Prospect Watch: Zach Haake

Zach Haake (pronounced like the word hockey) was a 6th round pick by the Royals in the 2018 draft.  The 6’4″ right-handed pitcher out of the University of Kentucky had somewhat of a tough college career pitching both out of the pen and in the rotation.  Haake is another one of those tall, lanky, hard-throwing…

Zuber Posts Strong Season in Relief

Back in March, I tried to bring some attention to Royals relief prospect Tyler Zuber.  Zuber was a 2017 sixth round draft pick who got very little to sign.  However, he was expected to move fairly quickly as a relief guy.  I wrote that I thought Zuber would be the next top relief prospect after…

Reviewing My 2019 Royal Resolutions

With the off season comes the hope of a new season.  A chance to not be insignificant when you look at the AL Central standings in September of the next season.  But the off season should also bring reflection.  A realistic look at what was done well, okay, and what was trash. You can go…

Getting the Off Season Started

With the World Series behind us, Gerrit Cole wearing Boras gear to his team press conference, and our first snow last night it’s officially the 2019-2020 off season.  The Royals started their off season officially making headlines for us this morning announcing the hiring of Mike Matheny as the new manager.  The move isn’t a…

Minor League Minutes: 9/12/19

Interviewing Charlie Neuweiler Q: Your fastball velo has reportedly been around 90-92 mph. Do you know what your spin rate is like? How has the development of your fastball velocity been coming along? “I’m not exactly sure what my fastball spin rate is but I believe it’s around average or a little above average. Between…

Thursday Morning Roll Call: 9/12/19

Team Record Time Starting Pitcher Wilmington Blue Rocks 1-1 (CAR Championship Game 3) 5:00 PM TBD Lexington Legends 2-0 (SAL Championship Game 3) 6:05 PM TBD Idaho Falls Chukars (Completion of Sept. 10 suspended game) 1-1 (PIO First Round Game 3) 2:00 PM Who’s Hot? Austin Cox has been really good for High-A Wilmington. In…

Interviewing Charlie Neuweiler

Charlie Neuweiler had a really interesting 2019 season for the Royals Low-A affiliate, the Lexington Legends. Neuweiler had a dominant start to 2019, had a weird 7-start rough patch in May and June, and then was really really good again to close out 2019. Neuweiler, a 5th round pick back in 2017, has always piqued…