The Next Top Relief Prospect

Recently we’ve spent some time pondering when Richard Lovelady will get a chance in the major league pen and if Josh Staumont could be an opener for the Royals.  Both guys have the potential to really help the Royals.  Who is the next top relief prospect that we’ll soon be talking about adding to the…

Two LHPs from the 2017 Draft I’m Watching This Spring

The Royals took nine LHPs in the 2017 draft.  There are more that we should watch, but here are two that I’m looking at specifically. JC Cloney was a 9th round pick out of Arizona.  Cloney was the Wildcats Friday night starter even though he worked in the mid-80s.  The left-hander has a knack for…

Two Guys From the 2018 Draft I’m Watching This Season

Here are two pitchers from the 2018 Draft I’m going to be keeping an eye on early this spring after the minor league guys report.   Austin Cox was the Royals fifth round pick and he isn’t really an under-the-radar type of guy because of his high selection, but he is overshadowed by all the…

Prospect Watch: Gabe Speier

Gabe Speier got into a spring training game yesterday (February 26) and after Alex tweeted about him being a future big leaguer, I realized we hadn’t written much about him over the last season.  Speier was part of the trade that brought former Royal Elvis Luciano to the club from Arizona for Jon Jay.  It…

Studying the 2015 Team: Part Three

There’s been a lot of talk of the next wave of talent both recently and in the past.  Baseball America wrote a few articles about lessons learned from rebuilds and from the 2015 Royals specifically.   I looked at multiple opinions of other people and I try to put some thought process into what needs to…

Kowar can do more with less

If you remember the wise words of Kunu, Paul Rudd’s character from Forgetting Sarah Marshall, you know sometimes it’s better to “do less.” As I was perusing the recently released MLB Pipeline rankings of Royals prospects and bemoaning how conservative and traditional they are, while envying the excellent way they’re presented, I decided commentators’ assessments that…