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    Heath scores decisive run on sac fly in AFL
    Nick Heath has run wild since the Arizona Fall League season began, and his speed settled the Surprise Saguaros' game against the Mesa Solar Sox on Friday night.

    Moore: 'It's not OK to accept losing'
    Royals general manager Dayton Moore held his end-of-the-season press conference Thursday at Kauffman Stadium, and he covered a variety of subjects, including considering Danny Duffy and Ian Kennedy for the bullpen, the reason behind wanting Ned Yost as his manager and the discussion of the Royals' previous interest in signing Luke Heimlich.

    Podcast: 2018 first-rounder Singer talks instructs
    MLB Pipeline's Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo, along with MLB.com's Tim McMaster, have the latest prospect news out of Arizona. First, Callis catches up with Royals first-round Draft pick Brady Singer at instructs. Then the guys discuss who has stood out early on in the Fall League. Finally, they talk about the Marlins accumulating international bonus money in the hope of landing one or both of the Mesa brothers.

    Each team's most exciting postseason win
    The Thirty takes a look at the most exciting postseason win of the divisional era (since 1969) for each MLB team.

    Lee's key in Fall League: refining plate discipline
    For Khalil Lee, refining plate discipline will be the key to realizing his potential. He knows it and the Royals know it, and that's one of the main reasons he's playing for the Surprise Saguaros in the Arizona Fall League.

    Q&A: No. 1 prospect Singer talks pitching, food
    MLB.com sat down with right-hander Brady Singer, the Royals' No. 1 prospect, to talk offseason, movies, food and more.

    Key 2018-19 free agents for all 30 MLB teams
    An impressive collection of talent will hit the open market when free agency gets underway this offseason, and players are eligible to sign with a new team five days after the conclusion of the World Series. Here is a division-by-division breakdown of the key free agents for all 30 Major League clubs.

    Royals' Top 30 Prospects list
    Who do the Royals have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for Kansas City's Top 30 Prospects on MLB Pipeline's Prospect Watch.

    Pipeline names Royals' Prospects of the Year
    Seuly Matias, the Royals' No. 3 prospect per MLB Pipeline, has been named MLB Pipeline's Royals Minor League Player of the Year. Left-hander Richard Lovelady, the club's No. 13 prospect, was named MLB Pipeline's Pitcher of the Year in the organization.

    Blewett dominates in first AFL start
    The first four months of Scott Blewett's 2018 season went poorly, as he logged a 5.65 ERA in 20 starts. But he finished so strongly, with a 2.59 ERA over his final six starts and 41 2/3 innings, that he didn't want his year to end.

    Singer, Pratto, Matias among Royals at instructs
    Four of the top six Royals prospects, including No. 1 prospect Seuly Matias and 2017 first rounder Nick Pratto, are working hard to meet their goals in instructional league.

    Every club's best individual playoff performance
    We look at the greatest postseason runs by a player on each of baseball's 30 teams. These are the sort of streaks that make legends in their hometowns ... the sort of runs we'll talk about forever.

    Royals' greatest postseason moment: '15 Series
    To kick off the first week of postseason play, this week we take a look at the greatest postseason moments of the division era. Even if your team isn't a postseason team, you can remember your great October moments … and if it is, you can dream of maybe having another one this month that's even better.

    Vilora continues hot start in Arizona Fall League
    Here's a team-by-team breakdown of how all 30 teams' prospects fared in Arizona Fall League action on Thursday.

    Inbox: What is the Royals' deepest position?
    Coming off a strong finish by their young core, the Royals' offseason is upon us.There are rosters decisions to be made, Rule 5 Draft eligible players to be protected, and work to do to shore up the Royals' bullpen. With that, let's answer your questions in this week's Royals' Inbox.

    Former 1st-rounder Zimmer making progress
    Kyle Zimmer, the Royals' first-round pick in 2012, has used a special training program to gain back his health and confidence on the mound. Now, he hopes to get on a Major League mound soon.

    Lee hits first Arizona Fall League home run
    Here's a team-by-team breakdown of how all 30 teams' prospects fared in Arizona Fall League action on Tuesday.

    Here are key FAQs about Royals' offseason
    The first year of the Royals' rebuilding project is in the books. There is optimism throughout the organization after the team's young core played solidly over the final six weeks, producing Kansas City's one winning month this season in September (15-13). That young core -- Adalberto Mondesi, Hunter Dozier, Ryan O'Hearn, Brett Phillips, Jorge Bonifacio, Heath Fillmyer, Jorge Lopez, Eric Skoglund, Brad Keller and Jakob Junis, among others -- seemed to revitalize the fan base as well. So what's the next step? Here are five questions the Royals face going into the offseason.

    Merrifield finishes '18 with hit streak, H, SB titles
    Whit Merrifield came into Sunday hoping to grab the Major League hits and stolen bases titles. He did just that. With his eighth-inning single, Merrifield beat out Atlanta's Freddie Freeman for the Major League lead with 192. Merrifield also won the Major League stolen base title with 45 after winning last year's American League title with 34.

