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It’s Never Too Early to Discuss the Draft, Seth Romero Edition

The Royals and quite a few teams in the first round have an opportunity presented to them this season, a rare one that really has no precedent. What is that opportunity, you ask? Drafting Seth Romero and taking advantage of the situation the talented left-handed pitcher has put himself into. If you hadn’t heard, the Houston […]

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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 […]

Mar 11, 2017; Goodyear, AZ, USA; Kansas City Royals second baseman Christian Colon (24) fist pounds Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost (3) after scoring a run against the Cleveland Indians during the fifth inning at Goodyear Ballpark. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Minor Happenings

Heating Up in Omaha – Winter quickly flew through the midwest this year leaving near 80-degree temperatures this past weekend. Things don’t look like they will cool down anytime soon for the Storm Chasers who could present quite the rotation for the Triple-A Royals squad. With an excellent spring to date, Josh Staumont may have […]

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It’s Never Too Early to Discuss the Draft, Garrett Mitchell Edition

During the Royals playoff run in 2014, they needed to supplement their major league roster with a college player to help lengthen their bullpen. The draft of Brandon Finnegan did just that while also simultaneously giving them some product to flip the next year for an eventual trade which would help them close the deal […]

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MLB Draft Nine Innings with Jacob Heatherly

In the latest of our interview series at BPKC, I had a chance to interview Alabama High School pitcher Jacob Heatherly, a player I highlighted earlier this year in our It’s Never Too Early draft series. The young lefty has made himself into a top draft prospect after competing at a high level in a […]

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 […]