Baseball games are starting in Arizona and Florida and with that comes a lot of great writing about what happened for players over the winter. Royals prospects seemed to get the work they needed to help them prepare for 2020.
Here is this week’s Saturday Reader…
Royals catching prospect MJ Melendez struggled hitting in 2019 more than he ever has. He talked with his dad before leaving for the season about how he didn’t feel right with his hitting. After the 2019 season Melendez had an opportunity to attend a Royals hitting camp that impressed Melendez with their approach. Alec Lewis wrote a piece for The Athletic about Melendez‘s work this off-season.
Nick Heath, along with other Royals prospects, participated in the Dominican Winter League. Mike Matheny looked the idea of them player in a super competitive league in which every game is treated as a must-win. Alex Weiner wrote about it recently for The Kansas City Star.
Mark Teixiera recently talked about his time with the Yankees and if they were stealing signs similar to what the Houston Astros were recently found to be doing. Teixiera explained how what the Yankees did was different than the Astros. Joel Sherman wrote about it for the New York Post.
The XFL hired a company to handle ticket pricing and strategy in each market and it has paid off early on. It’s cheaper than going to an NFL game, of course, but more than an MLB game. Bill Shea wrote about the pricing strategy for The Athletic.
Thanks for reading…