Matt Strahm

Prospecting the Royals in 2017

Breaking down the Royals prospects is definitely an inexact science. The development path of each player is different player to player as we saw in the late blooming careers of Danny Duffy, Whit Merrifield and Cheslor Cuthbert last season in Kansas City or the ascension of Matt Strahm into his bullpen role.  Still, every season […]

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Minor Happenings

Relief Corps Coming With the likelihood of losing Luke Hochevar this offseason combined by the possibility of trading Wade Davis the Royals will suddenly have spots open in their bullpen. With that knowledge who are the guys that could fill those spots as soon as next year? Well obviously they don’t have a closer in the minors […]

MLB Draft

The Academy – Minor Happenings

A Change in Philosophy or Talent? – Assistant GM JJ Picollo informed me last week of the front office’s decision to send 2015 1st round pick to short season ball instead of Low-A Lexington this season. Going back to 2007, this regime’s first draft, they have had just two picks drafted in the first three […]