Draft Day Predictions

I mentioned it in our more in-depth draft day guide this morning, but I really think this draft could have some fireworks. I can’t wait for tonight. I gave you a quick prediction of the first 7 picks this morning, so I want to recap that, explain it a little better, and then give one…

Happy Draft Day!

Today ought to be a lot of fun. The Royals are probably going to get swept by Cleveland, putting them in a good position to continue solidifying their draft position in 2022. Bobby Witt Jr. and Nick Pratto are going to play in the All-Star Future’s Game in Denver, Colorado, one of the premier prospect…

Final 2021 MLB Draft Rankings: 7/7/2021

Here are the links to the first two editions of our draft rankings: 5/18/21 6/15/21 We are now just four sleeps away from the 2021 MLB Draft. Here’s some quick info about the draft: When: Sunday, July 11th, at 6:07 PM (Round 1 and Comp Round A) How to watch: MLB Network (ESPN for Day…

Recapping the Prospects Live 2021 mock draft

If you missed it last night, here is the link to the full 4.5 hour mock draft that was streamed live on the Prospects Live YouTube channel. If you want to jump ahead and hear me talk with the Prospects Live guys about the two picks I made for the Royals, pick #7 comes at…

Opinion: Top 5 Options for Royals in 2021 Draft

Here we are once again coming up on the annual Major league Baseball amateur draft. The draft will be 20 rounds this year, while it has also been moved back to July so the collegiate players can be finished with their seasons and prepare for the draft. The Royals sit at pick number 7 this…

Updated 2021 MLB Draft Rankings: 6/15/2021

Welcome to the second edition of our MLB Draft rankings for the 2021 MLB Draft. You can check out the first edition of the rankings here. We’ll be running with a top 25 for this year. We’ll also include coverage periodically on some guys that could fall to the Royals with later picks (#43, #66,…

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Where did all the Center Fielders go?

Uh, we may have a problem. Recently, I was looking through this excellent draft rankings comparison from Alex Duvall and day dreaming about who I want the Royals to draft when it occurred to me that the Royals’ system might be light on outfielders … specifically center fielders. I thought I must be forgetting someone…

2021 MLB Draft Rankings: 5/18/2021

Welcome to the first edition of our MLB Draft rankings for the 2021 MLB Draft. We’ll be running with a top 25 for this year. We’ll also include coverage periodically on some guys that could fall to the Royals with later picks (#43, #66, #78, and #108) that we like but just don’t crack our…

An update on some college options for KC at #7

I’ve been writing a few different editions of this same basic post for a while now. The problem I’m running into is that there are like 10 different directions I can see Kansas City going this summer and a few involve them taking a prep bat. It feels like there are certain players that have…

March 2 Update of Top Prep Draft Targets

Jumping right in I’d like to address an omission from my first look into this prep class. There are certain profiles that seem to ‘hit’ often in the draft. College bats usually hit more frequently, Prep arms much less so. High school catchers would tend to hit at a fairly low rate. Taking that into…