Kansas City Royals News

Kansas City Royals Baseball News

  • Pipeline names Royals' Prospects of the Year
    Seuly Matias, the Royals' No. 3 prospect per MLB Pipeline, has been named MLB Pipeline's Royals Minor League Player of the Year. Left-hander Richard Lovelady, the club's No. 13 prospect, was named MLB Pipeline's Pitcher of the Year in the organization.
  • Singer, Pratto, Matias among Royals at instructs
    Four of the top six Royals prospects, including No. 1 prospect Seuly Matias and 2017 first rounder Nick Pratto, are working hard to meet their goals in instructional league.
  • Lee has big day at plate in Fall League
    Here's a team-by-team breakdown of how all 30 teams' prospects fared in Arizona Fall League action on Thursday.
  • Royals' greatest postseason moment: '15 Series
    To kick off the first week of postseason play, this week we take a look at the greatest postseason moments of the division era. Even if your team isn't a postseason team, you can remember your great October moments … and if it is, you can dream of maybe having another one this month that's even better.
  • Inbox: What is the Royals' deepest position?
    Coming off a strong finish by their young core, the Royals' offseason is upon us.There are rosters decisions to be made, Rule 5 Draft eligible players to be protected, and work to do to shore up the Royals' bullpen. With that, let's answer your questions in this week's Royals' Inbox.
  • Former 1st-rounder Zimmer making progress
    Kyle Zimmer, the Royals' first-round pick in 2012, has used a special training program to gain back his health and confidence on the mound. Now, he hopes to get on a Major League mound soon.
  • Here are key FAQs about Royals' offseason
    The first year of the Royals' rebuilding project is in the books. There is optimism throughout the organization after the team's young core played solidly over the final six weeks, producing Kansas City's one winning month this season in September (15-13). That young core -- Adalberto Mondesi, Hunter Dozier, Ryan O'Hearn, Brett Phillips, Jorge Bonifacio, Heath Fillmyer, Jorge Lopez, Eric Skoglund, Brad Keller and Jakob Junis, among others -- seemed to revitalize the fan base as well. So what's the next step? Here are five questions the Royals face going into the offseason.
  • Royals' Top 30 Prospects list
    Who do the Royals have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for Kansas City's Top 30 Prospects on MLB Pipeline's Prospect Watch.
  • Merrifield finishes '18 with hit streak, H, SB titles
    Whit Merrifield came into Sunday hoping to grab the Major League hits and stolen bases titles. He did just that. With his eighth-inning single, Merrifield beat out Atlanta's Freddie Freeman for the Major League lead with 192. Merrifield also won the Major League stolen base title with 45 after winning last year's American League title with 34.
  • 30 top prospects in the AFL -- 1 from each team
    Seven clubs are sending their No. 1 prospect to the Arizona Fall League this year, and each team is sending an impressive array of up-and-coming talent. Here is a list of the top prospect from each organization that fans can check out in AFL action next week.
  • 5 pressing questions as Royals turn to '19
    As the 2018 season began winding down, Royals manager Ned Yost was asked several times how he viewed this rebuilding season. Over and over again, Yost talked optimistically about the future of the Royals' young core, which even he admitted likely sounded strange considering the Royals lost 104 games.
  • Royals give manager Yost 1-year extension
    The Kansas City Royals and Senior Vice President-Baseball Operations and General Manager, Dayton Moore, announced on Sunday that Ned Yost will return as manager of the Royals for the 2019 season.
  • Heath collects three hits in Fall League
    Here's a team-by-team breakdown of how all 30 teams' prospects fared in Arizona Fall League action on Wednesday.
  • 2019 Draft order set: Royals have No. 2 pick
    Unlike in 2017, when the race for the No. 1 overall pick in the next year's Draft came down to a walk-off homer on the final day of the season, there was no such drama this summer. The Orioles, whose 115 losses were the fourth-most in modern big league history, clinched the top choice in 2019 with nine games remaining.
  • Merrifield sets stage for Mondesi's clutch HR
    Adalberto Mondesi belted a go-ahead three-run homer in a four-run sixth against Indian relief ace Andrew Miller and the Royals grabbed a 2-1 lead in the four-game set. Whit Merrifield extended his hitting streak to 19 games and logged a tying two-run double for Kansas City. Corey Kluber had six strikeouts over five innings in his final postseason tuneup for Cleveland.
  • Kennedy ends season strong in Royals' loss
    Four straight quality starts certainly would have been a great way for right-hander Ian Kennedy to close out his 2018 season. He stifled the Indians on three hits and one run through six innings. But in the seventh, Kennedy gave up three straight hits, and all three runners scored, tainting his line in an eventual 14-6 loss.
  • Schwindel looking to stick with Royals in '19
    First baseman Frank Schwindel, who is the Royals organization's Triple-A Omaha Player of the Year, admits he had mixed feelings in late July when his good friend and fellow first baseman Ryan O'Hearn got the call to the big leagues while he didn't.
  • Yost remains optimistic about Royals' future
    Royals manager Ned Yost admits he is glad his 2018 Royals won't have the worst record in franchise history. He certainly didn't want that distinction in this first year of a rebuild.
  • After Sparkman's solid start, Salvy wins it in 10th
    Before Salvador Perez hit a walk-off single in the 10th inning, Glenn Sparkman made his case for the Royals' 2019 rotation during their 2-1 win over the Indians at Kauffman Stadium on Thursday. Sparkman allowed one run on five hits over five innings, striking out two and walking none. Adalberto Mondesi homered and scored the game-winning run on Perez's single after stealing second and third base. Jose Ramirez drove in the Indians' lone run with a sacrifice fly in the first, while Josh Tomlin allowed one run in 4 2/3 innings in potentially his final start for the Tribe.
  • Who was the Royals' MVP this season?
    From familiar faces like Mike Trout, Paul Goldschmidt and Jose Abreu to relative newcomers to the spotlight like Blake Snell, Aaron Nola and Kyle Freeland, there was certainly no shortage of star power to go around the Majors in 2018. Whether they were fueling postseason pushes, serving as veteran leaders on young teams or captivating fans with breakout campaigns, these standouts provided fans around the country with the most exciting storylines of the regular season.
  • More...

MLB Teams News

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Oakland Athletics
Toronto Blue Jays Tampa Bay Rays
Cleveland Indians Seattle Mariners
Baltimore Orioles Texas Rangers
Boston Red Sox Kansas City Royals
Detroit Tigers Minnesota Twins
Chicago White Sox New York Yankees
Houston Astros Atlanta Braves
Milwaukee Brewers St. Louis Cardinals
Chicago Cubs Arizona Diamondbacks
Los Angeles Dodgers San Francisco Giants
Florida Marlins New York Mets
Washington Nationals San Diego Padres
Philadelphia Phillies Pittsburgh Pirates
Cincinnati Reds Colorado Rockies