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Bubba Starling Will Continue Development In Arizona

Bubba Starling, the Kansas City Royals’ first round draft pick in 2011, will be heading to the Arizona Fall League this year to continue his development.  He will be joined by five other Royals’ prospects in Peoria when the AFL begins play in October. Starling, a prospect that was drafted straight out of high school, has flown under a lot of radars until recently.  His progression...
Via i70baseball
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Mixed Bag 7/25/14

  Polishing the Prospects - Good weeks for Christian Colon and Bubba Starling as the former Top 5 draft picks are trying to polish up there prospect stock after watching it plummet the past few years. For Colon, he's suddenly packed some pop in his bat over his last 37 games hitting .358/.414/.526 during that time with 9 doubles, a triple and 4 home runs (includes major lg...
Via Pine Tar Press
July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Is Bubba Starling starting to find his groove?

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Bubba Starling, the fifth overall pick of the 2011 draft, could finally be starting to reach some of the potential the Royals have been waiting on. Before Tuesday night's game, Starling, 21, ripped off 11 hits in 23 at-bats over a five-game stretch for Class A Wilmington, good enough to be named the Carolina League player of the week. "(Minor-league hitting...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Diamonds in the Rough 06.23.14

A good day for the Affiliates as they went 4-2.HR Call: Bubba Starling (5),  Cam Gallagher (1), Kyle Pollock (1) Pine Tar Press Pitcher of the Day: Christian Binford 6.2 IP  8 H  3 R  0 BB  6 K Pine Tar Press Hitter of the Day: Bubba Starling 2-4  2 R  HR  RBI  BB  Omaha Storm Chasers 2                 El Paso Chihuahuas 6 An error and a wild pitch in the 5th...
Via Pine Tar Press
June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 MLB Draft Profile: Monte Harrison

Monte Harrison, OF 6'2", 195 lbs. B/T R/R Lee's Summit West High School (Lee's Summit, MO) You may have heard a story like this before, but Monte Harrison is a local kid who is a freak athlete and he's also committed to Nebraska to play football. Obviously, the name Bubba Starling will pop into your head, and with good reason, but I think Harrison actually...
Via Pine Tar Press
May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Prospect Watch: Early Fallers

Each weekday during the minor-league season, FanGraphs is providing a status update on multiple rookie-eligible players. Note that Age denotes the relevant prospect’s baseball age (i.e. as of July 1st of the current year); Top-15, the prospect’s place on Marc Hulet’s preseason organizational list; and Top-100, that same prospect’s rank on Hulet’s overall top-100 list...
Via Fangraphs
April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals convinced Bubba Starling's football days are behind him

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Royals prospect Bubba Starling might not be progressing through the minor leagues as quickly as some fans and observers would like, but the Royals say he is far from a bust. And the Royals also say they have no fear any more that Starling will suddenly quit baseball and bolt back to play football at Nebraska, where he had a scholarship offer before signing with...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

The Future is Bright for the Royals

Ending the 2013 baseball season with 86 regular season wins was a 14-win increase from the 2012 season total of 72. Just before the season, the Royals were projected to be around the .500 winning percentage mark for the 2013 season. Anything above that projection was a great accomplishment for the young team. The average age for Kansas City this year was 28.1 years of age. That...
Via i70baseball
January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Tales of the Lexington Legends

The Lexington Legends had been the Low-A affiliate for the Houston Astros for quite some time. Walking around Whitaker Bank Park, you would see images of Hunter Pence and that one time Roger Clemens pitched there. Those images aren’t there anymore after the Astros bolted and the Royals came in. This is a little sad because this would have been the year to see the Low-A Astros team...
Via Fangraphs
April 15, 2013  |  Discuss
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