2020 Draft Profile: Aaron Sabato

Aaron Sabato has forearms built for a lumberjack.  He is incredibly strong and is a masher that can launch balls as far as anyone in the college game.  Sabato is limited to first base defensively so he will have to hit but it looks like he can hit and hit for power.   Sabato steps slightly…

2020 Draft Profile: Garrett Crochet

We are getting closer and closer to Draft Day!  We still have a lot of things to look at and players to evaluate before we get there.  Today is another top arm out of the SEC.  If you haven’t figured it out yet, the SEC is the best conference for college baseball from top to…

2020 Draft Profile: Max Meyer

I had never watched Meyer pitch until this spring.  I had heard about him, but didn’t start looking at players until about January.  Pretty much anyone who pitches for Team USA is really good, so I knew he was good.  I don’t think anyone realized how good he was.  I was impressed and knew he…

2020 Draft Profile: Reid Detmers

Detmers wasn’t a guy I initially thought about the Royals drafting.  Not because he isn’t talented, but because he doesn’t have the high-end stuff that a Hancock or Lacy have.  Granted his stuff is very good and he is one of the top NCAA arms in the nation.  He has been mentioned somewhere starting around…

2020 Draft Prospect: Spencer Torkelson

Yeah, this is probably a pipe dream.  Torkelson is being mocked number one overall in multiple drafts.  But as Lloyd once told Mary Swanson, “So you’re saying there’s a chance!” This would be a dream scenario for the Royals is Torkelson fell to them at fourth.  I wrote the profile up for him with no…

2020 Draft Profile: Emerson Hancock

Hancock has been and still is in the conversation to go number one overall.  He is that strong of a pitcher.  Typically, it seems that people will go for the bat first leaving Hancock to fall a few spots to a team’s draft room ruckus in celebration.  I mean, if I’m the Royals picking at…

2020 Draft Profile: Austin Martin

Austin Martin is arguably the best draft-eligible prospect in the 2020 MLB draft class. The junior out of Jacksonville, FL, started for Vanderbilt as a freshman back in 2018 and immediately put himself in position to be drafted early on in this year’s draft. As a sophomore at Vandy, Martin was the starting third baseman…

2020 Draft Profile: Carmen Mlodzinski

  Mlodzinski (pronounced ma-Jinsk-ee) should be a quick mover in any team’s system.  He doesn’t have a great track record if you just look at his stats after having his sophomore season cut short due to a broken foot, but he still has immense upside.  The makers of the mocks have been overlooking him recently…

2020 Draft Profile: Zac Veen

Zac Veen is a high school kid with tremendous potential.  There are several of us at RFR who would make Veen our pick if we had the choice.  Find out why below. With the MLB Draft approaching, it’s time to start looking at some potential picks the Royals could end up making.  I’ll profile one…

2020 Draft Profile: Asa Lacy

With the MLB Draft approaching, it’s time to start looking at some potential picks the Royals could end up making.  I’ll profile one player every day excluding Sunday leading up until the draft assuming it happens June 10 like the rumors have reported.  Some of these players will not be available to the Royals, but…

Top 5 Options for Royals in 2020 Draft

It’s that time of the year, Major League Baseball’s annual draft. This year may be different as there may not be any baseball played before the picks are in, but that doesn’t change our hype around the draft. As Royals fans, we have been looking forward to the last few drafts in particular because of…

Marklund Continues His Climb, Enjoys ST Experience

As Spring Training gets underway, players all over the Cactus and Grapefruit Leagues are getting back into the swing of things. Some are having a “been there, done that” sort of moment, as the newness of the experience has long since worn off. For many of the younger prospects, however, it’s a time to hone…

Five Prospects I’m Following This Year

It’s baseball season, and people approach that in different ways. Some dive head first into spring training hope. Some ignore it until the regular seasons starts. Some make up increasingly elaborate stories to coverup cheating scandals. To each his own. I’m starting this spring by thinking about which prospects I want to follow this season.…