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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 4-13-17

The Royals affiliates went 2-2 with an excellent pitching performance at Triple-A. HR Roll Call: Bubba Starling (1), Angelo Castellano (1) BPKC Hitter of the Day: Angelo Castellano 2-4, 3R, HR, 4 RBI BPKC Pitcher of the Day: Josh Staumont 6 IP, 1 H, 0R, 2 BB, 12 K, 4-2 GO-FO, 92p/58k, 16 swinging strikes […]

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Diamonds in the Rough 4-9-17

The affiliates ended a rough weekend with just an Omaha win on Sunday in four games. HR Roll Call: Whit Merrifield (2), Jorge Bonifacio (1), Brandon Downes (1), Manny Olloque (1) BPKC Hitter of the Day: Manny Olloque 3-4, 3R, HR, 2-2b, RBI BPKC Pitcher of the Day: Luke Farrell 5.1 IP, 5 H, 3 […]

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Diamonds in the Rough 4-6-17

The Royals affiliates started their season 1-2 with three games after Wilmington’s debut was rained out. HR Roll Call: Khalil Lee (1)       BP-KC Hitter of the Day: Khalil Lee 3-4 HR, 2R, RBI, BB, SB  BP-KC Pitcher of the Day: Zach Lovvorn 6 IP 1 H 1 R 1 ER 0 BB […]

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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 […]

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Diamonds in the Rough – Season Ends in Midland

Midland RockHounds 4 NW Arkansas Naturals 1 Midland wins series 3-1  The Naturals season came to an end in the face of Texas League history Friday night. After a rain delay of over three hours Friday night the two teams got started after 10:00 pm with Midland in pursuit of a third straight Texas League […]

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Diamonds in the Rough – Texas League Championship Game 3

NW Arkansas Naturals 4 Midland RockHounds 0 Midland leads series 2-1 (best of 5)  With the season on the brink the Naturals turned to their most impressive starter during the last month of their season and once again he delivered. Fireballing Josh Staumont who pitched NW Arkansas into the playoffs before pitching a fantastic game […]

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Diamonds in the Rough – Texas League Championship Game 2

Midland RockHounds 6 NW Arkansas Naturals 4 Midland up 2-0 (best of 5) The Naturals and RockHounds went head to head in game 2 with the Naturals sending Texas League All-Star Eric Skoglund to the hill to try to even things up. After being remarkably consistent the entire season, Skoglund had to attempt to avoid […]

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Diamonds in the Rough – Naturals Advance to Championship

NW Arkansas Naturals 3 Springfield Cardinals 2 F/10 NW wins series 3 -1 After three games of big offensive performances, the Naturals finished of the division series with some solid pitching. Starter Josh Staumont backed up his 12 strikeout performance last time out with another solid outing. The righty and the Cardinals starter each blanked […]