Found August 13, 2012 on
It will undoubtedly be the number one mission of Dayton Moore to improve the pitching for his Kansas City Royals in the off-season. While history shows that inking a true #1 starter is probably out of Moore’s reach, there has been some hope amongst fans that a steady #2 could be coming along with help from the minors. Today we’ll take a look at the top pitching prospects, and how they’re performing in the minors.
Jake Odorizzi (12-4, 3.22 ERA, 118 K, 41 BB) Easily the best hope for Royals fans hoping to find a young pitcher that can help this club in 2013. Odorizzi has put up acceptable numbers in AAA, especially for a 22 year-old, but he’s averaging less than six innings per start in Omaha and his WHIP has increased dramatically since his promotion while his strikeout numbers have plummeted.
Mike Montgomery (5-9, 5.64 ERA, 91 K, 57 BB) Montgomery has taken the opposite route as Odorizzi this year, putting up a 5.69 ERA in Omaha before getting demoted this summer. Once thought to ...
BEST OF MAXIM
The Royals' recent power surge eight homers over four games in Baltimore probably has fans wondering what it would be like to root for a team that actually hit homers all the time.
The Royals have never really been that kind of team. For most of their existence, the Royals have been at or near the bottom of the league in home runs each season.
And this season is no different...
Bruce Chen is having a bit of a resurgent year in Kansas City, both on the mound and now apparently as a comedian. The Royals right-hander tweeted out a picture of himself from the team's charity golf outing Monday, along with a note about meeting the city's biggest fan. With a textbook case of comedy misdirection, Chen brings the laughs. Check it out in the tweet below....
See why the Royals lefty can't get enough of 'em!
As the 2012 Summer Olympics finally came to an end this weekend, we can now focus back on more important stories.
Such as Kansas City Royals pitcher Bruce Chen crushing on the Dutch women's field hockey team and proclaiming women's field hockey to be his new favorite Olympic sport:
Your browser does not support iframes.
In what will be an unending overanalysis of the debut series for Manny Machado, I decided to take a look at how the Kansas City Royals piched to the Oriole phenom, at least in terms of pitch type.To do this, I broke down percentages of pitch types thrown to Manny Machado by all the Royal pitchers he faced during the 4-game series. To contrast, I also broke down the pitch selection...
After a tough three-game series in Chicago, the Oakland A's find themselves on the outside of the Wild Card spots. The A's pitching staff has had a tough time keeping the ball in the park of late and will be taking on the Kansas City Royals at hitter-friendly Kauffman Stadium. Can the A's get back on-track and back into Wild Card position? Chris Biderman previews the series.
The Royals were promoted back to the Premier League last season and McDermott has been busy strengthening the squad in the hope of ensuring survival.
The likes of Pavel Pogrebnyak and Garath McCleary have been brought in and the 51-year-old manager believes his players are prepared for the challenge ahead.
"Summer has been good. We've signed seven players," McDermott...
Alex Gordon hit two of Kansas City's four home runs, Luis Mendoza took a shutout into the seventh inning and the Royals beat the Baltimore Orioles 7-3 Saturday night after the start of the game was delayed by rain for more than three hours.
Salvador Perez and Billy Butler also connected for the Royals, who have 14 homers in their last seven games. Gordon has nine home runs this...
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Alex Gordon hit two of Kansas City's four home runs, Luis Mendoza took a shutout into the seventh inning and the Royals beat the Baltimore Orioles 7-3 Saturday night after the start of the game was delayed by rain for more than three hours.
Salvador Perez and Billy Butler also connected for the Royals, who have 14 homers in their last seven games. Gordon has...
Royals Seek Nomination For Military Veteran Tribute
Veteran to Fill Buck O’Neil Legacy Seat for Armed Forces Day Festivities
KANSAS CITY, MO (August 14, 2012) – The Kansas City Royals are inviting fans to nominate veterans for the honor of sitting in the club’s Buck O’Neil Legacy Seat during the annual Armed Forces Day celebration presented by Budweiser and the National...