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The Gonzo Lounge>***Official 2021 Royals Season Repository Thread***
ChiefsCountry 12:01 PM 01-07-2021
For all things Royals for the new year.

Free Agent Signings:
Carlos Santana
Mike Minor
Michael Taylor
Ervin Santana

Top 10 Prospects:
1 Bobby Witt Jr., SS
2 Asa Lacy, LHP
3 Daniel Lynch, LHP
4 Jackson Kowar, RHP
5 Erick Pena, OF
6 Nick Loftin, SS
7 Kyle Isbel, OF
8 Khali Lee, OF
9 Jonathan Bowlan, RHP
10 Carlos Hernedez, RHP
KChiefs1 10:46 AM 02-11-2021
Originally Posted by bsp4444:
Who’s playing third base this year?
Hunter Dozier
duncan_idaho 10:55 AM 02-11-2021
I'm high on Khalil Lee. I love his athleticism and raw tools. He has had some trouble with swing and miss, and his GB rate was really high. For him, it's all about tapping into his raw power (he's one of those 50-raw guys whose game power plays down).

He is not an insignificant price to pay. If it clicks, you could be looking at a guy who hits .260/.360/.500 in the majors.

But Benintendi, if the 2019 September is a fluke, is absolutely a high upside risk worth taking.

Prior to September 2019, Benintendi is a career .282/.358/.450 hitter. You absolutely hit that guy in the top 1-2 of the lineup.
nicksdad 11:05 AM 02-11-2021
lifelong Chiefs fan living in new England so also sox fan. Bennie seems like a good buy low candidate for you. on the other hand Bloom has done a pretty good job at extracting prospects ( Tampa alumni) in most of his deals so far. Bennie seemed like a ten year plug and play guy who somehow lost his approach at the plate entirely. change of scene and playing for a new contract may help. the only negative ( besides his last 2 1/2 seasons is that he had a reputation early on as kind of a douche / know it all . when he was going good this was a cockiness that allowed him to step in and flourish quickly. when his numbers tanked people questioned whether he was uncoachable . the talent is there but he needs to turn it around. that could very well happen in KC.
Prison Bitch 11:09 AM 02-11-2021
ZiPS war:

2021. AB 1.6 Franchy 1.1
2022. AB 1.6, Franchy 0.9

Worse: That’s projecting 500 PA for AB, 275 for Franchy.

That’s an ugly projection for KC. We better be getting the old AB and not the one of the past two seasons.
nicksdad 11:11 AM 02-11-2021
2 and a half. he was an all star for the first half of 2018 but pretty much sucked the second half
Deberg_1990 11:41 AM 02-11-2021
I smell 70 wins. Woohoo!
duncan_idaho 11:50 AM 02-11-2021
Originally Posted by nicksdad:
2 and a half. he was an all star for the first half of 2018 but pretty much sucked the second half
He was excellent in 2019 save for September (last month), though. That 2018 second-half slide didn't carry over to 2019.
nicksdad 12:12 PM 02-11-2021
no need to quibble. career high SO, career low BB, career low WAR in 2019. in any event a guy with talent and good low buy for KCR
KChiefs1 12:13 PM 02-11-2021

New at The Changeup: A look at the Andrew Benintendi trade and the #Royals' efforts to contend:

— The Changeup ⚾️ (@The_Changeup) February 11, 2021

KChiefs1 12:14 PM 02-11-2021

Andrew Benintendi Trade Grades
Royals: B+
Mets: B
Red Sox: B-for now, could change after 3 PTBNL are named- NN

— SN Sports (@thesn_sports) February 11, 2021

KChiefs1 12:15 PM 02-11-2021

Which two players do you believe the #Royals will send to #Boston to complete the Benintendi trade? #MLB #RedSox #Benintendi #SpringTraining

— Kings of Kauffman (@KingsofKauffman) February 11, 2021

KChiefs1 12:17 PM 02-11-2021

The #Royals make a close-to-Spring Training splash in February and acquire Andrew Benintendi from the #RedSox in a 3-team deal with the #Mets. KC correspondent @MKelley_ND takes an in-depth look at the centerpiece of this trade. #WooPig

— Prospects1500 (@Prospects1500) February 11, 2021

KChiefs1 12:18 PM 02-11-2021

��️ New #HeadlinePod reacting to Wednesday night's MLB trade with @alec_lewis & @jcmccaffrey...

⚾️ How does Benintendi fit into the #Royals timeline
⚾️ Bloom's Boston rebuild continues
⚾️ How will #RedSox fans remember Benintendi?

Listen FREE!

— Tim McMaster (@TimMMcMaster) February 11, 2021

KChiefs1 02:48 PM 02-11-2021
The rookies most likely to make each American League team out of spring training

Kansas City Royals

Jackson Kowar is probably the rookie most likely to make the Royals out of spring training, because he’s got the ability to impact their bullpen right out of the chute. Kowar’s fastball-changeup combination is deadly and the fact he can control both pitches makes him major-league ready. His changeup is a legitimate wipeout pitch and one of the best in the game. His fastball is in the mid-90s and there is a 10 mph differential between the two offerings. He also has an average curveball he can mix in.

Daniel Lynch is the Royals rookie starting pitcher closest to the major leagues, but he’ll probably begin the year in Triple A. However, don’t sleep on him making the team if he’s able to put together a dominant spring training. Lynch has a 97 mph fastball to go along with an above-average slider and changeup with the curveball being his fourth pitch. He’s made a lot of progress at the alternate site in terms of improving his mechanics which should lead to improved command — and that will be the key to him making the team out of spring training.
dlphg9 03:04 PM 02-11-2021
I really hate giving up Khalil Lee. Really fucking hate it.
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