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Diamonds in the Rough – Weekend Edition

Another week in the books and it’s time to see who’s helping out down on the farm. Stock UP Bubba Starling – It’s no secret that Starling has struggled over the past couple of years, as the outfielder has hit just .188 since the start of last season. Much of those struggles have been from his […]

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Diamonds in the Rough 5-18-17

The Blue Rocks had their game in Potomac suspended which lead to a 1-3 day for the Royals affiliates after a walk-off loss at Low-A HR Roll Call: None BPKC Hitter of the Day: Ruben Sosa 3-4, 2R, 2b, 3b, RBI, SB (4) BPKC Pitcher of the Day: Christian Binford 6 IP, 4 H, 0 […]

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 […]

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Diamonds in the Rough Stock Up Stock Down and Weekend Recap

A rough weekend on the farm, but before we get to the recaps, a quick look at who has helped their status and those who have struggled over the last week. Stock UP Chris DeVito – The GirthQuake had a strong week at the plate with hits in five of seven games and five home runs. […]

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Diamonds in the Rough 4-25-17

A 2-2 day with trouble getting any offense going at Single-A. HR Roll Call: Jorge Soler (2), Frank Schwindel (2), Humberto Arteaga (1) BPKC Hitter of the Day: Frank Schwindel 2-4, HR, 2b, 2 RBI BPKC Pitcher of the Day: Miguel Almonte 5.2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 7 K, 2-2 […]

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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

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 […]

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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 […]