Minor League Minutes: 8/12/19

  Film Study: Kris Bubic 8/8/19 Kris Bubic tore it up Thursday night striking out 11 Woodpeckers in a complete game victory for the Blue Rocks. Bubic set a career high in pitches thrown and innings worked in the dominate performance. With 1 out in the bottom of the 9th and a runner on third,…

What happened to Frank Schwindel?

As the baseball season begins to wind down, we reflect on what went well and what can be improved upon next season.  We look back on all the great plays and the players who made them.  We look back on the impact of rookies, and what this season meant for them and how it will…

Schwindel Catches Zimmer

If you watched the final telecast of the Royals spring training game to conclusion, you already know that Frank Schwindel caught Kyle Zimmer and Kevin Lenik for one inning each. And he didn’t look half bad either. This isn’t the first time Schwindel has been behind the plate. Frank has caught 69 minor league games…

How good has Ryan O’Hearn been with the Royals?

To the amazement of many, Ryan O’Hearn was called up by the Royals on July 31, 2018.  In the social media universe there was a lot of concern, with many asking, “Why O’Hearn over Frank Schwindel?” After all, O’Hearn was having a very lackluster season in his second year at the AAA level.  In 100…

Royals Farm Report 2018 Mid-Season Top 100: 100-91

Hello and welcome. It feels like forever since we did our first ever Top 100 list this winter. We’ll be updating our lists throughout the year to include new prospects, but we’ll vote on a new top 100 twice a year. One mid-season, one in the offseason. In case you missed our last top 100 segment, here…

Omaha Storm Chasers Weekly Recap: 4/17/18 – 4/23/18

This was the best week of the season so far for the Storm Chasers and it also happened to coincide with the arrival of two Royals All-Stars on rehab assignments.  Salvador Perez and Alex Gordon rejoined the Chasers for the weekend games which sparked the offense. Check out the season so far: April 10 –…

2018 Omaha Storm Chasers Season Preview

Spring Training is over and baseball is happening all over the country.  Well at least Major League baseball is happening and soon Minor League baseball will be happening too.  The Royals recently released their minor league rosters so today we will be taking a look at my favorite Royals Minor League club, the Omaha Storm…

Prospect Watch: Frank Schwindel

With actual games being played next week and the Royals currently with a clear starting first baseman, I thought this might be a better time than ever to highlight a name that is somewhat in the mix for that position, that being Frank Schwindel. Drafted in the 18th round of the 2013 MLB Draft out…

Royals Winter Ball Roundup

This is our first update of the Kansas City Royals winter league players. Let’s take a quick look at how everybody has performed so far. The Hitters Venezuela Humberto Arteaga- 21 G, .213/.247/.275/, 17 H, 3 2B, 1 3B, 0 HR, 3 BB, 12 SO, 6 R, 6 RBI, 1 SB (Navegantes del Magallanes) Angelo…

2017 Royals Prospect Rankings: 60-51

This is the fifth 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 60-51 in our rankings. Enjoy! Method: Our method for determining…

Why Frank Schwindel is Not a Prospect

Photo Credits: Kent Sievers/Omaha World-Herald Frank Schwindel probably put together the best offensive seasons in the Royals Minor League system this year. In 133 games between AAA Omaha and AA Northwest Arkansas, Schwindel hit .329/.349/.541 with 23 home runs. But I come here to tell you to temper your expectations. Though he crushed AA/AAA arms this…

2017 Royals Farm Report Minor League Awards

Photo Credits: Kent Sievers/Omaha World-Herald The first season for Royals Farm Report is in the books! And let me start of by saying I couldn’t have expected anything better with the growth of Royals Farm Report in it’s inaugural season. We appreciate all that followed along. And with the season coming to an end, I’ll…