Diamonds in the Rough 7-8-17

Royals affiliates were 3-5 on Saturday. The news on Ashe Russell stepping away from the game came out via the KC Star on Friday from Rustin Dodd. On Saturday Russell’s agent made a brief statement via Ken Rosenthal to reiterate that it wasn’t a retirement and just a stepping away to clear his head. In […]


Diamonds in the Rough Weekend Recap

It was a busy weekend across the Royals system, with the wildest game on Sunday in Omaha. AAA Saturday – New Orleans Baby Cakes 12, Omaha Storm Chasers 4 – Boxscore – HR: Raul Mondesi (6), Terrance Gore (1) Sunday – Omaha Storm Chasers 15, New Orleans Baby Cakes 11 – Boxscore – HR: Jorge Soler 2(9), Dean Anna (2), Cam Gallagher (2)  […]


Diamonds in the Rough 4-14-17

A 1-3 night for the Royals affiliates with just a win for the High-A club in Wilmington. HR Roll Call – Elier Hernandez (1) BPKC Hitter of the Day: Whit Merrifield 3-4 2b, 2 RBI BPKC Pitcher of the Day: Miguel Almonte 4 IP 1 H 0 R 1 BB 4 K 4-2 GO-FO 66p/40k […]

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 […]


Diamonds in the Rough – Texas League Championship Game 3

NW Arkansas Naturals 4 Midland RockHounds 0 Midland leads series 2-1 (best of 5)  With the season on the brink the Naturals turned to their most impressive starter during the last month of their season and once again he delivered. Fireballing Josh Staumont who pitched NW Arkansas into the playoffs before pitching a fantastic game […]


Diamonds in the Rough 8-11-16

Royals affiliates went 3-2 with a huge win at Double-A. HR Roll Call: Mauricio Ramos (8), Corey Toups (8), Zane Evans (4), Chad Johnson (5) BP KC Hitter of the Day – Mauricio Ramos 3-5, 2 R, 2b, HR, 4 RBI BP KC Pitcher of the Day – Cristian Castillo 7 IP, 1 H, 0 […]


Diamonds in the Rough 7-23-16

A 5-3 day for the affiliates with outstanding starts at Triple-A and Double-A. HR Roll Call Alfredo Escalera (4), Xavier Fernandez (7), Marten Gasparini (7), Tanner Stanley (2), Emmanuel Rivera (2), Seuly Matias (6), Dusty Coleman (3) BP KC Hitter of the Day – Seuly Matias 2-4 2 R, HR, 3b, 3 RBI BP KC Pitcher […]

Alec Mills Debut 5/18/16 Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

The Academy – Minor Happenings

Hot Hot Hot Despite some struggles in winning at the minor league levels there are a few bats that are doing well across the organization. Lexington Legends – Anderson Miller has hit well since rejoining the Lexington squad, hitting .318 in 11 games with five doubles. The 2015 3rd round pick has a smooth swing and […]


Diamonds in the Rough 6-12-16

The Royals affiliates continue to struggle in the win column going 0 for 4 on Sunday. HR Roll Call Hunter Dozier (14), Chad Johnson (2), Travis Maezes (7), Samir Duenez (5), Jecksson Flores (2) BP KC Hitter of the Day – Wander Franco 4-5 RBI BP KC Pitcher of the Day – Erik Skoglund 6.2 […]