Minor League Minutes: 8/3/19

Chasing the Storm: Omaha Week in Review July 17th – July 31 This will be a two-week update.  The Storm Chasers finished up their series with the New Orleans Baby Cakes (Marlins) with back to back wins, and take the series 3-1.  The Memphis Redbirds (Cardinals) then came to town for a three game series…

Friday Morning Roll Call: 8/2/19

DSL Royals1 (30-21) @ 9:30 AM DSL Royals2 (25-27) @ 9:30 AM Burlington Royals (24-18) @ 5:30 PM Idaho Falls Chukars (22-21) @ 5:30 PM (Doubleheader Game 1) (MiLB.TV) Starting Pitcher: Cole Watts Idaho Falls Chukars (Game 2) @ Approximately 30 minutes after game 1 (MiLB.TV) Starting Pitcher: Nathan Webb Lexington Legends (53-55) @ 6:05…

Minor League Minutes: 7/30/19

The Royals are finally giving us what we want The Royals are finally giving us what we want. A younger 25-man roster highlighted not with washed up veteran reclamation projects that may or may not work out, but our own homegrown and developed players. Guys we’ve watched come through the minor league system. Guys we…

NWA Week in Review: July 22-28

Brady Singer saved the week when he get the win for the Naturals on Sunday. Up to that point, the Naturals were winless in five games and finished 1-5. The last few weeks have been a blur for me because we finished up our summer season in Ohio on the road and then debriefed and…

Monday Morning Roll Call: 7/29/19

DSL Royals1 (28-20) @ 9:30 AM Who’s Hot?Jean Ramirez an 18-year-old outfielder, is slashing .397/.423/.485, with 8 K’s to 6 walks (1 IBB) across 20 games (74 plate appearances) in the month of July. Ramirez has 10 stolen bases in July, though he has been caught 6 times. DSL Royals2 (22-26) @ 9:30 AM Who’s…

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…

Saturday Morning Roll Call: 7/27/19

DSL Royals1 (27-20) @ 9:00 am DSL Royals2 (22-25) @ 9:00 am Wilmington Blue Rocks (62-42) @ 5:00 pm Starting  Pitcher: Kris Bubic (ERA 3.13) Who’s Hot: At the end of three, the Blue Rocks trail it 4-1. Perkins getting the Rocks on the board with an RBI single in the 3rd to score Schultz,…

Minor League Minutes: 7/27/19

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…

Wednesday Morning Roll Call: 7/24/19

DSL Royals1 (27-17) @ 9:30 AM DSL Royals2 (21-23) @ 9:30 AM Burlington Royals (17-16) @ 10:00 AM (Game 1) Who’s Hot?Pitcher Angel Zerpa has been dealing in his last three appearances (two starts). He’s gone 14.2 innings, 9 hits, 1 run, 3 walks and 12 strikeouts. Burlington Royals (17-16) (Game 2: Makeup of 7/23)…

Minor League Minutes: 7/23/19

NWA Week in Review: July 15-21 Nick Heath started the week off continuing on his hot streak with a multi-hit game on Tuesday at Corpus Christi in the Naturals’ win. Heath hit his sixth home run of the season as well as singling in the game. Taylor Featherston also homered for the Naturals, and had…

NWA Week in Review: July 15-21

Weekly Record: 2-4Overall Record: 43-54Standings: 12-17; 4.5 GB from first place Arkansas The Naturals started the week on a southern road trip. They lost the first series to the Corpus Christi Hooks two games to one after winning the opening game. Nick Heath started the week off continuing on his hot streak with a multi-hit…

Minor League Minutes: 7/22/19

Ryan O’Hearn is on fire in Omaha To say that Ryan O’Hearn has been struggling in Kansas City this season would be an understatement. Remember July 31, 2018 when he was called up to make is MLB debut? In his second MLB at bat, O’Hearn hit his first home run, and didn’t seem to slow…

Minor League Minutes: 7/16/19 – No-Hitter Edition

Jonathan Bowlan, the Royals 21st ranked prospect, fired a no-hitter with no walks last night for the Wilmington Blue Rocks. The second inning started with a flyout and a ground out, but a throwing error by third baseman Dennicher Carrasco proved to be the only base runner allowed by Bowlan. In the third, Bowlan got…