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…

The Rise of Bubba Starling

Bubba was ranked number one among high school prospects in 2011 when he was drafted out of Gardner Edgerton High School in Gardner, KS, when the Royals took him in the first round (5th overall). The kid had a large burden placed on his shoulders the minute the Royals selected him. It had been eight years since…

A case for the call: Bubba Starling

It’s no secret that Bubba Starling is having a career year at Triple-A Omaha, which will hopefully get him the call to Kansas City.  Starling has been doing just about everything right at the plate, but we can’t let his stellar offensive production this season overshadow what he’s been doing defensively, both now and in…

Breaking: Bobby Witt, Jr. to Sign With the Royals

Less than a week ago, on Monday, June 3rd, the Royals took Bobby Witt, Jr. with the second overall pick of the 2019 MLB Draft.  He has officially agreed to sign with the Royals at full slot value, for a total of $7,789,900. This news was to be expected, as Witt is widely considered one…

Minor League Minutes: 6/8/2019

Drew conducted a Shadow Draft The goal is to pick along with your guys and follow them in your system. You have to pick real time or without the knowledge of other guys who were drafted. That way you can’t cheat. You can’t just pick anyone and everyone because you have to find ways to…

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…

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.