At Home With The Marklunds-Part Two

It should be noted at this point that Marklund wasn’t exactly a mystery as a prospect; coming out of St Thomas Aquinas HS in Vancouver in the Class of 2014, he had been scouted during his appearance in the 2013 Northwest Showcase. Among these notes, scouts mentioned that his fastball peaked at 85, and that…

Important offseason dates for the Royals

With the offseason getting started, we’ve seen the Royals decline Alex Gordon’s $23 million mutual option for 2020. Of course there’s still plenty of decisions for Dayton Moore and the Royals to make this off season. Free agency has already started but listed below are important dates for the rest of the off season. November…

Minor League Minutes: 8/31/19

Royals Owner David Glass has agreed to sell the franchise to John Sherman Now just a few short days later the sale of the club has been made official, John Sherman and a local group of investors have purchased the club from the Glass family for approximately $1 billion dollars. The sale of the club…

Royals owner David Glass agrees to sell team

A few days ago it was reported by Ken Rosenthal, Jayson Stark and Jeff Passan, that Royals owner David Glass was in discussions to sell the Kansas City Royals franchise to local businessman John Sherman.  The original report was that the purchase price was to exceed $1 billion dollars, and the purchase to be finalized…

Minor League Minutes: 8/26/19

ICYMI: Source: Ownership may have halted Ian Kennedy trade. According to a source, Royals ownership may have shot down a trade that would have sent Ian Kennedy to Atlanta in exchange for LHP Joey Wentz, a KC native. One month to the day the “Royals Trade Diekman to A’s for Two [Prospects]” Saturday afternoon brought…

Wednesday Morning Roll Call: 8/21/19

Team Record Time Starting Pitcher DSL Royals1 39-28 9:30 AM TBD DSL Royals2 29-39 9:30 AM TBD Burlington Royals 36-24 10:30 AM TBD Lexington Legends 61-65 11:05 AM TBD Wilmington Blue Rocks 73-52 3:45 PM Marcelo Martinez Wilmington Blue Rocks (Game 2 – Makeup of 7/11) 73-52 TBD Kris Bubic Kansas City Royals 45-81 6:05…

Tuesday Morning Roll Call: 8/20/19

Team Record Time Starting Pitcher DSL Royals1 38-28 9:30 AM TBD DSL Royals2 29-38 9:30 AM TBD Burlington Royals 36-23 5:30 PM Marlin Willis Wilmington Blue Rocks 72-52 5:35 PM Jonathan Bowlan Lexington Legends 61-64 6:05 PM TBD Kansas City Royals 45-80 6:05 PM Brad Keller Omaha Storm Chasers 54-72 6:30 PM Jake Kalish Northwest…

Monday Morning Roll Call: 8/19/19

Team Record Time Starting Pitcher DSL Royals1 36-28 9:00 AM TBD DSL Royals1 (Game 2 – Makeup of 8/3 PPD) 36-28 TBD TBD DSL Royals2 28-38 9:30 AM TBD Burlington Royals 35-23 5:30 PM TBD Kansas City Royals 44-80 6:05 PM Jorge Lopez Omaha Storm Chasers 53-72 6:30 PM TBD AZL Royals 28-20 8:00 PM…

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…

Wednesday Morning Roll Call: 8/7/19

Team Record Time Starting Pitcher DSL Royals1 32-21 9:30 AM TBD DSL Royals2 25-31 9:30 AM TBD Burlington Royals 27-20 5:30 PM TBD Wilmington Blue Rocks 65-48 6:00 PM Jonathan Bowlan Kansas City Royals 41-74 6:10 PM Glenn Sparkman Omaha Storm Chasers 50-64 7:05 PM TBD Northwest Arkansas Naturals 45-66 7:10 PM Scott Blewett Who’s…

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,…