MLB Debut: Kris Bubic

The fifth Royal to make his MLB debut this year, Bubic was called up to start the Royals home opener on July 31.  Bubic is a LHP from Stanford who was drafted 40th overall in the 2018 Royals college pitcher draft.  Bubic’s teammates rave about how hard he works and how awesome of a teammate…

MLB Debut: Nick Heath

Royals speedster Nick Heath was called up a few days ago but didn’t get into a game until today.  Tonight, against the Tigers in Detroit, manager Mike Matheny called Heath’s number 0 to get in the game.  Heath entered into a 5-3 game after Jorge Soler singled and advanced to second on an error in…

MLB Debut: Foster Griffin

My apologies to Griffin for not being able to post this yesterday when he actually debuted.  Griffin came into the Royals game down 5-4 to start the third inning in Detroit.  The first batter he faced was Tiger CJ Cron.  The first pitch Griffin threw registered at 92.9 mph and was swung on and missed. …

MLB Debut: Brady Singer

The Royals first selection from the 2018 MLB Draft, Brady Singer, was called up to start the game in Cleveland on Saturday.  Singer was the first of five pitchers the Royals selected with their first five selections that year.  He is the third player from the 2018 MLB Draft class to make his MLB debut…

MLB Debut: Tyler Zuber

The Royals wasted no time getting Tyler Zuber some MLB experience putting him into the Season Opener on July 24, 2020.  The Royals were behind 2-0 going into the bottom of the 7th.  Zuber wore number 83 on his back. The first pitch he threw was a curve ball to Cesar Hernandez.  Hernandez decided he…

MLB Debut: Ryan McBroom

McBroom isn’t a home grown product but the Royals did draft him in the 36th round in 2013.  He didn’t sign and was drafted by the Blue Jays the next summer. McBroom made his MLB Debut on September 3 against the Detroit Tigers in Kansas City.  The first pitcher he faced was Tigers LHP Daniel…

MLB Debut: Nick Dini

With an injury to Cam Gallagher, the Royals needed another catcher to back up Meibrys Viloria.  Nick Dini really caught the eye of Royals Farm when he moved from Lexington to NWA to fill in for an injury in 2017, and hit .379/.472/.466 in his first month seeing AA pitching. The transition from High-A to AA…

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 debut against the Cleveland…

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. Starling started in center field for the Royals and hit seventh.  As Crazy…

MLB Debut: Humberto Arteaga

Arteaga made his MLB debut for the Royals tonight against the Minnesota Twins.  Arteaga is originally from Venezuela signing with the Royals as a 16-year-old for $1 million.  It took him 9 years and an injury to Adalberto Mondesi, but Arteaga can finally tell his daughter that he is a big leaguer. Arteaga was a…

MLB Debut: Nicky Lopez

Lopez has been tremendous in the minors for the Royals so far in his career. He plays solid defense, can make all the throws, has a little bit of pop in his bat, is a great contact hitter, can run a little, and walks more than he strikes out. The Royals called up Lopez on…

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…

2018 MLB Draft Target: Kris Bubic, LHP

Once some of the tides clear with prep players and underslotting clear, it seems very possible might look to pick up an arm from the college ranks towards the second round. One arm that has a good chance of being available at picks 40 and 58 for the Royals is Stanford left-hander Kris Bubic. A…

Trevor Oaks will make his MLB Debut today

Right handed pitcher Trevor Oaks is being called up to Kansas City as the 26th man for the Royals and will be starting game one of Saturday’s doubleheader.  Oaks was acquired from the Dodgers in the Soria/Alexander trade in January and is listed as the #10 prospect in the Royals organization according to Royals Farm…