Royals Rumblings - News for January 21, 2019
Will Leitch at MLB.com tries to predict each franchise’s next Hall of Famer.
Royals: Salvador Perez, C
Here’s a guy who will be watching Yadier Molina’s eventual vote totals very closely. It would help if he wins another World Series someday.
Jim Callis at MLB Pipeline names Nick Pratto the sixth-best first base prospect in baseball.
Highest Ceiling: Pratto
Pratto has the best chance to be a plus hitter for both average and power, and he also has Gold Glove potential at first base. After a slow start in his first full pro season, he batted .322/.394/.518 in the second half in the low Class A South Atlantic League and helped Lexington win the championship.
Is Jorge Soler a fantasy baseball sleeper?
Against breaking balls last year Soler managed just 15 hits, good for a .190/.195/.316 line and zero home runs. So how will Soler adjust if he sees a barrage of sliders in 2019? Fortunately, patience is on his side.
Since entering the league in 2015, Soler has been among the league’s best when it comes to drawing a walk. He earned a free pass close to 11% of the time last season, but did you know his nine-game walk streak ranks 11th among active hitters?
There may actually be a market for Mike Moustakas this off-season.
Phillies have interest in Mike Moustakas. A Move for Moose likely depends on how Machado pursuit works out for them, though.— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) January 19, 2019
The Angels designate former Royals pitcher Miguel Almonte for assignment.
Evan Longoria speaks out on the slow market, blaming analytics for devaluing free agents.
Could Ben Zobrist be on the trade block?
Is social media hurting the Hall of Fame voting process?
A good look at the new reality of the free agent landscape.
Are the Yankees turning their attention to Nolan Arenado?
Kris Bryant and Yadier Molina are having a spat.
Former reliever Micah Bowie tells the story of the union refusing to pay for life-saving treatment.
The real MVP of the AFC Championship game was Tony Romo.
What is up with these NFL Next Gen Stats?
How do you chart a new future for Star Trek when it has so much history?
The oral history behind the film Office Space.
Which Fyre Festival documentary should you watch?
Your song of the day is Daryl Hall & John Oates with So Close.