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…