Corey Toups

Beating Expectations – Corey Toups Rising in Royals System

The Royals selected two players in the 2014 draft from Sam Houston State, a school with a little more than 20,000 enrollment about an hour north of Houston. The first name from that school to put his name on the map was Ryan O’Hearn after the first baseman slugged his way through the lower levels to a […]

MLB: Seattle Mariners at Kansas City Royals

Recap: Royals 5, Mariners 3; Rookies and Sal Score ‘Em All

The Royals have been yearning for some kind of consistency from the starting rotation as of late. Taking the mound on Saturday afternoon was Edinson Volquez who the Royals hoped would steady the ship. A Steady Eddie Appears Volquez fulfilled the Royals hopes and dreams, cruising through the first 11 Seattle Mariners batters before running […]


Lorenzo Cain’s Injury and Projecting Rookies (BP Kansas City Episode 15) This week, we talked about the injury to Lorenzo Cain and what it means if he’s out for longer than expected. The Royals have faced some injuries, and Cain is another big name to get hurt this year. We also looked at how the Indians are shaping up against the Royals this year and […]


Diamonds in the Rough 6-27-16

Three walkoff losses in extra innings were the lowlights in a 3-4 day for the affiliates. HR Roll Call: Alfredo Escalera (3), Meibrys Viloria (1), Manny Olloque (1), Michael Arroyo (1), Leland Clemmons (1), Khalil Lee (1), Esteury Ruiz (1) BP KC Hitter of the Day – Meibrys Viloria 3-4. HR, 2b, 2 RBI BP […]

Mike Moustakas and Eric Hosmer show off their World Series rings

Royals Prospects Fit to be Traded

The trade deadline is nearly upon Major League Baseball teams, and once again the Royals are in the middle of a playoff race. That discussion leads to refining a roster and attempting to improve on a squad that, despite injuries and up and down performance, finds itself just two games out of first place. The past two seasons […]

Brett Eibner

The Case For Keeping Brett Eibner

The good news in Royals land, of course, is that Alex Gordon will be back in the lineup soon. Although Gordon has not hit like everyone expected this year, you still have to believe he will be a key offensive contributor going forward. And the hope and thought is that he will continue playing the best […]


Diamonds in the Rough 6-13-16

1-4 day for the Royals affiliates despite outstanding pitching at both Double-A and High-A HR Roll Call: Brett Eibner (11), Irving Falu (2), Ryan O’Hearn (11), Alfredo Escalera (1), Marten Gasparini (5) BP KC Hitter of the Day – Marten Gasparini 3-4, HR, CS (5) BP KC Pitcher of the Day – Alec Mills 7 […]


Royals’ New Kids Have the Right Stuff (BP Kansas City Episode 11) The Royals were getting the magic back and then – boom – went on a tear. Eric Hosmer and Lorenzo Cain started hitting like we think they can. The Royals made three improbably comebacks against Chicago, then ran over Tampa Bay. Now they’re in first place. But the performances of the guys called up […]

MLB: Kansas City Royals at Minnesota Twins

The Out of Nowhere Guys

The title might be problematical: one guy’s nowhere is another guy’s somewhere. Along those same lines, one fan’s nobody is another fan’s hidden gem. In this era, no player truly comes from out of nowhere, but perhaps we can agree that players whose rookie seasons do not take place until they are 26 years or […]