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Sunday Notes: Braves, Phillies, Starling, Dombrowski, Japan, more

A few days ago, the Braves traded Cameron Maybin to the Tigers for a pair of promising-but-unproven pitchers. Predictably, the deal elicited mostly angst from Atlanta fans. Not Andrelton-level angst, but enough that yet a few more foam tomahawks hit the bottoms of wastebaskets. Put another way, the camel hasn’t collapsed, but his back is starting to sag something awful. Youth movement...
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November 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Starling among six Royals minor leaguers headed to Arizona Fall League

The Kansas City Royals announced Tuesday that six players from their minor league system as well as pitching coach Carlos Reyes and athletic trainer James Stone will participate in the 2015 Arizona Fall League. Royals farmhands who will play in the league include right-handed pitchers Andrew Edwards, Kevin McCarthy and Brooks Pounders, catcher Zane Evans, infielder Ramon Torres and...
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September 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Royals’ Bubba Starling Hits For Cycle

While the Royals have made some bold acquisitions over the past few days trying to enhance their chances at winning their first World Series title in 30 years, one prospect had himself a night to remember on Tuesday. Bubba Starling, the Royals’ number five prospect according to the updated rankings, went 4-5, hitting for the cycle while driving in three runs and also scoring...
Via Baseball Essential
July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Royals prospect Bubba Starling exits game on cart

Royals prospect Bubba Starling left Saturday's game for Double-A Northwest Arkansas on a cart after crashing into the outfield wall. Starling also lost his glove on the play, during which he attempted to rob a home run. According to Naturals manager Vance Wilson, Starling suffered a bruised knee, likening the injury to a catcher taking a foul tip. Starling, who was a first-round...
Via FOX Sports
July 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals trade rumors: Bubba Starling edition

( The Kansas City Royals have had the league’s best bullpen for the last two seasons and don’t look to lose their grip anytime season. However, with inconsistent play from starting pitchers this season and numerous injuries to go along with that, the bullpen’s work load can be taxing at times and eventually will need to be relieved by a stretch of strong starts from...
June 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Royals prospect Bubba Starling promoted after hot start at Wilmington

Bubba Starling is off to a hot start in the minors -- so hot, that it's already earned him a promotion. The Royals outfield prospect has been promoted from Class-A Wilmington to Double-A Northwest Arkansas, according to Starling, the fifth overall pick of the 2011 Draft, was hitting .386 with a 1.084 OPS. He had two home runs and 12 RBIs in only 12 games with the Blue Rocks...
Via FOX Sports
April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Goose’s Take – Bubba Starling, Bad Royals Pitching and the Amazing Lorenzo Cain

The Royals dropped the final game of the series to the Twins, though they did still manage to win the series. The depressing thing is, 3 of their 4 losses have come at the hands of the Twins. Thats how baseball goes sometimes I guess.     -Bubba Starling is getting the call to head to AA NW Arkansas. His numbers have looked a little funny all year, primarily because of his...
Via Royals Blue
April 23, 2015  |  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 coordinator...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
June 25, 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 has a better shot...
Via Pine Tar Press
May 27, 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

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