Thoughts on Bubba Starling and other promotion candidates

Bubba Starling has been hitting the ball well all season. He his slashing .355/.396/.488/.883 with a 119 wRC+ through his first 121 AB of the year, and has plenty of fans clamoring for his immediate call-up. Starling’s defense in the outfield has been well documented, and he’s been playing a good bit in CF for…

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Blue Rock Report: Week 5 (5/10-5/17)

  Welcome to this week’s edition of the Blue Rock report.  Another Wet Weekend The Blue Rocks returned home to face Potomac in what was expected to be a 3 game set. However, they got two unexpected days off on Sunday and Monday as a result of the rainy weather. It was hopeful to think…

Looking ahead at the 2023 Royals

It’s May, many of the big name prospects in the Royals system aren’t hitting, the big league club sucks, and I’ve frankly run out of things to be excited about at the moment. The Royals stole Richard Lovelady and Nicky Lopez from our ranks. Luckily for us, they’ve so generously given KG back, but still.…

The Rise of Gabriel Cancel

If you follow us on Twitter, you know all about our love for the current NWA Natural and Royals 2B prospect. A list of Minor League Baseball players with more doubles AND home runs than Gabe Cancel in 2019: – Drew Ward (24 YO, AA)– Yordan Alavarez (pretty good) That's the list. — Royals Farm…

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…

Minor League Minutes: 5/14/19

We were busy at Royals Farm Report yesterday. This should catch you up on all of the action. Nicky Lopez was promoted from AAA Omaha. This is it Kansas City. Your hero has arrived. Lopez was slashing .353/.457/.500/.957 with 3 HR and 9 SB in 31 games with AAA Omaha. He’ll now get a chance…

2018 Draft Class Review: Pitchers 5/13/19

We’re more than a quarter of the way into the season and the complexion of the Royals’ system is coming into focus. Two facts seem plainly clear when looking at the state of the farm: The organization has a wealth of young pitching talent. The ongoing offensive struggles may be the new norm. The offensive…