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…

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…