Diamonds in the Rough 7-17-17

A 2-6 Monday for the Royals affiliates. HR Roll Call: Frank Schwindel (11), Cam Gallagher (5), Logan Moon (5), Wander Franco (3), Joe Dudek (6), Meibrys Viloria (6), Angelo Castellano (6), Yeison Melo (2) BPKC Hitter of the Day: Seuly Matias 2-5 R, 2b, 4 RBI BPKC Pitcher of the Day: Jake Junis 6 IP 4 […]


Diamonds in the Rough 4-6-17

The Royals affiliates started their season 1-2 with three games after Wilmington’s debut was rained out. HR Roll Call: Khalil Lee (1)       BP-KC Hitter of the Day: Khalil Lee 3-4 HR, 2R, RBI, BB, SB  BP-KC Pitcher of the Day: Zach Lovvorn 6 IP 1 H 1 R 1 ER 0 BB […]

Matt Strahm

Prospecting the Royals in 2017

Breaking down the Royals prospects is definitely an inexact science. The development path of each player is different player to player as we saw in the late blooming careers of Danny Duffy, Whit Merrifield and Cheslor Cuthbert last season in Kansas City or the ascension of Matt Strahm into his bullpen role.  Still, every season […]


Diamonds in the Rough – Season Ends in Midland

Midland RockHounds 4 NW Arkansas Naturals 1 Midland wins series 3-1  The Naturals season came to an end in the face of Texas League history Friday night. After a rain delay of over three hours Friday night the two teams got started after 10:00 pm with Midland in pursuit of a third straight Texas League […]


Diamonds in the Rough – Naturals Advance to Championship

NW Arkansas Naturals 3 Springfield Cardinals 2 F/10 NW wins series 3 -1 After three games of big offensive performances, the Naturals finished of the division series with some solid pitching. Starter Josh Staumont backed up his 12 strikeout performance last time out with another solid outing. The righty and the Cardinals starter each blanked […]


Diamonds in the Rough 8-1-16

A 3-4 day for the affiliates with a huge win at Low-A Lexington. HR Roll Call Mauricio Ramos (7), Jack Lopez (6), Cam Gallagher (4), Brandon Downes (6), Travis Maezes (12), Roman Collins 2 (6), Amalani Fukofuka (5), Esteury Ruiz (4) BP KC Hitter of the Day – Roman Collins 4-6 4R, 2 HR, 2 RBI, […]


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 7-14-16

4-4 day for the affiliates HR Roll Call: Chase Vallot (10), Logan Nottebrok (2) BP KC Hitter of the Day – David Edwards 3-4, 2R,  3-2b, 3 RBI BP KC Pitcher of the Day – A.J. Puckett 5 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 6-2 GO-FO, 73/44   Salt Lake […]