Minor League Minutes: 7/15/19 – Royals make a trade

MLB Debut: Bubba Starling Bubba Starling finally made his MLB Debut for the Royals. Starling was drafted in 2011 from Gardner-Edgerton High School in Gardner, Kansas. His road to the majors was a long and tough one but many Royals fans can now celebrate his arrival. Royals Trade Bailey for Kevin Merrell The Royals made…

Minor League Minutes: 7/8/19

If you have not already checked it out, then take a look at our all new mid-season rankings.  If you have checked it out, then take another look because you probably missed something: 2019 Royals Farm Report Mid-Season Prospect Rankings: 10-7 Welcome back. This version of our prospect rankings will look eerily similar to the…

Minor League Minutes: 7/4/19

2019 Royals Farm Report Mid-Season Prospect Rankings: 35-26 Please remember that these rankings mean absolutely nothing outside of a few peoples’ opinions. If we leave your favorite player off of our rankings, that doesn’t mean they won’t become a successful big leaguer. Please enjoy these rankings for what they are, our opinions. As always, thank…

Minor League Minutes: 6/22/19

Homer Bailey trade scenarios (yeah, I’m doin’ this) I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I think someone is going to trade for Homer Bailey. It seems crazy to say since he was a train wreck of injury and ineffectiveness for four years, but he’s found some glimmer of his old self in Kansas City.…

Minor League Minutes: 6/19/19

More thoughts on the Royals MiLB 1st half Inspired by Alex Duvall’s excellent post yesterday, I’ll toss in a few more names that I feel deserve promotions: Humberto Arteaga — Artie proved everything he could possibly prove at the AAA level long ago, and in my opinion deserves a shot at a bench role with…

Minor League Minutes: 6/18/19

Prospect Watch: Jon Heasley The 13throunder out of Oklahoma State in 2018 relied on his fastball for most of this game, sitting mostly in the low 90s range, and occasionally touching 95. His curve, which had a nice sharp 11-5 glove-side break to it, and changeup were a distant second and third in usage, and…

The Rise of Bubba Starling

Bubba was ranked number one among high school prospects in 2011 when he was drafted out of Gardner Edgerton High School in Gardner, KS, when the Royals took him in the first round (5th overall). The kid had a large burden placed on his shoulders the minute the Royals selected him. It had been eight years since…

A case for the call: Bubba Starling

It’s no secret that Bubba Starling is having a career year at Triple-A Omaha, which will hopefully get him the call to Kansas City.  Starling has been doing just about everything right at the plate, but we can’t let his stellar offensive production this season overshadow what he’s been doing defensively, both now and in…

Minor League Minutes: 6/12/19

Chasing the Storm: Omaha Week in Review June 5th – June 10th The Omaha Storm Chasers finished up their series with the Albuquerque Isotopes with two victories to secure a sweep of the series. The El Paso Chihuahuas then came to town, and split the series with the Storm Chasers. Eric Skoglund makes his return…

Minor League Minutes: 6/11/19

2018 Draft Class Review: Pitcher Roundup – 6/10/19 In the past week we saw Brady Singer get knocked around in his second AA start; While Bubic brought the funk with 10 strikeouts and a big time bounce back performance. Kowar evaded trouble early and often as he continues to display his durability, and Lexington suddenly…

Breaking: Bobby Witt, Jr. to Sign With the Royals

Less than a week ago, on Monday, June 3rd, the Royals took Bobby Witt, Jr. with the second overall pick of the 2019 MLB Draft.  He has officially agreed to sign with the Royals at full slot value, for a total of $7,789,900. This news was to be expected, as Witt is widely considered one…

Minor League Minutes: 6/8/2019

Drew conducted a Shadow Draft The goal is to pick along with your guys and follow them in your system. You have to pick real time or without the knowledge of other guys who were drafted. That way you can’t cheat. You can’t just pick anyone and everyone because you have to find ways to…