Diamonds in the Rough 7-3-17

The Royals affiliates played four extra inning games in their 1-8 day Monday. J2 Signing Day Notes – A Royals official gave me a little information on the two Venezuelan signees for the July 2nd international signing period. Both players are right-handed hitters with average speed. The Royals scouts believe Jesus Reyes is a plus […]


Fidgeting Into Summer (BP Kansas City Episode 58) Danny Duffy went on the DL. He’s unlikely to return until near the trade deadline. This team may look quite different when he returns. We discussed Duffy’s injury and what it means, especially for this point in the season and where the Royals sit in the standings. A tough hill to climb just got […]


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Left-hander Erik Skoglund was making his major league debut. The Tigers stacked their lineup with right-handed thunder. It was, simply, a rookie making his debut against a veteran lineup. On paper, it was a mismatch. Conventional wisdom held the Tigers could rip this kid to shreds. Meow. Skoglund was brilliant in his major league debut, keeping […]


Diamonds in the Rough 5-22-17

A solid 3-1 day for the affiliates with big wins at Low-A and High-A. HR Roll Call: Ramon Torres (5), Cam Gallagher (1), Anderson Miller (7), Chase Vallot (5), Nicky Lopez (2), Wander Franco (2), Joe Dudek (1) BPKC Hitter of the Day: Nicky Lopez 2-4, 2R, HR, 3b, 2 RBI, BB, SB (9), CS […]


Diamonds in the Rough 5-17-17

The Royals affiliates won three out of four games with a split of a doubleheader at the Triple-A level. HR Roll Call Raul: Mondesi (4), Chris DeVito (12)  BPKC Hitter of the Day: Raul Mondesi 3-5, 3R, HR, 2-2b, 3 RBI, SB, BB BPKC Pitcher of the Day: Eric Skoglund 7 IP, 3 H, 2 […]


Diamonds in the Rough 5-9-17

Just three games on the docket with the Royals affiliates coming out on top in two of them. HR Roll Call: Frank Schwindel (6), Zane Evans (2) BPKC Hitter of the Day: Frank Schwindel 1-2, HR, 2 RBI, BPKC Pitcher of the Day: Foster Griffin 8 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, […]


Diamonds in the Rough 5-4-16

A Quick Rant I don’t know how many people read what I write here, but I’m sure some tend to think I look at the organization with a little too much sunshine. That may be the case at times but it was once told to me that members of the organization and/or family members of […]