Sunday, November 06, 2005

AFL Content on Royals Corner

If you haven't already, head over to Royals Corner and check out the Arizona Fall League coverage. Dave has some excellent photo and video of Billy Butler, Alex Gordon, Matt Tupman and the rest of the crew. It's truly premium, original content that he's giving away for free.

Hat's off, Dave, for all the good stuff you're providing to Royals fans everywhere.

Alex Gordon's excellent AFL performance (great discipline, contact and power) is something to behold.


At 1:15 AM, Blogger Dave said...

Thanks for the plug! I'll post more about this on my site later, but let me just tell you right now that every fiber of the rational part of my baseball mind is 100% convinced that Alex Gordon is going to be a complete stud in the Majors VERY soon.

I watch a ton of minor league games every year, and I can already say without hesitation that Gordon just might be the most impressive player I've ever seen. He has it all -- the discipline, the bat speed, and the beautiful swing to go with it.

And nobody ever mentions how freakishly strong the guy is. I swear, I've never seen stronger looking forearms (with all the veins and junk popping out) this side of Popeye.

I'm telling you, it is NOT too soon to get incredibly excited about this guy. I honestly can't envision a scenario in which he fails.

And then there's Butler. Jesus, that kid has some power. He's the second-youngest player in the league, and he's hitting third (most of the time) in the greatest AFL lineup ever assembled.

At 11:41 AM, Blogger Mike A said...

Now that Justin Huber is a full time 1B, what do they do when bith he and Butler are ready for full time duty?

An Alex Gordon has a chance to be dynamite, but I think I'd still rather have David Wright in the long run.

Awesome site though, thanks

At 1:02 PM, Blogger DL said...

I think its most likely that Huber is the regular first baseman and Butler is a DH. The Royals tried Butler in LF, but he's basically a butcher anywhere in the field.

At 1:21 PM, Blogger Dave said...

Again, I'm planning to post a bit about Butler's defense on my own site, but right now I can tell you that his D didn't look nearly as bad as hyped. He's not all that quick and his routes could definitely use some work, but I do think there will be a point when KC can stick him in LF and not be embarassed. There is absolutely no way they can move him to RF.

The plus side is that he's got a good arm and he freaking LOVES working on his defense in the OF. And honestly, he'll hit enough to justify playing him anywhere.


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