Minor League Minutes: 9/10/19

A few weeks ago, Alex had the pleasure of interviewing Royals assistant GM JJ Picollo and Brad Keller: Interviewing Royals Assistant GM JJ Picollo Brad Keller Interview #2 Q: Favorite BBQ restaurant in KC?“Joes BBQ in the gas station is absolutely the best.” Advertisements

Minor League Minutes: 8/22/19

Alex Duvall takes a look deeper into Vinnie Pasquantino’s hot start. Pasquantino has not slowed down one iota since switching to a wood bat upon entering professional baseball. After a 5-5 day yesterday in which he hit a pair of doubles and a pair of triples in an 8-1 victory for Burlington, Pasquantino is now…

Tuesday Morning Roll Call: 8/20/19

Team Record Time Starting Pitcher DSL Royals1 38-28 9:30 AM TBD DSL Royals2 29-38 9:30 AM TBD Burlington Royals 36-23 5:30 PM Marlin Willis Wilmington Blue Rocks 72-52 5:35 PM Jonathan Bowlan Lexington Legends 61-64 6:05 PM TBD Kansas City Royals 45-80 6:05 PM Brad Keller Omaha Storm Chasers 54-72 6:30 PM Jake Kalish Northwest…

Interviewing Royals Rule 5 Pick Brad Keller

Immediately after the 2017 Rule 5 Draft had concluded, it appeared that the Royals had opted not to make a selection. In what appears to be a likely rebuild for KC in 2018, I had expected them to make at least one pick in the draft. I was disappointed to say the least… for about…

Scouting the Royals Rule 5 acquisitions

After passing on their initial picks, the Royals made a splash at Thursday morning’s Rule 5 Draft in Orlando, Florida, adding two arms by way of trade, acquiring RHP Brad Keller from the Cincinnati Reds and RHP Burch Smith from the New York Mets. They also drafted RHP Daniel Duarte in the minor league phase…