Get to know the NEW Royals prospects: Andrew Hoffmann

Right before the All-Star Break, the Kansas City Royals traded their 35th overall pick in the 2022 MLB Draft to get Drew Waters (OF), Andrew Hoffmann (RHP), and CJ Alexander (3B/1B). We all know that Waters was the big name they got in return in this trade, but less was known about the other two…

Scouting third round pick Mason Barnett

College World Series Elimination Game vs. Arkansas RHP Mason Barnett is an interesting guy.  He didn’t have the greatest college season pitching in the SEC but he does seem to throw four pitches for strikes.  In this game against Arkansas, he was the victim of some bad luck against a really good hitting team.   Barnett…

Nicky Lopez and the Mid-June Heater

At the close of the 2021 season Nicky Lopez had surpassed all expectations of what he could be as a pro player, and expectations weren’t exactly low to begin with. I spent the beginning of the 2019 minor league season screaming from the virtual rooftops about Nicky’s production with Omaha. In 31 games at AAA…

Thank You

I just wanted to take a few minutes here and say, from the bottom of my heart, thank you. To everyone who has ever listened to one of our podcasts. To everyone who watched the live draft show we did on Sunday night. To everyone who bought our Draft Guide. To everyone who follows us…

Kansas City Royals Draft Shows Signs of a Plan

Take a bow, Danny Ontiveros. You played this one beautifully. One of the persistent cries of Royals fans and commentators alike voices a desire to see a coherent plan for roster building by the Royals front office. As outsiders, it’s often difficult to know if the Royals have a good plan (unlikely given the team’s…

Looking ahead at our midseason top-50 list

The Kansas City Royals entered the 2022 season with a bona fide top-5 farm system in all of baseball. Headlined by Bobby Witt Jr., the system was loaded at the top with MJ Melendez, Vinnie Pasquantino, Nick Pratto, and the hope for a healthy Asa Lacy. As we enter the All-Star Break, eight of the…

Thoughts on the Royals first two picks of the 2022 MLB Draft

Danny Ontiveros, take a bow. We have been begging the Royals to #DraftMoreHitters on Twitter this spring, specifically of the college variety, and the Royals went out and took two of the best college hitters available at the time of their respective selection. Gavin Cross, an athletic outfielder from Virginia Tech, was the Royals first…