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Diamonds in the Rough 4-16-17

The Royals affiliates went 2-2 on Easter Sunday, with an extra inning win at High-A and a near no-hitter in Triple-A. HR Roll Call: Jorge Bonifacio (3), Ramon Torres (3), Zane Evans (1), Anderson Miller (1), Manny Olloque (3) BPKC Hitter of the Day: Chris DeVito 3-4, 2R, 2b, RBI BPKC Pitcher of the Day: […]

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Diamonds in the Rough 4-13-17

The Royals affiliates went 2-2 with an excellent pitching performance at Triple-A. HR Roll Call: Bubba Starling (1), Angelo Castellano (1) BPKC Hitter of the Day: Angelo Castellano 2-4, 3R, HR, 4 RBI BPKC Pitcher of the Day: Josh Staumont 6 IP, 1 H, 0R, 2 BB, 12 K, 4-2 GO-FO, 92p/58k, 16 swinging strikes […]

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Diamonds in the Rough 4-12-17

A 1-2 day for the affiliates with a win at Triple-A and an extra inning loss at High-A. HR Roll Call: Jorge Bonifacio (2), Ryan O’Hearn (2) BPKC Hitter of the Day: Ryan O’Hearn 2-4, 2b, HR, 2 RBI BPKC Pitcher of the Day: Foster Griffin 6 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 6 […]

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Diamonds in the Rough 4-11-17

The affiliates went 3-1 with large margins of victory at Double-A and Triple-A on Tuesday. HR Roll Call: Whit Merrifield (3), Ramon Torres (2), Logan Moon (1) BPKC Hitter of the Day: Logan Moon 3-4, 3R, 2b, HR, 3 RBI, BB BPKC Pitcher of the Day: Zach Lovvorn 6 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 […]

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Diamonds in the Rough 4-9-17

The affiliates ended a rough weekend with just an Omaha win on Sunday in four games. HR Roll Call: Whit Merrifield (2), Jorge Bonifacio (1), Brandon Downes (1), Manny Olloque (1) BPKC Hitter of the Day: Manny Olloque 3-4, 3R, HR, 2-2b, RBI BPKC Pitcher of the Day: Luke Farrell 5.1 IP, 5 H, 3 […]

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BPKC Minor League Prospect Rankings List

If you’re a reader of BPKC and my stuff in particular then you know that I haven’t put out an “official” ranking of Royals minor league prospects this year. Prior to the minor league season starting, I wanted my rankings to be known in comparison to other outlets that are available as I feel my […]

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The Academy – 2017 Minor League Roster Breakdown, Part 2

The upper levels of the Royals organization¬†appear to be strong in bullpen arms and players with the ability to leave the yard. Should the big club need bullpen help, then the route up and down Interstate I-29 could be active with pitchers Josh Staumont, Kevin McCarthy, Seth Maness and others available to Kansas City. Should […]

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Surprises From Surprise (BP Kansas City Episode 48)

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kansascitybaseballvault/2017/03/16/surprises-from-surprise-bp-kansas-city-episode-48.mp3 This week, a look at some surprising performers in Royals spring training. From Raul Mondesi to Jorge Bonifacio and Scott Alexander to Yender Caramo. These guys are putting themselves on the radar for opening day, or at least another look later in the year. We also talked about the injury to Salvador Perez in […]

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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 […]