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: 7/15/19 – Royals make a trade

MLB Debut: Bubba Starling Bubba Starling finally made his MLB Debut for the Royals. Starling was drafted in 2011 from Gardner-Edgerton High School in Gardner, Kansas. His road to the majors was a long and tough one but many Royals fans can now celebrate his arrival. Royals Trade Bailey for Kevin Merrell The Royals made…

Minor League Minutes: 6/11/19

2018 Draft Class Review: Pitcher Roundup – 6/10/19 In the past week we saw Brady Singer get knocked around in his second AA start; While Bubic brought the funk with 10 strikeouts and a big time bounce back performance. Kowar evaded trouble early and often as he continues to display his durability, and Lexington suddenly…

Khalil Lee and Meibrys Viloria Compete in the Fall Stars Game

Saturday night was the annual Arizona Fall League Fall Stars Game where the top prospects gather together to play an All Star like game against each other.  This year the Royals had two players selected to play in the game.  Those two players were Khalil Lee and Meibrys Viloria. Neither player started the game but…

Royals Prospect Database for the Arizona Fall League

News: All Royals Staff Pitches Shutout AFL Week in Review: October 9-14   UPDATE:  The Royals have added a seventh player to the AFL roster.  RHP Arnaldo Hernandez joins the other six Royals guys in Arizona.  I will post Arnaldo at the bottom if you want to read more about him. OCTOBER 9:  The Royals…

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…

Updated Royals Farm Report Top 100 Royals Prospects

The time is here folks! The third edition of the Royals Farm Report Top 100 Royals Prospects is now in session. The list was an aggregate ranking from the opinions of four members of our writing staff, Patrick Brennan, Alex Duvall, Drew Osborne, and Drake Downing. It’s pretty simple. In the table below you will…

Royals young core of prospects open season on FIRE

The Kansas City Royals have, by most national accounts, the worst farm system in all of baseball. This may be fair, to some extent. The Royals farm system lacks proven starting pitching depth now that Jake Junis and Eric Skoglund appear to be with the big league team full time. There may legitimately be only…

2018 Wilmington Blue Rocks Season Preview

The Kansas City Royals currently have what is widely thought of as the worst farm system in all of Major League Baseball. It’s interesting, however, because most of the Royals minor league affiliates are going to be a lot of fun to watch this summer, regardless of the perceived lack of talent. The Surprise Royals…

2017 Royals Prospect Rankings: #2

This is the sixteenth piece of the second edition of Royals Farm Report’s Prospect Rankings; as we came out with our first top 30 list in July. We’ve expanded our horizons on these rankings, deciding to come out with a top 100 list. This post will cover number 2 in our rankings. As we get into the…

Royals 10 Biggest Remaining Trade Chips

The Royals recently made a move to acquire three pitchers from the San Diego Padres. They made that trade without trading any of their top 30 prospects, any major piece on the big-league team, Raul Mondesi, or Jorge Soler. Jon Heyman of Fan Rag Sports reported that the Royals may still be looking for starting…