    30 top prospects in the AFL -- 1 from each team
    Seven clubs are sending their No. 1 prospect to the Arizona Fall League this year, and each team is sending an impressive array of up-and-coming talent. Here is a list of the top prospect from each organization that fans can check out in AFL action next week.

    5 pressing questions as Royals turn to '19
    As the 2018 season began winding down, Royals manager Ned Yost was asked several times how he viewed this rebuilding season. Over and over again, Yost talked optimistically about the future of the Royals' young core, which even he admitted likely sounded strange considering the Royals lost 104 games.

    Royals give manager Yost 1-year extension
    The Kansas City Royals and Senior Vice President-Baseball Operations and General Manager, Dayton Moore, announced on Sunday that Ned Yost will return as manager of the Royals for the 2019 season.

    Lee has big day at plate in Fall League
    Here's a team-by-team breakdown of how all 30 teams' prospects fared in Arizona Fall League action on Thursday.

    2019 Draft order set: Royals have No. 2 pick
    Unlike in 2017, when the race for the No. 1 overall pick in the next year's Draft came down to a walk-off homer on the final day of the season, there was no such drama this summer. The Orioles, whose 115 losses were the fourth-most in modern big league history, clinched the top choice in 2019 with nine games remaining.

    Merrifield sets stage for Mondesi's clutch HR
    Adalberto Mondesi belted a go-ahead three-run homer in a four-run sixth against Indian relief ace Andrew Miller and the Royals grabbed a 2-1 lead in the four-game set. Whit Merrifield extended his hitting streak to 19 games and logged a tying two-run double for Kansas City. Corey Kluber had six strikeouts over five innings in his final postseason tuneup for Cleveland.

    Kennedy ends season strong in Royals' loss
    Four straight quality starts certainly would have been a great way for right-hander Ian Kennedy to close out his 2018 season. He stifled the Indians on three hits and one run through six innings. But in the seventh, Kennedy gave up three straight hits, and all three runners scored, tainting his line in an eventual 14-6 loss.

    Schwindel looking to stick with Royals in '19
    First baseman Frank Schwindel, who is the Royals organization's Triple-A Omaha Player of the Year, admits he had mixed feelings in late July when his good friend and fellow first baseman Ryan O'Hearn got the call to the big leagues while he didn't.

    Yost remains optimistic about Royals' future
    Royals manager Ned Yost admits he is glad his 2018 Royals won't have the worst record in franchise history. He certainly didn't want that distinction in this first year of a rebuild.

    After Sparkman's solid start, Salvy wins it in 10th
    Before Salvador Perez hit a walk-off single in the 10th inning, Glenn Sparkman made his case for the Royals' 2019 rotation during their 2-1 win over the Indians at Kauffman Stadium on Thursday. Sparkman allowed one run on five hits over five innings, striking out two and walking none. Adalberto Mondesi homered and scored the game-winning run on Perez's single after stealing second and third base. Jose Ramirez drove in the Indians' lone run with a sacrifice fly in the first, while Josh Tomlin allowed one run in 4 2/3 innings in potentially his final start for the Tribe.

    Who was the Royals' MVP this season?
    From familiar faces like Mike Trout, Paul Goldschmidt and Jose Abreu to relative newcomers to the spotlight like Blake Snell, Aaron Nola and Kyle Freeland, there was certainly no shortage of star power to go around the Majors in 2018. Whether they were fueling postseason pushes, serving as veteran leaders on young teams or captivating fans with breakout campaigns, these standouts provided fans around the country with the most exciting storylines of the regular season.

    Fillmyer makes case for '19 with dominant win
    Royals starter Heath Fillmyer allowed a solo homer to Jose Peraza in the first inning, but he settled in quickly to help K.C. win both games of a two-game set in Cincinnati. Fillmyer struck out a career-high nine in 7 1/3 innings, and he added a scorching RBI double to notch the first hit of his career. The Kansas City offense scored in six of nine frames, with Whit Merrifield and Adalberto Mondesi sparking things with two steals apiece and Alex Gordon notching his 13th homer. Cincinnati starter Cody Reed came in riding an 11-inning scoreless streak, but he allowed three runs in just 3 2/3 innings.

    Royals hand out Minor League awards
    For the second straight season, first baseman/DH Frank Schwindel was named Triple-A Omaha's Player of the Year Award winner by the Royals organization. The Royals also announced that left-hander Richard Lovelady was Omaha's Pitcher of the Year Award winner. Lovelady is the Royals' No. 13 prospect, per MLB Pipeline.

    The Royals' most unlikely postseason hero
    What do all playoff teams in history have in common? Their rosters are stacked with recognizable, star players who deservedly receive most of the credit for everything good that happened to their clubs both in October, and the weeks leading up to it. But take a closer look -- for every handful of All Star-caliber players, there's at least one lesser-known contributor whose unexpected performance ended up being a difference-maker.