck, Florida State

With the 18th pick in the 8th round (242nd overall), the Kansas City Royals made their 11th straight college selection to open the draft and picked outfielder Jackson Lueck from Florida State University. Height:  6′           Weight:  185 lbs          Throws:  Right           Bats:  Switch Rankings: Perfect Game:  319th overall Baseball America: 214th overall Jackson Lueck has had an interesting…

Scouting Report: 94th overall pick, OF Kyle Isbel, UNLV

With the 18th pick in the 3rd round (94th overall), the Kansas City Royals went back to the college ranks for the 6th straight time and selected outfielder Kyle Isbel from UNLV. Height: 5’11             Weight: 190 lbs           Throws: Right          Bats: Left RANKINGS: Fangraphs:  11th best outfielder (43rd overall!) Perfect Game:  67th overall Baseball America: 93rd overall…

2018 MLB Draft Target: Jordan Groshans, SS/3B

Jordan Groshans is listed as a 6 ft. 4 in., 195 lb. SS/3B out of Magnolia, Texas.  He’s been one of a handful of targets that is both constantly mentioned in mock drafts as a potential pick for the Royals, as well as a player that the front office is said to have legitimate interest in.  There…

2018 MLB Draft Target: Ethan Hankins, RHP

There hasn’t been a player eligible for the 2018 draft that’s experienced a roller coaster ride quite like Georgia high school righty, Ethan Hankins.  The long, lean flamethrower spent last summer on the showcase circuit making some of the top hitters in the country look rather foolish.  His fastball was touching 97-98 mph with heavy arm-side run. …