Prospect Watch: Julio Gonzalez

After mashing in college, the Royals most recent 17th round pick looks to continue his success throughout the minor leagues. For all three years of college (two at Seminole State College, one at Florida Gulf Coast) Julio Gonzalez was on another level. His speed and contact skills led him to hit for a high average…

Prospect Watch: Emmanuel Rivera

One of the more underrated prospects in the Royals system, Emmanuel Rivera started out the 2017 campaign as a 20-year old in the South Atlantic League (Low-A).  Rivera just finished his 3rd professional season with the Lexington Legends, and finally found some success hitting professional pitching. Drafted in the 19th round out of Puerto Rico…

Prospect Watch: Dennicher Carrasco

In the next edition of our prospect watch, I’ll look at an extremely underrated prospect in first baseman Dennicher Carrasco. You won’t find Dennicher Carrasco on many prospect lists, but I think this is a guy to keep an eye on in the following years. The corner infielder signed out of the Dominican Republic wasn’t…

Prospect Watch: Donnie Dewees Jr.

Donnie Dewees Jr. was acquired by the Kansas City Royals in a trade for RHP Alec Mills before the beginning of the 2017 season. Although he only had 149 career at bats at High-A before the season started, the Royals were comfortable enough with Dewees’ bat to start him off with the AA Northwest Arkansas…

Prospect Watch: Tyler Zuber

In the next edition of our prospect watch, we will zero in on RHP Tyler Zuber. A pure reliever, Zuber was taken by the Royals in the 6th round with the 180th overall pick in the recent 2017 draft. An Arkansas native, Zuber stayed close to home, playing his college ball at Arkansas State, where…

Prospect Watch: Evan Steele

The next edition of our prospect watch will focus on the most recent Royals 2nd round pick (third selection). Taken with the 73rd selection of the 2017 draft out of baseball powerhouse Chipola College, instead of going to what would have been his third school (also pitched at Vanderbilt, was set to transfer to Auburn),…

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…