Saturday Morning Roll Call: 5/8/2021

Catch up on Friday night’s action here. Team Record Time Starting Pitcher KC Royals 16-15 6:10 PM Lynch Omaha Storm Chasers 3-1 7:05 PM Kalish NWA Naturals 2-2 6:10 PM Marsh Quad Cities River Bandits 2-2 3:05 PM Gambrell Columbia Fireflies 2-2 5:05 PM Kaufman Rylan Kaufman, drafted back in 2018, only has 15 career…

Minor League Minutes: 5/8/2021

AAA Omaha (3-1): W 4-2 Another good night for Omaha’s pitching staff lead the team to their 3rd victory in 4 games. Ronald Bolanos fired 5 innings of 2-run ball, striking out 3, walking 3, and allowing 5 hits for the Storm Chasers. Mike Shawaryn and Jace Vines struck out 5 in 4 scoreless innings…

Friday Morning Roll Call: 5/7/2021

Check out all of last night’s action here. Team Record Time Starting Pitcher KC Royals 16-14 7:10 PM Keller (8.06 ERA) Omaha Storm Chasers 2-1 7:05 PM Bolanos NWA Naturals 2-1 7:10 PM Woods Jr. Quad Cities River Bandits 1-2 6:05 PM Veneziano Columbia Fireflies 1-2 6:05 PM B. Hernandez This will be Ben Hernandez’…

Minor League Minutes: 5/7/2021

AAA Omaha (2-1): W 4-3 The Storm Chasers got the job done in extra innings last night against a good St. Paul Saints (Twins) team. The pitching staff combined for 19 K and just 3 ER in 11 innings. Edward Olivares, Kelvin Gutierrez, Anderson Miller, and Kevin Merrell all had multiple hits, including Merrell’s walkoff…

Thursday Morning Roll Call: 5/6/2021

Check out a recap of last night’s action here. Thursday 5/6/2021: Team Record Time Starting Pitcher KC Royals 16-13 1:10 PM Duffy Omaha Storm Chasers 1-1 6:35 PM Blewett NWA Naturals 2-0 7:10 PM Martinez Quad Cities River Bandits 0-2 6:05 PM Haake Columbia Fireflies 0-1 4:05 PM Paulino Columbia Game 2 Block Photo Credits:…

Minor League Minutes: 5/6/2021

The current pitching rotations in the minor leagues could get shaken up a bit if the big league bullpen continues to be this woeful. Goodness. AAA Omaha (1-1): L 4-10 Omaha got their first throttling of the year out of the way early. Carlos Hernandez gave up 8 runs on 10 hits in 4 innings…

Minor League Minutes: 5/5/2021

What a night. The big league club blew another lead in horrendous fashion, but it was a lot of fun on the farm if you decided to tune in. AAA Omaha (1-0): W 8-2 Omaha won 8-2 in their season opener last night on the back of 5.1 shutout innings from RHP Jackson Kowar. Kowar…

2021 Opening Day Roll Call

We’re baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack! Minor League Baseball is officially happening today. Hallelujah. It’ll be kind of tough to peg exactly who is starting and when this year because the Royals have said they’ll piggyback certain starters in the lower minors, but we’ll update these posts as we learn who is starting and if we know who the…

Comparing Royals prospects lists

Rank RFR BA MLBP FG 1 Witt Jr. Witt Jr. Witt Jr. Witt Jr. 2 Lynch Lynch Lynch Lacy 3 Lacy Lacy Lacy Lynch 4 Kowar Kowar Kowar Marsh 5 Pena Bubic Isbel Isbel 6 Isbel Isbel Pena Loftin 7 Cox Pena Loftin Pena 8 Marsh Loftin Bowlan Kowar 9 Bowlan Bowlan Pratto Guzman 10…

Notes from JJ Picollo’s media session

With the release of the Royals minor league rosters yesterday, Royals Assistant General Manager of Player Personnel JJ Picollo met (virtually) with members of the Royals media to answer some questions about certain players and teams as we approach MiLB Opening Day next Tuesday. Here are some brief notes that I took down from the…

Royals release MiLB rosters

More baseball? More baseball. Our Minor League Opening Day rosters are set. pic.twitter.com/xU9szJ4iwa — Kansas City Royals (@Royals) April 29, 2021 Let’s take a quick look at the big names to watch at each level (with our org. rankings in parenthesis): Low-A Columbia Catchers: Kale Emshoff (#20) and Omar Hernandez (HR)Infielders: Maikel Garcia (#22) and…

An update on some college options for KC at #7

I’ve been writing a few different editions of this same basic post for a while now. The problem I’m running into is that there are like 10 different directions I can see Kansas City going this summer and a few involve them taking a prep bat. It feels like there are certain players that have…