Diamonds in the Rough 4-19-17

Plenty of long balls in two of the three games for the affiliates on a 1-2 day. HR Roll Call: Ryan O’Hearn (3), Corey Toups (1), Dean Anna (1), Parker Morin (1), Roman Collins (2), Chase Vallot (1)  BPKC Hitter of the Day: Roman Collins 2-4, HR, 2R, 2 RBI BPKC Pitcher of the Day: […]


Early Struggles, Early Moves (BP Kansas City Episode 52) The Royals bullpen hasn’t been very strong. The offense has looked rough. It’s not ideal. So the Royals made a couple of moves to give Matt Strahm a break and get some fresh arms in town. Curiously, their struggling second baseman Raul Mondesi isn’t drawing much attention from the coaching staff yet. We talked […]

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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 […]

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Rotation Depth Bodes Well For Royals

While this has been a quiet offseason for the Royals, I feel good about the rotation headed into the 2017 season. This is no small feat, because as we chronicled plenty here last season, the rotation was a big reason the 2016 Royals missed the playoffs and limped home with a .500 record. That excitement […]

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Prospecting the Royals in 2017

Breaking down the Royals prospects is definitely an inexact science. The development path of each player is different player to player as we saw in the late blooming careers of Danny Duffy, Whit Merrifield and Cheslor Cuthbert last season in Kansas City or the ascension of Matt Strahm into his bullpen role.  Still, every season […]


Diamonds in the Rough 8-31-16

A 3-5 Wednesday for the Royals minor league squads including a loss in the AZL playoffs for the Royals affiliates. HR Roll Call Jorge Bonifacio (19), Brandon Dulin 2 (8) BP KC Hitter of the Day – Brandon Dulin 2 gms 3-6 3R, 2b, 2 HR, 4 RBI BP KC Pitcher of the Day – […]


Diamonds in the Rough 8-8-16

A 3-5 record for the Royals affiliates on Monday after a pair of split doubleheaders. HR Roll Call Chase Vallot 2 (12), Nicky Lopez (3) BP KC Hitter of the Day – Kort Peterson 3-3 R, 3b BP KC Pitcher of the Day – Jake Junis 7 Ip 3 H 1 R 1 ER 0 […]


Diamonds in the Rough 8-3-16

The affiliates with 3-3 on Wednesday with a big offensive effort in Wilmington. HR Roll Call Jorge Bonifacio (16), Brandon Downes (9), Luis Villegas 2(2) BP KC Hitter of the Night – Luis Villegas 2-5 2 HR, 5 RBI BP KC Pitcher of the Night – Matt Tenuta 6 IP 6 H 0 R 0 […]