Getting Royals Minor League Info From Pete Grathoff of the KC Star


As the minor league seasons wrapped up, we wanted to check in with Pete Grathoff of the Star to get his input. He does a little bit of everything for the paper, but this season, he’s been the lead on minor league updates.

We discussed Bubba Starling, Jason Adam, Lane Adams, and Hunter Dozier (and some others) with Pete. When our time with him was up, we talked about the names headed to the Arizona Fall League next month and gave a rundown of who we’re excited to see and what those assignments suggest about each player involved.

Later, we got to talking about the moving target of player evaluations and wrapped up by discussing what the winning season might mean for the Royals offseason. Will they be encouraged and see no need to improve or will they make an all-in push and sign some players to upgrade areas of need?

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