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. …

Royals Linked to Erick Pena

Ben Badler released an article on the Baseball America website today detailing where some of the top July 2 international talent is leaning toward signing.  The Royals are the team believed to be the favorite for Erick Pena. Pena is a left-handed hitting outfielder standing 6’3″ who speaks both English and Spanish.  He trains with…

Royals Add Staumont, Blewett, and Hernandez to 40-Man Roster

The Royals have added three RHPs to their 40-man roster.  Josh Staumont, Scott Blewett, and Arnaldo Hernandez are one step closer to their dreams of pitching in the major leagues. Josh Staumont has a big arm and can hit triple digits with his fastball.  His control has always been his issue.  Alex wrote about him…

Scott Barlow Makes Start for Team MLB All Stars

Scott Barlow made the Sunday start for the MLB All Star team in the Japan All Star Series.  You can read a Prospect Watch on him here.  Barlow threw 4.1 innings getting the win while allowing 1 R on 5 H, 2 BB, and 4 K.  Barlow threw 42 strikes in 65 pitches.  Barlow hit…

Khalil Lee and Meibrys Viloria Compete in the Fall Stars Game

Saturday night was the annual Arizona Fall League Fall Stars Game where the top prospects gather together to play an All Star like game against each other.  This year the Royals had two players selected to play in the game.  Those two players were Khalil Lee and Meibrys Viloria. Neither player started the game but…

AFL Week in Review: October 9-14

The Arizona Fall League started last Tuesday, October 9.  The Royals have seven prospects on the Surprise Saguaros.  The Saguaros are currently 3-1 on the young season and in first place for their division. Khalil Lee – Lee has played in two games going 3 for 7 and reaching base 7 of his 11 plate appearances. …

Royals call up Ryan O’Hearn

Without a corresponding move announced, there was this Royals nugget announced in the middle in a flurry of other major baseball news. #Royals calling up prospect 1B Ryan O’Hearn, sources tell The Athletic. — Robert Murray (@ByRobertMurray) July 31, 2018 The first speculation that comes to mind is this either has to do with a…

The Chukars? More like the Rakers. Amirite?!

The Lexington Legends and Wilmington Blue Rocks have received a lot of attention from Royals minor league junkies lately and rightfully so. Both teams are on fire right now, and many of the Royals’ big-name prospects are somewhere in A-ball. But I can’t take my eyes off another team in the low minors, a team…

BA Ranks the Prospects Traded so far

Baseball America ran an article ranking all the prospects who have been traded so far during this July 31 deadline period.  So far only two Top 100 prospects have been traded.  There are still rumors out there about the Twins trading Kyle Gibson and Brian Dozer, the Rays trading Chris Archer, the Nationals still don’t…

Scouting Royals trade acquisition Brett Phillips

I’m trying my best to get these up as fast as possible, but 30 minutes have passed by now and I’m sure you’ve seen the news. Source confirms: Mike Moustakas to #Brewers, #Royals get OF Brett Phillips and RHP Jorge Lopez. First reported: @FlannyMLB. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 28, 2018 Travel back a couple…

Scouting Royals trade acquisition Jorge Lopez

When news started to get out that the Royals and Brewers were in fact in intense trade talks for Mike Moustakas, most of the talk on the Royals side had rightfully do with the possible main piece in outfielder Brett Phillips. For the most part, it sounded like there could be secondary pieces likely involved,…

The story of the Royals terrible, no good, very bad trade

*and this has nothing to do with Brandon Maurer If you have been following along with the moves involved in this year’s trading deadline, you probably saw this trade between the Milwaukee Brewers and Chicago White Sox that broke on Twitter this afternoon. Source: Brewers getting Joakim Soria. — Mark Feinsand (@Feinsand) July 26, 2018…

Royals make another trade with the Nationals

The Royals have made their second trade with the Washington Nationals this trade deadline, flipping minor league reliever Jacob Condra-Bogan for major league outfielder Brian Goodwin. #Nats have traded Brian Goodwin to the #Royals for minor league pitcher Jacob Condra-Bogan. They've also recalled Sammy Solis from AAA, giving them a 7-man bullpen again. — Mark…