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 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

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 […]


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 – […]


Diamonds in the Rough 8-18-16

A pair of doubleheader sweeps and a pair of 11th inning losses highlighted a 6-4 day for the Royals affiliates. HR Roll Call: Travis Maezes (14), Chase Vallot (13), Nicky Lopez (4), Dennicher Carrasco (7), Jose Caraballo (6) BP KC Hitter of the Day – Travis Maezes, 2 games: 4-7, 3R, 3-2b, HR, 4 RBI BP […]


Diamonds in the Rough 7-4-16

The affiliates went 5-3 with a 458 foot walkoff home run in Idaho Falls. HR Roll Call Hunter Dozier (16), Irving Falu (3), Wander Franco (5), Marten Gasparini (6), Mike Hill (4), Jecksson Flores (4), Meibrys Viloria (4), Jeison Guzman (1) BP KC Hitter of the Day – Meibrys Viloria 3-5 3R, 2b, HR, 6 […]


Diamonds in the Rough 6-11-16

2-3 for the affiliates with wins in Lexington and Wilmington. HR Roll Call: Ryan O’Hearn (10) BP KC Hitter of the Day – Mike Hill 3-5, 2-2b, 2 RBI BP KC Pitcher of the Day – Corey Ray 6.2 IP, 6 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 8-2 GO-FO, 88p/56k   New Orleans Zephyrs […]