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…

What does the future hold for Nicky Lopez?

The future looks bright for Nicky Lopez and 2019 could be a big year for the Royals prospect (#6 per Royals Farm Report ), but it will take a while for it to all play out.  Even though Nicky is essentially Major League ready there are a couple things that he must overcome, and they are things that he cannot control.  The first one being that…

I Cast My Vote for Nicky Lopez

That’s right.  On this voting day I cast my vote for Nicky Lopez at the utility infielder position for the 2019 Kansas City Royals.  The current infield looks like Cuthbert/Dozier at third, Mondesi, Merrifield, and O’Hearn/Dozier at first.  The outfield is crowded and Whit can go out there and play CF at times as well…

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…

Updated Royals Farm Report Top 100 Royals Prospects

The time is here folks! The third edition of the Royals Farm Report Top 100 Royals Prospects is now in session. The list was an aggregate ranking from the opinions of four members of our writing staff, Patrick Brennan, Alex Duvall, Drew Osborne, and Drake Downing. It’s pretty simple. In the table below you will…

Daily Royals Minor League Recap, May 6, 2018: Nicky Lopes stays hot

(11-19) Omaha Storm Chasers 2, (15-15) New Orleans Baby Cakes 5 WP: Trevor Richards (1-0) LP: Heath Fillmyer (2-2) Adalberto Mondesi went 1 for 4 with a double for the @OMAStormChasers today. — Royals Farm Report (@RoyalsFarm) May 7, 2018 Jack Lopez went 1 for 3 with a double for the @OMAStormChasers today. — Royals…

2018 Northwest Arkansas Naturals Season Preview

Owning probably the best rotation in the Royals minor league system, there are an array of players to watch for the AA affiliate. Team, Level: Northwest Arkansas Naturals, AA Ballpark: Arvest Ballpark 2017 Record: 67-73 Manager: Mike Rojas Team Photo 📷 #NWANaturals #ArvestBallpark #NaturalPastime pic.twitter.com/47lerJPuFd — NW Arkansas Naturals (@nwanaturals) April 2, 2018 Because of…

Royals Winter Ball Roundup

This is our first update of the Kansas City Royals winter league players. Let’s take a quick look at how everybody has performed so far. The Hitters Venezuela Humberto Arteaga- 21 G, .213/.247/.275/, 17 H, 3 2B, 1 3B, 0 HR, 3 BB, 12 SO, 6 R, 6 RBI, 1 SB (Navegantes del Magallanes) Angelo…

2017 Royals Prospect Rankings: 10-6

This is the twelfth 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 10-6 in our rankings. As we get into the top 30, we…

Royals Prospects at the AZFL

The Arizona Fall League is a very exciting time in the world of minor league baseball. It’s a place where many players can make a name for themselves. Last year, Josh Staumont’s performance got people buzzing about his live arm. The rosters were just announced for the AZFL. As usual, the teams will be the…

Updated Royals Prospect Rankings: 15-11

This is the fourth installment of our updated Royals prospect rankings. This post will cover #15 to #11. 15. SS Nicky Lopez DOB: 03/13/1995 B/T: L/R Current Level: AA ETA: 2019 Drafted in the 4th round of last year’s draft out of Creighton, Nicky Lopez had made a good impression early on in his professional…

Group of Royals Prospects Headed to AA

The Kansas City Royals have promoted 4 prospects from High-A Wilmington to the AA Northwest Arkansas Naturals. Nicky Lopez, SS; Yunior Marte, RHP; Anderson Miller, LF; and Richard Lovelady, LHP; will all head to AA Northwest Arkansas in a move that will see 4 exciting prospects get a chance to show off their talents at…