“Singer, Kowar and Lynch have been working in the same group, and they’ve been really, really good. All of their bullpens have been really good,” said Picollo.
Will Leitch of MLB.com is clearly out of touch with anything going on in Kansas City. In the latest example of national media members without a clue, he says that Billy Hamilton is the “coolest” Royals jersey to own.
The speedster will be the primary reason to pay close attention to every second at Kauffman Stadium this year.
You serious, Clark?
Other than Mondesi, Soler might be the most talented player on the Royals’ roster. Can he finally put it all together? He had a career-high .354 on-base percentage before sustaining a season-ending foot injury last season. He’s under club control for three more seasons.
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Bryson Stott, SS, UNLV
.333/.505/.667/1.172, 5 HR, 7 doubles, 2 triples, 3-5 SB, 25 BB, 17 K
Stott continues to grow on me. He’s showing the power we all said was necessary to be in play for KC at #2 and his defense at SS makes him a real candidate.
We’re going to try to get a roundtable up later this week over at RFR detailing the staff’s personal preferences for KC at #2 (as I’m sure we’ll do here as well), but Bryson Stott has really caught my eye this spring. Coming into his season at UNLV, the only thing holding him back from consensus top five territory was the power, which he’s shown great improvement on. If he hits like this through conference play, he will definitely be my preferred pick at #2 assuming Rutschman is unavailable.
“He had tremendous sink, even (home plate umpire) Teddy Barrett said after the game, he goes, ‘Man, that guy’s really got some good stuff.’”
On Monday, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reported sources have told him and colleague Dennis Lin the Padres have discussed a potential trade with the Cleveland Indians for starting pitchers. Corey Kluber and Trevor Bauer were both brought up in discussions, although Rosenthal noted San Diego isn’t comfortable with the asking price even though it has come down since past talks.
The Phillies on Monday discussed an ESPN story that former teammate Carlos Santana used a bat to bash multiple TVs in the Phillies’ clubhouse at Citizens Bank Park during the second-to-final game of the season.
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Song of the day:
Your song of the day is “Honky Tonk Time Machine” by George Strait. The king of country music has a new album by the same name that will be released March 29th.