Vinnie Pasquantino

Vinnie Pasquantino was selected by the Royals in the 11th round of the 2019 draft out of Old Dominion University, and continues to tear the cover off the ball at Burlington (Rookie Ball). A 6-4 left handed hitting first baseman, Pasquantino currently sports a slash line of .366/.592/.958 in one of the more impressive offensive seasons for a 21 year old in Appalachian League history. He recently joined Dave O to talk about being in the McDonald’s Drive-Thru when finding out the Royals had drafted him, the Dwayne Bowe Chiefs jersey he owned in high school, how his Dad is a National Champion in Putt Putt, a full scouting report of several Burlington Royals teammates and lots more! (Photo Courtesy Vinnie Pasquantino) Download file    Download on iTunes

Sebastian Rivero

Sebastian Rivero is Baseball America’s selection as best defensive catcher in the Kansas City minor league system. Originally signed by the Royals in 2015 out of Venezuela, Rivero is just 20 years old and currently forms half of the best catching duo in the entire minor leagues at High A Wilmington (along with MJ Melendez). The Top 30 Royals prospect recently joined Dave O to talk about how the Royals discovered him in Venezuela, how he became fluent in English at the age of 20 (beyond impressive), earning the nick name “Sea Bass,” the great relationship he has with MJ Melendez and lots more! (Photo Courtesy Bradford Glazier) Download file    Download on iTunes

Holden Capps

Holden Capps is likely nearing a promotion, as the 6-2 lefty owns a microscopic 1.64 ERA with 45 K’s across 38.1 innings at High A Wilmington. Originally selected by Kansas City in the 8th round of the 2017 draft, Capps has spent the previous two years at Idaho Falls and Lexington, and heads into mid-July of 2019 with a combined 3.32 minor league ERA to go along with 159 K’s in 154.2 IP. The University of Central Oklahoma product and former Pioneer League All-Star recently joined Dave O to talk about the “velo flow” (his old hair style), the strength he drew from his Mom, learning to become a pitcher, how much like a family this Wilmington team is and lots more! (Photo Courtesy Bradford Glazier) Download file    Download on iTunes

Tyler Zuber

Tyler Zuber will inevitably get compared to Greg Holland (and Jeff Montgomery) as a 5-11 right handed closer who also pitched in college (Arkansas State). Originally a 6th round selection by the Royals in 2017, Zuber currently serves as the closer for the NW Arkansas Naturals and has combined 2019 marks (between NWA/Wilmington) that would make Monty quite proud (1.11 ERA in 32.1 IP with 40 K’s & 12/15 in save opportunities). Overall, Tyler has saved 36/41 games during his two plus years in the Kansas City organization. Zuber recently joined Dave O for a second time to talk about making the 2019 Carolina League All-Star team, what he’s working on the most, signing autographs and lots more! (Photo Courtesy Tyler Zuber)

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Josh Mitchell

Josh Mitchell was selected by the Royals in the 22nd round of the 2017 draft from the University of Pittsburgh, and is currently pitching out of the Wilmington Blue Rocks bullpen with a 2.61 ERA and 1.1 K/IP across 6 appearances. A 6-2 lefty, Mitchell overcame a gruesome knee injury at the end of the 2018 season and figures to be a quick mover. He recently joined Dave O to talk about pitching with a torn labrum for four years (without knowing it), why he used a wooden bat in high school, how his relationship with Grandpa and God saved his career (and life) and tons more! (Photo Courtesy Josh Mitchell) Download file    Download on iTunes

Zach Haake

Zach Haake was drafted by the Royals in the 6th round of the 2018 draft out of the University of Kentucky, and begins 2019 in the Lexington Legends starting rotation with a 1.73 ERA and 36 K’s in 26 innings across five starts. A 6-4 righty, Haake started his professional career last summer between the Surprise Royals and Idaho Falls Chukars with a 1.76 ERA in 15.1 innings. He recently joined Dave O to give a full pitching scouting report, to talk about playing professionally in the same town that he went to college, growing up a (gasp) Cardinals fan!, singing Christmas Carols and lots more! (Photo Courtesy Clinton Riddle)

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Kris Bubic

Kris Bubic was selected by the Royals in the 1st round (40th overall) of the 2018 draft out of Stanford, and begins 2019 in the Lexington Legends starting rotation with a 2.25 ERA and 27:4 K/BB ratio in 16 innings. A 6-3 lefty, Bubic started his professional career last summer as a Pioneer League All-Star for the Idaho Falls Chukars. He recently joined Dave O to talk about his passion of sports broadcasting, the funny novelty item he purchased with his signing bonus, a full scouting report, growing up a Giants fan (he apologies to KC fans for 2014) and tons more! (Photo Courtesy Clinton Riddle)

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Nicky Lopez

Nicky Lopez begins 2019 as the Royals’ 5th best prospect according to Baseball America. Originally selected by Kansas City out of Creighton in the 5th round of the 2016 draft, the current Omaha shortstop spent last season doing nothing but hit, leading Royals farmhands with 155 hits en route to combined marks of .382/.417/.799. He recently joined Dave O to talk about his viral twitter video with a German Shepherd, who he’ll go for in a Chiefs/Bears Super Bowl, gaining 14 pounds over the winter and lots more! (Photo Courtesy Minda Haas Kuhlmann)

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Ryan O’Hearn

Ryan O’Hearn joins Clubhouse Conversation for the fifth 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, including during his MLB debut last season when the lefty slashed .353/.597/.950 with 12 HR’s in 44 games. O’Hearn begins 2019 as KC’s starting first baseman, and joined Dave O two days before Opening Day to talk about the moment he was called up to  KC, whether he was surprised with the home run surge, playing in the Dominican Republic over the winter and lots more! (Photo Courtesy Kansas City Royals)

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Jonathan Bowlan

Jonathan Bowlan was selected by the Royals in the 2nd round (58th overall) of the 2018 June Amateur Draft, and has begun his professional career this summer at Idaho Falls. A 6-6 right handed starting pitcher out of the University of Memphis, Bowlan comes from good baseball pedigree, as his Father Mark once threw a perfect game at Memphis and was drafted in the 19th round by the St. Louis Cardinals (1989). Bowlan recently joined Dave O to talk about the impact his Dad has had upon his baseball career, the 18 strikeout game against South Florida that serendipitously led to being selected by the Royals, developing a 4th pitch with Jeff Suppan, his hidden talent of juggling and lots more! (Photo Courtesy Jonathan Bowlan)

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