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Diamonds in the Rough 4-18-17

A rough night for the affiliates, going 0-4 with late leads lost in multiple games. HR Roll Call: Peter O’Brien (2), Samir Duenez (2), Mauricio Ramos (2), Khalil Lee (2) BPKC Hitter of the Day: Nicky Lopez 4-5, R, 2-2b, RBI BPKC Pitcher of the Day: Gerson Garabito 7 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 […]

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Diamonds in the Rough 4-17-16

The Royals affiliates went 3-1 with only a loss at High-A. HR Roll Call: Peter O’Brien (1), Samir Duenez (1), Mauricio Ramos (1), Amalani Fukofuka (1), Chris DeVito (1) BPKC Hitter of the Day: Amalani Fukofuka 3-4, 2R, HR, RBI BPKC Pitcher of the Day: Jace Vines 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, […]

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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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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 organizationĀ 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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Predicting Minor League Breakout Performers

Before we know where players will be assigned, let’s take a quick look at who may be on the verge of a breakout based on their performances one season ago. Not really a breakout candidate after last year but I expect Storm Chaser’s Hunter Dozier to improve on hisĀ solid season at Triple-A. Look to a […]

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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 […]

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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 – Texas League Championship Series

HR Roll Call: Samir Duenez (16) Midland RockHounds 5 NW Arkansas Naturals 3 Midland up 1-0 (best of 5) The Naturals started their championship series Tuesday with a home game against the Midland RockHounds. Things didn’t start well for starter Yender Caramo, giving up a pair of one-out singles and a two-out double that drove […]