Diamonds in the Rough: Stock Up and Weekend in Review

With another week in the books, it’s time to check in with those down on the farm who are seeing their stock trending up. Chris DeVito – The slugging first baseman has shown little signs of slowing things down after his promotion to High-A with hits in his first three games on arrival. After each draft the […]


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 […]


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 […]


Diamonds in the Rough 4-18-17

A rough night for the affiliates, going 0-4 with late leads lost in multiple games. HR Roll Call: Peter O’Brien (2), Samir Duenez (2), Mauricio Ramos (2), Khalil Lee (2) BPKC Hitter of the Day: Nicky Lopez 4-5, R, 2-2b, RBI BPKC Pitcher of the Day: Gerson Garabito 7 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 […]


Diamonds in the Rough 4-8-17

Sorry for the lack of Diamonds on Saturday morning. Back in action now, the Royals affiliates had a rough Saturday night, going 0-4 with some rough pitching at three spots. HR Roll Call Ramon Torres (1), Donnie Dewees (1), Colton Frabasilio (1) BPKC Hitter of the Day Colton Frabasilio 2-3 HR, RBI, BB BPKC Pitcher […]

Khalil Lee - Photo credit Bill Mitchell

The Academy – 2017 Minor League Roster Breakdown, Part 1

Despite an 0-1 major league record and the roof caving in, the Royals sent out their minor league rosters on Monday with the decision to try to compete at those levels. The Royals, after playoff runs in 2014 and 2015 that cost them a heavy haul of prospects, have a farm system lacking compared to […]

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Prospecting the Royals, Process Reboot

When Dayton Moore accepted the offer to become the Royals general manager in June of 2006, he arrived knowing that the farm system, his specialty, was one of the most barren in the game. Despite years of picking in the Top 10 of the MLB draft, the Royals ranked just 23rd of the organizational rankings by Baseball America that […]


Diamonds in the Rough 8-22-16

Royals’ affiliates went just 1-5 on Monday. HR Roll Call – Chris DeVito (8), Gabriel Cancel (4) BP Kansas City Hitter of the Day – Chris DeVito: 2-3, HR, BB, 3 R, 2 RBI BP Kansas City Pitcher of the Day – Randy Acevedo: 6 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K […]


Diamonds in the Rough 7-28-16

A 6-2 day for the affiliates with a huge inning pacing the Appy league affiliate towards a win. HR Roll Call Tony Cruz (6), Ryan O’Hearn (16), Michael Arroyo (3), Khalil Lee (3), Dennicher Carrasco (4) BP KC Hitter of the Day – Michael Arroyo 3-4 3R, HR, 2-2b, 4 RBI BP KC Pitcher of […]