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The latest updates on Bobby Witt Jr.

Keeping tabs on the No. 7 prospect
11:02 PM CDT

May 7: Collects hit in shortened game Bobby Witt Jr. went 1-for-2 with a single, a strikeout and a hit-by-pitch Friday as Double-A Northwest Arkansas completed just five innings. His lone hit came in what would ultimately become the final inning. Gameday »

These 5 AL Central prospects ready for bigs

@anne__rogers
May 6, 2021

The Minor League season is off and running, giving teams a wide pool of prospects who are vying for an opportunity at the Major League level at some point. Some are knocking on the door already, while others could use this season to force their way onto big league rosters

Notes: Kowar, prospects impress; Salvy's HR

@anne__rogers
May 5, 2021

KANSAS CITY -- The Minor League season is back, and that’s a cause for celebration all around baseball, including Kansas City. The Royals rely heavily on their player development, and while the front office lauded the work that players and staff at the alternate training site put in last year,

'It's promising': Lynch solid in KC debut

@anne__rogers
May 4, 2021

KANSAS CITY -- Daniel Lynch felt like he could barely see as he ran out to the mound in front of nearly 7,000 fans at Kauffman Stadium on Monday night. He took a few deep breaths and steadied himself as he threw the first pitch of his big league career,

What to expect from Daniel Lynch

@SamDykstraMiLB
May 3, 2021

The Royals have been aggressive with sending their top prospects to the Majors in recent years. Last season alone saw the club give 2018 first-rounder Brady Singer the start in just its second game of the campaign. It also promoted 2019 Minor League strikeout leader Kris Bubic ahead of schedule,

Royals tab Lynch for MLB debut

@anne__rogers
May 2, 2021

Near the end of last season, as Daniel Lynch wrapped up his summer and fall pitching in intrasquad games and scrimmages and bullpens without facing an opponent with a different jersey than him, he came to a realization. He was ready for the big leagues. As Lynch, the Royals’ top

Royals announce Minor League rosters

@anne__rogers
April 29, 2021

With the Minor League season less than a week away, the Royals announced preliminary rosters for their four affiliates on Thursday, headlined by the club’s top prospect and No. 7 prospect in baseball, shortstop Bobby Witt Jr., who will start the season at Double-A Northwest Arkansas when the season begins

Where Royals' top prospects will start season

@SamDykstraMiLB
April 29, 2021

With the 2021 Minor League season about to get started, here's a look at where the Royals' Top 30 prospects are projected to start the season:

Fun facts for every Low-A East team

Explore a sprawling league that includes Augusta, Zebulon and plenty in-between
@BensBiz
April 26, 2021

After undergoing a substantial reorganization, Minor League Baseball is embarking upon a new era in 2021. There are now 120 teams competing in 11 newly named leagues, comprising four levels of play (Triple-A, Double-A, High-A and Low-A). This is the ninth in a series of league-by-league articles, highlighting one unique

Royals Minor League Spring Training report

@SamDykstraMiLB
April 23, 2021

The player in question isn't even around -- he's off playing games in Arkansas, Ohio, Kentucky and shortly his home state of Texas -- yet he's discussed daily in Arizona. One would imagine PTI-style debate shows around the Minor League facility, or if we let the imagination run a little

Fun facts for all 12 High-A Central teams

A dozen teams, six states and plenty of interesting nuggets from America's heartland
@BensBiz
April 14, 2021

After undergoing a substantial reorganization, Minor League Baseball is embarking upon a new era in 2021. There are now 120 teams competing in 11 newly named leagues, comprising four levels of play (Triple-A, Double-A, High-A and Low-A). This is the sixth in a series of league-by-league articles, highlighting one unique

Fun facts for all 10 Double-A Central teams

Stan the Man, prairie dogs, possums, burger-inspired ballparks and so much more
@BensBiz
April 5, 2021

After undergoing a substantial reorganization, Minor League Baseball is embarking upon a new era in 2021. There are now 120 teams competing in 11 newly named leagues, comprising four levels of play (Triple-A, Double-A, High-A and Low-A). This is the third in a series of league-by-league articles, highlighting one unique

Isbel, Brentz take in 1st big league moments

@anne__rogers
April 1, 2021

KANSAS CITY -- All Kyle Isbel knew was that he was going on the charter flight to Kansas City from Surprise, Ariz., on Monday. The Royals’ outfielder didn’t know if it meant he would open the season with the big league club or at the alternate training site, just that

