Minor League Minutes: 8/3/2021

The newest episode of the RFR Podcast is out. MJ Melendez joins the show to talk about his offensive renaissance at Northwest Arkansas. For anyone who wasn’t following along with us in 2017, I interviewed MJ’s dad, Mervyl, after the Royals drafted MJ in the 2nd round back in 2017. It was pretty clear from…

Weekly Royals MiLB Leaderboards: 8/2/2021

Hitters (min. 150 PA) Batting Average 1.) Edward Olivares: .3222.) Freddy Fermin: .3153.) Rudy Martin: .3114.) Jimmy Govern: .3035.) Vinnie Pasquantino: .3016.) Tucker Bradley: .2997.) Bobby Witt Jr. + Clay Dungan: .2949.) Dairon Blanco: .29310.) Jeison Guzman: .291 On-Base Percentage 1.) Rudy Martin: .4502.) Logan Porter: .4283.) Freddy Fermin: .4124.) Edward Olivares + Tyler Gentry:…

Minor League Minutes: 8/2/2021

If you haven’t already, make sure to check out our mid-season top 51 Royals prospects. Biggest Strength: Pitching and Middle Infield Biggest Weakness: Legitimate CF Options Potential Risers for Preseason 2022: Omar Hernandez, Dayton Dooney, Austin Cox, Carter Jensen The next episode of the RFR podcast will be later tonight. Make sure to check out the episode from…

Minor League Minutes: 7/30/2021

Photo of Jackson Kowar: Minda Haas Kuhlmann (@minda33) Happy Trade Deadline Day! Yes, the MLB trade deadline is a day early this year due to the 31st being on a Saturday. In case you missed it, the Royals got a head start on the action yesterday by dealing Danny Duffy to the Los Angeles Dodgers:…

Minor League Minutes: 7/29/2021

We released our #6-10 prospects yesterday. Check out where Asa Lacy and Kyle Isbel rank. #9: Erick Pena, OFAcquired: 2019 International Free Agent (Dominican Republic)Bats/Throws: L/RAge: 182021 Stats (ACL): 73 PA, .222/.329/.413/.742, 1 HR, 9 XBH, 16 K : 9 BB, 1 SB, 89 wRC+ And then we released prospects #1-5 late last night (early this morning?). See how…

Minor League Minutes: 7/28/2021

We released prospects 11-20 yesterday. Make sure you check that out before our top 10 begins today. #14: Frank Mozzicato, LHPAcquired: 2021 MLB Draft (1st Round, 7th Overall)Bats/Throws: L/LAge: 18 Here we go. This ought to be good. I just want to make something abundantly clear: I see the next four players on this list as being entirely…

Minor League Minutes: 7/27/2021

We released prospects #21-30 on our mid-season top 50 yesterday. Make sure you check out the list before we begin the top 20 later today. There are currently just 41 teenagers with 150+ PA in Low-A this season. Darryl Collins ranks 15th in wRC+ (108), 1st in BB/K (0.81), 3rd in K% (14.7%), 9th in…

Weekly Royals MiLB Leaderboards: 7/26/2021

Hitters (min. 140 PA) Batting Average 1.) Edward Olivares: .3232.) Rudy Martin: .3223.) Jimmy Govern: .3134.) Tucker Bradley: .3095.) Bobby Witt Jr.: .3036.) Clay Dungan: .2957.) Vinnie Pasquantino + Michael Massey: .2949.) Jeison Guzman: .29110.) MJ Melendez: .290 On-Base Percentage 1.) Rudy Martin: .4552.) Logan Porter: .4123.) Tucker Bradley + Nick Pratto: .4045.) Tyler Gentry:…