Michael Emodi

Kansas City Royals 2018 MLB Draft Review Rounds 11-20

Previous Royals MLB Draft Reviews: Rounds 1-5 Rounds 6-10 11th Rd Pick #332 Overall Michael Emodi C Creighton University 6’4 225 lbs DOB 4/18/96 Slot Value  $125,000 A big guy behind the dish and at the plate, Emodi showed off his big power this season with nine home runs despite playing half his games in one […]

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Kansas City Royals 2018 Draft Review Rounds 1-5

Had most fans been told prior to the draft that Baseball America’s #4 rated prospect would land in the lap of the Royals front office, I’m sure we all would’ve been quite excited. Unfortunately, the Royals past history with college pitchers, pitching development in general and people like myself’s opinion of other draft prospects soured […]

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What To Know about the Farm and the 2018 Draft

Twitter @ClintScoles The draft is coming fast and hard, and we know the Royals farm is in desperate need of additions after being ranked near the bottom of pretty much all publications during the preseason. The outstanding start to the seasons for MJ Melendez and Seuly Matias show that the farm system wasn’t quite as […]

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Amateur Time: 10 Spot of Players KC Should Take in the 2018 MLB Draft

Every year ahead of the draft, I highlight a few players who I like or have heard good things about that I believe would make excellent additions to the Royals organization. While in the past I’ve made multiple selections deeper in the draft, the Royals’ glut of picks means I’m focusing on more higher ranked picks than […]

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Bright Spots and a Draft Preview With Clint Scoles (BP Kansas City 101)

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kansascitybaseballvault/2018/05/25/bright-spots-and-a-draft-preview-with-clint-scoles-bp-kansas-city-101.mp3 After a week off, we got caught up and despite a poor record, we sought out some bright spots through the first two months of the season, including a few emerging bullpen arms, some developing trade value, “hacking” baseball strategy, and the optimism of baseball’s annual draft. To help prepare for this year’s draft, we […]

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It’s Never Too Early to Discuss the Draft – Jordan Groshans and Jordyn Adams

Jordan Groshans – Multiple players have been linked to the Royals in the upcoming draft season. However, only a few have multiple links like some who I have written about here at BP KC. One of those who has landed with the Royals on multiple mock drafts is Texas infielder Jordan Groshans. It is with good reason Groshans is […]

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It’s Never Too Early to Discuss the Draft – Jarred Kelenic

There is not likely to be a prospect in this year’s upcoming draft who brings five-tool potential to the table the way that this Wisconsin gym rat does. The product of his father’s indoor training facilities, the same facilities that former Wisconsin Badgers defensive lineman J.J. Watt has trained in. With access to those facilities at his […]