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Bubba Up The Royals decided to promote Bubba Starling to AA after a hot early April start for the Kansas centerfielder. It seems a tad early after just 12 games at the High A level this season, just a year after putting up a .218/.304/.338 line at Wilmington in 2014 but Starling does have seven […]
Via Pine Tar Press
April 23, 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

Two-Out Hits Propel Wilmington Blue Rocks To First Win Of Season

MYRTLE BEACH, SC - A breakout night for the offense coupled with a strong start from Cody Reed led the Wilmington Blue Rocks to their first win of the 2015 season, an 8-3 final on Friday night in Myrtle Beach. The Blue Rocks move even at 1-1 on the season with the win, after a 9-1 loss at the hands of the Pelicans on Thursday night. Southpaw Cody Reed took the ball for Wilmington...
Via i70baseball
April 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Royals invite 23 non-roster players to spring training

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Royals have invited 23 non-roster players to spring training, including former fifth overall draft pick Bubba Starling and promising youngsters Miguel Almonte and Raul Mondesi. Starling, who grew up near Kansas City, has struggled in the minor leagues but will get a taste of big league camp. Almonte, a right-hander, and Mondesi, an infielder, are non-drafted...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

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
August 26, 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 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

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

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