Nick Pratto

Influx of Talent Coming Soon to Royals Farm System

A couple of weeks ago Baseball America ranked the Royals farm system 29th out of the 30 major league teams. This should come as little shock to anyone considering the Royals lost their ’16 first pick to sign Ian Kennedy, then traded their second round pick A.J. Puckett for Melky Cabrera. The system has also seen Ashe Russell step […]

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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 4-26-17

The Royals affiliates went 0-2, with a rainout at Double-A. HR Roll Call: Chris DeVito (4), Angelo Castellano (2) BPKC Hitter of the Day: Angelo Castellano 2-3, 2R, HR, BB, RBI BPKC Pitcher of the Day: Colin Rodgers 4 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, 3-2 GO-FO, 56p/35k Myrtle Beach […]

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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 8-21-16

A solid 5-2 night for the Royals affiliates with a no-hit start out of their 2nd round pick. HR Roll Call: Hunter Dozier (23), Whit Merrifield (10), Roman Collins (9), David Edwards 2 (8), Jonathan McCray (7), Cal Jones (4), Jose Marquez (1) BP KC Hitter of the Day – Whit Merrifield 3-3, 3R, HR, […]

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Diamonds in the Rough 6-16-16

A pair of wins during a Wilmington doubleheader but no other wins for the Royals affiliates in the other four games played. HR Roll Call: Travis Snider (2), Brandon Downes (5), Samir Duenez (6), DJ Burt (2) BP KC Hitter of the Day DJ Burt 2-3, 2R, 2b, HR, BB, 2 RBI, SB (15) BP […]

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Diamonds in the Rough 6-11-16

2-3 for the affiliates with wins in Lexington and Wilmington. HR Roll Call: Ryan O’Hearn (10) BP KC Hitter of the Day – Mike Hill 3-5, 2-2b, 2 RBI BP KC Pitcher of the Day – Corey Ray 6.2 IP, 6 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 8-2 GO-FO, 88p/56k   New Orleans Zephyrs […]

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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 […]

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Diamonds in the Rough 5-19-16

A 2-2 day for the affiliates with a big win at Triple-A for the Chasers. HR Roll Call Hunter Dozier 1,2 (12), Brett Eibner (8), Balbino Fuenmayor (1), Cam Gallagher (1) BP KC Hitter of the Day – Hunter Dozier 3-5 2 HR, 3R, 3 RBI BP KC Pitcher of the Day – Nolan Watson […]