Kyle Zimmer Remains Loyal To Royals
The Royals stuck with the 2012 first-rounder through a litany of injuries; now Zimmer can repay that loyalty after an intense offseason training regimen.
Royals Go Back To The Rule 5 Well
The Royals doubled up on Rule 5 picks, taking Sam McWilliams and Chris Ellis, with the hope that one or both can duplicate the results of Brad Keller.
Grant Gavin Chases Life-Long Dream
The Kansas City native grew up a Royals fan and took another step toward his goal of pitching off the Kauffman Stadium mound in 2018.
Scott Blewett Earns His 40-Man Spot
Blewett sharpened his delivery and stuff at Double-A in the second half and wanted to keep pitching in the Arizona Fall League.
Nick Heath Knows Speed Is His Game
The 24-year-old raised his stock in the Arizona Fall League by doing what he does best: getting on base, stealing bags and scoring runs.
Kyle Isbel Intrigues With His Versatility
The first position player drafted by the Royals in 2018, Isbel can play all three outfield spots and has dabbled at second base.
Arnaldo Hernandez Bursts Onto The Radar
The Venezuelan righty earned a permanent role at Triple-A by throwing strikes and operating with three quality pitches.
Daniel Lynch Boosts Stock With Velocity Spike
First-round lefthander Daniel Lynch has thrown harder at low Class A Lexington in his pro debut than he did as a Virginia junior.
Nicky Lopez Continues Meteoric Rise
Lopez admires short, scrappy stars like Jose Altuve and Dustin Pedroia, and he just might be the Royals' second baseman of the future.
Khalil Lee Shows All Five Tools In Carolina League
A pair of outfielders lead the system's next wave of talent, led by tooled-up Khalil Lee, the Best Player in our midseason update.