Jacob Heatherly

It’s Never Too Early to Discuss the Draft, Jacob Heatherly Edition

LHP 6’3 200 lbs  5/20/1998 Perfect Game All-American Cullman HS; Cullman, AL It’s no secret the Dayton Moore led Royals have had difficulties developing high school pitchers from the MLB Draft. Developing major league pitching from the prep ranks is one of the most difficult things to do via the draft for any team, but […]

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Arms Race: Royals Add Travis Wood

That came out of nowhere. On Monday, news broke the Royals signed former starter, current reliever Travis Wood to a two-year contract valued at $12 million. Wood pitched out of the bullpen last year for the World Champion Cubs and hit free agency for the first time in his career. MLB Trade Rumors had Wood […]

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Chris Young Matters

Last week our esteemed Mr. Lesky pointed out that the three players most important to a successful 2017 Kansas City Royals campaign might be Joakim Soria, Jorge Soler and Nate Karns. I think he is right. In particular, should Karns step forward as an every fifth day solid starter (or more) it not only makes the […]

Friday Notes

Friday Notes

This is the last fully offseason edition of Friday Notes, which makes me very happy. By this time next week, pitchers will be stretching and maybe even playing a little catch. We’ll get tired of that pretty quickly, but for now, anything resembling real baseball is a sight for sore eyes, and I’m thrilled about […]

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