Richard Lovelady

The Academy – Full Season Players of the Year

Presenting the third annual BPKC Minor League Players of the Year awards. These are the players who stirred the drink for their teams and are listed below with a few caveats. To qualify, a starting pitcher had to make 10 starts or spend half of the season with the club, while a position player needed to […]

Diamonds

Diamonds in the Rough 9/2-9/3/18

The full season regular season came to a close over the Labor Day long weekend with the combined teams finishing with the four teams finishing a combined four games over .500 thanks to the Legends finishing 16 over by themselves. HR Roll Call: Paulo Orlando (11,12), Samir Duenez (10), Jecksson Flores (7), Alfredo Escalera 2 […]

Friday Notes

Friday Notes

The trade of Lucas Duda to the Braves along with September starting gives Royals fans something to be excited for at the end of a long, difficult season. I’m guessing the Royals won’t bring up everybody everyone wants to see, but it’s another opportunity for them to add some younger talent to the roster to […]

Lucas Duda

Roster math enters advanced trigonometry phase

With the dawn of September baseball peeking over the horizon along with the Omaha Storm Chasers formally eliminated from postseason consideration on Tuesday night, thoughts may turn to those who could soon join the big league club. As you’re daydreaming of expanded rosters, keep in mind the Royals have been judicious in the past with […]

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10 Things That Have Gone Right For The Royals in 2018

The 2018 Royals are a train wreck. Or perhaps, a dumpster fire occurring on top of a train wreck. This is no secret. But let’s ignore all the many, many negative things that have happened this year and focus on some positives. Yes, there are some. I promise. In no particular order, here are 10 […]

Diamonds

Diamonds in the Rough Weekend Recap 8/25-8/26/18

HR Roll Call: Frank Schwindel (23), Paulo Orlando (10), Nicky Lopez (9), Rudy Martin (6), MJ Melendez (17), Nick Pratto (12), Jose Caraballo (5), Michael Emodi (3)  Saturday BPKC Hitter of the Day: Nathan Eaton 4-5 R, 2b, 3b Sunday BPKC Hitter of the Day Rudy Martin 3-5 2R, 2b, HR, 3 RBI Saturday BPKC […]