Diamonds in the Rough 04.19.14 by Shawn Rebman

Diamonds in the Rough 04.19.14 by Shawn Rebman

A bad day for the Affiliates as the dropped all 5 games played. HR Call: None Pine Tar Press Pitcher of the Day: P.J. Walters 7.0 IP  7 H  3 R  1 BB 4 K Pine Tar Press Hitter of th ...

This Date In Royals History–April 19, 1996

This Date In Royals History–April 19, 1996

1996: The Royals fell into an early 5-0 hole and could not recover, as Milwaukee delivered an 8-2 pounding at Kauffman Stadium. The Brewers got three runs in the first against star ...

Kansas City Here I Come vs Livin’ On A Prayer

Kansas City Here I Come vs Livin’ On A Prayer

Gloria Gaynor’s disco classic did NOT survive against The Beatles singing a tribute to Kansas City. So to close out the second quadrant of the bracket, we get another version of Ka ...

Money Matchup of the Day: Mike Moustakas vs. Kevin Correia

Money Matchup of the Day: Mike Moustakas vs. Kevin Correia

No one matchup is the make or break in any baseball game but there are certain matchups in some games that could help decide the outcome in that game. In this new daily piece at Pi ...

Diamonds in the Rough 4.18

Diamonds in the Rough 4.18

Omaha would get some big hits and solid pitching while a NWA had a nice surprise from a much maligned starter. The affiliates combined to go 2-1 with a rainout.  HR Call: Francisco ...

This Date In Royals History–April 18, 1984

This Date In Royals History–April 18, 1984

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Mixed Bag

Mixed Bag

#RoyalsFreeOut - We all know about the troubling number of double plays the Royals have hit into but they've given away plenty of other outs.  Checkout more in Flanny's Five via Fo ...

I Will Survive vs. Kansas City

I Will Survive vs. Kansas City

After more than a week, the Royals will return home Friday. You know what that means, more voting for songs in the sixth inning. This home stand starts with a disco classic taking ...

Money Matchup of the Day – Eric Hosmer vs Ricky Nolasco

Money Matchup of the Day – Eric Hosmer vs Ricky Nolasco

No one matchup is the make or break in any baseball game but there are certain matchups in some games that could help decide the outcome in that game. In this new daily piece at Pi ...

Series Preview: Royals vs. Minnesota Twins, April 18-20

Series Preview: Royals vs. Minnesota Twins, April 18-20

The Minneosta Twins head to Kansas City with the Royals looking to exact revenge after last weekend's debacle of a series. The Royals have only played three games since facing the ...

Diamonds in the Rough 4.17

Diamonds in the Rough 4.17

For the first time this year all 4 of the Affiliates would pick up a win. HR Call: Jesus Flores (1), Whit Merrifield (1), Jared Schlehuber (2) Pine Tar Press Pitcher of the Day: Jo ...

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Diamonds in the Rough 04.19.14 by Shawn Rebman

A bad day for the Affiliates as the dropped all 5 games played. HR Call: None Pine Tar Press Pitcher of the Day: P.J. Walters 7.0 IP  7 H  3 R  1 BB 4 K Pine Tar Press Hitter of the Day: Mauricio Ramos 3-4  2 2B  RBI   Omaha Storm Chasers 1   Nashville Sounds 5 The Chasers offense was shutdown was shutdown by Sounds' pitcher Mike Fiers. They would only get 1 run on 5 hits while striking out 12 times against ...

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Diamonds in the Rough 4.18

Omaha would get some big hits and solid pitching while a NWA had a nice surprise from a much maligned starter. The affiliates combined to go 2-1 with a rainout.  HR Call: Francisco Pena (3), Carlos Peguero (1) Pine Tar Press Pitcher of the Day: J.C. Sulbaran 6.0 IP  5 H 1 R  2 BB  4 K Your browser does not support iframes. Pine Tar Press Hitter of the Day: Carlos Peguero  2-3  R  HR  RBI Omaha Storm Chasers ...

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Diamonds in the Rough 4.17

For the first time this year all 4 of the Affiliates would pick up a win. HR Call: Jesus Flores (1), Whit Merrifield (1), Jared Schlehuber (2) Pine Tar Press Pitcher of the Day: Jonathan Dziedzic 5.0 IP  1 R  2 BB 4 K Pine Tar Press Hitter of the Day: Brett Eibner 3-4  2 R  2B  RBI  2 BB Omaha Storm Chasers 14            Round Rock Express 1 A big day for the Omaha offense lead the Chasers to their second b ...

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Diamonds in the Rough 04.16.14

It was a rough day for the affiliates as they only came away with 1 win. HR Call: Francisco Pena (2)     Pine Tar Press Pitcher of the Day: Miguel Almonte 6.0 IP ¬†2 H ¬†0 R ¬†2 BB ¬†7 K Pine Tar Press Hitter of the Day: ¬†Raul Mondesi (2 game) ¬†4-8 ¬†2 R ¬†3B¬†   Omaha Storm Chasers 2 ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† Round Rock Express 8 After throwing a shutout yesterday, the Chasers' pitchers today struggled keeping the ...

