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Royals Review: Weekend Rumblings - News for March 23, 2019
Weekend Rumblings - News for March 23, 2019
"Last year, it was arguable that Arteaga had the best spring of anyone in camp," Yost said last week. "And this year, you can make the case he is having the best camp of anyone."
Arteaga has been so good that he just might sneak onto the opening-day roster. It's a prospect he doesn't even want to think about.
"I feel like it's close," he said. "But I just got to wait."
Lynn Worthy writes about the trio of young pitching prospects in the system - Brady Singer, Jackson Kowar, and Daniel Lynch.
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Royals Review: Royals Rumblings for March 22, 2019
Moore also said the organization didn't have nearly enough starting pitching depth to feel comfortable, though he pointed to Foster Griffin, Scott Blewett and Arnaldo Hernandez (Blewett and Hernandez are on the 40-man roster) as players who the front office has kept close tabs on as starter candidates.
How does Moore balance the overall lack of starting pitching depth with moving starter Ian Kennedy into the bullpen?
"You look at where can this particular pitcher be utilized to be in a dominant role," Moore said. "We felt that when we look at Ian Kennedy, he can really be exceptional in a relief role.
Royals Review: OOTP 20 Simulates the 2019 Royals
Today marks the official release date of Out of the Park Baseball 20. As an assistant on the game, I get access to all beta versions. I decided release day was a perfect time to run an 'official' simulation for Royals fans to see what the team might have in store for them this season. Anyone familiar with probability understands that you need more than one sample to make any serious assessments. This is purely for fun and entertainment, something to satisfy fans as spring training winds down and we chomp at the bit for the regular season.
Kansas City Star: Royals bring Lucas Duda back to the fold as an option off the bench and at first base
First baseman Lucas Duda has a pair of 30-home run seasons under his belt, but he has also played for four major-league clubs in the previous two seasons, including the Royals.
With the Royals exploring options on how to fill out their 25-man roster headed into next week's season opener, they decided to bring Duda back into the fold on a minor-league contract on Friday. He joined the team in big-league camp in Arizona.
"Any role that (manager Ned Yost) puts me in I'll be able to hopefully help the team out," Duda said. "Whatever he says, I'm in for.
Wichita Eagle: Royals' Alex Gordon leaves game with calf tightness as Homer Bailey handcuffs Giants
Royals right-hander Homer Bailey looked as sharp and efficient as he has all spring training, in what's likely his final start before the regular season begins.
Bailey needed just 76 pitches to get through six innings and set the tone for a 15-3 Royals win over the San Francisco Giants split squad in front of an announced 7,191 at Surprise Stadium on Friday night.
"Me and (catcher) Martin (Maldonado) were kind of just on the same page, and I just kind of made some pitches here and there," Bailey said. "Two walks, a hanging slider that got hit out, but for the most part I felt like we were pretty efficient, going through guys pretty quick.
Royals Review: Spring Training Game 29: Giants vs. Royals
San Francisco Giants (11-12) @ Kansas City Royals (16-12)
Madison Bumgarner (1-2, 5.79 ERA) vs. Homer Bailey (0-1, 4.91 ERA)
First Pitch- 8:05 CT
Surprise Stadium, Surprise Stadium
- Royals signed 1B Lucas Duda to a minor league deal per the Royals earlier today
- Danny Duffy is open to pitching out of the bullpen once he returns according to Jeffrey Flanagan
- Royals optioned C Meibrys Viloria to Double-A Northwest Arkansas per Rustin Dodd
- Maldonado makes his second start of the spring, batting 8th
- SP Jon Perrin suspended 50 games for violating the Minor League Drug Prevention Program according to Flanagan.
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Wichita Eagle: Royals arming for future with Brady Singer, Daniel Lynch and Jackson Kowar
Royals veteran Danny Duffy recognizes the signs, the buzz inside the organization, about what the future might hold. He has paid enough attention to know the impact of what may hit Kansas City in the next few seasons.
Duffy, the left-handed pitcher selected in the third round of baseball's draft in 2007, looks at the young talent in the club's farm system -- highlighted by last year's pitcher-heavy draft class -- and gets the sense that a sequel is coming to the movie in which he once played a key role.
This time around, the Royals tabbed a trio of potential leading men in the first round of last June's draft: 6-foot-5 right-hander Brady Singer of Florida; 6-4 Virginia lefty Daniel Lynch; and Singer's former college teammate and 6-6 right-hander Jackson Kowar.
Royals Review: Royals sign Lucas Duda to a minor league deal
The Royals announced they have signed first baseman Lucas Duda to a minor league deal. Duda had been in camp with the Minnesota Twins but opted out of his contract when he was told he would not be on the Opening Day roster. In 13 spring training games, Duda hit .258/.395/.355 with three doubles and seven walks. The 33-year old was signed by the Royals to a one-year deal last year and hit .242/.310/.413 with 13 home runs in 87 games before he was sold to the Atlanta Braves.
The signing is a curious one since the Royals are in a rebuild and should be looking for young players to add to the roster.