Minor League Minutes: 8/26/2021

The newest episode of the RFR Podcast is up. Joel and I sat down with Geoff Pontes (@ProspectJesus), the co-founder of Prospects Live, to talk about PL’s midseason top 30 Royals prospect list and where the Royals system stacks up against the rest of MLB. In yesterday’s Minutes I wrote about the crazy season that…

Minor League Minutes: 8/25/2021

I wrote recently about the decisions the Royals will have to make regarding the Rule 5 draft this offseason, and about how their roster will look on Opening Day in 2022. You can read about that here. First, here is a list of players that are either free agents at the end of the season…

Weekly Royals MiLB Leaderboards: 8/23/2021

Hitters (min. 220 PA) Batting Average 1.) Edward Olivares: .3062.) Vinnie Pasquantino: .3043.) Tucker Bradley: .2974.) Michael Massey + Bobby Witt Jr.: .2936.) Rudy Martin: .2917.) Maikel Garcia: .2898.) Freddy Fermin: .2879.) Dairon Blanco: .28010.) MJ Melendez: .279 On-Base Percentage 1.) Rudy Martin: .4252.) Vinnie Pasquantino + Logan Porter: .3934.) Nick Pratto: .3925.) Herard Gonzalez:…

Minor League Minutes: 8/19/2021

Be sure to check out the most recent edition of the podcast. Joel and I sat down with LHP Anthony Veneziano to talk about his delivery, the progress he’s made since being drafted in 2019, and his time at Coastal Carolina. Be sure to check out John’s interview with 2021 4th round pick Shane Panzini.…

Minor League Minutes: 8/18/2021

The new leaderboards are out. Vinnie Pasquantino leads all Royals minor leaguers in K%, wRC+, and doubles. The season he’s having has been nothing short of incredible and deserves more attention from Royals fans. K% 1.) Vinnie Pasquantino: 13.6%2.) Nick Loftin: 13.8%3.) Michael Massey: 14.2%4.) Darryl Collins: 14.5%5.) Clay Dungan: 15.4% Vinnie came in at…

Weekly Royals MiLB Leaderboards: 8/16/2021

Hitters (min. 200 PA) Batting Average 1.) Edward Olivares: .3172.) Vinnie Pasquantino: .3063.) Freddy Fermin: .3044.) Tucker Bradley: .3005.) Maikel Garcia: .2976.) Rudy Martin: .2957.) Bobby Witt Jr.: .2928.) Dairon Blanco: .2899.) Clay Dungan: .28710.) Michael Massey: .286 On-Base Percentage 1.) Rudy Martin: .4362.) Logan Porter: .4013.) Maikel Garcia + Vinnie Pasquantino: .3925.) Freddy Fermin:…

Minor League Minutes: 8/14/2021

Apologies for the lack of content up at the site so far this week. Been a little bit of a hectic week for me but I should be able to at least get some Minutes up 4-5 times a week now. In any case, thanks to all of you who read our site and follow…

Weekly Royals MiLB Leaderboards: 8/11/2021

Hitters (min. 170 PA) Batting Average 1.) Edward Olivares: .3222.) Freddy Fermin: .3143.) Rudy Martin: .3004.) Tucker Bradley: .2955.) Bobby Witt Jr.: .2946.) Vinnie Pasquantino + Clay Dungan: .2938.) Maikel Garcia: .2909.) John Rave: .28910.) Dairon Blanco: .288 On-Base Percentage 1.) Rudy Martin: .4422.) Logan Porter: .4153.) Freddy Fermin: .4004.) Edward Olivares + Tyler Gentry:…

Minor League Minutes: 8/6/2021

A group of 2021 draftees made their professional debuts last night in Arizona: – 2nd round comp pick Peyton Wilson finished 0-2 with a BB and a K for the Gold team – 6th round pick Dayton Dooney finished 0-3 with a K playing for the Blue team – 9th round pick Parker Bates finished…

Minor League Minutes: 8/5/2021

First and foremost… Last Night’s Results Low A: Columbia Fireflies fell to Myrtle Beach, 4 High A: Quad Cities beat Cedar Rapids, 8-5 their 6th in a row Double A: NWA sweeps a doubleheader against the Arkansas Travelers, winning both 5-1 Triple A: Omaha lost to the Columbus Clippers, 6-4 MiLB Players of the Month…

Minor League Minutes: 8/4/2021

Here is a quick link to the Royals afilliates scores from yesterday. Quad Cities won and is now 52-25 on the season. Columbia lost after giving up four in the seventh. The Naturals lost 7-2 rolling out a bullpen day after a day off. I’m not really sure what they’re trying to do with that…

Minor League Minutes: 8/3/2021

The newest episode of the RFR Podcast is out. MJ Melendez joins the show to talk about his offensive renaissance at Northwest Arkansas. For anyone who wasn’t following along with us in 2017, I interviewed MJ’s dad, Mervyl, after the Royals drafted MJ in the 2nd round back in 2017. It was pretty clear from…

Weekly Royals MiLB Leaderboards: 8/2/2021

Hitters (min. 150 PA) Batting Average 1.) Edward Olivares: .3222.) Freddy Fermin: .3153.) Rudy Martin: .3114.) Jimmy Govern: .3035.) Vinnie Pasquantino: .3016.) Tucker Bradley: .2997.) Bobby Witt Jr. + Clay Dungan: .2949.) Dairon Blanco: .29310.) Jeison Guzman: .291 On-Base Percentage 1.) Rudy Martin: .4502.) Logan Porter: .4283.) Freddy Fermin: .4124.) Edward Olivares + Tyler Gentry:…

Minor League Minutes: 8/2/2021

If you haven’t already, make sure to check out our mid-season top 51 Royals prospects. Biggest Strength: Pitching and Middle Infield Biggest Weakness: Legitimate CF Options Potential Risers for Preseason 2022: Omar Hernandez, Dayton Dooney, Austin Cox, Carter Jensen The next episode of the RFR podcast will be later tonight. Make sure to check out the episode from…