The 2021 draft class has impressed early

With the debuts of Frank Mozzicato and Ben Kudrna this week, I figured now may be as good a time as any to give an update on how the 2021 draft class has fared early on in their professional careers. 1st Round, Pick #7: Frank Mozzicato In his first professional start, Mozzicato held a loaded…

MiLM for 5/23/22: It’s Time

I probably don’t need to recap the big league season for you. The inexplicable mediocrity that this organization continues to produce was on full display in the 8th and 9th innings yesterday and Royals Twitter had clearly had enough. It’s time for some things to be shaken up at the big league level. I wanted…

Five Under-Slot Options for KC at #9

This is the eighth article we’ve written about the upcoming 2022 MLB Draft. The goal is to give you an idea of some guys who could be available for Kansas City with the 9th overall pick in the draft. Here are the links to the first seven that I wrote: December 2021 Preseason 2022 2/28/22…

Royals MiLB Leaderboards: 5/19/22

Welcome back. If you’re new here, we ran these updates weekly last year. I’ll try to do that again in 2022, but I make no promises as I have a 9-month old and have been much busier at home than in years past. Here’s a link to one of the leaderboards from last year in case…

Analyzing swing rates among Royals prospects

Thanks to our friends over at “Down on the Farm” on Twitter (@downonthefarm12), we’re able to look at the swing rates of some of Kansas City’s top prospects compared to the swing rate of the average big leaguer in 2022. Last week I wrote an article about how the big league club was swinging entirely…

11 Numbers I’m Watching Early On

We’re a little over a month into the MiLB season and most of the best prospects in the Royals system have over 100 PA at this point. Here are 10 statistics from the Royals minor league system that I’m going to be watching for the next 100 PA or so: 1. Nick Loftin’s .148 ISO…

MiLM for 5/11/22: Vinnie homered again

Be sure to check out the most recent edition of the RFR Podcast. Alec Lewis came on the show to talk about the first base situation, the second tier of hitting prospects in the system, and the 2021 prep pitchers working out in Arizona. We ran an update on the college hitters were keying in…

The Royals have got to quit swinging so damn much

This probably could’ve been a thread on Twitter but I didn’t want to continue clogging up the Twittersphere with negativity and numbers so…here we are. This will be relatively short, hopefully. Recently, over at The Athletic, Eno Sarris wrote a great article about how swinging literally translates to negative results. I understand that this is…