Diamonds in the Rough Stock Up Stock Down 4-21-17

Stock UP Corey Toups – The small second baseman that I wrote a story about last year continues to hit, hit and hit some more, connecting on two home runs this week and slashing .325/.413/.550 through Friday. In addition to the hitting Toups has been solid with the glove at both second and third base. […]


Diamonds in the Rough 4-20-17

A rough offensive day for the Royals affiliates, scoring just 10 runs in their four games but excellent pitching held that up for wins in all four games. HR Roll Corey Toups (2) BPKC Hitter of the Day Corey Toups 2-3 HR, 2b, 2R, BB BPKC Pitcher of the Day Andre Davis 8 IP 3 […]


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 […]

Whit Merrifield

The Academy – 2017 Minor League Roster Breakdown, Part 2

The upper levels of the Royals organization 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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Prospecting the Royals, Tier 2 (kinda)

Checking out a few of the next group of Royals prospects in the organization that maybe on the cusp of the bigs or moving into the upper levels of the organization. A few of these guys are liked by other prospect writers more than I and a few others have tools that if morphed could […]


Diamonds in the Rough 5-30-16

Monday wasn’t a good day in the minors as Royals affiliates went 0-3. HR Roll Call: Humberto Arteaga (1) BP KC Hitter of the Day – Humberto Arteaga 2-4, HR, 2 RBI BP KC Pitcher of the Day – Nolan Watson 5 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, HBP, 6-4 […]


Diamonds in the Rough 5-25-16

1-3 for the affiliates on Wednesday, with the only win in Wilmington. HR Roll Call: Jorge Bonifacio 2(8), Balbino Fuenmayor (2), Wander Franco (3), Brandon Downes (3) BP KC Hitter of the Day – Jorge Bonifacio 2-3, 2 HR, 2 RBI, 2 BB BP KC Pitcher of the Day – Ashton Gouedeau 6 IP, 3 H, […]


Diamonds in the Rough 5-13-16

A 3-2 day for the affiliates with a split of a doubleheader at Low-A Lexington. HR Roll Call: Mauricio Ramos (3), Chase Vallot (6), Travis Maezes (3), Amalani Fukofuka (3) BP KC Hitter of the Day – Humberto Arteaga 3-4, 2-2b, 3R, 2 RBI, BB, SB BP KC Pitcher of the Day – Miguel Almonte […]