Film Study: Jon Heasley 5-19-19

Jon Heasley had a career high 10 strikeouts on Sunday for Lexington against the Asheville Tourists.  A lot of questions have been asked after his strong start to the season.  He is currently 4-1 in 9 appearances, the last 4 coming as starts.  The Royals have been careful about his pitch counts limiting him in…

NWA Week in Review: May 13-20

Weekly Record: 6-1 Overall Record: 19-23 Standings: 3rd (7.5 GB Arkansas) Weekly Transactions: 5/13 – Activated Taylor Featherston from the IL, sent Offerman Collado back to Burlington. 5/18 – Activated DJ Burt from the IL, sent Blake Perkins back to Wilmington. The Naturals had a great week winning 6 of the 7 games they played. …

Film Study: Jonathan Bowlan 4/24

Jonathan Bowlan had perhaps his best outing of the year on Wednesday.  I wanted to take a look at what he did in order to have those results.  Bowlan was the piggyback starter so he came into the game when Tyler Gray ran into trouble in the fifth inning.  With no outs and runners on…

Film Study: Danny Duffy in NWA Rehab

Danny Duffy made a start for the Naturals last Saturday against the Springfield Cardinals.  Today, he will start for the Royals against the Angles in his first start of 2019 for the Royals.  On paper, Duffy went 5.1 innings allowing 1 unearned run on 4 hits, no walks, and 7 strikeouts.  Let’s take a look…

NWA Week in Review: April 15-21

Weekly Record: 4-2 Overall Record: 8-9 Standings: Tied for 3rd, 4.5 games back of Arkansas Weekly Transactions: 4/18 Sent Jake Kalish to Omaha, received Zach Lovvorn from Omaha The Naturals went 4-2 on the week, which is much better than last week.  For some reason, the Naturals are really enjoying playing the Springfield Cardinals at home…

Film Study: Kris Bubic 4/12/19

Kris Bubic had a career high 12 strikeouts against the Columbus Fireflies on Friday night last week.  Bubic was the fourth pitcher selected by the Royals in last year’s draft.  He was the 40th overall player selected.  Bubic is a left-hander from Stanford University and pitched as a 20-year-old in the tough altitudes and winds…