2018 MLB Draft Target: Anthony Seigler, C

Listed at 6’0”, 195 lbs. out of Cartersville, Georgia, there’s not much on the baseball diamond that Anthony Seigler doesn’t do well.  The University of Florida commit can hit from both sides, pitch with both arms and also displays solid skills behind the plate.  He’s a charismatic young man who plays with moxy, energy and toughness.  He’s also…

MLB Draft Primer: Big Names Sliding to 18?

With the MLB Draft rapidly approaching, some of the top prospects have all but cemented their standing as the best of the class. Barring some unforseen circumstance, the Royals will not be drafting players like Casey Mize, Alec Bohm, Nick Madrigal, and Brady Singer. It really hasn’t been in the cards since the beginning. That…

Thoughts on some of the top MLB Draft prospects

LHP Shane McClanahan, South Florida It’s early in the 2018 baseball season but in listening to podcasts, checking stats, and reviewing scouting takes on social media, I’m not sure I’ve seen anyone measure up to McClanahan.  A 6-1 lefty that pitches in the mid to upper 90s with the capability to reach back and touch…

Prospect Interview: Marlin Willis, Jr.

Royals Farm Report is once again pleased to bring the fans another player interview, this time with stand out lefty Marlin Willis, Jr.  Marlin was taken with the 540th pick overall out of McEachern High School in Georgia in the 2017 First Year Player Draft.  The Royals were fortunate to convince Marlin to forgo his…

Player Interview: Charlie Neuweiler

Happy birthday Mr. Neuweiler!  Today this Royals farm hand turns 19 years old.  Eighteen was very kind to Charlie, but we here at Royals Farm Report think it’s only the beginning for this young right-handed pitcher out of Monsignor McClancy High in New York.  Tabbed with the 150th pick of the 2017 draft, the Royals found a young man capable…

Early 2018 MLB Draft Preview: College Hitters

Continuing on our journey of examining position groups by the level they play, today we glance at college hitters. This draft isn’t likely to turn out a college bat that will go number 1 overall but it’s perhaps the most intriguing and hotly debated group in this draft. Alec Bohm, 1B/3B, Wichita State 6’5″ 240…

I Remember, ACE: Part 2

Ace, I remember. I remember the competitive nature in which you pitched every single game. Your mood could set the tone for the entire team. It was easy to see how much losing hurt you. There was no one who wanted to win more than you did. It was easy to tell how locked in…

2018 Official Royals Farm Report: The Big Picture

Well Royals fans, if you’ve been paying attention to most baseball publications recently, you will note that things are less than ideal on the Royals farm.  Baseball Prospectus, Baseball America, and MLB.com’s MLB Pipeline don’t feature a single current Royals prospect in their top 100.  The cost of taking a “win now” approach can be…

Early 2018 MLB Draft Preview: College Pitchers

This is the first piece in our “Early Draft Preview” series. To get things kicked off, we’ll take a look at some of our favorite college pitching prospects in this year’s player pool. Early 2018 MLB Draft Preview Series Top Prospects Brady Singer, RHP, Florida 6’5″ 200 lbs DOB: 08/04/1996 B/T: R/R I know I…

Prospect Watch: DJ Burt

Drafted in the 4th round of the 2014 First Year Player Draft, DJ Burt has made steady progress through the lower minors ever since he was signed out of high school in North Carolina. As a senior located in Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina, Burt was a skinny (5-9, 160) middle infielder/outfielder with plus speed (6.67) and…