The Joe Mauer Approach to Hitting

I wrote this about Joe Mauer back in September of 2010. Mauer was a Royal killer, and we could not get him out. Mauer was hitting .325 at the time and had just finished a series against KC where he went 5-11. He didn’t kill us driving in runs during that series, and the Royals…

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Trade Target: Kyle Muller

The Braves have a wealth of pitching depth.  Those pitchers don’t really have anywhere to go either as there is an incredibly talented log jam.  The starting rotation in Atlanta features Foltynewicz (27), Newcomb (25), Gausman (27), Teheran (27), and Toussaint (22).  Their top pitching prospects are Mike Soroka, Kyle Wright, Ian Anderson, Luis Gohara,…

I Cast My Vote for Nicky Lopez

That’s right.  On this voting day I cast my vote for Nicky Lopez at the utility infielder position for the 2019 Kansas City Royals.  The current infield looks like Cuthbert/Dozier at third, Mondesi, Merrifield, and O’Hearn/Dozier at first.  The outfield is crowded and Whit can go out there and play CF at times as well…

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…

The 2016 Draft Class – Pitchers

Out of 21 pitchers drafted, the Royals are down to 9.  Of course, the biggest success stories so far are Richard Lovelady, Grant Gavin, and Walker Sheller.  Those three are throwing in the Arizona Fall League right now.  Lovelady won the 2018 Omaha Pitcher of the Year award.  Vines, Gavin, and Sheller made it to…

Trade Target: Trent Thornton

Trent Thornton is the 24th ranked prospect of the Houston Astros according to MLB Pipeline.  He is 25-years-old, a former 5th round pick out of UNC, and blocked in a deep Astros system.  The Astros have used him as a starter almost his entire career making 78 minor league starts.  He has a 1.71 BB/9…