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Royals Could Catch a Prospect in the Draft

The Royals are well positioned to add plenty of talent to an already deep farm system this draft and international signing period with or without the Ervin Santana comp pick thanks in part to MLB's addition of the competitive balance draft.  With at least two and maybe three picks in the first 45 picks of the draft and international spending money available to them the Royals should look at drafting or sig ...

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Revisiting the 2011 BA Prospect Handbook

The prospect rankings are out and the Royals have placed a handful or so players on most Top 100 list that are available to seamheads. That is a testament to the talent in the Royals scouting staff here in the US and across the globe. The fact that they have graduated so many players to the pros but continue to develop or acquire prospects that interest scouts and analyst throughout baseball is impressive. ...

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Some Notes on Oral Roberts and Oklahoma State Prospects

I was planning on going to see a high school game last night and one of the area's top prospects, but weather didn't cooperate and I haven't posted anything here in a while, so in this post I will look at a few players from an Oral Roberts versus Oklahoma State game that was on my television. Each team had one position player that showed up in Baseball America's prospect listings in their conference preview ...

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Scott Silverstein and Bryan Radziewski Pitch Data

On Saturday, the Universities of Virginia and Miami played an ACC baseball game that I got on television. Since the broadcast had a radar gun, I decided to put all the pitches by the two starting pitchers, Scott Silverstein and Bryan Radziewski, in a spreadsheet, and if nothing else, get a better look at their velocities. If you want to view the spreadsheet, you can by following this link, but I will just e ...

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Pine Tar Podcast 17.0 w/ Sam Mellinger and JJ Cooper

0 - 19:25 - Answer the email question podcast@pinetarpress.com, reviewing possible trades. 19:25 - 45:49 - KC Star's Sam Mellinger @mellinger discusses David Glass and possible Free Agent signings and trades. "If he (Hosmer) is what he was in 2012 then this whole thing is screwed." 45:49 - 1:02:05 - David and Clint quickly discuss the Ryan Dempster and James Shields rumors. 1:02:05 - 1:44:04 - Baseball Amer ...

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Pine Tar Podcast 13.0 w/Bill Mitchell Writer and Photographer

30 sec to 51:02 David, Zach and Clint discuss the Royals end of the season coaching moves and the MLB playoffs. 51:02 to 1:11:45 Bill Mitchell talks about his Baseball America Top 20 List and some Royals AZL Prospects Follow Bill @billazbbphotog On Miguel Almonte - "For a 19 year old kid he can make adjustments on the mound well." 1:11:45 to End Zach Mortimer and Clint discuss the BA Carolina Lg Top 20 in c ...

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Pine Tar Podcast 9.5 w/ Steve St. John and John Manuel

Intro to 2:05  Steven St. John @SSJ_WHB of 810am talks Royals fandom, ownership and this season 2:05 to 33:27  SJS - In reference to Luke Hochevar - "Even though he looked great against Tampa, I'm done with him.  I've seen enough." John Manuel @johnmanuelba of Baseball America discusses the Royals past and present pitching development 33:27 to End JM - "The easiest BP, the best BP I saw in the fall leagu ...

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MLB announces Draft Pool amounts

Major league baseball announced the amount each team is allotted for their 1st 10 rounds this year in the MLB Draft.  The Royals with 10 picks rank sixteenth in the amount of money allotted to them basically because other teams have more picks than them.  Kansas City will be allotted $6,101,500 for their first ten picks, this total is 5.3M less than they spent last season and over 8M less than they spent ...

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Wil Myers 2014 Rookie of the Year

Kansas City is about to start spring training for the 2012 season.  Their starting 9 is set for the most part with the possible exception of 2nd base meaning deciding who fills the roles on the bench is all that is left.  The three outfield spots are manned with Alex Gordon Lorenzo Cain and Jeff Franceour this season and are under control for at least the next two seasons.  With those spots filled where ...

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Royals Positional Depth Charts – Right-Handed Starters (Video)

@ClintScoles Heading into last season it would have been a pretty simple proposition to line up an organizational depth chart at each position considering the Royals had the #1 farm system based primarily on the strength at the top. A year later with the graduation of 9 different prospects the organization looks much different but despite that large number of graduations the farm system was still rated the ...

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Royals Positional Depth Charts – Corner Infield (VIDEO)

@ClintScoles Heading into last season it would have been a pretty simple proposition to line up an organizational depth chart at each position considering the Royals had the #1 farm system based primarily on the strength at the top. A year later with the graduation of 9 different prospects the organization looks much different but despite that large number of graduations the farm system was still rated the ...

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Royals Positional Depth Charts – Catcher

  @ClintScoles Heading into last season it would have been a pretty simple proposition to line up an organizational depth chart at each position considering the Royals had the #1 farm system based primarily on the strength at the top. A year later with the graduation of 9 different prospects the organization looks much different but despite that large number of graduations the farm system was still rat ...

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Royals Positional Depth Charts – Middle Infield

  @ClintScoles Heading into last season it would have been a pretty simple proposition to line up an organizational depth chart at each position considering the Royals had the #1 farm system based primarily on the strength at the top.  A year later with the graduation of 9 different prospects the organization looks much different but despite that large number of graduations the farm system was still r ...

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Royals Positional Depth Charts – Left handed Pitchers

@ClintScoles Heading into last season it would have been a pretty simple proposition to line up an organizational depth chart at each position considering the Royals had the #1 farm system based primarily on the strength at the top.  A year later with the graduation of 9 different prospects the organization looks much different but despite that large number of graduations the farm system was still rated th ...

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From Handbook Dusk til Amateur Dawn

@ClintScoles One of my favorite holidays arrived the other day when I received my 2012 Baseball America Handbook at my doorstep.  Every year I rip open the packaging and read as many reports as my eyes can take or until the sun rises whichever happens first while analyzing their reviews against my own personal thoughts.  Yes I know I'm just an amateur in the scouting game but I tend to believe I have a pr ...

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