MLB Debut: Ryan McBroom

McBroom isn’t a home grown product but the Royals did draft him in the 36th round in 2013.  He didn’t sign and was drafted by the Blue Jays the next summer. McBroom made his MLB Debut on September 3 against the Detroit Tigers in Kansas City.  The first pitcher he faced was Tigers LHP Daniel…

Royals owner David Glass agrees to sell team

A few days ago it was reported by Ken Rosenthal, Jayson Stark and Jeff Passan, that Royals owner David Glass was in discussions to sell the Kansas City Royals franchise to local businessman John Sherman.  The original report was that the purchase price was to exceed $1 billion dollars, and the purchase to be finalized…

Minor League Minutes: 8/15/19

Check out the Royals Farm podcast. Just FYI, you can find our podcast on the Royals Review channel on Spotify and on iTunes! Small monthly fee of $Free.99. pic.twitter.com/H5YmBRJoU8 — Royals Farm Report (@RoyalsFarm) August 15, 2019 Brad Keller was stellar for 6.0. Then lost his no-hit bid in the 7th. Keller isn’t exactly home…

MLB Debut: Nick Dini

With an injury to Cam Gallagher, the Royals needed another catcher to back up Meibrys Viloria.  Nick Dini really caught the eye of Royals Farm when he moved from Lexington to NWA to fill in for an injury in 2017, and hit .379/.472/.466 in his first month seeing AA pitching. The transition from High-A to AA…

MLB Debut: Josh Staumont

Staumont was drafted as a hard throwing project out of Azusa Pacific University. Everyone agreed the fastball command needed work and the secondary stuff needed to develop. He was a thrower, not a pitcher. Now, with most of that behind him and much better off speed pitches, Staumont made his MLB debut against the Cleveland…

Royals trade Bailey for Kevin Merrell

The Royals made a trade today sending Homer Bailey to the A’s for minor league SS Kevin Merrell. It’s being reported that Merrell will head to NWA and join the Naturals. Merrell is a solid defender with speed. He isn’t having a great season with the bat but was a 1st round pick in 2017.…

MLB Debut: Bubba Starling

Bubba Starling finally made his MLB Debut for the Royals.  Starling was drafted in 2011 from Gardner-Edgerton High School in Gardner, Kansas.  His road to the majors was a long and tough one but many Royals fans can now celebrate his arrival. Starling started in center field for the Royals and hit seventh.  As Crazy…