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Princely trio of sluggers ready to become Royals

No. 3 overall prospect Witt posts regal numbers at upper levels
November 19, 2021

Each offseason, goes position by position across each system and honors the players -- regardless of age or prospect status -- who had the best seasons in their organization. Click here to locate your favorite club. The Royals are coming ... the Royals are coming! The backbone of Kansas

Martinez leads Storm Chasers to win with quality start

Dini, McBroom, Pratto each hit home runs
August 5, 2021

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Left-hander Marcelo Martinez tossed 6.1 innings of one-run ball while catcher Nick Dini, right-fielder Ryan McBroom, and first baseman Nick Pratto each hit home runs to lead the Omaha Storm Chasers to a 7-4 win over the Columbus Clippers on Thursday at Huntington Park. Dini gave Martinez

Three-homer first inning leads Omaha to win over Louisville

Junis strikes out five in three scoreless innings
June 17, 2021

PAPILLION, NEB. -- The Omaha Storm Chasers hit three first-inning home runs, and five total home runs, to edge the Louisville Bats, 6-5, on Thursday at Werner Park. After right-hander Jakob Junis tossed a perfect first inning for Omaha (27-11), Louisville (13-25) right-hander Hunter Greene (Loss, 0-1) took the mound

State of the System: Kansas City Royals

Kowar, Lynch look to follow lead of fellow hurlers Singer, Bubic
October 28, 2020

Starting in October and running through the end of the year,'s State of the System series will evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of each Major League organization, highlights prospects who've made the biggest strides in 2020 and offers a peek at 2021. Much was made of the previous generation

Toolshed dream lineup: The 23-year-olds

Jays' Pearson, Giants' Bart among those closing in on Majors
April 21, 2020

There may be no Minor League Baseball games yet, but that's not going to stop us from dreaming about lineups.In the coming weeks, Toolshed will craft the best possible prospect lineups, sorted by age. So far, the series has focused on teenagers, 20-year-olds, 21-year-olds and 22-year-olds. This time, we turn our attention to

Top prospects take stage for Fall League title

Twins' Lewis leads Rafters against Nationals' Garcia, Saguaros
October 25, 2019

Autumn might be in full swing, but it's time to crown a fall champion.The Surprise Sagauros (17-11) and Salt River Rafters (16-11) will square off in the Arizona Fall League Championship Game at 2 p.m. ET on Saturday at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick. The contest, which will be

Blue Rocks cap comeback, advance

Wilmington to play for Mills Cup after Lugo strikes out 10
September 8, 2019

If the Carolina League semifinals proved anything, it was that home-field advantage was paramount. After losing the first two games in Salem, Class A Advanced Wilmington completed a comeback for the ages.Royals left-hander Rito Lugo struck out 10 over six innings as the Blue Rocks defeated Salem, 6-3, on Sunday

Hicklen delivers Blue Rocks from brink

Royals No. 15 prospect stuns with walk-off bunt in semifinals
September 6, 2019

It was a wild night at Frawley Stadium.Wild pitches in the eighth and ninth innings ramped up the excitement before Royals No. 15 prospectBrewer Hicklen delivered a walk-off bunt as Wilmington nipped Salem, 3-2, in Game 3 to stave off elimination in the Mills Cup semifinals.

Rocks' Matias homers in third straight game

No. 6 Royals prospect on power parade with fourth dinger of '19
April 15, 2019

After a productive weekend, Seuly Matias delivered again Monday.Kansas City's sixth-ranked prospect homered in his third straight game, belting his fourth jack since Saturday in Class A Advanced Wilmington's 9-8 loss to Winston-Salem at BB&T Ballpark.

Matias, Melendez portend Royal future

'18 Draft picks Eaton, Isbel also earn Organization All-Star nods
November 7, 2018

Each offseason, goes position by position across each system and honors the players -- regardless of age or prospect status -- who had the best seasons in their organization. Click here to locate your favorite club.The Royals' streak of five seasons with at least 80 wins ended as they

Chukars' Isbel off to quick start at plate

Royals' third-round pick racks up second straight three-hit game
June 20, 2018

For Kyle Isbel, three is a magic number.Kansas City's third-round Draft pick notched three hits for his second consecutive game and drove in two runs as Rookie-level Idaho Falls topped Grand Junction, 7-4, on Wednesday at Suplizio Field.