Cal Jones

Cal Jones heads into mid-July of 2018 sizzling at the plate, as the 20 year old Lexington outfielder has slashed .353/.489/.842 over his last 30 games. A 6th round selection of the Royals in the 2016 draft, Jones chose Kansas City over a full ride to Alabama. He recently joined Dave O to talk about being a part of Kansas City’s most exciting affiliate, including in-depth scouting reports on many of his teammates, how a town of 3,000 in Alabama LOVES the Royals, the best Southern accent in the Royals system, his thoughts on the GOAT Bo Jackson and lots more! (Photo Courtesy Cali Jones)

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Donnie DeWees

Donnie Dewees heads into July of 2018 as one of the Royals top offensive prospects and fresh off of a recent promotion to AAA Omaha. Acquired from the Chicago Cubs for pitcher Alec Mills prior to the 2017 season, the lefty hitting outfielder and former second round draft pick (2015) possesses both elite speed and defensive ability. Dewees recently joined Dave O to talk about hitting .422 as a junior in college, the shock of being traded from the Cubs to the Royals, living on a chicken farm and lots more! (Photo Courtesy Minda Haas Kuhlmann)

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Tyler Zuber

Tyler Zuber was selected by the Royals in the 6th round of the 2017 draft out of Arkansas State and has become the dream pitcher for those who love the strikeout! In fact, the 5-11 reliever has fanned a ridiculous 69 hitters in his first 45 professional innings, to go along 12 saves and a 3.40 ERA. The current Lexington Legends right hander recently joined Dave O to talk about the strikeouts but also, on comparisons to Greg Holland, a full scouting report, the beauty of an occasional Holiday Inn and lots more! (Photo Courtesy Tyler Zuber)

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Kevin Lenik

Kevin Lenik signed with the Royals in late June of 2017 after a brief stint with the Windy City ThunderBolts of the Frontier League. A 6-5 hard throwing right hander, Lenik turned heads upon joining the KC organization, finishing 2017 with 39 K’s in 37.1 innings, a 0.96 WHIP and a 1.69 ERA in 19 combined appearances with Burlington (R), Lexington (A) and Omaha (AAA). Originally signed as a non-drafted free agent by Texas, Lenik begins 2018 pitching out of the Omaha bullpen. He recently joined Dave O to talk about his past life as an Uber driver (with one of the funniest stories you’ll ever hear), the VERY against the odds journey that God has helped him travel, the scare of getting hit by a line drive in the face this past winter and lots more! A MUST LISTEN for EVERY Royals fan! (Photo Courtesy Minda Haas Kuhlmann)

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Richard Lovelady

Richard Lovelady begins 2018 as a Top 10 Royals minor league prospect and pitching out of the Omaha Storm Chasers bullpen. Drafted in the 10th round of the 2016 draft, the hard throwing lefty has combined minor league marks of 119 K’s in 108.2 IP to go along with a 1.90 ERA and 1.00 WHIP. Lovelady recently joined Dave O to talk about a life changing trip to the Dominican Republic, his first Big League Camp, his amazement that Omaha has a zoo(!!!), love advice for the fellas and lots more! (Photo Courtesy Minda Haas Kuhlmann)

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Nicky Lopez

Nicky Lopez heads into 2018 as the Royals’ 7th-best prospect according to Baseball America. A fifth round pick in 2016, the current Northwest Arkansas shortstop turned heads last October in the prestigious Arizona Fall League, where he featured a line of .383/.433/1.001. The Creighton University product recently joined Dave O to talk about his experience in the Arizona Fall League, going to Big League camp for the first time, the controversies of Chicago Style Pizza and the Runza, the best NBA player of all-time and loads more! (Photo Courtesy John Owen/NWA Naturals)

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Ryan O’Hearn

Ryan O’Hearn joins Clubhouse Conversation for the fourth time, dating back to the day after he was selected in the 8th round of the 2014 draft out of Sam Houston State. Since then, O’Hearn has done nothing but hit, averaging 24 HR’s per season in his three full minor league campaigns to go along with lifetime marks of .355/.487/.842. O’Hearn currently plays with the Omaha Storm Chasers and joined Dave O on the Friday off day to talk about his continued interest in ping pong, playing the outfield, being on the cusp of the Big Leagues and lots more! (Photo Courtesy Minda Haas Kuhlmann)

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AJ Puckett

AJ Puckett was Kansas City’s first selection in the 2016 June Amateur Draft (67th overall) and finished his initial summer of pro ball with a 3.68 ERA in 13 starts (58.2 IP) with the Lexington Legends. A 6-4 righty out of Pepperdine, Puckett has a fascinating past, including playing both football and baseball at the famed De La Salle High School (Concord, California), going through a three day medically induced coma, being drafted twice and lots more! He joined Dave O following his final start of 2016 to talk about all of that plus being a film major (lots of movie talk!), his 45.2 scoreless inning streak at Pepperdine (third longest in NCAA history), the striking sound of his Grandma’s voice and lots more! (Photo Courtesy Mary Lay/Lexington Legends)

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Andrew Edwards

Andrew Edwards enters August 8th with combined 2016 marks of 34 games, a 2.79 ERA and 65 K’s in 51.2 IP between Northwest Arkansas and Omaha. A 6-6 righty, Edwards was KC’s 19th round selection in 2013 out of Western Kentucky and finds himself a key member of Omaha’s bullpen and a guy who’s firmly entrenched on Kansas City’s radar. Andrew caught up with Dave O to discuss his increase in velocity to the upper 90’s, a peak into the life of AAA travel, scouting reports on some of his Omaha teammates and lots more! (Photo Courtesy Minda Haas Kuhlmann)

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Chase Vallot

Selected by the Royals in the 1st round of the 2014 draft, Chase Vallot was just 17 years old when he embarked on his professional baseball career. Since then, the power hitting catcher has logged time with Burlington and Lexington, where he was named a 2016 All-Star with marks of .393/.531/.925 and 8 HR’s in 43 games. Still just 19 years old, the top prospect joined Dave O on Friday morning July 15th to talk about his recovery from being hit by a 93 MPH in the face last month, the role Mike Sweeney has played in his life, his progress both offensively and defensively, Pokemon Go and lots more! (Photo Courtesy Beth Mallard/Lexington Legends Booster Club)

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