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Balancing the Books on the ’13 Draft

The title of this article might seem odd, but as other blogs and this site have pointed out, scouting director Lonnie Goldberg has had some drafts that have hurt the Royals balance sheet and the farm system in the process. This isn’t all his fault, but fans don’t care and the money doesn’t hit the registers if […]

Diamonds

Diamonds in the Rough 8-21-17

A rough day of pitching for three affiliates in a 2-4 Monday. HR Roll Call: Frank Schwindel (22), Khalil Lee (17), Joe Dudek (9), Reed Rohlman (4), Cal Jones (3) BPKC Hitter of the Day: Frank Schwindel 3-3 2R, HR, BB BPKC Pitcher of the Day: Travis Eckert 7 IP 2 H 1 R 1 […]

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Diamonds in the Rough 8-16-17

A 7-2 Wednesday for the affiliates with a pair of doubleheader sweeps. HR Roll Call: Frank Schwindel (21), Bubba Starling (7), Hunter Dozier (1), Ryan O’Hearn (19), Gabe Cancel (14), Jose Caraballo (3), Rubendy Jaquez (1) BPKC Hitter of the Day: Rubendy Jaquez 3-3, 3R, HR, 3b, 3 RBI, BB, SB (17)  BPKC Pitcher of […]

Nick Pratto

Influx of Talent Coming Soon to Royals Farm System

A couple of weeks ago Baseball America ranked the Royals farm system 29th out of the 30 major league teams. This should come as little shock to anyone considering the Royals lost their ’16 first pick to sign Ian Kennedy, then traded their second round pick A.J. Puckett for Melky Cabrera. The system has also seen Ashe Russell step […]

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Diamonds in the Rough 5-23-17

The Royals affiliates split the two games that finished, while Lexington and NW Arkansas were suspended. HR Roll Call: Tanner Stanley (1) BPKC Hitter of the Day: Chris DeVito 2-4, 2-2b, RBI BPKC Pitcher of the Day: Cristian Castillo 6 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 3-7 GO-FO, 76p/48k Wilmington Blue […]