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. […]

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Amateur Time: 10 Spot of Players KC Should Take

One of my favorites dates during the year is the day of the MLB draft. Trying to examine who I like in comparison to what the Royals may like is a fun experiment for me. In doing this, one of my favorite articles to write during a year is my 1o spot piece draft write-up, which […]

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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 […]