Sal Biasi

Kansas City Royals MLB Draft Review: Rounds 11-20

In reviewing this year’s Royals draft class, I’ve noticed some distinct differences over the last few draft classes. From top to bottom, you see a much more advanced group of hitters in terms of plate approach. From the first pick of Nick Pratto to the back of the draft with Reed Rohlman, this is a group with […]

A.J. Puckett, Dayton Moore and Lonnie Goldberg

Interview: Lonnie Goldberg, Royals Director of Scouting, Talks With Clint Scoles

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kansascitybaseballvault/2017/06/16/interview-lonnie-goldberg-royals-director-of-scouting-talks-with-clint-scoles.mp3 How about some bonus audio content? With the MLB Draft concluded, Clint Scoles tracked down Lonnie Goldberg, the Royals’ Director of Scouting, to talk about the 2017 draft, a few key players, some sleepers, and how these future Royals fit in within the rest of the farm system. It’s interesting insight into a bit […]

Nick Pratto

Royals 2017 MLB Draft Review: Rounds 1-4

With a larger pool allotment this year, the Royals were able to add a deeper class over 2016 getting what I think is good value through round seven with Brewer Hicklen. As always, the character of the players chosen by the Royals speaks loudly, with each player chosen being classified as a high-quality individual. Despite […]

Nick Pratto

Royals Choose Nick Pratto with 2017 1st Round Pick

With the 14th pick in the 2017 MLB Draft the Royals chose Nick Pratto of Huntington Beach, CA. This was the seventh year with Lonnie Goldberg as the scouting director for the Royals and the tenth pick the Royals have had in the first or supplemental first round since 2011. Following the Royals 2015 World Series run that saw […]

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It’s Never Too Early to Discuss the Draft, Austin Beck Edition

Early in the GMDM tenure, the Royals draft directors spotted high school prep position players to turn the languishing franchise around. The selections of Mike Moustakas and Eric Hosmer changed the fortunes of the team from the low minors all the way up to the biggest stage in the World Series. The Royals spent big on […]

MLB Draft

It’s Never Too Early to Discuss the Draft, Jeren Kendall vs. Adam Haseley Edition

The Royals don’t ignore any portion of the draft, but if there is a segment that they have invested less in than others would expect, it is the college positional player. Since Lonnie Goldberg has taken over the draft for the organization in 2011, the Royals have used just 13 of their 63 top 10 round picks on […]

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It’s Never Too Early to Discuss the Draft, David Peterson Edition

This week’s player hasn’t been linked to the Royals in any mock drafts, but as you have seen but what we’ve seen and I’ve written about, the Royals aren’t afraid to get creative like they did in the ’09 and ’13 drafts. One strategy that could produce a nice get in the 1st round and […]

Shane Baz

It’s Never Too Early to Discuss the Draft – Shane Baz Edition

After seeing a few mock drafts at Baseball America, Hero Sports and others around the internets, what better time to discuss the hard-throwing Texan, Shane Baz? Before we get to him though, I must write that it surprises me the Royals could be leaning towards a high school pitcher with their pick. After all, the lack […]

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 […]