It’s going to be a while before KC Royals baseball returns to our lives. Here are some things you can follow in the meantime to keep busy.
If things proceeded on a “business as usual” route, we’d be merely a few days away from the first KC Royals game of the 2020 MLB regular season. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, though, we’ll be without games — and most sports, in general — for the foreseeable future.
As a result of this outbreak, multiple areas in the Kansas City metropolitan area and other counties and cities throughout the nation have implemented a 30-day shelter order. This requires citizens to remain inside unless it’s essential for them to leave their homes (work, grocery runs, etc.). It sounds a bit scary, although the idea is that it’ll limit the spread of COVID-19 and help in the long run.
With that said, there’s plenty for you to keep up with. The team here at Kings of Kauffman has been hard at work pumping out Royals-related content amid these unique circumstances. There’s bound to be something for just about every fan of the Boys in Blue.
The MLB Pipeline list for the KC Royals’ top prospects of 2020 is out. Many names appear in this year’s rankings that didn’t make the cut a season ago. Some rose, while others fell.
We’re currently in the middle of a “Projecting the prospects” series. For the next few weeks, you’ll find new pieces on the aforementioned top 30 prospects in the organization’s farm system. This includes analysis, bits and pieces from scouting reports and other links to interesting content.
Possible effects of COVID-19 in relation to the Royals
While it’s unfortunate that the start of the regular season has been delayed, it could mean good news for the likes of Adalberto Mondesi and Salvador Perez. Both of those guys are working back from significant injuries and could use the extra time to rehab and fine-tune their games.
The virus is also taking a toll on some local organizations that offer youth baseball programs and are well-renowned in the Kansas City area. Our Shawn Bauman recently touched on the KC Urban Youth Academy and what some of its recent developments have been.
Opening Day lineup
I recently published a piece predicting what the KC Royals’ starting lineup will look like when Opening Day finally occurs. Take a look at that and let me know if you have anything different, what roster battles could come into play, who you expect to be on the roster as a whole, and anything else.
Our Mike Gillespie has published several pieces over the past couple of weeks that serve as history lessons for younger KC Royals fans like myself. He’s a fountain of baseball knowledge. Take a look at his most recent article, as it covers the Royals’ managerial tree over time.
Of course, there’s also plenty of other stuff to read in the meantime. Everyone stay safe, and feel free to comment with topics you’d like to see written about while we’re all hunkered down inside our homes!