Crow Looks To Shake Off Rust In Second Season
Royals 2009 first-round pick Aaron Crow looks to rebound after struggling in his minor league debut last season.
Robinson Lacks Path To Big Leagues
Even after winning the Texas League triple crown last season, Clint Robinson remains blocked at the big league level.
Dwyer Proves He’s No Passing Fancy
Chris Dwyer emerges as an ace with the Royals after passing on a football career.
Pucetas Finds Opportunity In Change
Kevin Pucetas looks to make a name for himself with Kansas City after being dealt by the Giants.
Royals’ Sandford Has Speed To Burn
People in the Royals organization have a long-running debate over whether Jarrod Dyson or Derrick Robinson is the fastest player in the organization. The answer is: none of the above.
Royals’ Teaford Turns Things Around
Everett Teaford is a much better prospect than he was six months ago.
Royals’ Montgomery Healthy After Summer Scare
Mike Montgomery was having his third consecutive banner season when he felt discomfort in his left arm.
What May Be
Lucas May always envisioned reaching the big leagues as a shortstop. But he broke through with the Royals as a catcher.
Moustakas Highlights Banner Year In Royals System
Mike Moustakas, John Lamb and Clint Robinson were some of the brightest spots in a banner year for the Royals farm system.
Long Time Coming
A new approach at the plate helped outfielder Jai Miller turn the corner in Triple-A after a rough start to the season, and he finally got a shot in the big leagues.
Cheslor Cuthbert, a major international signee for the Royals last year, was the star of extended spring training.
Royals Midseason Report
Mike Moustakas wins best player, Derrick Robinson earned biggest leap forward, Noel Arguelles tabbed biggest disappointment.
Royals Pick Colon To Build Infield Of The Future
By picking Cal State Fullerton shortstop Christian Colon fourth overall, the Royals feel they have selected three-quarters of their future infield with first-round picks in the past four drafts.
Hernandez Starts Over Again With Royals
Gaby Hernandez hopes to stick in Kansas City, the righthander's fifth organization in six years.
Infielder Jeff Bianchi's career seemed back on track again until spring training. Bianchi, a 2005 second-round pick out of Lampeter (Pa.) High, had season-ending Tommy John surgery in March. He also had shoulder surgery in 2006.
On The Lamb
Heading out of the 2007 high school season, lefthander John Lamb looked like a possible first-round pick. That changed in February 2008, when Lamb was in a car accident. Lamb missed his senior season and dropped off many scouts' radar screens, but the Royals stayed on him, selected him in the fifth round of the 2008 draft and signed him for $165,000. Now he's the No. 7 prospect in the system.
Hiatus Over For Hayenga
Keaton Hayenga sat out two seasons with shoulder woes but got back on track in 2009.
Noel Arguelles Was Royals Most Significant Signing This Winter
The Royals' most significant free agent signing this offseason was not catcher Jason Kendall or outfielder Scott Podsednik, but little known lefthander Noel Arguelles.
The Royals picked up another Braves prospect, selecting lefthander Edgar Osuna in the Rule 5 draft.