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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 […]

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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 […]