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Diamonds in the Rough 7-10-17

A rough day for the affiliates before their one day break for the MLB All-Star game, going 1-6 on Monday HR Roll Call: Gabe Cancel (10), Joe Dudek (5), Robby Rinn (3), Seuly Matias (3) BPKC Hitter of the Day: Gabe Cancel 2-3, 2R, HR, 2b, 2BB, 2 RBI BPKC Pitcher of the Day: Franco […]

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Diamonds in the Rough 6-8-17

The Royals affiliates won four out of five games on Thursday with a pair of walkoff wins at High-A and in the Dominican Summer League. HR Roll Call: Garin Cecchini (3), Donnie Dewees (5) BPKC Hitter of the Day: Donnie Dewees 2-4, 2R, 2b, HR, 2 RBI, SB (8) BPKC Pitcher of the Day: Corey […]

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Diamonds in the Rough Weekend Recap

Stock UP – Jake Junis – The right-handed starting pitcher has shown lately that he can dominate a Triple-A lineup, lowering his Triple-A ERA to just 2.48 in six starts. The former 29th round 2011 draft pick has a 11.9 SO/9 this season against usual paltry walk total (8 in 36.1 innings). If an injury would take place […]

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Diamonds in the Rough 5-8-17

With three games on the docket the Royals affiliates came home with a pair of wins on Monday night. HR Roll Call Samir Duenez (6), Chris DeVito (11)  BPKC Hitter of the Day: Chris DeVito 4-5 HR, 2b, 2 RBI  BPKC Pitcher of the Day: Pedro Fernandez 2.2 Ip 1 H 0 R 0 ER […]

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Diamonds in the Rough 5-3-17

A 2-2 day for the Royals minor league squads with wins at Low-A and Double-A. HR Roll Call: Jorge Soler (3), Garin Cecchini (1), Samir Duenez (4), Meibrys Viloria (1) BPKC Hitter of the Day: Meibrys Viloria 2-3, HR, 2 RBI, BB BPKC Pitcher of the Day: Jace Vines 6 IP, 2 H, 0 R, […]

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Diamonds in the Rough 4-28-17

Another split day for the affiliates on Friday. HR Roll Call Frank Schwindel (4), Elier Hernandez (3), Chris DeVito 2 (6,7), Khalil Lee (4), Gabe Cancel 2 (1,2) BPKC Hitter of the Day Chris DeVito 3-5 2 HR, 2b, 3R, 6 RBI BPKC Pitcher of the Day Foster Griffin 6.2 IP 2 H 2 R […]

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Diamonds in the Rough 4-22-17

The Royals affiliates went 3-1 on Saturday with a doubleheader sweep at Double-A. HR Roll Call Khalil Lee (3), Chris DeVito (2) BPKC Hitter of the Day Alfredo Escalera 4-6 R, 3b, BB BPKC Pitcher of the Day Jace Vines 6 IP 3 H 0 R 0ER 1 BB 4 K 7-2 GO-FO 75p/46k Game […]

Meibrys Viloria via Milb.com Jared Ravich

Predicting Minor League Breakout Performers

Before we know where players will be assigned, let’s take a quick look at who may be on the verge of a breakout based on their performances one season ago. Not really a breakout candidate after last year but I expect Storm Chaser’s Hunter Dozier to improve on his solid season at Triple-A. Look to a […]

Pedro Fernandez via Ken Inness milb.com

Prospecting the Royals, Tier 3 (Mining The Diamonds)

After checking out a few of the higher profile players in the system (here’s Part One and Part Two), now it’s time to review  a few others that need to fine tune some things to reach the bigs. These nine guys currently in the system have multiple tools to lean on, but either need to switch […]

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Diamonds in the Rough 8-30-16

A solid day for the affiliates with a pair of doubleheader sweeps including Burlington’s, which wrapped up a East division championship for them. HR Roll Call: Orlando Calixte (11), Ryan O’Hearn (21), Joe Dudek (5) BP KC Hitter of the Day – Ryan O’Hearn 3-5, HR, 5 RBI BP KC Pitcher of the Day – […]