MLB Debut: Carlos Hernandez

The Royals called up Carlos Hernandez the other day when they traded Trevor Rosenthal. The 10-1 lose to the Indians was the first chance Mike Matheny used to bring in Hernandez to make his MLB Debut. With starter Matt Harvey struggling in the second inning, Hernandez got loose. He was in two batters later with…

A Disappointing Deadline

I think we were all disappointed in the 2020 trade deadline. The Royals only made two trades. They had assets to trade that would help teams pursuing postseason dreams and we were all excited to see what new prospects this would bring us. Now, in no way are we disappointed in Lucius Fox, Edward Olivares,…

Royals Trade Rosenthal for Olivares

UPDATE 3:55 – Olivares and a PTBNL. Per source, the deal sending Trevor Rosenthal to SD for Edward Olivares and a PTBNL is agreed upon and they are simply finishing up the medicals. Could happen officially shortly. — Jeffrey Flanagan (@FlannyMLB) August 29, 2020 UPDATE 3:31 PM – It sounds like OF Edward Olivares will…

MLB Debut: Kris Bubic

The fifth Royal to make his MLB debut this year, Bubic was called up to start the Royals home opener on July 31.  Bubic is a LHP from Stanford who was drafted 40th overall in the 2018 Royals college pitcher draft.  Bubic’s teammates rave about how hard he works and how awesome of a teammate…

MLB Debut: Nick Heath

Royals speedster Nick Heath was called up a few days ago but didn’t get into a game until today.  Tonight, against the Tigers in Detroit, manager Mike Matheny called Heath’s number 0 to get in the game.  Heath entered into a 5-3 game after Jorge Soler singled and advanced to second on an error in…

MLB Debut: Foster Griffin

My apologies to Griffin for not being able to post this yesterday when he actually debuted.  Griffin came into the Royals game down 5-4 to start the third inning in Detroit.  The first batter he faced was Tiger CJ Cron.  The first pitch Griffin threw registered at 92.9 mph and was swung on and missed. …

Guys I wish I got to watch this year

As most of you know, we have a partial season ticket plan to the Northwest Arkansas Naturals games.  I try to go as often as I can but coaching in the spring makes it tough so I usually don’t get to go until summer.  That’s the only reason we don’t have a full season package. …

MLB Debut: Brady Singer

The Royals first selection from the 2018 MLB Draft, Brady Singer, was called up to start the game in Cleveland on Saturday.  Singer was the first of five pitchers the Royals selected with their first five selections that year.  He is the third player from the 2018 MLB Draft class to make his MLB debut…

MLB Debut: Tyler Zuber

The Royals wasted no time getting Tyler Zuber some MLB experience putting him into the Season Opener on July 24, 2020.  The Royals were behind 2-0 going into the bottom of the 7th.  Zuber wore number 83 on his back. The first pitch he threw was a curve ball to Cesar Hernandez.  Hernandez decided he…

Film Study: Ronald Bolanos MLB Debut

Last week, the Royals traded LHP Tim Hill to the Padres for RHP Ronald Bolanos and OF Franchy Cordero.  Bolanos was the Padres 13th ranked prospect and actually made his major league debut last season rising all the way from high-A ball to the majors. I saw Bolanos make a start in Northwest Arkansas last…

Royals are able to keep Stephen Woods, Jr.

The Royals decided not to keep Rule 5 pick Stephen Woods, Jr. on their active roster.  Because he was a Rule 5 selection, the Royals had to place him on waivers and then after he was unclaimed, offer him back to the Rays.  However, the Royals and the Rays were able to work out a…

Royals Trade for Ronald Bolaños and Franchy Cordero

The Royals traded LHP Tim Hill to the Padres for RHP prospect Ronald Bolaños and OF Franchy Cordero tonight. Cordero has played 79 games in the majors over the past three seasons so I won’t dig too deep into his prospect status. Cordero has a lot of potential if he can stay healthy and in…

A Conversation with Chris Hall About Ben Hernandez

On Day Two of the MLB Draft, I got the chance to have a conversation with Chris Hall.  Hall is the head baseball coach for De La Salle Institute in Chicago.  Royals second round pick, Ben Hernandez, went to De La Salle Institute and played for Hall.    It’s every head coach’s dream to have a…