Nicky Lopez represents the Royals in the Arizona Fall League’s 12th annual Fall Stars Game tonight at 7 CT. Watch live as the best prospects in the AFL square off on MLB Network and MLB.com.
Royals left-hander Mike Minor has declined a $10 million mutual option, a source told MLB.com, thus making him a free agent.
The rosters are set for the 2017 Arizona Fall League Fall Stars Game as Yankees No. 23 prospect Billy McKinney and Royals No. 11 Nicky Lopez were named the winners of the Fall Stars Final 2 Fan Vote, presented by Bowman Baseball Cards.
With the World Series over, a critical offseason now begins for the Royals as they ponder a slight rebuild, a medium-sized rebuild or a major makeover.
The Royals remain hopeful that right-hander Kyle Zimmer, once their top prospect, can rebound from numerous injuries and soon contribute in the big leagues.
The Surprise Saguaros took care of business on the road Monday as they beat the Peoria Javelinas, 6-3, in Arizona Fall League action. Surprise’s win was fueled by the solid play of two Royals players: catcher Nick Dini and shortstop Nicky Lopez, the organization’s No. 11-ranked prospect.
One prospect Royals fans may want to keep an eye on next Spring Training is right-hander Kevin Lenik, who could be one of the more intriguing bullpen candidates for the 2018 season.
Rumors continue to persist about the Atlanta Braves’ interest in Royals general manager Dayton Moore as a possible candidate for their general manager opening or another front-office position.
Rumors continue to persist about the Atlanta Braves’ interest in Royals general manager Dayton Moore as a possible candidate for their general manager opening.
While all eyes have been on Raul Mondesi the past few years as the Royals’ potential shortstop of the future, the Royals also have a rising prospect at the position that continues to impress the team’s Minor League staff: Nicky Lopez.
The Royals have four Gold Glove Award finalists for 2017, including catcher Salvador Perez, who will be going for his fifth straight honor, Rawlings announced.
Hitting a baseball is no simple task, but Nicky Lopez has been collecting knocks with ease in the Arizona Fall League. The Royals’ No. 11 prospect added two more hits to his collection on Wednesday as he paced the Surprise offense in a 6-4 win over Glendale.