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Play The Kids

If it were me, Ryan O’Hearn would be the Royal tasked with replacing Eric Hosmer. And while that in itself would be enough to be getting on with if you’re O’Hearn, there’s Nick Pratto nipping at your heels and really, aren’t first basemen the most interchangeable pieces on a baseball chessboard? Isn’t that why Hunter […]

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Predicting Minor League Breakout Performers.

As we draw closer to spring training what better time to look at the performances of last season and make a prediction for a player at each level to step up his game. Not really based on last year’s numbers as he surprisingly struggled at Triple-A Omaha before a roster crunch sent Ryan O’Hearn to Double-A […]

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The Hot Stove Is Lit? (BP Kansas City Episode 80)

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kansascitybaseballvault/2017/12/01/the-hot-stove-is-lit-bp-kansas-city-episode-80.mp3 This week, Jeff was out fighting off a nasty cold so Mike flew solo. There hasn’t been much happening yet this offseason, for the Royals or anyone else. But Kansas City did protect some players from the Rule 5 Draft, and they have arbitration decisions due on Friday as you listen to this episode. […]

Diamonds

Diamonds in the Rough 8-31-17

The Royals affiliates went 2-3 on Thursday night. HR Roll Call: Ryan O’Hearn (22), Jack Lopez (5), MJ Melendez (4) BPKC Hitter of the Day: Brewer Hicklen 3-4 2R, 2b, RBI, SB BPKC Pitcher of the Day: Colin Rodgers 6 IP 5 H 0 R 0 ER 2 BB 5 K 8-4 GO-FO 83p/50k  NW […]

Diamonds

Diamonds in the Rough 8-22-17

The affiliates went just 2-6 despite a pair of big days on offense for Burlington and Wilmington. HR Roll Call: Ryan O’Hearn (20), Chris DeVito (20), Brandon Downes (13), John Brontsema (5), Jake Wakamatsu (3), Cal Jones (4), Oliver Nunez (2), Isaiah Smith (2) BPKC Hitters of the Day: Oliver Nunez 4-6 2R, HR, 2b, 3b, […]