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Royals Analysis

The Royals have a decision to make in the rotation

So you think you can pitch?

Can Matt Quatraro right the ship in year one?

How much impact does a new manager really have in year one?

MLB rule changes and preseason stats

Are the stats reflecting the major rule changes?

For Kyle Isbel, 2023 is a fork in the road

With a critical campaign looming, can he find his place?

Are the Royals already raiding the zone?

Early returns in spring are looking pretty good as a team

How can Bobby Witt Jr. improve in 2023?

Can he build on a solid rookie season and be even better this season?

Vinnie Pasquantino may be a truly unique player

There are some players with attributes like Vinnie, but none are exactly like him

Creating a football team with the Royals 40-man roster

They lack some size, but they don’t lack speed

Bobby’s defense has me at my Witt’s end

Digging into the data leads to some unexpected points

JJ Picollo’s transactional Royals

So far Picollo has been more transactional in at least two ways than Moore was.

What is the trade market like for Scott Barlow?

Could the reliever be on the move?

Fantasy players are bullish on Bobby Witt

Hopefully the fantasy crowd is right!

Where does Nick Pratto fit into the Royals’ plans?

Is he overlooked?

Possible trade targets: American League West

Some ideas on who might be beneficial to go after in the west

The Brady Singer front-hip sinker special

The pitch that makes me weak in the knees

Offensively, the Royals are trending more positively than the rest of baseball

Can the young hitters go against the grain?

MJ Melendez could succeed in left field, but it would be a rare position change

Catchers don’t often play in the outfield

2022 Season in review: Daniel Lynch

Tantalizing talent still not being realized

Why the Royals should wait to extend Witt and company until next year

Extensions are good, but being careful is good, too

The enigma of Adalberto Mondesi

What to do with a glass cannon

The 2021 Royals draft class, one year later

How are the kids doing?

Yes, the Royals have been thrown out on the basepaths a lot this year

Outs at second, third, and home, oh my!

Bobby Witt Jr. could be a plus defender next season

Defensive metrics are hard to trust without multiple years of data.

Royals pitchers have been hosed by umpires this year

They haven’t been great, but they’re not getting the benefit of the doubt either

A case against banning the shift

A misguided solution to offensive woes

Can Bobby Witt Jr. improve his walk rate?

Low rookie walk rates do not doom a player for all time.

How new rules in 2023 will affect the Royals

The Royals will have to pick up the pace.

The Royals need a lot more from the bullpen next season

Good teams have good bullpens in this era of baseball

Royals rookies show a fundamental change in hitting approach in the organization

Royals hitters are finally drawing walks

Young rookies usually struggle. It’s what happens next that is most important.

Rookie struggles are the norm

Is Daniel Lynch another Danny Duffy?

Danny Duffy Part Deux?

The long-term effects of Hunter Dozier’s contract

He’s getting at-bats that should be going to the kids


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