NWA Week in Review: June 24-30

Weekly Record: 1-3 Overall Record: 35-42 2nd Half Record: 4-5 Standings: 3rd, 3.5 GB The Naturals only played 4 games this week, and lost the series at Springfield three games to one.  I was hoping for a better start to the second half after the promotions of Jackson Kowar and Brady Singer brought some excitement and life…

MLB Debut: Humberto Arteaga

Arteaga made his MLB debut for the Royals tonight against the Minnesota Twins.  Arteaga is originally from Venezuela signing with the Royals as a 16-year-old for $1 million.  It took him 9 years and an injury to Adalberto Mondesi, but Arteaga can finally tell his daughter that he is a big leaguer. Arteaga was a…

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…