Bowden’s 200

The Athletic’s Jim Bowden released his Top 200 prospects list.  He gives the Royals a little more love than a lot of prospect services placing three Royals in the Top 100.  Even thought the Royals don’t have any top 75 players, they ended up with with 10 players on the list with the surprise being Nick…

Happy Belated Valentine’s Day Jackson Kowar

Alex is currently crushing on Brady Singer.  Drake is infatuated (and has been for some time) with Daniel Lynch.  Jackson Kowar is the forgotten man right now.  And to follow up that theme, I “forgot” about Kowar on Valentine’s Day. Jackson Kowar is the guy you aren’t hearing about right now when people talk about…

2019 Royals Opening Day roster predictions: Northwest Arkansas (AA)

Team Name: Northwest Arkansas Naturals Location: Springdale, AR Stadium Name: Arvest Ballpark League: Texas League Level: AA MLB AAA Starting Lineup: C: Meibrys Viloria 1B: Travis Jones 2B: DJ Burt SS: Jecksson Flores 3B: Kelvin Gutierrez LF: Nick Heath CF: Blake Perkins RF: Khalil Lee DH: Kort Peterson Bench: Anderson Miller, OF Xavier Fernandez, C Angelo Castellano, SS Starting Rotation:…

Royals Linked to Erick Pena

Ben Badler released an article on the Baseball America website today detailing where some of the top July 2 international talent is leaning toward signing.  The Royals are the team believed to be the favorite for Erick Pena. Pena is a left-handed hitting outfielder standing 6’3″ who speaks both English and Spanish.  He trains with…

Four Starting Pitchers to Watch in 2019

The Royals don’t usually make a huge splash when they sign international free agents.  Just go back to July 2nd and look at the Baseball America Top 50 International Free Agent list and you won’t see the Royals mentioned but one time.  Even so, the Royals have had some success signing impact players.  Here is…

Prospect Watch: Marcelo Martinez

Marcelo Martinez signed as an international free agent out of Mexico early last year.  The 21-year-old had pitched in the Mexican Pacific Winter League and followed that up with four games for Monterrey in the Mexican League.  The Royals tracked him and saw enough to offer him a contract.  Martinez started the year in Idaho…

Prospect Watch: Ofreidy Gomez

Ofreidy Gomez surprised some people when he moved into the 30th spot of the MLB Pipeline prospect list for the Royals last year. We ranked him as the Royals 38th best prospect going into the 2019 season.  The young Dominican signed for $115,000 back in 2012 and has slowly risen through the ranks.  Gomez spent three…