Film Study: Rule 5 Pick Stephen Woods

As soon as the Royals announced their pick I started looking for game footage of RHP Stephen Woods pitching.  My MiLB TV login refused to work so I had to call MiLB and get things fixed.  Anyway, after a short delay, I was able to start watching some video on Woods. The only game film…

Potential Rule 5 Draft Target: Sterling Sharp

Sharp was surprisingly left unprotected by the Nationals.  The Drury University product was selected by the Nationals in the 22nd round of the 2016 draft.  Sharp is a very athletic player who uses his athleticism to help him repeat his delivery consistently.  Sharp had offers to play basketball at Ball State and Oakland University in…

Potential Rule 5 Draft Target: Thomas Burrows

Rumors have floated that teams are interested in LHRP Tim Hill.  If a trade were to happen, it would leave the Royals with only 7 LHPs on the 40-man roster.  Even if they do the expected and keep Hill, it wouldn’t be a bad idea to add another LHP to the active roster.  That’s one…

Protecting Jeison Guzman

Let’s face it.  When the Royals lost Elvis Luciano in the Rule 5 last year it caught everyone by surprise.  Even them.  They knew they had a special talent in Luciano but he was so far from the big leagues as a 19-year-old rookie ball guy.  And who else knew about that asterisk making him…

Film Study: Daniel Lynch AFL Rising Stars Game

There were glowing reviews about Daniel Lynch in the Fall Stars game so I thought I’d watch for myself.  Actually, I’ve watched several times.  Of course, if I was going to watch again, I might as well share with everyone out there who is interested in the Royals upcoming future LHP.  Lynch dealt with some…

Trade Target: Michael King

Some rumors have come out that the Yankees have been looking hard at LHP Tim Hill.  I took a look at a few guys in the Yankees system last night and this morning. The Royals feel like their window could be opening in 2021 or 2022 while others feel it might be 2023 before we…

Potential Rule 5 Draft Target: Jordan Sheffield

Jordan Sheffield is a guy I’ve seen throw in Double-A.  He has the same question mark a lot of potential Rule 5 Draft targets do.  Is he going to throw enough strikes to stick in the big leagues? Sheffield throws hard.  He is a 93 to 96 guy that can occasionally bump it up even…