Minor League Minutes: 9/12/19

Interviewing Charlie Neuweiler Q: Your fastball velo has reportedly been around 90-92 mph. Do you know what your spin rate is like? How has the development of your fastball velocity been coming along? “I’m not exactly sure what my fastball spin rate is but I believe it’s around average or a little above average. Between…

Thursday Morning Roll Call: 9/12/19

Team Record Time Starting Pitcher Wilmington Blue Rocks 1-1 (CAR Championship Game 3) 5:00 PM TBD Lexington Legends 2-0 (SAL Championship Game 3) 6:05 PM TBD Idaho Falls Chukars (Completion of Sept. 10 suspended game) 1-1 (PIO First Round Game 3) 2:00 PM Who’s Hot? Austin Cox has been really good for High-A Wilmington. In…

Minor League Minutes: 9/10/19

A few weeks ago, Alex had the pleasure of interviewing Royals assistant GM JJ Picollo and Brad Keller: Interviewing Royals Assistant GM JJ Picollo Brad Keller Interview #2 Q: Favorite BBQ restaurant in KC?“Joes BBQ in the gas station is absolutely the best.”

Saturday Morning Roll Call: 9/7/19

Team Record Time Starting Pitcher Wilmington Blue Rocks 1-2 (CAR Semifinals) 5:05 PM TBD Idaho Falls Chukars 33-41 8:15 PM Bryar Johnson Who’s Hot? Kris Bubic in his last 10 starts spanning 64.2 innings, has a 1.53 ERA and a 0.841 WHIP. While punching out 72 batters to only 13 walks. Bubic came in clutch…

Minor League Minutes: 9/7/19

As the minor league season wraps up, check out the Royals minor league players that are headed to the Arizona Fall League The Royals will be sending six players and a coach to play for the Surprise Saguaros starting September 17th. Here are the players that will represent the Royals in Arizona: Brewer Hicklen, OFHicklen…

Friday Morning Roll Call: 9/6/19

Team Record Time Starting Pitcher DSL Royals1 2-2 (Championship Series) 9:30 AM TBD Lexington Legends 1-0 (SAL Semifinals) 6:05 PM Zach Haake Wilmington Blue Rocks 0-2 (CAR Semifinals) 6:05 PM TBD Idaho Falls Chukars 33-40 8:15 PM Bryar Johnson Who’s Hot? Lefty reliever Josh Dye has a 1.23 ERA, and a 0.986 WHIP over 14.2…

Minor League Minutes: 9/6/19

MLB Debut: Ryan McBroom McBroom made his MLB Debut on September 3 against the Detroit Tigers in Kansas City.  The first pitcher he faced was Tigers LHP Daniel Norris.  The first pitch McBroom saw was a 93 mph fastball down the middle which he took for a strike. One year ago, Joel looked at how…

Minor League Minutes: 8/31/19

Royals Owner David Glass has agreed to sell the franchise to John Sherman Now just a few short days later the sale of the club has been made official, John Sherman and a local group of investors have purchased the club from the Glass family for approximately $1 billion dollars. The sale of the club…

Monday Morning Roll Call: 8/26/19

Team Record Time Starting Pitcher DSL Royals1 41-29 9:30 AM TBD AZL Royals 32-23 12:30 PM TBD Burlington Royals 37-28 5:30 PM TBD Wilmington Blue Rocks 78-53 5:30 PM TBD Lexington Legends 63-68 6:05 PM TBD Omaha Storm Chasers 55-76 7:05 PM TBD Northwest Arkansas Naturals 53-76 7:05 PM Brady Singer Who’s Hot?

Minor League Minutes: 8/26/19

ICYMI: Source: Ownership may have halted Ian Kennedy trade. According to a source, Royals ownership may have shot down a trade that would have sent Ian Kennedy to Atlanta in exchange for LHP Joey Wentz, a KC native. One month to the day the “Royals Trade Diekman to A’s for Two [Prospects]” Saturday afternoon brought…

Minor League Minutes: 8/24/19

2019 Shadow Draft: Part Two First of all, let’s take a look at my signings.  In real life, 4 of the 16 guys I drafted did not sign.  Bryce Osmond, Jake Rice, Ross Carver, and Spencer Jones did not sign.  Rice was dealing with an injury and didn’t even get drafted.  I drafted Jones in…

Minor League Minutes: 8/22/19

Alex Duvall takes a look deeper into Vinnie Pasquantino’s hot start. Pasquantino has not slowed down one iota since switching to a wood bat upon entering professional baseball. After a 5-5 day yesterday in which he hit a pair of doubles and a pair of triples in an 8-1 victory for Burlington, Pasquantino is now…

Wednesday Morning Roll Call: 8/21/19

Team Record Time Starting Pitcher DSL Royals1 39-28 9:30 AM TBD DSL Royals2 29-39 9:30 AM TBD Burlington Royals 36-24 10:30 AM TBD Lexington Legends 61-65 11:05 AM TBD Wilmington Blue Rocks 73-52 3:45 PM Marcelo Martinez Wilmington Blue Rocks (Game 2 – Makeup of 7/11) 73-52 TBD Kris Bubic Kansas City Royals 45-81 6:05…