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…

At Home With The Marklunds-Part One

(This is part one of a two-part interview with Brandon and Joe Marklund, recorded at their home in Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, as Brandon had just recently returned from the Premier-12 Tournament in Japan.) Twenty-seven kilometers east of Vancouver, on the north bank of the Fraser River in British Columbia, sits Port Coquitlam, a town…

Thursday Morning Roll Call: 9/12/19

Team Record Time Starting Pitcher Wilmington Blue Rocks 1-1 (CAR Championship Game 3) 5:00 PM TBD Lexington Legends 2-0 (SAL Championship Game 3) 6:05 PM TBD Idaho Falls Chukars (Completion of Sept. 10 suspended game) 1-1 (PIO First Round Game 3) 2:00 PM Who’s Hot? Austin Cox has been really good for High-A Wilmington. In…

Minor League Minutes: 9/10/19

A few weeks ago, Alex had the pleasure of interviewing Royals assistant GM JJ Picollo and Brad Keller: Interviewing Royals Assistant GM JJ Picollo Brad Keller Interview #2 Q: Favorite BBQ restaurant in KC?“Joes BBQ in the gas station is absolutely the best.”

Minor League Minutes: 9/7/19

As the minor league season wraps up, check out the Royals minor league players that are headed to the Arizona Fall League The Royals will be sending six players and a coach to play for the Surprise Saguaros starting September 17th. Here are the players that will represent the Royals in Arizona: Brewer Hicklen, OFHicklen…

Friday Morning Roll Call: 9/6/19

Team Record Time Starting Pitcher DSL Royals1 2-2 (Championship Series) 9:30 AM TBD Lexington Legends 1-0 (SAL Semifinals) 6:05 PM Zach Haake Wilmington Blue Rocks 0-2 (CAR Semifinals) 6:05 PM TBD Idaho Falls Chukars 33-40 8:15 PM Bryar Johnson Who’s Hot? Lefty reliever Josh Dye has a 1.23 ERA, and a 0.986 WHIP over 14.2…