Diamonds in the Rough 7-21-17

A good Friday for the Royals affiliates with the teams going 7-1 with it’s only loss in Wilmington. HR Roll Call Frank Schwindel (13), Donnie Dewees (8), Wander Franco (4), Darrell Miller (2), Brewer Hicklen (2) BPKC Hitter of the Day Travis Jones 5-6 2R, 2b, 2 RBI BPKC Pitcher of the Day Anthony Bender […]


Diamonds in the Rough 7-14-17

A great Friday for the affiliates with three walk off wins on a 7-1 day. HR Roll Call: Dennicher Carrasco (5) BPKC Hitter of the Day: Cristian Perez 5-5 2R, 2b, 2 RBI BPKC Pitcher of the Day: Emilio Ogando 5 IP 7 H 0 R 0 ER 1 BB 6 K 2-5 GO-FO 91p/57k […]


Diamonds in the Rough Weekend Edition

  Omaha Storm Chasers 9 Colorado Springs Sky Sox 6 Boxscore HR Ryan O’Hearn 2 (13) Colorado Springs Sky Sox 11 Omaha Storm Chasers 0 Boxscore HR None The Chasers split their weekend games with Colorado Springs, getting a walk-off home run from Ryan O’Hearn on Saturday night. The win for Omaha snapped a six-game […]

Isaiah Smith

Royals 2017 MLB Draft Review: Rounds 21-40

As promised, we have the final 20 rounds of the 2017 MLB Draft analysis for the Royals right here for your reading pleasure. Check out previous draft analyses: Rounds 1-4 Rounds 5-10 Rounds 11-20 Interview with Lonnie Goldberg 21. Isaiah Smith OF 6’3 190 lbs Battle Ground HS Battle Ground, WA 6/19/99 This prep player […]

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 […]