Minor League Minutes: 8/12/19

  Film Study: Kris Bubic 8/8/19 Kris Bubic tore it up Thursday night striking out 11 Woodpeckers in a complete game victory for the Blue Rocks. Bubic set a career high in pitches thrown and innings worked in the dominate performance. With 1 out in the bottom of the 9th and a runner on third,…

What happened to Frank Schwindel?

As the baseball season begins to wind down, we reflect on what went well and what can be improved upon next season.  We look back on all the great plays and the players who made them.  We look back on the impact of rookies, and what this season meant for them and how it will…

Minor League Minutes: 8/5/2019

An update on the struggling Blue Rocks offense I would assume that, if you’re reading this, you’re probably familiar with the fact that the Royals core of offensive prospects at High-A Wilmington have struggled mightily in 2019. Here is the current team stats leaderboard in the Carolina League Final line on Brady Singer: 5 IP,…

Minor League Minutes: 7/29/19

Royals Trade Diekman to A’s for Two Saturday afternoon brought a flurry of moves from the Royals. Jake Diekman was traded to the Oakland A’s for OF Dairon Blanco and RHP Ismael Aquino, Ryan O’Hearn recalled and Lucas Duda released, Nick Heath promoted to Omaha, and Kyle Zimmer recalled to KC. I may have missed…

Saturday Morning Roll Call: 7/27/19

DSL Royals1 (27-20) @ 9:00 am DSL Royals2 (22-25) @ 9:00 am Wilmington Blue Rocks (62-42) @ 5:00 pm Starting  Pitcher: Kris Bubic (ERA 3.13) Who’s Hot: At the end of three, the Blue Rocks trail it 4-1. Perkins getting the Rocks on the board with an RBI single in the 3rd to score Schultz,…

Minor League Minutes: 7/27/19

MLB Debut: Josh Staumont Staumont was drafted as a hard throwing project out of Azusa Pacific University. Everyone agreed the fastball command needed work and the secondary stuff needed to develop. He was a thrower, not a pitcher. Now, with most of that behind him and much better off speed pitches, Staumont made his MLB…

The Royals may have fixed Brett Phillips

When Brett Phillips came to the Royals from the Brewers in a trade for Mike Moustakas in 2018, he was an instant crowd favorite.  He hustled all over the field.  He went diving for line drives.  He crashed into walls to make catches.  He laughed weirdly.  He wielded a funny looking Axe handled bat, but…

Minor League Minutes: 7/23/19

NWA Week in Review: July 15-21 Nick Heath started the week off continuing on his hot streak with a multi-hit game on Tuesday at Corpus Christi in the Naturals’ win. Heath hit his sixth home run of the season as well as singling in the game. Taylor Featherston also homered for the Naturals, and had…

Minor League Minutes: 7/22/19

Ryan O’Hearn is on fire in Omaha To say that Ryan O’Hearn has been struggling in Kansas City this season would be an understatement. Remember July 31, 2018 when he was called up to make is MLB debut? In his second MLB at bat, O’Hearn hit his first home run, and didn’t seem to slow…

Ryan O’Hearn is on fire in Omaha

To say that Ryan O’Hearn has been struggling in Kansas City this season would be an understatement. Remember July 31, 2018 when he was called up to make is MLB debut? In his second MLB at bat, O’Hearn hit his first home run, and didn’t seem to slow down the rest of the season.  He…

Minor League Minutes: 7/16/19 – No-Hitter Edition

Jonathan Bowlan, the Royals 21st ranked prospect, fired a no-hitter with no walks last night for the Wilmington Blue Rocks. The second inning started with a flyout and a ground out, but a throwing error by third baseman Dennicher Carrasco proved to be the only base runner allowed by Bowlan. In the third, Bowlan got…