Isaiah Smith

Royals 2017 MLB Draft Review: Rounds 21-40

As promised, we have the final 20 rounds of the 2017 MLB Draft analysis for the Royals right here for your reading pleasure. Check out previous draft analyses: Rounds 1-4 Rounds 5-10 Rounds 11-20 Interview with Lonnie Goldberg 21. Isaiah Smith OF 6’3 190 lbs Battle Ground HS Battle Ground, WA 6/19/99 This prep player […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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The Draft, Plus Strahm’s Shot and Moose’s Balboni Chase (BPKC Episode 60)

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kansascitybaseballvault/2017/06/15/the-draft-plus-strahms-shot-and-mooses-balboni-chase-bpkc-episode-60.mp3 The Royals have been playing well and scoring runs finally. A big part of that has been the power bat of Mike Moustakas. We discussed his continuing chase for Steve Balboni’s club record of 36 homers in a season, including some thoughts on his future past the trade deadline. We also talked about Matt […]

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 […]