RFR’s 2021 Mid-Season Royals Prospect Rankings: 21-30

Ah, yes, it is that time again. Thank you all very much for following us along the last four years. It was just over a month ago in 2017 when our Founding Father, Patrick Brennan, released our very first top 30 prospects list. And now, in July of 2021, we will have the fifth edition…

Minor League Minutes: 7/26/2021

I want to start the Minutes off today with a tip of the cap to Daniel Lynch. What a freaking outing yesterday, eh? 8 shutout innings with 4 K and 0 BB and never even came close to looking uncomfortable on the mound. There were a lot of folks who went into panic mode after…

Minor League Minutes: 7/25/2021

We are thrilled to announce that we now have t-shirts for sale over at Glory Days Threads. We posted a little write up with all of the details. Presale ends August 1st! Be sure to check out the most recent update for our mid-season Royals prospect rankings. The top 30 will begin tomorrow morning! Kaufman…

Minor League Minutes: 7/23/2021

We released prospects 36-45 in our top 50 rankings yesterday. #42: Carter Jensen, C Acquired: 2021 MLB Draft (3rd Round)Bats/Throws: L/RAge: 18 I had the pleasure of watching Jensen play twice this spring and I just could not be more impressed with the bat. If Carter had more natural loft to his swing, he’d have been a top…

Minor League Minutes: 7/22/2021

The first piece of the 5th annual edition of our mid-season prospect rankings came out yesterday. Check out the honorable mentions and prospects #46-50. #50: Dayton Dooney, 2B Acquired: 2021 MLB Draft (6th Round) Bats/Throws: S/R Age: 21 College Stats (JUCO): .376/.452/.706/1.158, 9 HR, 34 XBH, 31 K : 25 BB Photo of MJ Melendez: Tim Campbell AAA Omaha (40-26):…

Minor League Minutes: 7/21/2021

The Royals have a new leader in hits in their minor league system. Hits 1.) Bobby Witt Jr. – 712.) Vinnie Pasquantino + Clay Dungan – 694.) Michael Massey – 665.) Ryan McBroom – 646.) MJ Melendez – 637.) Maikel Garcia – 618.) Nick Pratto – 609.) Edward Olivares – 5910.) Dairon Blanco – 56…

Tuesday Morning Roll Call: 7/20/2021

Team Record Time Starting Pitcher KC Royals 37-55 3:10 PM Minor (5.67) Omaha Storm Chasers 40-24 11:05 AM Lynch (5.92) NWA Naturals 34-30 4:00 PM TBD Game 2 7:05 PM TBD Quad Cities River Bandits 43-21 6:30 PM Block (4.55) Columbia Fireflies 31-32 6:05 PM TBD Couple of weird start times today as KC’s game…

Minor League Minutes: 7/20/2021

The much anticipated AAA debut of Bobby Witt Jr. and Nick Pratto will take place at 11 am in Omaha. Daniel Lynch will be on the mound for the Storm Chasers, who play host to the St. Paul Saints for a 6-game series. Omaha is currently 40-24 and in 1st place in the AAA East…

Weekly Royals MiLB Leaderboard: 7/19/2021

Photo of Jackson Kowar: Minda Haas Kuhlmann (@minda33) Hitters (min. 130 PA) Batting Average 1.) Edward Olivares – .3392.) Jimmy Govern + Rudy Martin – .3214.) Tucker Bradley – .3105.) Clay Dungan – .2946.) Bobby Witt Jr. – .2927.) Vinnie Pasquantino + Jeison Guzman – .2919.) Dairon Blanco – .29010.) Michael Massey – .289 On-Base…

Minor League Minutes: 7/16/2021

If you haven’t had the chance to check out the most recent edition of our podcast yet, please be sure to do so. Clint Scoles of Royals Academy joined me to break down the Royals first 11 picks of the 2021 MLB Draft. There is a fairly sizeable group of hitters in the Royals system…