Sal Biasi

Kansas City Royals MLB Draft Review: Rounds 11-20

In reviewing this year’s Royals draft class, I’ve noticed some distinct differences over the last few draft classes. From top to bottom, you see a much more advanced group of hitters in terms of plate approach. From the first pick of Nick Pratto to the back of the draft with Reed Rohlman, this is a group with […]

Nick Pratto

Royals 2017 MLB Draft Review: Rounds 1-4

With a larger pool allotment this year, the Royals were able to add a deeper class over 2016 getting what I think is good value through round seven with Brewer Hicklen. As always, the character of the players chosen by the Royals speaks loudly, with each player chosen being classified as a high-quality individual. Despite […]

Nick Pratto

Royals Choose Nick Pratto with 2017 1st Round Pick

With the 14th pick in the 2017 MLB Draft the Royals chose Nick Pratto of Huntington Beach, CA. This was the seventh year with Lonnie Goldberg as the scouting director for the Royals and the tenth pick the Royals have had in the first or supplemental first round since 2011. Following the Royals 2015 World Series run that saw […]

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Rough Waves Ahead (BP Kansas City Episode 57)

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kansascitybaseballvault/2017/05/25/rough-waves-ahead-bp-kansas-city-episode-57.mp3 The Royals passed the quarter pole of the 2017 season and so far have been consistently inconsistent. The rough patches have them looking up at the rest of the American League and there’s a lot of work to do to turn it around. Can they? It’s going to take some help but that help […]

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It’s Never Too Early to Discuss the Draft, Austin Beck Edition

Early in the GMDM tenure, the Royals draft directors spotted high school prep position players to turn the languishing franchise around. The selections of Mike Moustakas and Eric Hosmer changed the fortunes of the team from the low minors all the way up to the biggest stage in the World Series. The Royals spent big on […]

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Diamonds in the Rough 5-18-17

The Blue Rocks had their game in Potomac suspended which lead to a 1-3 day for the Royals affiliates after a walk-off loss at Low-A HR Roll Call: None BPKC Hitter of the Day: Ruben Sosa 3-4, 2R, 2b, 3b, RBI, SB (4) BPKC Pitcher of the Day: Christian Binford 6 IP, 4 H, 0 […]

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Diamonds in the Rough 5-17-17

The Royals affiliates won three out of four games with a split of a doubleheader at the Triple-A level. HR Roll Call Raul: Mondesi (4), Chris DeVito (12)  BPKC Hitter of the Day: Raul Mondesi 3-5, 3R, HR, 2-2b, 3 RBI, SB, BB BPKC Pitcher of the Day: Eric Skoglund 7 IP, 3 H, 2 […]