Mar 11, 2017; Goodyear, AZ, USA; Kansas City Royals second baseman Christian Colon (24) fist pounds Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost (3) after scoring a run against the Cleveland Indians during the fifth inning at Goodyear Ballpark. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Minor Happenings

Heating Up in Omaha – Winter quickly flew through the midwest this year leaving near 80-degree temperatures this past weekend. Things don’t look like they will cool down anytime soon for the Storm Chasers who could present quite the rotation for the Triple-A Royals squad. With an excellent spring to date, Josh Staumont may have […]

Meibrys Viloria

Prospecting the Royals, Process Reboot

When Dayton Moore accepted the offer to become the Royals general manager in June of 2006, he arrived knowing that the farm system, his specialty, was one of the most barren in the game. Despite years of picking in the Top 10 of the MLB draft, the Royals ranked just 23rd of the organizational rankings by Baseball America that […]

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Diamonds in the Rough 8-27-16

A rough day for the affiliates with just two wins in eight chances. HR Roll Call Nicky Lopez (6), Boo Vazquez (2) BP KC Hitter of the Day – Reymond Fuentes 3-4 3b, 3 RBI BP KC Pitcher of the Day – Josh Staumont 5 IP 7 H 1 R 1 ER 2 BB 10 […]

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Diamonds in the Rough 8-19-16

A 4-3 night for the affiliates on Friday. HR Roll Call Orlando Calixte (10), Zane Evans (5), Nicky Lopez (5), Seuly Matias (8), Khalil Lee (6) BP KC Hitter of the Day – Orlando Calixte 3-4 3R, HR, 2 RBI BP KC Pitcher of the Day – Derek Gordon 4 IP 2 H 0 R […]

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Diamonds in the Rough 8-7-16

2-4 day for the affiliates with a lack of offense at Triple-A and not enough pitching at Low-A. HR Roll Call Frank Schwindel (19), Ryan O’Hearn (17), Roman Collins (8), Joe Dudek 2 (2), Khalil Lee 2 (5) BP KC Hitter of the Day – Joe Dudek 3-4 2 HR, 3 RBI BP KC Pitcher […]

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Diamonds in the Rough 8-3-16

The affiliates with 3-3 on Wednesday with a big offensive effort in Wilmington. HR Roll Call Jorge Bonifacio (16), Brandon Downes (9), Luis Villegas 2(2) BP KC Hitter of the Night – Luis Villegas 2-5 2 HR, 5 RBI BP KC Pitcher of the Night – Matt Tenuta 6 IP 6 H 0 R 0 […]

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Diamonds in the Rough 7-28-16

A 6-2 day for the affiliates with a huge inning pacing the Appy league affiliate towards a win. HR Roll Call Tony Cruz (6), Ryan O’Hearn (16), Michael Arroyo (3), Khalil Lee (3), Dennicher Carrasco (4) BP KC Hitter of the Day – Michael Arroyo 3-4 3R, HR, 2-2b, 4 RBI BP KC Pitcher of […]

Khalil Lee - Photo credit Bill Mitchell

Can I See Your I.D.? Young Royals Prospects Making Names For Themselves

A couple of times this season I have written how the Royals farm system is down a bit talent wise. That isn’t really shocking, I mean, after all, they traded three stud left-handed pitchers last season and a couple other arms that were decent depth pieces. Combine that trade with the fact that they have been […]

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Diamonds in the Rough 7-13-16

A good day for the affiliates with solid pitching on most fronts and plenty of offense. The teams finished 6-1 with a late win in Arizona. HR Roll Call: Carlos Garcia (3), Roman Collins (4), Jonathan McCray (4), Chase Vallot (9), Seuly Matias 2 (3) BP KC Hitter of the Day – Seuly Matias 2-5, […]