Diamonds

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 […]

MLB Draft

It’s Never Too Early to Discuss the Draft, Jeren Kendall vs. Adam Haseley Edition

The Royals don’t ignore any portion of the draft, but if there is a segment that they have invested less in than others would expect, it is the college positional player. Since Lonnie Goldberg has taken over the draft for the organization in 2011, the Royals have used just 13 of their 63 top 10 round picks on […]

Diamonds

Diamonds in the Rough 6-29-16

Three up and three down for the affiliates on Wednesday. HR Roll Call: Samir Duenez (7), Chris DeVito (3) BP KC Hitter of the Day – Emmanuel Rivera 4-5, R, 2b, 3b, 3 RBI BP KC Pitcher of the Day – Andre Davis 6 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 10 K, […]

Diamonds

Diamonds in the Rough 6-23-16

A late loss at Double-A pushed the Royals minor league record to 3-4 on Thursday. HR Roll Call: Jorge Bonifacio (11), Bubba Starling (5), Jonathan McCray (1) BP KC Hitter of the Day – Colton Frabasilio 4-4, 3R 3-2b, 2 RBI, BB BP KC Pitcher of the Day – Andres Sotillet 6 IP, 1 H, […]

MLB Draft

The Academy – Minor Happenings

A Change in Philosophy or Talent? – Assistant GM JJ Picollo informed me last week of the front office’s decision to send 2015 1st round pick to short season ball instead of Low-A Lexington this season. Going back to 2007, this regime’s first draft, they have had just two picks drafted in the first three […]

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Royals Prospects to Watch: Low Minors

If you have the opportunity to visit any of the Royals’ minor-league affiliates this summer, I’d strongly recommend doing so. The system may not be as loaded as it once was, but there are plenty of intriguing prospects at every level, some of whom have loud tools, and some of whom are primed to have […]