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Royals Could Catch a Prospect in the Draft

The Royals are well positioned to add plenty of talent to an already deep farm system this draft and international signing period with or without the Ervin Santana comp pick thanks in part to MLB's addition of the competitive balance draft.  With at least two and maybe three picks in the first 45 picks of the draft and international spending money available to them the Royals should look at drafting or sign ...

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Scouting Royals’ Draft Picks: Hope, Rockett, and Dziedzic

As draft picks are starting to sign and short season ball has begun, I wanted to continue to look at some draft picks by the Royals. So in this post, using videos available on Youtube, I'll look at three more picks made by the Royals with some short notes based on the videos of each. Carter Hope 3rd round Pitcher out of the Woodlands High School in Texas. Via LandThief ...

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Scouting Royals’ Draft Picks: Conlon and Stubbs

With the draft concluding on Saturday and the Super Regionals going on at the same time, baseball fans are given the unique opportunity of being to immediately see a few of the players that were drafted by their teams. The Royals drafted two different first baseman from college programs currently playing in the Super Regionals. Shane Conlon (624th overall) Kansas State 1B A lefty hitting Junior, Conlon does ...

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Scouting the Draft: Rule 4 Top 50 Prospects

1. Jonathan Gray RHP Oklahoma University          Top shelf fastball, nasty slider; promise for 3 plus pitch mix, workhorse top of the rotation ceiling. 2. Mark Appel RHP Stanford University         Plus-Plus fastball, deceptive plus change, more aggressive this season.  Top of the rotation ceiling. 3. Kris Bryant IF/OF San Diego University        Light tower power with solid contact, chance for overall plu ...

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Scouting the Draft: Jonathan Gray

Jonathan Gray 6' 4" 245      RHP R/R     University of Oklahoma Length of Views: 3 years     Number of Views: 7 OFP: 68 Grades: FB: 8/8                  Agility: EX SL: 7/8                  Dedication: EX CH: 4/6                 Phys. Maturity: EX CNT: 5/6               Mental Maturity: GD CMD: 4/6 Description: He has a large thick athletic build. He has cleaned up since the last encounter, more imposing wi ...

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Some Notes on Oral Roberts and Oklahoma State Prospects

I was planning on going to see a high school game last night and one of the area's top prospects, but weather didn't cooperate and I haven't posted anything here in a while, so in this post I will look at a few players from an Oral Roberts versus Oklahoma State game that was on my television. Each team had one position player that showed up in Baseball America's prospect listings in their conference preview ...

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Scott Silverstein and Bryan Radziewski Pitch Data

On Saturday, the Universities of Virginia and Miami played an ACC baseball game that I got on television. Since the broadcast had a radar gun, I decided to put all the pitches by the two starting pitchers, Scott Silverstein and Bryan Radziewski, in a spreadsheet, and if nothing else, get a better look at their velocities. If you want to view the spreadsheet, you can by following this link, but I will just e ...

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Kansas City Royals Draft Breakdown – Rounds 31-40

31st Rd Hayden Edwards 943rd Pick RHP, 6'9, 185 lb. Blue Valley (HS) Kansas By Greg Schaum Hayden is your classic projectable high school arm. He is committed to the University of Kansas. An all-stater in 2011 he went 7-1 with a 1.90 ERA while playing for Coach Matt Ortman's squad. Played summer ball with the KC Barnstormers run by coach Karl Carswell who went to Shawnee Mission West and NC State and also h ...

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Final 2012 MLB Mock Draft (Royals picks from round one til round 40)

Here it is....the final mock draft for the 2012 MLB draft. This is not a great draft but there are plenty of solid top tier players and I think some value players and sleepers throughout the draft. This will be the first year of the draft uner the new agreement. How will teams budget? A player like a Kevin Gausman could blow over half a team's overall he worth it? Hat tip to resources like baseb ...

