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…

Minor League Minutes: 8/24/19

2019 Shadow Draft: Part Two First of all, let’s take a look at my signings.  In real life, 4 of the 16 guys I drafted did not sign.  Bryce Osmond, Jake Rice, Ross Carver, and Spencer Jones did not sign.  Rice was dealing with an injury and didn’t even get drafted.  I drafted Jones in…

Minor League Minutes: 6/22/19

Homer Bailey trade scenarios (yeah, I’m doin’ this) I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I think someone is going to trade for Homer Bailey. It seems crazy to say since he was a train wreck of injury and ineffectiveness for four years, but he’s found some glimmer of his old self in Kansas City.…

Prospect Watch: Michael Gigliotti, CF

When the Lexington Legends beat the Columbia Fireflies on June 16th, they clinched the Southern Division for the first half of the season and guaranteed themselves a playoff spot. Yes, we are excited about this. You can’t see me right now, but I’m jumping up and down and screaming like an imbecile, this very moment.…

Minor League Minutes: 6/18/19

Prospect Watch: Jon Heasley The 13throunder out of Oklahoma State in 2018 relied on his fastball for most of this game, sitting mostly in the low 90s range, and occasionally touching 95. His curve, which had a nice sharp 11-5 glove-side break to it, and changeup were a distant second and third in usage, and…

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…

Royals Farm Report Mid-Season Top 100: 10-6

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…

2018 Lexington Legends Season Preview

If you asked me which Royals minor league team should I follow the most this year, my answer would be easy. The Lexington Legends. Put onto scale with the organization, this team will be booming with talent. Team, Level: Lexington Legends, Low-A Ballpark: Whitaker Bank Ballpark 2017 Record: 62-75 Manager: Scott Thorman Royals Farm Report Top…

Prospect Watch: Michael Gigliotti

In the fourth round of the 2017 MLB Draft, the Kansas City Royals went high-floor, selecting Florida native and Lipscomb outfielder Michael Gigliotti. After the selection, I knew immediately Gigliotti would rank high among Royals prospects. After two very successful seasons in college and a good showing in the Cape Code League, Gigliotti was owning…

2017 Royals Prospect Rankings: 20-16

This is the tenth 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 20-15 in our rankings. As we get into the top…

Updated Royals Prospect Rankings: 20-16

This is the third installment of our updated Royals prospect rankings. This post will cover #20 to #16. 20. 2B/SS Corey Toups DOB: 02/12/1993 B/T: R/R Current Level: AA ETA: 2018 One of the more professional hitters in all of the Royals system, Toups seems to be a player that could have a smooth transition…

Scouting Royals Draft Picks Part II: Rounds 3-10

This is the second installment of our draft review series. We will cover rounds 3-10 on this installment. Pick 90 – LHP Daniel Tillo, Iowa Western CC Lefty with a big frame. Throws from a 3/4 arm slot. He’s able to generate a lot of movement on his pitches. He runs his fastball up to…