Should the Royals Protect Nick Heath?

The Royals already have some outfield depth with five guys who are projected to be on the opening day roster.  Alex Gordon will probably be back for another year, Brett Phillips, Jorge Bonifacio, Bubba Starling, and Jorge Soler round out the rest of the outfield.  Soler is really a full time DH so that leaves…

Minor League Minutes: 8/12/19

  Film Study: Kris Bubic 8/8/19 Kris Bubic tore it up Thursday night striking out 11 Woodpeckers in a complete game victory for the Blue Rocks. Bubic set a career high in pitches thrown and innings worked in the dominate performance. With 1 out in the bottom of the 9th and a runner on third,…

Minor League Minutes: 8/5/2019

An update on the struggling Blue Rocks offense I would assume that, if you’re reading this, you’re probably familiar with the fact that the Royals core of offensive prospects at High-A Wilmington have struggled mightily in 2019. Here is the current team stats leaderboard in the Carolina League Final line on Brady Singer: 5 IP,…

Minor League Minutes: 7/29/19

Royals Trade Diekman to A’s for Two Saturday afternoon brought a flurry of moves from the Royals. Jake Diekman was traded to the Oakland A’s for OF Dairon Blanco and RHP Ismael Aquino, Ryan O’Hearn recalled and Lucas Duda released, Nick Heath promoted to Omaha, and Kyle Zimmer recalled to KC. I may have missed…

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…

Nick Heath Talks About the AFL

Nick Heath had a solid fall season continuing to push his name into consideration as a prospect in the Royals system.  You can read a prospect watch we did on him here.  Heath hit .274/.376/.358 over the regular season.  But in the Arizona Fall League, against the best prospects in baseball, he hit .338/.427/.442 with…