Film Study: Sam McWilliams

Here’s what the film says on newly acquired RHP Sam McWilliams. McWilliams is fairly polished.  I think this is one reason the Royals selected him not to mention his ability to throw a baseball.  He throws a 4-seamer, 2-seamer, slider, change, and a variation of the slider that looks more like a curve.  I don’t…

Trade Target: Genesis Cabrera

The Cardinals are now all in with their trade for Paul Goldschmidt yesterday.  What the Cardinals are lacking is a solid second baseman or veteran outfielder who gets on base a lot and can run.  Cue the Whit Merrifield rumors.  Whit actually makes a lot of sense for the Cardinals although the Royals aren’t seriously…

Nick Heath Talks About the AFL

Nick Heath had a solid fall season continuing to push his name into consideration as a prospect in the Royals system.  You can read a prospect watch we did on him here.  Heath hit .274/.376/.358 over the regular season.  But in the Arizona Fall League, against the best prospects in baseball, he hit .338/.427/.442 with…

2018 Draft Class – Position Players

Take a look and see how our position players did in their professional debut.  The Royals spent their first 5 picks on pitchers but ended up taking 17 position guys compared to 26 pitchers.  The focus of this draft class was obviously pitching but the Royals hope to get a few big leaguers from the…