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. […]


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 […]


Diamonds in the Rough 4-19-17

Plenty of long balls in two of the three games for the affiliates on a 1-2 day. HR Roll Call: Ryan O’Hearn (3), Corey Toups (1), Dean Anna (1), Parker Morin (1), Roman Collins (2), Chase Vallot (1)  BPKC Hitter of the Day: Roman Collins 2-4, HR, 2R, 2 RBI BPKC Pitcher of the Day: […]


Diamonds in the Rough 4-12-17

A 1-2 day for the affiliates with a win at Triple-A and an extra inning loss at High-A. HR Roll Call: Jorge Bonifacio (2), Ryan O’Hearn (2) BPKC Hitter of the Day: Ryan O’Hearn 2-4, 2b, HR, 2 RBI BPKC Pitcher of the Day: Foster Griffin 6 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 6 […]

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BPKC Minor League Prospect Rankings List

If you’re a reader of BPKC and my stuff in particular then you know that I haven’t put out an “official” ranking of Royals minor league prospects this year. Prior to the minor league season starting, I wanted my rankings to be known in comparison to other outlets that are available as I feel my […]

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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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Prospecting the Royals, Tier 2 (kinda)

Checking out a few of the next group of Royals prospects in the organization that maybe on the cusp of the bigs or moving into the upper levels of the organization. A few of these guys are liked by other prospect writers more than I and a few others have tools that if morphed could […]

Friday Notes

Friday Notes

We have a new labor agreement in place, which means the offseason should theoretically open up. And what do you know? The winter meetings start on Monday, so there should at least be some rumors to talk about or something. Maybe the Royals aren’t just sitting out this offseason after all. As a public service, […]


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 […]