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First Annual PTP Writer Mock Draft

We here at Pine Tar Press love the draft and thought we would be giving you a fun look at how it would unfold if we were running it. ¬†We'll be updating this during the day so comeback and check it out. Live Draft Chat Darin Watson - AL West Greg Schaum - AL Central Zach Mortimer - AL East Clint Scoles - NL West Ty Yougfelt - NL Central David Lesky - NL East   #1 Houston Astros GM Darin Watson - Mark Ap ...

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Organized Chaos: A Look Back at the 2003 MLB Draft

By Derek Johannsen @DerekJohannsen In 2003 I was an intern with the Royals.  I split time between media relations and baseball operations.  I was lucky enough to be in the room during the draft.  I got to do a little work on the 2003 MLB draft at the behest of Allard Baird and Deric Ladnier.  However, don’t get me wrong, I had absolutely nothing to do with the selections or input into the process.  I was 22 ...

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UPDATED Greg Schaum’s 2012 Mock Draft picks 1-60

Kyle Zimmer Hat tip to resources like baseballamerica, , espn highschool, SB nation, Jonathan Mayo, Baseball Prospect Report, and the excellent MLB draft insider...also  twitter, your favorite friend anonymous scouts, a pair of agents, and some coaches Special thanks to Perfect Game for giving me a better idea of where to align these players in terms of round and also to introducing me to high school player ...

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Kansas City Royals Mock Draft Rounds 5 and 6

Hat tip to resources like baseballamerica, , espn highschool, SB nation, Jonathan Mayo, Baseball Prospect Report, and the excellent MLB draft insider...also  twitter, your favorite friend anonymous scouts, a pair of agents, and some coaches Special thanks to Perfect Game Remember this is a reference sheet based off the crazy notes I take every year...I just thought i would share with you sll Royals 4th roun ...

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2012 MLB Draft 5 Spot; Possible picks for the Royals in the MLB Draft

With the 2012 MLB draft just a week away it is time to focus on how the Royals can improve their future.  The new rules will play a factor in who the Royals should look at but considering the state of the franchise Kansas City should stick primarily with pitchers in the first three rounds of this years MLB draft. . 1st Round #5 Overall Pick Kevin Gausman - The LSU right-hander is finishing extremely strong ...

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2012 MLB Draft Look: RHP Michael Wacha Texas A&M

Michael Wacha 6'6 205 7/1/91 Iowa City, Iowa HS Pleasant Grove HS ( Texarkana, TX ) Stats and Facts: HS: 2008- 16-3 record and team won State Championship All State 2009- 6-3 record 3 year letterman basketball National Honors Society Younger brother Lucas was a star HS LB who has committed to Wyoming College: Freshman: 25 G, 10 GS, 9-2, 2.90 e.r.a, 97 K, 22 BB, 106 IP Freshman All American, Honorable Mentio ...

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2012 MLB draft look: Kevin Gausman P LSU

Kevin Gausman 6'4 185 RH Centennial, Colorado Grandview HS Louisiana State University Stats and Facts: High School So- 5-2 2.79, 43K 40 IP JR- 7-2 2.15, 71K 48 IP SR- 9-2 3.12, 88K/14 BB 2 times All State Selection, 2 time Perfect Game All American 2009 Under Armour and AFLAC All American Gold Medal USA Junior National Team 6th round Los Angeles Dodgers 2010 Brother Brian pitched at New Mexico State Univers ...

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2012 MLB draft look: Mike Zunino C Florida

Mike Zunino 6-2 220 Facts and Stats: Mariner HS (Cape Coral, Florida) Hit .457 as a junior with 10 HR and 32 RBI Participated in the AFLAC HS All American game at Dodger stadium Hit .464 with 12 HR and 37 RBI as a senior 30th round pick by the A's 2009 The University of Florida: Hit .267/.314 as a freshman with 9 HR and 41 RBI Hit .371/.442 as a sophomore with 19 HR and 67 RBI Batted .422 with 8 HR in 116 A ...

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