Film Study: Grant Gambrell Third Rounder

I wanted to get an idea of who Grant Gambrell was.  I know the Royals drafted him 80th overall and in the 3rd round but I wanted to see his stuff and him work in games. The first game I watched was the June 1 game against Creighton in the Regional.  This is an elimination…

Film Study: Jon Heasley 5-19-19

Jon Heasley had a career high 10 strikeouts on Sunday for Lexington against the Asheville Tourists.  A lot of questions have been asked after his strong start to the season.  He is currently 4-1 in 9 appearances, the last 4 coming as starts.  The Royals have been careful about his pitch counts limiting him in…

Film Study: Jonathan Bowlan 4/24

Jonathan Bowlan had perhaps his best outing of the year on Wednesday.  I wanted to take a look at what he did in order to have those results.  Bowlan was the piggyback starter so he came into the game when Tyler Gray ran into trouble in the fifth inning.  With no outs and runners on…

Film Study: Danny Duffy in NWA Rehab

Danny Duffy made a start for the Naturals last Saturday against the Springfield Cardinals.  Today, he will start for the Royals against the Angles in his first start of 2019 for the Royals.  On paper, Duffy went 5.1 innings allowing 1 unearned run on 4 hits, no walks, and 7 strikeouts.  Let’s take a look…

Film Study: Kris Bubic 4/12/19

Kris Bubic had a career high 12 strikeouts against the Columbus Fireflies on Friday night last week.  Bubic was the fourth pitcher selected by the Royals in last year’s draft.  He was the 40th overall player selected.  Bubic is a left-hander from Stanford University and pitched as a 20-year-old in the tough altitudes and winds…

Film Study: Conner Greene Opening Day

Conner Greene started on Opening Day for the Naturals and celebrated a win and his 24th birthday at the same time. Greene made his first start in the Royals organization after being claimed from St. Louis this off season. It was easy to see why the Royals like him after watching his first start. Stuff.…

Film Study: Nick Pratto 2018 Playoff Edition

Nick Pratto had a solid season hitting .280/.343/.443 at Lexington.  Pratto had an even better South Atlantic League Playoff hitting .333/.481/.667 in 6 playoff games.  This is a small sample but perhaps it’s enough to give us a sense that Pratto may be a clutch player.  Pratto was 7-21 with 2 HRs, a double, 4…