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,…

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…

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…

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)…

What the Royals’ roster could look like in September

With the July 31st trade deadline fast approaching, there are sure to be a few Royals traded, as well as a player or two that could be designated for assignment. So with the roster shuffling between those two things and the September call-ups, the Royals’ roster could look a little different come September. Remember: these…