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Diamonds in the Rough 04.15.14

Omaha pitched a shutout, NW Arkanasas stuggled to score in 20 innings, and Lexington's bullpen couldn't hold a lead as the Affiliates went 1-2 today. HR Call: Francisco Pena (1)   Pine Tar Press Pitchers of the Day: Aaron Brooks, Justin Marks, and Buddy Baumann 9.0 IP ¬†4 H ¬†0 R ¬†2 BB 7 K Pine Tar Press Hitter of the Day: ¬†Fred Ford 2-3 ¬†2 R ¬†RBI ¬†BB   Omaha Storm Chasers 6 ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†Round Rock Expr ...

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Diamonds in the Rough 04.14.14

Manaea continued Wilmington's streak of good pitching performance while the Legends' offense broke out. The Affiliates would go 2-0 with 2 postponements. HR Call: Michael Antonio (2)¬†   Pine Tar Press Pitcher of the Day: Sean Manaea ¬†5.0 IP ¬†4 H ¬†0 R ¬†1 BB ¬†5 K¬† Pine Tar Press Hitter of the Day: Michael Antonio 3-5 ¬†3 R ¬†2B ¬†HR ¬†3 RBI ¬†BB¬†     Omaha Storm Chasers ¬† ¬†Nashville Sounds ¬†PPD The ...

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Diamonds in the Rough 04.13.14

A rough day for the Affiliates dropping all 4 games today. HR Call: Mark Threlkeld (2)   Pine Tar Press Pitcher of the Day: Daniel Stumpf ¬†5.2 IP ¬†6 H 1 R ¬†1 BB 5 K Pine Tar Press Hitter of the Day: Brett Eibner 4-5 ¬†R ¬†   Omaha Storm Chasers 3 ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†Nashville Sounds 5 The Chasers' offense would struggle against Sounds' starter Mike Fiers to drop them below .500. ¬†On the other side P.J. Walters ...

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Diamonds in the Rough 04.12.14

Pitching in Wilmington and Lexington saved the day for the Afilliates as they ended with a 2-2 record. HR Call: Justin Trapp (1)   Pine Tar Press Pitcher of the Day: Christian Binford 7.0 IP ¬†2 H ¬†0 R ¬†0 BB ¬†10 K Pine Tar Press Hitter of the Day: Daniel Rockett 2-4 ¬†R¬† Omaha Storm Chasers 2 ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† Nashville Sounds 5 Brett Tomko was not as good in his second start as he was in his first as the Chasers ...

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Diamonds in the Rough 04.11.14

Great pitching highlighted the Affiliates as Marimon, Selman, Dziedzic, and Tenuta all turned in good performances. Only a late inning loss for NWA would keep the Affiliates from a perfect day going 3-1. HR Call: Ramon Torres (1), ¬†Dominique Taylor (1)   Pine Tar Press Pitcher of the Day: Jonathan Dziedzic 6.0 IP ¬†4 H ¬†0 R ¬†1 BB ¬†7 K Pine Tar Press Hitter of the Day: Michael Antonio 3-5 2 R ¬†2 2B ¬†RBI¬† ...

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Diamonds in the Rough 04.10.14

Rough day for the Affiliates as Lexington was the only one to pick up a win. Pitching struggles highlighted the 1-3 record today. HR Call: Jared Schlehuber (1), Fred Ford (2)¬†   Pine Tar Press Pitcher of the Day: Andrew Edwards 5.0 IP ¬†0 R ¬† 2 H ¬† 1 BB ¬†2 K Pine Tar Press Hitter of the Day: ¬†Matt Fields 3-3 ¬†2B ¬†BB   Omaha Storm Chasers 1 ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† Memphis Redbirds 10 Following the Chasers' 20 r ...

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Diamonds in the Rough 04.09.14

Omaha's offense was in full force as Eibner had a humongous day. First innings struggles would doom both Wilmington and Lexington. the Affiliates would go 1-2 today with ¬†NWA off. HR Call: Brett Eibner 2 (3) , Jimmy Paredes (1), Christian Colon (1)¬†   Pine Tar Press Pitcher of the Day: ¬†Cory Wade 1.2 IP 0 R 0 H 0 BB 2 K Pine Tar Press Hitter of the Day: Brett Eibner 5-5 3 R ¬†2B 2 HR 9 RBI BB   ...

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Diamonds in the Rough 04.08.14

A rough day for the Affiliates going 1-4. ¬†Omaha and NWA would have pitching issues, Sean Manaea made his highly anticipated debut, and Lexington played a doubleheader. HR Call: Jorge Bonifacio (1), Mark Threlkeld (1)   Pine Tar Press Pitcher of the Day: Austin Fairchild 6.0 ¬†0 H R ¬†3 BB 7 K¬†   Pine Tar Press Hitter of the Day: Paulo Orlando 3-5 ¬†R ¬†2B ¬† RBI¬†   Omaha Storm Chasers 4 ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ...

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Diamonds in the Rough 04.07.14

Omaha got great pitching and some big hits while NW Arkansas got no pitching as the Affiliates went 1-1. HR Call: Matt Fields (1)   Pine Tar Press Pitcher of the Day: Brett Tomko 6.0 IP ¬†R ¬†4 H ¬†3 BB 2 K¬† Pine Tar Press Hitter of the Day: Johnny Giavotella 3-4 ¬†R ¬†2 2b¬†   Omaha Storm Chasers 3 ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† