Interviewing Royals Rule 5 Pick Brad Keller

Immediately after the 2017 Rule 5 Draft had concluded, it appeared that the Royals had opted not to make a selection. In what appears to be a likely rebuild for KC in 2018, I had expected them to make at least one pick in the draft. I was disappointed to say the least… for about…

Interviewing the Royals Top Prospect: Nick Pratto

When the Kansas City Royals drafted Nick Pratto in the first round of the MLB Draft this past June, the Eric Hosmer comparisons started rolling. Great athlete, knack for hitting the baseball, potential Gold Glove first baseman, power may or may not develop from the left side. Anytime you draft a high school first baseman…

Interviewing Royals Prospect Zach Lovvorn

Checking in at number 33 on our Royals prospect list, Zach Lovvorn is a guy that I am excited to watch pitch for the Omaha Storm Chasers in 2018. A RHP that has a relatively high floor due to his ability to start and work effectively out of the bullpen. If Lovvorn survives the Rule…

Interview with Fangraphs writer Chris Mitchell

Fangraphs writer and creator of the KATOH projection system, Chris Mitchell, who was kind enough to answer a few questions from us. 1. For those who are not familiar, can you give a quick description of your KATOH projection system. KATOH is a computer-based projection system that uses a prospect’s minor league performance, age and…

MJ Melendez: The Heir to Salvador Perez’ Throne

Salvador Perez is arguably the most beloved player in the history of the Kansas City Royals franchise. His number 13 is almost a lock to be retired at the end of his career, and he has a legitimate shot at the MLB Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY. But Salvador Perez cannot play forever. His…