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 debut against the Cleveland…

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…

Minor League Minutes: 7/16/19 – No-Hitter Edition

Jonathan Bowlan, the Royals 21st ranked prospect, fired a no-hitter with no walks last night for the Wilmington Blue Rocks. The second inning started with a flyout and a ground out, but a throwing error by third baseman Dennicher Carrasco proved to be the only base runner allowed by Bowlan. In the third, Bowlan got…

Royals Add Staumont, Blewett, and Hernandez to 40-Man Roster

The Royals have added three RHPs to their 40-man roster.  Josh Staumont, Scott Blewett, and Arnaldo Hernandez are one step closer to their dreams of pitching in the major leagues. Josh Staumont has a big arm and can hit triple digits with his fastball.  His control has always been his issue.  Alex wrote about him…

Josh Staumont is thriving in the bullpen

Josh Staumont has always had the ability to throw a baseball harder than most guys over his minor league and collegiate careers. Hitting 100 mph on the gun is a routine occurrence for him by now. Unfortunately, his greatest strength is also his greatest weakness. He simply cannot consistently place the ball where he wants…