MLB Debut: Nicky Lopez

Lopez has been tremendous in the minors for the Royals so far in his career. He plays solid defense, can make all the throws, has a little bit of pop in his bat, is a great contact hitter, can run a little, and walks more than he strikes out. The Royals called up Lopez on…

MLB Debut: Kelvin Gutierrez

The Kelvin Herrera trade is starting to pay back already. Kelvin Gutierrez was called up by the Royals when Lucas Duda went on the injured list Friday, April 26. Ned penciled Gutierrez in as the starting third baseman giving Chris Owings the day off and allowing Hunter Dozier to DH. In the top of the…

NWA Week in Review: April 8-14

Weekly Record: 0-7 Overall Record: 4-7 Standings: Tied for 3rd, 4.5 games back of Arkansas who swept them Weekly Transactions: None To say it’s been a rough week for the Naturals would be an understatement.  The Naturals started the week 4-0 sitting in first place.  Over the course of the week they blew multiple leads and finished 0-7.  Not…

MLB Debut: Richard Lovelady

Royals Farm Report favorite Richard Lovelady has made his first appearance in the major leagues with the Royals. Lovelady was a 10th round pick in 2016 out of Kennesaw State. Lovelady really caught our eye of us at RFR. He had great results, great stuff, and hitters just don’t see the ball out of his…

NWA Week in Review: April 4-7

Weekly Record: 4-0 Overall Record: 4-0 Standings: 1st place, 1.0 Games Ahead Weekly Transactions: None Opening week was grand for the Naturals.  For the first time in their history, the Naturals won their first two games of a season.  Not only that, but the Naturals swept the Cardinals and started the season 4-0. The Naturals…

2019 NWA Naturals Season Preview

The Naturals are coming off an up and down season that was filled with weird streaks. However, some of those guys are gone, and some are back. You never really quite know what you are getting with a minor league team when guys are being promoted and moved around often. This roster is based off…

Royals International Graduates

Flanny wrote a piece the other day about the Royals International Graduates.  I wanted to go deeper and bring more attention to the effort the Royals put into making life better for their international kids. The Royals understand the value of job skills and giving our international players a better chance at life after baseball. …