Diamonds in the Rough 9-7-17 Texas League Playoffs

  Tulsa Drillers 11, NW Arkansas Naturals 7 – Series Tied 1-1 Game two turned in to a wild affair as the two Texas League combatants tried to keep hold the attention of fans during a hectic night of sport. The Royals starter who had started the season as their #1 prospect at the start […]


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, […]


Diamonds in the Rough – Weekend Edition

Another week in the books and it’s time to see who’s helping out down on the farm. Stock UP Bubba Starling – It’s no secret that Starling has struggled over the past couple of years, as the outfielder has hit just .188 since the start of last season. Much of those struggles have been from his […]


Diamonds in the Rough 4-15-17

A 2-2 day with wins at Double-A and High-A for the affiliates on Saturday. HR Roll Call None BPKC Hitter of the Day: Chase Vallot 2-3 R, 2b, RBI, 2BB BPKC Pitcher of the Day: Sam Selman 1.2 IP 0 H 0 R 0 BB 5 K 0-1 GO-FO 27p/19k  New Orleans Baby Cakes 4 […]


Diamonds in the Rough 4-8-17

Sorry for the lack of Diamonds on Saturday morning. Back in action now, the Royals affiliates had a rough Saturday night, going 0-4 with some rough pitching at three spots. HR Roll Call Ramon Torres (1), Donnie Dewees (1), Colton Frabasilio (1) BPKC Hitter of the Day Colton Frabasilio 2-3 HR, RBI, BB BPKC Pitcher […]

Pedro Fernandez via Ken Inness

Prospecting the Royals, Tier 3 (Mining The Diamonds)

After checking out a few of the higher profile players in the system (here’s Part One and Part Two), now it’s time to review  a few others that need to fine tune some things to reach the bigs. These nine guys currently in the system have multiple tools to lean on, but either need to switch […]


Diamonds in the Rough 8-12-16

A 3-5 day for the affiliates with all four full season teams losing. HR Roll Call Gabriel Cancel (3), Cristhian Vasquez (2), Nathan Esposito (2), Cal Jones (2), Angel Medina (3)  BP KC Hitter of the Day – Cristhian Vasquez 2-4 2R, HR, 3 RBI BP KC Pitcher of the Day – Eric Skoglund 6 […]


Diamonds in the Rough 7-17-16

A 3-4 for the affiliates Sunday, with an extra inning loss at Triple-A and an extra inning win at Double-A HR Roll Call: Mauricio Ramos (6), Corey Toups (5), Logan Moon (3), Samir Duenez (12), Xavier Fernandez (6), Yeison Melo (2), Kort Peterson (1) BP KC Hitter of the Day – Yeison Melo 4-4, 3R, […]