Arizona Fall League Update

The Arizona Fall League, perhaps baseball’s greatest semi-professional event/league, got started back up yesterday after missing the 2020 season. Believe it or not, with all that talent that is currently competing in Arizona, Major League Baseball has once again decided to not stream any of the games. I have no idea how Major League Baseball…

Football Season

Well, that was a hell of a Minor League Baseball season we all just witnessed. We also got a full Major League Baseball season again and, even though the Royals were back to being the Royals, it was still nice to get a full 162 in this summer. Now that the Royals have wrapped up…

RFR Podcast, Episode #50: Championship Conversations

Alex and Joel were joined by Nicholas Badders, the voice of the Northwest Arkansas Naturals in 2021, and Vinnie Pasquantino to talk about the Naturals 2021 Double-A Central championship. Then, Michael Massey and Will Klein came on to talk about the Quad Cities River Bandits and their 2021 High-A Central championship. 90 minutes of championship…

2021 End-of-Season Rankings Update

Just wanted to update our rankings a little bit as the season winds down. We’re going to take Jackson Kowar and Emmanuel Rivera off of the list as they’ve both spent significant time at the big league level. We’re also going to shift some guys around just a touch that we’ve gotten some good feedback…

Weekly Royals MiLB Leaderboards: 9/6/2021

Hitters (min. 240 PA) Batting Average 1.) Vinnie Pasquantino: .3122.) Edward Olivares: .2983.) Bobby Witt Jr.: .2974.) Tucker Bradley: .2945.) Freddy Fermin: .2906.) Clay Dungan: .2887.) Michael Massey + Maikel Garcia: .2879.) MJ Melendez: .28610.) Felix Familia: .276 On-Base Percentage 1.) Vinnie Pasquantino + Rudy Martin: .4013.) Nick Pratto: .3904.) Tucker Bradley: .3865.) MJ Melendez…

RFR Podcast, Episode #47: 2022 Outlook (Part 1)

This is a special two-part series in tandem with the Royals Review Radio podcast. After you listen to this episode, make sure to head back to the Royals Review Radio podcast channel and check out Part 2. Part 1 will focus on the minor leagues in 2022, and Part 2 will focus on the big…

MiLM 9/1/21: A Tale of Two Benintendis

I wrote up a pretty lengthy piece recently describing how we can use league comparative (“+”) stats to get a better feel for just how good the Royals MiLB hitters have been relative to years past. 2018 Comparable Players– Eloy Jimenez (21): 129 OPS+, 105 BB/K+, 161 ISO+; 124 career wRC+ in big leagues– Brandon…

Weekly Royals MiLB Leaderboards: 8/31/2021

Hitters (min. 230 PA) Batting Average 1.) Vinnie Pasquantino: .3162.) Tucker Bradley: .3053.) Edward Olivares: .2984.) Bobby Witt Jr.: .2935.) Maikel Garcia: .2896.) Rudy Martin + Michael Massey + Freddy Fermin: .2889.) MJ Melendez + Clay Dungan: .280 Nick who? (Jk, jk…..) Vinnie Pasquantino is 5-7 with a HR and a 2B tonight. pic.twitter.com/xQ3akrcCvg —…