MLB Debut: Kris Bubic

The fifth Royal to make his MLB debut this year, Bubic was called up to start the Royals home opener on July 31.  Bubic is a LHP from Stanford who was drafted 40th overall in the 2018 Royals college pitcher draft.  Bubic’s teammates rave about how hard he works and how awesome of a teammate…

MLB Debut: Nick Heath

Royals speedster Nick Heath was called up a few days ago but didn’t get into a game until today.  Tonight, against the Tigers in Detroit, manager Mike Matheny called Heath’s number 0 to get in the game.  Heath entered into a 5-3 game after Jorge Soler singled and advanced to second on an error in…

MLB Debut: Foster Griffin

My apologies to Griffin for not being able to post this yesterday when he actually debuted.  Griffin came into the Royals game down 5-4 to start the third inning in Detroit.  The first batter he faced was Tiger CJ Cron.  The first pitch Griffin threw registered at 92.9 mph and was swung on and missed. …

MLB Debut: Brady Singer

The Royals first selection from the 2018 MLB Draft, Brady Singer, was called up to start the game in Cleveland on Saturday.  Singer was the first of five pitchers the Royals selected with their first five selections that year.  He is the third player from the 2018 MLB Draft class to make his MLB debut…

MLB Debut: Tyler Zuber

The Royals wasted no time getting Tyler Zuber some MLB experience putting him into the Season Opener on July 24, 2020.  The Royals were behind 2-0 going into the bottom of the 7th.  Zuber wore number 83 on his back. The first pitch he threw was a curve ball to Cesar Hernandez.  Hernandez decided he…

Royals Trade for Ronald Bolaños and Franchy Cordero

The Royals traded LHP Tim Hill to the Padres for RHP prospect Ronald Bolaños and OF Franchy Cordero tonight. Cordero has played 79 games in the majors over the past three seasons so I won’t dig too deep into his prospect status. Cordero has a lot of potential if he can stay healthy and in…

Marklund Continues His Climb, Enjoys ST Experience

As Spring Training gets underway, players all over the Cactus and Grapefruit Leagues are getting back into the swing of things. Some are having a “been there, done that” sort of moment, as the newness of the experience has long since worn off. For many of the younger prospects, however, it’s a time to hone…

Royals Trade Perez for Adams

Yesterday, the Royals traded shortstop Cristian Perez for RHP Chance Adams.  Adams is only 25-years-old but has had some tough times in his short MLB career.  However, Adams is a former top-100 prospect who possesses four pitches and perhaps a chance to start.  He was brilliant as a relief pitcher early in the minors.  The…

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…

2020 MLB Draft to be Held in Omaha

BREAKING: The 2020 #MLBDraft is moving from New Jersey to Omaha. The draft will be held Wednesday, June 10 through Friday, June 12, the eve of the @NCAACWS — Kendall Rogers (@KendallRogers) December 10, 2019 We’ve been hearing rumors and it is finally coming out.  Although it hasn’t officially been announced by MLB yet, multiple…

Royals Add Four to 40-man

The Royals have added Carlos Hernandez, Nick Heath, Foster Griffin, and Jeison Guzman to the teams 40-man roster. The Royals also dropped Arnaldo Hernandez, Jorge Bonifacio, Nick Dini, and Conner Greene from the 40-man roster. The Royals have added Nick Heath, Carlos Hernandez, Jeison Guzman and Foster Griffin to the 40-man roster to protect them…

MLB to eliminate three KC affiliates

The Commissioner is at it again.  MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred cannot stop tinkering with the game.  Personally, I feel he is making changes just to make changes.  This time, Manfred has proposed that MLB cut 42 minor league teams and eliminate Rookie ball as we know it after the 2020 season. This proposal would eliminate…

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…