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 7-24-17

Reviewing the Trade – The Royals made a move on Monday, flipping a controllable and injured pitcher in Matt Strahm, struggling lefty Travis Wood and rookie league infielder Esteury Ruiz in exchange for Trevor Cahill, Brandon Maurer, and Ryan Buchter. Checkout what David Lesky wrote about it here. In my opinion, the loss of Strahm […]

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Diamonds in the Rough 6-5-17

The Royals affiliates went 3-0 with a win in the Dominican Summer League by the rookie squad. HR Roll Call: Jorge Soler (5), Bubba Starling (3), Brandon Downes (4), Ismaldo Rodriguez (2) BPKC Hitter of the Day: Bubba Starling 2-3, HR, 2b BPKC Pitcher of the Day: Miguel Almonte 5 IP, 5 H, 0 R, […]

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Diamonds in the Rough 5-15-17

Two wins and a loss for the affiliates after scoreless starts from both the High-A and Low-A starting pitchers. HR Roll Call: None BPKC Hitter of the Day: Elier Hernandez 3-4, 2-2b, 3 RBI  BPKC Pitcher of the Day: Scott Blewett 7 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 6 K, 9-6 GO-FO   […]

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Diamonds in the Rough 4-25-17

A 2-2 day with trouble getting any offense going at Single-A. HR Roll Call: Jorge Soler (2), Frank Schwindel (2), Humberto Arteaga (1) BPKC Hitter of the Day: Frank Schwindel 2-4, HR, 2b, 2 RBI BPKC Pitcher of the Day: Miguel Almonte 5.2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 7 K, 2-2 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]