Royals News & Notes

Coming off six innings of no-hit baseball in his last start, Chris Young single-handedly beat Milwaukee on Tuesday night.

Royals right-hander Chris Young pitching on the backfields during spring training 2015 (Jen Nevius).

Royals right-hander Chris Young pitching on the backfields during spring training 2015 (Jen Nevius).

Not only did Young throw seven scoreless innings (five hits, no walks, and three strikeouts), but he also had two singles and drove in three runs.

The Royals beat the Brewers 7-2 and moved three games ahead of both Minnesota and Detroit.

 

The Royals announced that they signed 28 of their 41 MLB Draft picks. The highest pick that they signed was second rounder Josh Staumont (a right-handed pitcher). They also signed third rounder Anderson Miller (an outfielder) and fellow outfielder Roman Collins (fifth round).

They signed their 7-12 round picks, their 14th round pick, and their 16-19 round picks. They also signed their 21-27 round picks and their 29-35 round picks. Both players from George Mason signed (Luke Willis and Jake Kalish).

In the minors…

Double-A NW Arkansas needs to win just one more game out of their next six to clinch the first half North Division title in the Texas League. The Naturals are 5.5 games up on second place Arkansas.

High-A Wilmington can clinch the Northern Division title in the Carolina League tonight with a victory in their series finale with Salem and losses by both Frederick and Lynchburg. The Blue Rocks are four games up with five to go.

Low-A Lexington was eliminated from the South Atlantic League first half title.

Idaho Falls (rookie ball) announced their Opening Day roster for the 2015 season, which begins tomorrow. It is funny how they announced that 6th round pick Cody Jones of TCU will be manning the outfield for the Chukars. However, Jones has not signed yet due to the fact that TCU is still playing in the College World Series.

A few names to keep an eye on during the Chukars season: Italy’s Marten Gasperini, catchers Pedro Gonzalez and Kyle Pollock (Pollock played 22 games with the Legends this year), lefty Hunter Haynes (who missed the 2014 season), and Tripp Davis (who pitched in Double-A in 2014). Five 2015 draft picks will start their professional careers in IF (Brian Bayliss, Matt Portland, Drew Milligan, Collins, and Nicholas Dini).

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About Jen Nevius

I first became a KC Royals fan way back in 1995 when I attended my first Wilmington Blue Rocks game. I fell in love with minor league baseball then and began following the Royals as former Blue Rocks clawed their way to the big leagues. 3+ years ago I started covering the Royals for Aerys Sports, but since the site has been shut down, I am going out on my own.
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