NWA Week in Review: July 1-7

On Monday, Gerson Garabito almost gave the Naturals a quality start.  He pitched 5.2 innings allowing three runs on eight hits and two walks while striking out three.  Garabito took the loss despite the strong start because the Naturals offense could only manage one run.  Emilio Ogando and Franco Terrero combined to throw 3.1 scoreless…

July 2nd Update

The Royals have signed several international free agents from this year’s J2 Class. In Jesse Sanchez’s article for MLB.com, on the Royals website, he quotes Rene Fransisco as cautioning the Royals fans to be careful of Carlos Beltran comparisons for Erick Pena but then turns around and throws out an Andruw Jones comparison to Roger…

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…