Mar 11, 2017; Goodyear, AZ, USA; Kansas City Royals second baseman Christian Colon (24) fist pounds Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost (3) after scoring a run against the Cleveland Indians during the fifth inning at Goodyear Ballpark. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Minor Happenings

Heating Up in Omaha – Winter quickly flew through the midwest this year leaving near 80-degree temperatures this past weekend. Things don’t look like they will cool down anytime soon for the Storm Chasers who could present quite the rotation for the Triple-A Royals squad. With an excellent spring to date, Josh Staumont may have […]

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It’s Never Too Early to Discuss the Draft, Garrett Mitchell Edition

During the Royals playoff run in 2014, they needed to supplement their major league roster with a college player to help lengthen their bullpen. The draft of Brandon Finnegan did just that while also simultaneously giving them some product to flip the next year for an eventual trade which would help them close the deal […]

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MLB Draft Nine Innings with Jacob Heatherly

In the latest of our interview series at BPKC, I had a chance to interview Alabama High School pitcher Jacob Heatherly, a player I highlighted earlier this year in our It’s Never Too Early draft series. The young lefty has made himself into a top draft prospect after competing at a high level in a […]

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It’s Never Too Early to Discuss the Draft, Brendon Little Edition

As I further look into draft prospects for the Royals, I must remind you that this front office hasn’t been scared of employing strategies in an attempt to garner further talent in the later rounds behind their first selection. While many remember the 2013 draft when KC chose Hunter Dozier with Sean Manaea on their minds […]

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Predicting Minor League Breakout Performers

Before we know where players will be assigned, let’s take a quick look at who may be on the verge of a breakout based on their performances one season ago. Not really a breakout candidate after last year but I expect Storm Chaser’s Hunter Dozier to improve on his solid season at Triple-A. Look to a […]

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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It’s Never Too Early to Discuss the Draft, Michael Gigliotti Edition

The announcement of Danny Duffy’s contract on Monday has positioned the Royals in decent shape going forward in terms of their pitching rotation, having Yordano Ventura, Duffy and possibly Ian Kennedy inked through 2020. With three-fifths of the rotation in place, the Royals hopefully can develop the last one or two pieces to keep future cost down. […]