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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. […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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Diamonds in the Rough 8-16-17

A 7-2 Wednesday for the affiliates with a pair of doubleheader sweeps. HR Roll Call: Frank Schwindel (21), Bubba Starling (7), Hunter Dozier (1), Ryan O’Hearn (19), Gabe Cancel (14), Jose Caraballo (3), Rubendy Jaquez (1) BPKC Hitter of the Day: Rubendy Jaquez 3-3, 3R, HR, 3b, 3 RBI, BB, SB (17)  BPKC Pitcher of […]

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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 7-23-17

A 3-4 day with late wins at Double-A and Triple-A for the Royals affiliates. HR Roll Call: Frank Schwindel (14), Dean Anna (5), Chris DeVito (19), Freddy Fermin (1), Seuly Matias (5) BPKC Hitter of the Day: Seuly Matias 3-5, 2R, HR, 5 RBI BPKC Pitcher of the Day: A.J. Puckett 6 IP, 1 H, 1 […]

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Diamonds in the Rough 7-21-17

A good Friday for the Royals affiliates with the teams going 7-1 with it’s only loss in Wilmington. HR Roll Call Frank Schwindel (13), Donnie Dewees (8), Wander Franco (4), Darrell Miller (2), Brewer Hicklen (2) BPKC Hitter of the Day Travis Jones 5-6 2R, 2b, 2 RBI BPKC Pitcher of the Day Anthony Bender […]

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Diamonds in the Rough 7-18-17

The Royals affiliates were 4-3 with wins at both complex levels. HR Roll Call: Ryan O’Hearn (16), Logan Moon (6), Anderson Miller (9), Jon McCray (5) BPKC Hitter of the Day: Ryan O’Hearn 3-4 2R, HR, 2b, 2 RBI Postgame Audio from O’Hearn BPKC Pitcher of the Day: Yender Caramo 6 IP 4 H 1 […]