Royals Rookie lefty Will Smith needed just 86 pitches to record his 1st major League shutout. He absolutely dominated the Oakland As by allowing 7 hits striking out 6 and inducing 5 inning ending double plays.
Royals right hander Felipe Paulino has continued to struggle so I have decided that he will remain down there for 3 more starts allowing Smith to continue to start. This was not a decision based on Smith's performance but on the performance of Felipe Paulino who's job it was ... Read More
After giving a strong year in A ball last year, Jake Odorizzi started there again and absolutely dominated. He forced my organization's hand and we promoted him to AA to allow Tim Mellville to develop as a reliever.
After hit .888 with 1 homerun and 10 RBIs at NWA (North West Arkansas) with the Naturals in 68 at bats, Cain has been promoted to AAA to get around 60 at bats at which point he will return. A corresponding roster move will be decided at that time.
LHP Will Smith, made his debut against the Yankees and pitched incredibly, going 6 innings, allowing 3 earned runs over 7 hits and striking out four. He has a decent 2 seam fastball that can get most Major League hitters out an incredible curveball with tight break that comes in between 78-84 mph and a decent changeup and a waste pitch slider. After leading the Royals AA team the Naturals in wins last year, I started him there again to have him improve his command of the changeup and slider. After ... Read More
Finally got my Royals Franchise up and going, the team is pretty much the same except for a few minor moves:
Chris Getz optioned to AAA for Johnny Giavotella
Bryan Pena Optioned to AAA for Blake Wood
Mitch Maier optioned to AAA for Irving Falu
Lorenzo Cain to AA for rehab assignment for Derrick Robinson
Felipe Paulino optioned to AAA for Will Smith
Im not even at the trade deadline but I already created a blockbuster by sending Billy Butler and ... Read More