Found August 29, 2012 on Full Spectrum Baseball:
Wil Myers hits the ball very far, very often. As one of the most complete minor league hitters in baseball, it is almost astonishing that he is yet to crack the line-up of the Royals. He is one of the most exciting, major-league ready talents still yet to accrue service time, a major boon for the system. However, the system’s top arms have either struggled or been hurt, and a farm system that was once the envy of the league now has some question marks. The consensus pre-season top-5 system of the Kansas City Royals is today’s focus on Down On The Farm. My apologies for no DOTF or Sabermetric Mining piece last week. I was driving from Kitchener, ON to Vancouver, BC and then settling in to a new place. Pre-Season Rank: #5 (ESPN), #5 (Baseball Prospectus), #2 (Baseball America) The Top 5 1. Wil Myers Overall Ranks: #13 (ESPN), #19 (BP), #28 (BA) As mentioned, Myers hits the ball very far, very often. The converted catcher has played the outfield this year to try and preserve his body ...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Free Agent Pitcher Preview: 8 Pitchers That Should Draw the Royals’ Interest

As the Kansas City Royals 2012 campaign meets its ultimate conclusion, the organization must improve their starting pitching heading into 2013. With a roster burgeoning of young, capable talent in the field, the 2012 rotation pitched the Royals from relevance and into a top-ten draft slot next season. Although likely to field a 2013 rotation of mostly homegrown talent, the Royals...

Royals defense stocked with Gold Glove talent

It won't happen this year, but at some point in the next year or two, the Royals almost surely will break their franchise record for most Gold Glove winners on the same team. The Royals three times have had two Gold Glovers on the same team, the last coming in 1989 when Bret Saberhagen and Bob Boone each won the award. And here's another strong possibility: The Royals...

Gordon runs streak of multi-hit games to five

Alex Gordon is getting hits in bunches. The Kansas City left fielder doubled in first two at-bats off Justin Verlander on Monday night in the Royals' 9-8 victory over the Detroit Tigers. It was Gordon's fifth consecutive multi-hit game. Gordon went 8-for-17 with six RBI in the four-game series at Boston that ended Monday, collecting two hits in each game. For the seven...

Tigers fall to Chen's gem in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Bruce Chen allowed four hits over a season-high eight innings, and Eric Hosmer's infield single in the fourth drove in the only run in the Kansas City Royals' 1-0 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday night. The last time Chen (10-10) lasted eight innings was last September, in his final two starts of the year. The veteran left-hander hadn...

Prince Fielder tries to kill the Royals’ Mike Moustakas

Dear Mike Moustakas, By now you know that Prince Fielder is a rather large human being.  I would just like to apologize on behalf of Prince Fielder for his total lack of fundamentals playing first base.  It’s been show time and time and time (and time and time) again that Prince doesn’t provide many favors for anyone at first base.  A first baseman with average skills would...

September Call Ups (AL)

Moving on to some of the more interesting names who are in line for a September call up in the AL after looking at the NL last time around. For no particular reason it’s a trio of outfielders looking to make their mark in the big leagues this autumn.   Wil Myers – Kansas City Royals After some tough periods at Double-A last summer that resulted in a disappointing final line...

Tigers bats silenced by Bruce Chen in 1-0 loss to Royals

The Jeckyl and Hyde Tigers were at it again Wednesday night as Royals LHP Bruce Chen had his way with the Detroit offense in a 1-0 Kansas City win from Kauffman Stadium. The night after the Royals were able to tag Tigers ace Justin Verlander for 8 runs, Chen was embroiled in a pitching duel with Tigers starter Anibal Sanchez. When it was all said and done though Chen threw eight...

Verlander has rare poor outing in loss to Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Mike Moustakas had three hits and three RBIs and the Kansas City Royals roughed up Justin Verlander in a 9-8 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night. Verlander, the reigning AL MVP and Cy Young Award winner, was charged with eight earned runs, matching his career high, in 5 2-3 innings. It was the third time in Verlander's career he had surrendered...

Prince Fielder collides with Mike Moustakas while covering first (Video)

Detroit Tigers first baseman Prince Fielder collided with Kansas City Royals batter Mike Moustakas on a grounder to first base during Wednesday night's game at Kaufmann Stadium. In the bottom of the sixth, Moustakas hit a chopper towards first base to Fielder, who was about 15 feet off the bag but decided to make the play himself. That led to a race to the bag between Fielder...

Royals beat Tigers; Verlander rocked

Mike Moustakas had three hits and three RBIs and the Kansas City Royals roughed up Justin Verlander in a 9-8 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night. Verlander, the reigning AL MVP and Cy Young Award winner, was charged with eight earned runs, matching his career high, in 5 2-3 innings. It was the third time in Verlander's career he had surrendered eight earned runs...

Terry Bradshaw Named Coach of the Year

Terry Bradshaw Named Coach of the Year Bradshaw Named Mike CoolBaugh Texas League Coach of the Year SPRINGDALE, AR – The Northwest Arkansas Naturals hitting Coach Terry Bradshaw has been named the Mike Coolbaugh Texas League Coach of the Year.  The award is named for Mike Coolbaugh, a longtime Minor League player who died at age 35 when he was struck by a batted ball while...

It Shouldn’t Have To Be This Difficult

For most of the last quarter of a century, the Kansas City Royals have done something more difficult than achieving success…they’ve avoided it completely. Royals fans are very well aware of the last time their favorite team played a post-season game. It was October of 1985, and there is a large group of Royals fans that have been born and graduated college and maybe even gotten...

Full Spectrum Article - Royals Farm Report

My latest Down On The Farm post for Full Spectrum Baseball provides an update on the farm system of the Kansas City Royals. Check it out!

Royals get to Verlander in win over Tigers

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Mike Moustakas had three hits and three RBIs and the Kansas City Royals roughed up Justin Verlander in a 9-8 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night. Verlander, the reigning AL MVP and Cy Young Award winner, was charged with eight earned runs, matching his career high, in 5 2-3 innings. It was the third time in Verlander's career he had surrendered...

GIFcap: Best LULZ Of The Week – Mariners Fail, Outfield Wall Encounters, Celebration Fail

Yes, that’s seriously how the Mariners lost a game. —– The Adventures Of Nelson Cruz & Lorenzo Cain Versus The Outfield Wall A Running Log Of Eric Hosmer’s Thoughts As Jeff Francoeur Botches A Pop Foul GIFcap: The Fail Celebration Of Alex Cobb & The Rays After His CGSHO GIFcap: Kevin Frandsen Puts Miguel Cairo
MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.