Diamonds

Diamonds in the Rough 5-26-17

A good day for the Royals with wins at every level thanks to late innings wins at Triple-A and Double-A. HR Roll Call Zane Evans (4), Jack Lopez 2 (2), Chris DeVito (13), Khalil Lee (6), Emmanuel Rivera (4) BPKC Hitter of the Day Jack Lopez 3-4 2HR, 3R, 4 RBI BPKC Pitcher of the […]

USATSI_10009653_168381442_lowres

Bring On The Kids

It’s time for a painful reckoning. Even discussing this is not fun. But yes, it is time to prepare ourselves to say goodbye to many of our favorite Royals. Sure, they’ll come back to Kansas City from time to time, wearing different colors, and some people will boo them while others give them ovations for […]

Diamonds

Diamonds in the Rough 5-2-17

The Royals affiliates had a solid day with three wins in four games. HR Roll Call Chris DeVito (9), Khalil Lee (5), Nick Dini (2) BPKC Hitter of the Day: Elier Hernandez 3-4 2-3b, 2b, R, 2 RBI BPKC Pitcher of the Day: Gabe Cramer 3 IP 3 H 0 R 0 ER 0 BB […]

Shane Baz

It’s Never Too Early to Discuss the Draft – Shane Baz Edition

After seeing a few mock drafts at Baseball America, Hero Sports and others around the internets, what better time to discuss the hard-throwing Texan, Shane Baz? Before we get to him though, I must write that it surprises me the Royals could be leaning towards a high school pitcher with their pick. After all, the lack […]

Diamonds

Diamonds in the Rough 4-24-17

A rough night for the affiliates, going 0-3 with late losses at Double-A and Single-A. HR Roll Call Samir Duenez (3) BPKC Hitter of the Day: Samir Duenez 2-4 HR, 2 RBI BPKC Pitcher of the Day: Travis Eckert 6 IP 3 H 0 R 0 ER 1 BB 5 K 4-4 GO-FO 75p/51k New […]

Diamonds

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: […]

kcbaseballvaultbanner-1024x409

Early Struggles, Early Moves (BP Kansas City Episode 52)

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kansascitybaseballvault/2017/04/13/early-struggles-early-moves-bp-kansas-city-episode-52.mp3 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 […]

Meibrys Viloria via Milb.com Jared Ravich

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 […]