Get to Know Royals Prospect Richard Lovelady

Richard Lovelady made a name for himself in 2017 as he dominated out of the bullpen for High-A Wilmington and AA Northwest Arkansas. A friend of the website, our followers have drawn a liking to Lovelady for both his performance on the field and his charismatic personality off the field. Lovelady certainly appreciates the love…

Why Frank Schwindel is Not a Prospect

Photo Credits: Kent Sievers/Omaha World-Herald Frank Schwindel probably put together the best offensive seasons in the Royals Minor League system this year. In 133 games between AAA Omaha and AA Northwest Arkansas, Schwindel hit .329/.349/.541 with 23 home runs. But I come here to tell you to temper your expectations. Though he crushed AA/AAA arms this…

How Can Key Prospects Improve for 2018?

The Kansas City Royals saw a lot of good things from some of their key prospects in 2017. Guys like Jake Junis and Jorge Bonifacio gave massive contributions at the major league level, while guys like Grant Gavin and Richard Lovelady made huge strides down on the farm. With 2017 coming to an end, I’m…

2017 Royals Farm Report Minor League Awards

Photo Credits: Kent Sievers/Omaha World-Herald The first season for Royals Farm Report is in the books! And let me start of by saying I couldn’t have expected anything better with the growth of Royals Farm Report in it’s inaugural season. We appreciate all that followed along. And with the season coming to an end, I’ll…

Surprise Prospect Watch: Kevin Lenik

In what appeared to be a move for organizational depth, the Royals signed relief pitcher Kevin Lenik out of the Frontier League in the middle of June this summer. The signing turned out to be a brilliant one, as Lenik went on to dominate AAA hitters in his time with the Omaha Storm Chasers. It’s…

Prospect Watch: Grant Gavin

Perhaps the best season that flew under the radar this season on the Royals’ farm came from right handed reliever Grant Gavin out of the University of Central Missouri.  Gavin, a 6′ 2″ righty, dominated hitters this season between Low and High-A. We’ve covered Gavin a bit here at Royals Farm Report, feel free to…