What does the future hold for Nicky Lopez?

The future looks bright for Nicky Lopez and 2019 could be a big year for the Royals prospect (#6 per Royals Farm Report ), but it will take a while for it to all play out.  Even though Nicky is essentially Major League ready there are a couple things that he must overcome, and they are things that he cannot control.  The first one being that…

Hunter Dozier: Power Hitter?

As I’ve watched Hunter Dozier this year, I have become much more optimistic about Dozier as the Royals third base solution for years to come. His defense at both spots of the corner infield are lacking; however, over thirteen (very small sample of appearances) in Right Field, he grades out as elite with a UZR…

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 Acquire Jon Perrin from Brewers

The Royals acquired right handed relief pitcher Jon Perrin from the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday for minor league pitcher Sal Biasi. We have acquired minor league pitcher Jon Perrin from Milwaukee in exchange for @LexingtonLegend pitcher Sal Biasi. — Kansas City Royals (@Royals) August 7, 2018 Perrin is a local kid from Olathe East high…

Kelvin Gutierrez has the Tools to Succeed

Gutierrez is an immensely talented athlete with a very high ceiling because of his many physically gifted tools.  However, he is also one of the more enigmatic prospects in the Royals system.  His quick feet, strong arm, well-above average defensive range, together with quick bat speed, above average raw power, and above average foot speed are just a few of the tools that convince many that at 6’3” 215 Gutierrez has the the physical tools of a major league third baseman. 

Royals Farm Report 2018 Mid-Season Top 100: #1

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…