Amid Struggles, Vallot Continues to Push Forward-Part Two

(This is Part Two of a three-part series on former Top-30 Royals prospect Chase Vallot, documenting his time with the Wilmington Blue Rocks and his 2019 return to the Lexington Legends.) When Vallot advanced to Wilmington for 2017, he continued to follow his familiar pattern at the plate: lots of strikeouts (127), but an .818…

Monday Morning Roll Call: 8/12/19

Team Record Time Starting Pitcher DSL Royals1 33-24 9:30 AM TBD DSL Royals2 26-34 9:30 AM TBD Burlington Royals 31-21 5:30 PM TBD Lexington Legends 57-61 6:05 PM TBD Omaha Storm Chasers 52-67 7:05 PM Foster Griffin Northwest Arkansas Naturals 47-69 7:10 PM Scott Blewett Idaho Falls Chukars 26-24 8:05 PM TBD Who’s Hot? Omaha…

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…

Minor League Minutes: 8/5/2019

An update on the struggling Blue Rocks offense I would assume that, if you’re reading this, you’re probably familiar with the fact that the Royals core of offensive prospects at High-A Wilmington have struggled mightily in 2019. Here is the current team stats leaderboard in the Carolina League Final line on Brady Singer: 5 IP,…

Minor League Minutes: 8/3/19

Chasing the Storm: Omaha Week in Review July 17th – July 31 This will be a two-week update.  The Storm Chasers finished up their series with the New Orleans Baby Cakes (Marlins) with back to back wins, and take the series 3-1.  The Memphis Redbirds (Cardinals) then came to town for a three game series…

Friday Morning Roll Call: 8/2/19

DSL Royals1 (30-21) @ 9:30 AM DSL Royals2 (25-27) @ 9:30 AM Burlington Royals (24-18) @ 5:30 PM Idaho Falls Chukars (22-21) @ 5:30 PM (Doubleheader Game 1) (MiLB.TV) Starting Pitcher: Cole Watts Idaho Falls Chukars (Game 2) @ Approximately 30 minutes after game 1 (MiLB.TV) Starting Pitcher: Nathan Webb Lexington Legends (53-55) @ 6:05…

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…

Saturday Morning Roll Call: 7/27/19

DSL Royals1 (27-20) @ 9:00 am DSL Royals2 (22-25) @ 9:00 am Wilmington Blue Rocks (62-42) @ 5:00 pm Starting  Pitcher: Kris Bubic (ERA 3.13) Who’s Hot: At the end of three, the Blue Rocks trail it 4-1. Perkins getting the Rocks on the board with an RBI single in the 3rd to score Schultz,…

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)…