Monday Morning Roll Call: 8/12/19

Team Record Time Starting Pitcher DSL Royals1 33-24 9:30 AM TBD DSL Royals2 26-34 9:30 AM TBD Burlington Royals 31-21 5:30 PM TBD Lexington Legends 57-61 6:05 PM TBD Omaha Storm Chasers 52-67 7:05 PM Foster Griffin Northwest Arkansas Naturals 47-69 7:10 PM Scott Blewett Idaho Falls Chukars 26-24 8:05 PM TBD Who’s Hot? Omaha…

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,…

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…

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…

MLB Debut: Kelvin Gutierrez

The Kelvin Herrera trade is starting to pay back already. Kelvin Gutierrez was called up by the Royals when Lucas Duda went on the injured list Friday, April 26. Ned penciled Gutierrez in as the starting third baseman giving Chris Owings the day off and allowing Hunter Dozier to DH. In the top of the…

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.