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So It Begins (BP Kansas City Episode 95)

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kansascitybaseballvault/2018/04/05/so-it-begins-bp-kansas-city-episode-95.mp3 Despite the weather, the Royals actually managed to get a couple games in during the first week of the MLB season. Now, the results? Not that great. We discussed the meaning of early-season stats – that is, that there isn’t much meaning yet – and what stood out from four chilly games. We also […]

Aug 22, 2017; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Danny Duffy (41) pitches against the Colorado Rockies in the first inning at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

For Starters, the Royals Might Be Okay

In one week, Royals pitchers and catchers will report to spring training in Surprise to begin the 2018 season. There are an inordinate number of questions left to be asked and answered, but one area where I think the Royals may be surprisingly sound is in their starting rotation, at least as of this particular […]

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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 7-25-17

Royals affiliates went 3-4 on Tuesday despite a sweep at High-A. HR Roll Call: Frank Schwindel (17), Chase Vallot (12), Logan Gray (3), Cal Jones (2) BPKC Pitcher of the Day: Jake Kalish 5 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 80p/50k, 7-1 GO-FO BPKC Hitter of the Day: Oliver Nunez […]

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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 […]

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Diamonds in the Rough 4-14-17

A 1-3 night for the Royals affiliates with just a win for the High-A club in Wilmington. HR Roll Call – Elier Hernandez (1) BPKC Hitter of the Day: Whit Merrifield 3-4 2b, 2 RBI BPKC Pitcher of the Day: Miguel Almonte 4 IP 1 H 0 R 1 BB 4 K 4-2 GO-FO 66p/40k […]

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Diamonds in the Rough 4-8-17

Sorry for the lack of Diamonds on Saturday morning. Back in action now, the Royals affiliates had a rough Saturday night, going 0-4 with some rough pitching at three spots. HR Roll Call Ramon Torres (1), Donnie Dewees (1), Colton Frabasilio (1) BPKC Hitter of the Day Colton Frabasilio 2-3 HR, RBI, BB BPKC Pitcher […]

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The Academy – 2017 Minor League Roster Breakdown, Part 2

The upper levels of the Royals organizationĀ 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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The World Baseball Classic and Royals Camp Cuts (BP Kansas City Episode 47)

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kansascitybaseballvault/2017/03/09/the-world-baseball-classic-and-royals-camp-cuts-bp-kansas-city-episode-47.mp3 The Royals’ big league camp is thinning out this week, as they made their first big cut, sending numerous players to minor league camp. Along with that, others are joining their countrymen for the World Baseball Classic. Jeff and Mike discussed both topics in this episode, including thoughts about the importance of the WBC, […]