Trade Target: Cole Irvin

So the conversation came up this week on MLB Radio about the Phillies wanting to move Carlos Santana.  The Royals were mentioned as a potential trading partner because the Phillies want to move Rhys Hoskins in to first base to get his glove out of the outfield and upgrade the outfield defense.  Alex Gordon’s name…

The Joe Mauer Approach to Hitting

I wrote this about Joe Mauer back in September of 2010. Mauer was a Royal killer, and we could not get him out. Mauer was hitting .325 at the time and had just finished a series against KC where he went 5-11. He didn’t kill us driving in runs during that series, and the Royals…

Trade Target: Kyle Muller

The Braves have a wealth of pitching depth.  Those pitchers don’t really have anywhere to go either as there is an incredibly talented log jam.  The starting rotation in Atlanta features Foltynewicz (27), Newcomb (25), Gausman (27), Teheran (27), and Toussaint (22).  Their top pitching prospects are Mike Soroka, Kyle Wright, Ian Anderson, Luis Gohara,…

I Cast My Vote for Nicky Lopez

That’s right.  On this voting day I cast my vote for Nicky Lopez at the utility infielder position for the 2019 Kansas City Royals.  The current infield looks like Cuthbert/Dozier at third, Mondesi, Merrifield, and O’Hearn/Dozier at first.  The outfield is crowded and Whit can go out there and play CF at times as well…

The 2016 Draft Class – Pitchers

Out of 21 pitchers drafted, the Royals are down to 9.  Of course, the biggest success stories so far are Richard Lovelady, Grant Gavin, and Walker Sheller.  Those three are throwing in the Arizona Fall League right now.  Lovelady won the 2018 Omaha Pitcher of the Year award.  Vines, Gavin, and Sheller made it to…

Trade Target: Trent Thornton

Trent Thornton is the 24th ranked prospect of the Houston Astros according to MLB Pipeline.  He is 25-years-old, a former 5th round pick out of UNC, and blocked in a deep Astros system.  The Astros have used him as a starter almost his entire career making 78 minor league starts.  He has a 1.71 BB/9…

Scott Blewett Proving it in the AFL

Scott Blewett is tearing up the Arizona Fall League.  Fresh off the AFL Pitcher of the Week Award, Blewett put up another strong outing for the Surprise Saguaros Friday.  Blewett threw 5.0 innings allowing no runs on just 1 hit, no walks, and 6 K the day after the Saguaros gave up 21 runs putting…