2021 MLB Draft Rankings: 5/18/2021

Welcome to the first edition of our MLB Draft rankings for the 2021 MLB Draft. We’ll be running with a top 25 for this year. We’ll also include coverage periodically on some guys that could fall to the Royals with later picks (#43, #66, #78, and #108) that we like but just don’t crack our…

An update on some college options for KC at #7

I’ve been writing a few different editions of this same basic post for a while now. The problem I’m running into is that there are like 10 different directions I can see Kansas City going this summer and a few involve them taking a prep bat. It feels like there are certain players that have…

March 2 Update of Top Prep Draft Targets

Jumping right in I’d like to address an omission from my first look into this prep class. There are certain profiles that seem to ‘hit’ often in the draft. College bats usually hit more frequently, Prep arms much less so. High school catchers would tend to hit at a fairly low rate. Taking that into…

A weekend roundup of some top draft prospects

Last week, we wrote up a little piece detailing some of the top names that should be on your radar for the Royals with the #7 overall pick in this summer’s amateur draft. Hopefully every Monday we’ll be able to go back and recap the performances of some of these guys from the past weekend.…

MLB Draft Day Two Recap

The Royals made four selections to go with the Day One picks Asa Lacy and Nick Loftin.  The Royals did not disappoint immediately making a splash with the selection of RHP Ben Hernandez from De La Salle HS in Chicago.  Hernandez pitched very well on the showcase circuit and on national television in the Under…

Royals select RHP Will Klein at #135

I love this pick for the Royals!  He is a big RHP that throws up to 100.  Here is the Draft Profile I wrote up on him earlier this spring. Will Klein was not a guy that would have gone high in the draft last year.  He might not even have been taken.  The problem…

The Royals select LHP Christian Chamberlain at #105

Christian Chamberlain is the next player selected by the Royals at 105th overall.  He is a shorter pitcher at 5’10” weighing in at 170 pounds.  Most people see him as a reliever in professional baseball but the Royals often give pitchers the chance to start until they can’t. Chamberlain had a fantastic start to the…

The Royals Select Tyler Gentry at #76

The Alabama Crimson Tide OF was off to a great start this spring hitting .429/.554/.750.  Gentry had six double and four home runs providing power from the Alabama four-hole.  Scouts really like his power giving him a 60 grade.  Gentry has a strong arm and profiles in one of the corner outfield spots.  His running…

A More In-Depth Scouting Report on Ben Hernandez

Ben Hernandez was someone I admittedly was not looking at for the Royals at 41.  I was really expecting a college pitcher or possibly college bat like Cabrera or DeLoach.  However, this is a good pick. By taking a high school kid at 41 after an overnight break, the Royals and Hernandez must already have…

Royals select RHP Ben Hernandez at #41

The Royals go with Ben Hernandez from the De La Salle Institute.  The 6’2″ RHP was the 72nd rated player on MLB.com.  The 18-year-old has a really strong change up to go with his 90-94 MPH fastball.  He has touched 95.  What has held Hernandez back is the development of his breaking ball. Hernandez has…

2020 MLB Draft Recap: Day One

The Draft took some crazy and unexpected twists and turns last night.  When the Royals pick came calling at number four overall, they had their choice between the best all-around position player in the draft, the best college LHP in the draft, the best college RHP in the draft, and the best high school player…