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 […]

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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, […]


Diamonds in the Rough 7-3-16

The affiliates went 5-3 with rookie league Burlington expanding their win streak to seven games. HR Roll Call Bubba Starling (6), Orlando Calixte (5), Balbino Fuenmayor (3), Ryan O’Hearn (15), Frank Schwindel (13), Samir Duenez (8), Travis Maezes (8), Roman Collins (1), Manny Olloque (2), David Edwards (2), Ryan Dale (2), Leland Clemmons (1), Luke […]


Diamonds in the Rough 6-27-16

Three walkoff losses in extra innings were the lowlights in a 3-4 day for the affiliates. HR Roll Call: Alfredo Escalera (3), Meibrys Viloria (1), Manny Olloque (1), Michael Arroyo (1), Leland Clemmons (1), Khalil Lee (1), Esteury Ruiz (1) BP KC Hitter of the Day – Meibrys Viloria 3-4. HR, 2b, 2 RBI BP […]

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The Academy – Predicting the Breakout Performers

As the spring training season winds down, it is a good time to try and predict which players may have breakout seasons in the minor league system for the Royals. To start with, it’s always good to look at some of the players who have performed well during the major league portion of spring games […]