Wednesday Morning Roll Call: 7/31/19

DSL Royals1 (29-21) @ 9:30 AM DSL Royals2 (24-26) @ 9:30 AM Who’s Hot?Shortstop Wilmin Candelario is slashing .333/.409/.538 in his last 10 games. Kansas City Royals (40-69) @ 12:15 PM Starting Pitcher: Jakob Junis Burlington Royals (23-18) @ 5:30 PM Who’s Hot?Nineteen-year-old shortstop Maikel Garcia is slashing .333/.429/.381 in his last 10 games. Garcia…

Minor League Minutes: 7/30/19

The Royals are finally giving us what we want The Royals are finally giving us what we want. A younger 25-man roster highlighted not with washed up veteran reclamation projects that may or may not work out, but our own homegrown and developed players. Guys we’ve watched come through the minor league system. Guys we…

Monday Morning Roll Call: 7/29/19

DSL Royals1 (28-20) @ 9:30 AM Who’s Hot?Jean Ramirez an 18-year-old outfielder, is slashing .397/.423/.485, with 8 K’s to 6 walks (1 IBB) across 20 games (74 plate appearances) in the month of July. Ramirez has 10 stolen bases in July, though he has been caught 6 times. DSL Royals2 (22-26) @ 9:30 AM Who’s…

Minor League Minutes: 7/29/19

Royals Trade Diekman to A’s for Two Saturday afternoon brought a flurry of moves from the Royals. Jake Diekman was traded to the Oakland A’s for OF Dairon Blanco and RHP Ismael Aquino, Ryan O’Hearn recalled and Lucas Duda released, Nick Heath promoted to Omaha, and Kyle Zimmer recalled to KC. I may have missed…

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…

Wednesday Morning Roll Call: 7/24/19

DSL Royals1 (27-17) @ 9:30 AM DSL Royals2 (21-23) @ 9:30 AM Burlington Royals (17-16) @ 10:00 AM (Game 1) Who’s Hot?Pitcher Angel Zerpa has been dealing in his last three appearances (two starts). He’s gone 14.2 innings, 9 hits, 1 run, 3 walks and 12 strikeouts. Burlington Royals (17-16) (Game 2: Makeup of 7/23)…

Minor League Minutes: 7/23/19

NWA Week in Review: July 15-21 Nick Heath started the week off continuing on his hot streak with a multi-hit game on Tuesday at Corpus Christi in the Naturals’ win. Heath hit his sixth home run of the season as well as singling in the game. Taylor Featherston also homered for the Naturals, and had…

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…