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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Debating Upcoming Roster Decisions (BP Kansas City Episode 30)

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kansascitybaseballvault/2016/10/20/debating-upcoming-roster-decisions-bp-kansas-city-episode-30.mp3 This week, we wanted to take a look at the upcoming offseason and started by checking out potential departures after 2016. This lead to the potential approach to some mutual options in player contracts, the strategy about issuing the qualifying offer, and the fate of a few players after this season and after 2017. […]

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First Half Impressions and Keeping Us Honest About Predictions (BP Kansas City Episode 17)

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kansascitybaseballvault/2016/07/14/first-half-impressions-and-keeping-us-honest-about-predictions-bpkc-episode-17.mp3 The Royals managed to limp to the end of the first half and then dominated the All Star Game. We covered a lot this week, including: Dayton Moore’s resume, Hosmer and Salvy in San Diego, the state of the AL Central, and general impressions about the first half. In our second segment, we revisited […]

Aug 15, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; National pitcher Riley Pint (27) pitches during the first inning in the Under Armour All America Baseball game against the American team at Wrigley field. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas City Baseball History in the Making

When Dayton Moore arrived in Kansas City as the new GM of the Royals, he watched fans file into Kauffman Stadium and realized many of the younger fans just weren’t fans of the Royals. These youngsters wore the jerseys of players like Alex Rodriguez, Derek Jeter, and David Ortiz instead of Kansas City blue. And unlike Atlanta, the […]