Notes: Mondesi on IL; Isbel incoming

Royals recall Lopez from Triple-A in corresponding move
@anne__rogers
March 31, 2021

KANSAS CITY -- Adalberto Mondesi will open the season on the injured list because of a right oblique strain, the Royals announced Wednesday, placing the starting shortstop on the 10-day IL. In a corresponding move, Kansas City recalled Nicky Lopez from Triple-A Omaha the day before opening the regular season

One fun fact for all 20 Triple-A East teams

From nachos to noodles to nuns, a celebration of Minor League Baseball's largest circuit
@BensBiz
March 29, 2021

After undergoing a substantial reorganization, Minor League Baseball is embarking upon a new era in 2021. There are now 120 teams competing in 11 newly-named leagues, comprising four levels of play (Triple-A, Double-A, High-A and Low-A). This is the first in a series of league-by-league articles, highlighting one unique fact

Isbel turns heads with spring development

Royals' No. 5 prospect still in mix for Major League roster spot
@anne__rogers
March 28, 2021

Royals outfield prospect Kyle Isbel scuffled through his most recent Minor League season, dealing with hamstring issues that set him back and limited him to just 59 games between rookie ball and Class-A Advanced. The canceled Minor League season in 2020 prevented him from taking the next step in the

Tillo looking forward amid long TJ rehab

@anne__rogers
March 25, 2021

Every morning at the Royals’ Spring Training facility in Surprise, Ariz., Daniel Tillo and a few of his teammates make the trek from the clubhouse to the tent that sits at the very back of the complex, in between two back fields. There, they find a piece of paper with

Witt raked; what about other KC prospects?

@anne__rogers
March 24, 2021

One of the unique parts about Spring Training is that teams get to bring in their young prospects for Major League camp, giving them the experience of competing around big league players and in big league Spring Training games. The Royals put an emphasis on bringing in veteran players this

Witt Jr. sent down, to open '21 in Minors

@anne__rogers
March 22, 2021

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- The Royals officially reassigned top prospect Bobby Witt Jr. to Minor League camp on Monday morning, signaling that the young infielder will not make the Opening Day roster out of Spring Training. The club also reassigned three others ranked among the Royals' Top 30 Prospects as ranked

Notes: Isbel makes OF case; Duffy; Davis

@anne__rogers
March 20, 2021

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Thanks to the Statcast setup at Salt River Fields, Kyle Isbel's leadoff home run in the Royals’ 6-6 tie with the D-backs on Saturday did more than pass the eye test -- it gave some definitive data. It went a projected 428 feet with an exit velocity

KC 'open-minded' on Witt Jr. making roster

@anne__rogers
March 17, 2021

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- The Royals are being “open-minded” when it comes to whether No. 7 overall prospect Bobby Witt Jr. should break camp with the big league team, general manager Dayton Moore said Tuesday. In an interview on Fantasy Alarm before the Royals’ 13-0 loss to the Mariners at Surprise

Marsh moving up KC prospect rankings

@anne__rogers
March 16, 2021

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Alec Marsh had never felt adrenaline like he had pitching on the mound in big league camp this year. First it was the right-hander’s first live batting practice, facing just a few of the Royals regulars -- Andrew Benintendi, Michael A. Taylor, Adalberto Mondesi and Carlos Santana.

Here are the Royals' 2021 Top 30 Prospects

@anne__rogers
March 16, 2021

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- The Royals saw the first two of their loaded 2018 Draft class reach the Major Leagues in 2020, with right-hander Brady Singer and left-hander Kris Bubic graduating from MLB Pipeline’s Top 30 Prospects list in their rookie seasons. More figure to follow. Kansas City seems to be

Notes: Witt Jr. dazzles; Singer passes LA test

@anne__rogers
March 15, 2021

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- First it was the 12-pitch walk to lead off Sunday night’s game. Then it was scoring from second on an infield error. Then he launched a home run to deep left field. Bobby Witt Jr., playing at second base, put on a show once again in Sunday

Notes: Lynch in command; Junis; Duffy

@anne__rogers
March 13, 2021

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- When Daniel Lynch found out he was going to start his first Cactus League game this spring, instead of coming out of the bullpen like he did in two previous outings, he was able to do his normal starting routine. And the lefty feels like it paid