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Royals DH Billy Butler became just the fourth Royal in history to accept the Hutch Award during a ceremony on Wednesday in Seattle.

Player Profile #92: Billy Butler | 1B/DH | KC

Billy Butler might more aptly be named Billy Boring, but there’s something to be said for a player who bats .300 with moderate totals in everything else. Considering his ranks the past three seasons, never straying from the 85-92 range, it’s appropriate that we find Butler ranked a number 92 in our rankings. He’s an xBA outlier, likely due to his complete lack of speed since...

Royals Invite Brandon Sisk To Surprise

ROYALS INVITE LEFT-HANDED PITCHER BRANDON SISK TO SPRING TRAINING KANSAS CITY, MO (February 2, 2012) — The Kansas City Royals announced today that the club has invited left-handed pitcher Brandon Sisk to Major League Spring Training in Surprise, Ariz.  Sisk becomes the 17th non-roster player to receive an invitation.  The Royals have now invited eight pitchers, three catchers...

The Royals Give Stand Pat A Chance To Play In 2012

Kansas City Royals fans are long suffering. No Royals playoff appearances since 1985, their last winning season in 2003 and three consecutive 100 loss seasons from 2004-2006 can wear down a fan, no matter how faithful. But the 2012 season has promise mixed with cautious optimism. With 12 rookies debuting in 2011 and only being nine games out of second place in the American League...

Eric Hosmer Joins Big Brothers Big Sisters Of KC

Big Brothers Big Sisters names Kansas City Royal Eric Hosmer as new spokesperson Kansas City, Mo. — (February 1, 2012) Kansas City Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer has joined Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City (BBBS-KC) as a new celebrity ambassador for the organization.  Hosmer will become an official celebrity spokesperson for BBBS-KC, will participate in a signature...

Salvador Perez, 2012 Fantasy Sleeper

If you got into football a little early (shame on you) and stopped paying attention to baseball, you probably missed out on what Salvador Perez did. He got 158 plate appearances for the Royals down the stretch and hit .331/.361/.473 with three HRs. Of course that is a slightly limited sample, he had a .362 BABIP and won’t be 22 until May – all red flags. So, why do I, Albert...

Prospects Will Break Your Heart: What Could Go Wrong in 2012: Kansas City Royals by Jason Parks

Prospect #1: OF Wil Myers Background with Player: My eyes; industry sources. Who: Myers was considered a top-ten prospect before the 2011 season by many national publications. He failed to live up to those lofty expectations in 2011, causing many to forget about the developmental aspects of the process and jump off the bandwagon when his prospect perfume wasn’t as sweet. Ah...

Eric Hosmer Player Projection No. 71

Key Stats: Hosmer made a name for himself starting in the minors. His 2010 season in AA was particularly montrous, batting .313 with 13 HRs in 50 games, enroute to a .615 SLG and a .303 ISO. Baseball America ranked him the #9 prospect in baseball. He started out 2011 in AAA and made it through 26 games batting .439 and slugging .582. The Royals called him up, experts rejoyced, fantasy...

Gordon hearing date approaching

It's now 12 days and counting until left fielder Alex Gordon and the Royals are scheduled to head to an arbitration hearing on Feb. 16. The two sides exchanged figures on Jan. 17. Gordon is believed to have asked for $5.45 million, while the Royals countered at $4.15 million. Both parties can agree to a settlement up until the point in which the arbitrator issues a ruling.

State of the Royals: Weekly notebook February 3rd

WHL All Access The Royals have continued to slide in 2012 but have thankfully pulled out of the complete tailspin they were in during early January. Last Week The team split a a pair of games in Victoria with the Kamloops Blazers last weekend. The Royals took the first game Friday night 4-2 scoring all four goals unanswered. Ben Walker’s late second period goal was the game-winner...

Catching A Winner

The Royals of 2012 will be young.  With veterans sprinkled throughout the roster the Royals will be able to find their club house leader. But who will step up and be the leader on the field.  That responsibility could be placed on the shoulders of up and coming catcher Salvador Perez. One of the biggest surprises of the 2011 season was not only the call up but the success of young...

Royals agree to terms with Hernandez Jorrin

The Royals have agreed to contract terms with Ramon Hernandez Jorrin, a right-handed-hitting outfielder from Cuba, after evaluating him in the Dominican Republic.

Billy Butler accepts Hutch Award at Safeco Field with Cal Ripken Jr. as keynote speaker

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Baseball. Tech Baseball Outlook -- Outfielders

With the departure of Will Alvis, Joey Ford and Kyle Roliard (drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the 13th round), Louisiana Tech will feature a new look outfield in 2012.
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