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The Academy: Royals Organization All-BP Team

With the Minor League season winding down, what better time to highlight some of the best players in the minor league ranks for the Royals organization this season? Starting Pitcher – Foster Griffin The Royals 2017 representative in the Future’s Game got off to an outstanding start in Wilmington and at NW Arkansas before slowing down […]

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Diamonds in the Rough 8-7-17

A 3-3 Monday for the minor league affiliates. HR Roll Call: Travis Jones (1), Randor Vargas (2) BPKC Hitter of the Day: Travis Jones 2-3, HR, 3 RBI, BB BPKC Pitcher of the Day: Robert Garcia 5 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 6 K, 77p/46k, 2-4 GO/FO Omaha Storm Chasers 8, […]

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Diamonds in the Rough 8-1-17

The Royals affiliates were 5-1 in completed games at the time of this writing, with the Arizona squad trailing 6-0 on Tuesday night. HR Roll Call: Frank Schwindel (18), Logan Moon (8), Corey Toups (7), Meibrys Viloria (7), Yeison Melo (3), Benji Cash (1) That’s a schweet schwing from @schwindiesel. pic.twitter.com/KCcWDq4CcS — Omaha Storm Chasers […]

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Diamonds in the Rough 7-20-17

The Royals affiliates went 3-4 on Thursday. HR Roll Call: Jorge Soler (15), Cheslor Cuthbert (2), Jonathan McCray (6), Dennicher Carrasco (6), Sebastian Rivero (3), Cal Jones (1) BPKC Hitter of the Day: Jorge Soler 2-4 2 HR 3 RBI How strong is Soler Power? Enough to untie a game. pic.twitter.com/Gx52xDIF7d — Omaha Storm Chasers […]

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Soler Eclipsed

The Royals optioned Jorge Soler to Triple-A for the second time this season yesterday. That’s typically not a great sign for the player acquired in exchange for one of your better pitchers over the last three seasons. And while Soler hasn’t done himself any favors by hitting .154/.245/.275 with just two home runs in 102 plate […]

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Moves on Moves (BP Kansas City Episode 62)

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kansascitybaseballvault/2017/06/29/moves-on-moves-bp-kansas-city-episode-62.mp3 The Royals were busy this week, going above .500, going back under .500, and shifting guys around. We discussed Danny Duffy’s rehab start and his timeline to return. We discussed Nate Karns going to the 60-day disabled list. We discussed Jorge Soler coming up while Cheslor Cuthbert went on the DL and we discussed […]

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Speed Thrills

If you’ve been following along with the data revolution that is Statcast, you’re aware that they released a new metric on Tuesday. Sprint Speed is a measurement in terms of “feet per second in a player’s fastest one-second window.” A full explanation can be found here, but the ft/sec calculation makes sense, given that baseball […]

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Diamonds in the Rough 6-26-17

It was a rough day on the farm with the Royals affiliates losing all six games played to completion on Monday. HR Roll Call: Chase Vallot 2 (9, 10), Dennicher Carrasco (2) BPKC Hitter of the Day: Chase Vallot 2-3, 3R, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 2 BB BPKC Pitcher of the Day: Wilmer Jimenez 5.2 […]