Minor League Minutes: 7/27/19

MLB Debut: Josh Staumont Staumont was drafted as a hard throwing project out of Azusa Pacific University. Everyone agreed the fastball command needed work and the secondary stuff needed to develop. He was a thrower, not a pitcher. Now, with most of that behind him and much better off speed pitches, Staumont made his MLB…

Minor League Minutes: 7/22/19

Ryan O’Hearn is on fire in Omaha To say that Ryan O’Hearn has been struggling in Kansas City this season would be an understatement. Remember July 31, 2018 when he was called up to make is MLB debut? In his second MLB at bat, O’Hearn hit his first home run, and didn’t seem to slow…

Minor League Minutes: 7/16/19 – No-Hitter Edition

Jonathan Bowlan, the Royals 21st ranked prospect, fired a no-hitter with no walks last night for the Wilmington Blue Rocks. The second inning started with a flyout and a ground out, but a throwing error by third baseman Dennicher Carrasco proved to be the only base runner allowed by Bowlan. In the third, Bowlan got…

Minor League Minutes: 7/15/19 – Royals make a trade

MLB Debut: Bubba Starling Bubba Starling finally made his MLB Debut for the Royals. Starling was drafted in 2011 from Gardner-Edgerton High School in Gardner, Kansas. His road to the majors was a long and tough one but many Royals fans can now celebrate his arrival. Royals Trade Bailey for Kevin Merrell The Royals made…

MLB Debut: Bubba Starling

Bubba Starling finally made his MLB Debut for the Royals.  Starling was drafted in 2011 from Gardner-Edgerton High School in Gardner, Kansas.  His road to the majors was a long and tough one but many Royals fans can now celebrate his arrival. Starling started in center field for the Royals and hit seventh.  As Crazy…

Minor League Minutes: 7/4/19

2019 Royals Farm Report Mid-Season Prospect Rankings: 35-26 Please remember that these rankings mean absolutely nothing outside of a few peoples’ opinions. If we leave your favorite player off of our rankings, that doesn’t mean they won’t become a successful big leaguer. Please enjoy these rankings for what they are, our opinions. As always, thank…

The Rise of Bubba Starling

Bubba was ranked number one among high school prospects in 2011 when he was drafted out of Gardner Edgerton High School in Gardner, KS, when the Royals took him in the first round (5th overall). The kid had a large burden placed on his shoulders the minute the Royals selected him. It had been eight years since…

A case for the call: Bubba Starling

It’s no secret that Bubba Starling is having a career year at Triple-A Omaha, which will hopefully get him the call to Kansas City.  Starling has been doing just about everything right at the plate, but we can’t let his stellar offensive production this season overshadow what he’s been doing defensively, both now and in…

Right now isn’t the right time for Bubba Starling

You’re probably thinking Royals Farm only brought me on to write about Bubba Starling, but I promise I’ll write about something else (eventually). Now as some of you may know, I am active on the Twitter. I think (for the most part) it’s a phenomenal website. I enjoy everything from memes to well thought out…

Minor League Minutes: 6/11/19

2018 Draft Class Review: Pitcher Roundup – 6/10/19 In the past week we saw Brady Singer get knocked around in his second AA start; While Bubic brought the funk with 10 strikeouts and a big time bounce back performance. Kowar evaded trouble early and often as he continues to display his durability, and Lexington suddenly…

The year of Bubba Starling has officially begun

Bubba Starling returned to the Omaha Storm Chasers lineup after missing nearly the entire first month of the season on Friday April 28, 2018.  He was dealing with an injured oblique coming out of Spring Training, the same injury that sidelined him for parts of the 2017 season, limiting him to only 80 games.  The…

2017 Royals Prospect Rankings: 40-31

This is the seventh piece of the second edition of Royals Farm Report’s Prospect Rankings; as we came out with our first top 30 list in July. We’ve expanded our horizons on these rankings, deciding to come out with a top 100 list. This post will cover 40-31 in our rankings. Enjoy! Method: Our method…