Diamonds in the Rough 4-13-17

The Royals affiliates went 2-2 with an excellent pitching performance at Triple-A. HR Roll Call: Bubba Starling (1), Angelo Castellano (1) BPKC Hitter of the Day: Angelo Castellano 2-4, 3R, HR, 4 RBI BPKC Pitcher of the Day: Josh Staumont 6 IP, 1 H, 0R, 2 BB, 12 K, 4-2 GO-FO, 92p/58k, 16 swinging strikes […]

Garrett Mitchell at the Area Code Games via Eric Sorenson  College Baseball Today

It’s Never Too Early to Discuss the Draft, Garrett Mitchell Edition

During the Royals playoff run in 2014, they needed to supplement their major league roster with a college player to help lengthen their bullpen. The draft of Brandon Finnegan did just that while also simultaneously giving them some product to flip the next year for an eventual trade which would help them close the deal […]

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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 7-27-16

A 5-1 day for the Royals affiliates with only a walkoff loss in the Pioneer league. HR Roll Call – None BP KC Hitter of the Day – Bubba Starling 2-5 2b, 3 RBI BP KC Pitcher of the Day – Matt Tenuta 6 IP 2 H 0 R 2 BB 9 K 5-3 GO-FO […]


Diamonds in the Rough 7-3-16

The affiliates went 5-3 with rookie league Burlington expanding their win streak to seven games. HR Roll Call Bubba Starling (6), Orlando Calixte (5), Balbino Fuenmayor (3), Ryan O’Hearn (15), Frank Schwindel (13), Samir Duenez (8), Travis Maezes (8), Roman Collins (1), Manny Olloque (2), David Edwards (2), Ryan Dale (2), Leland Clemmons (1), Luke […]


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 […]

Brandon Finnegan

Reviewing the Royals Drafts of the Past

The MLB Draft is tonight and the World Champions will be in a similar seat as the rest of us,¬†watching as other teams make pick after pick.¬†This is their penance after signing Ian Kennedy to a contract in the offseason. While it will hurt to watch the 29 also-rans from 2015 pick in front of […]


Diamonds in the Rough 5-14-16

Only a Naturals victory kept the Royals’ affiliates from a winless Saturday. HR Roll Call – Frank Schwindel (6) BP Kansas City Hitter of the Day – Elier Hernandez: 3-4, 2B, R, 2 BB BP Kansas City Pitcher of the Day – Jake Junis: 6.2 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 6 K Omaha […]