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Diamonds in the Rough Stock Up Stock Down 4-21-17

Stock UP Corey Toups – The small second baseman that I wrote a story about last year continues to hit, hit and hit some more, connecting on two home runs this week and slashing .325/.413/.550 through Friday. In addition to the hitting Toups has been solid with the glove at both second and third base. […]

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Diamonds in the Rough 4-20-17

A rough offensive day for the Royals affiliates, scoring just 10 runs in their four games but excellent pitching held that up for wins in all four games. HR Roll Corey Toups (2) BPKC Hitter of the Day Corey Toups 2-3 HR, 2b, 2R, BB BPKC Pitcher of the Day Andre Davis 8 IP 3 […]

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Diamonds in the Rough 4-15-17

A 2-2 day with wins at Double-A and High-A for the affiliates on Saturday. HR Roll Call None BPKC Hitter of the Day: Chase Vallot 2-3 R, 2b, RBI, 2BB BPKC Pitcher of the Day: Sam Selman 1.2 IP 0 H 0 R 0 BB 5 K 0-1 GO-FO 27p/19k  New Orleans Baby Cakes 4 […]

Khalil Lee - Photo credit Bill Mitchell

The Academy – 2017 Minor League Roster Breakdown, Part 1

Despite an 0-1 major league record and the roof caving in, the Royals sent out their minor league rosters on Monday with the decision to try to compete at those levels. The Royals, after playoff runs in 2014 and 2015 that cost them a heavy haul of prospects, have a farm system lacking compared to […]

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Predicting Minor League Breakout Performers

Before we know where players will be assigned, let’s take a quick look at who may be on the verge of a breakout based on their performances one season ago. Not really a breakout candidate after last year but I expect Storm Chaser’s Hunter Dozier to improve on his solid season at Triple-A. Look to a […]

Ryan O'Hearn - Credit Jake Rose Photography

Prospecting the Royals, Tier 2 (kinda)

Checking out a few of the next group of Royals prospects in the organization that maybe on the cusp of the bigs or moving into the upper levels of the organization. A few of these guys are liked by other prospect writers more than I and a few others have tools that if morphed could […]

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Diamonds in the Rough 9-3-16

A 4-3 Saturday featured a huge blowout win by the Burlington Royals in game one of the Appy League playoffs. HR Roll Call Mike Hill (10), Chase Vallot (15), Emmanuel Rivera (3), Nathan Esposito (3) BP KC Hitter of the Day – Nathan Esposito 3-5 3R, HR, 7 RBI BP KC Pitcher of the Day […]

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Diamonds in the Rough 8-21-16

A solid 5-2 night for the Royals affiliates with a no-hit start out of their 2nd round pick. HR Roll Call: Hunter Dozier (23), Whit Merrifield (10), Roman Collins (9), David Edwards 2 (8), Jonathan McCray (7), Cal Jones (4), Jose Marquez (1) BP KC Hitter of the Day – Whit Merrifield 3-3, 3R, HR, […]

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Diamonds in the Rough 8-8-16

A 3-5 record for the Royals affiliates on Monday after a pair of split doubleheaders. HR Roll Call Chase Vallot 2 (12), Nicky Lopez (3) BP KC Hitter of the Day – Kort Peterson 3-3 R, 3b BP KC Pitcher of the Day – Jake Junis 7 Ip 3 H 1 R 1 ER 0 […]