NWA Week in Review: May 13-20

Weekly Record: 6-1 Overall Record: 19-23 Standings: 3rd (7.5 GB Arkansas) Weekly Transactions: 5/13 – Activated Taylor Featherston from the IL, sent Offerman Collado back to Burlington. 5/18 – Activated DJ Burt from the IL, sent Blake Perkins back to Wilmington. The Naturals had a great week winning 6 of the 7 games they played. …

NWA Week in Review: April 15-21

Weekly Record: 4-2 Overall Record: 8-9 Standings: Tied for 3rd, 4.5 games back of Arkansas Weekly Transactions: 4/18 Sent Jake Kalish to Omaha, received Zach Lovvorn from Omaha The Naturals went 4-2 on the week, which is much better than last week.  For some reason, the Naturals are really enjoying playing the Springfield Cardinals at home…

NWA Week in Review: April 8-14

Weekly Record: 0-7 Overall Record: 4-7 Standings: Tied for 3rd, 4.5 games back of Arkansas who swept them Weekly Transactions: None To say it’s been a rough week for the Naturals would be an understatement.  The Naturals started the week 4-0 sitting in first place.  Over the course of the week they blew multiple leads and finished 0-7.  Not…

NWA Week in Review: April 4-7

Weekly Record: 4-0 Overall Record: 4-0 Standings: 1st place, 1.0 Games Ahead Weekly Transactions: None Opening week was grand for the Naturals.  For the first time in their history, the Naturals won their first two games of a season.  Not only that, but the Naturals swept the Cardinals and started the season 4-0. The Naturals…

2019 NWA Naturals Season Preview

The Naturals are coming off an up and down season that was filled with weird streaks. However, some of those guys are gone, and some are back. You never really quite know what you are getting with a minor league team when guys are being promoted and moved around often. This roster is based off…

2019 Royals Opening Day roster predictions: Northwest Arkansas (AA)

Team Name: Northwest Arkansas Naturals Location: Springdale, AR Stadium Name: Arvest Ballpark League: Texas League Level: AA MLB AAA Starting Lineup: C: Meibrys Viloria 1B: Travis Jones 2B: DJ Burt SS: Jecksson Flores 3B: Kelvin Gutierrez LF: Nick Heath CF: Blake Perkins RF: Khalil Lee DH: Kort Peterson Bench: Anderson Miller, OF Xavier Fernandez, C Angelo Castellano, SS Starting Rotation:…

Kelvin Gutierrez has the Tools to Succeed

Gutierrez is an immensely talented athlete with a very high ceiling because of his many physically gifted tools.  However, he is also one of the more enigmatic prospects in the Royals system.  His quick feet, strong arm, well-above average defensive range, together with quick bat speed, above average raw power, and above average foot speed are just a few of the tools that convince many that at 6’3” 215 Gutierrez has the the physical tools of a major league third baseman.