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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Matt Strahm

Matt Strahm continues to knock on the proverbial “Kansas City door,” as the 6-3 lefty currently sports a 3.17 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 87 K’s in 88 IP at AA Northwest Arkansas. Added to the Royals 40 man roster last winter, the Fargo, North Dakota native began 2016 as the 8th ranked prospect in the Royals organization according to Baseball America. He joined Dave O on Friday, July 8th from Midland, Texas to talk about the excitement of being added to the 40 man roster, the ongoing work on perfecting the changeup, an update on whether or not the 90’s movie Fargo has been viewed yet and lots more! (Photo Courtesy Alan Jamison/NWA Naturals)

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Ryan O’Hearn

Ryan O’Hearn checks in for the third time with Clubhouse Conversation and continues to rise up through the Royals system and prospect ranks at a speedy rate (unanimous Top 10 mid-season Royals prospect). Selected in the 8th round of the 2014 draft out of Sam Houston State, O’Hearn was the Pioneer League MVP that summer after leading the league in runs, hits, OPS and slugging percentage. A year ago, O’Hearn cranked 27 home runs with an .817 OPS at Lexington/Wilmington and as of June 24th, the left handed slugger has a combined 14 home runs and .949 OPS between Wilmington and Northwest Arkansas, where he currently plays first base. He joined Dave O from Tulsa to discuss ping pong, continental breakfasts, weight lifting and lots more! (Photo Courtesy Alan Jamison/NWA Naturals)

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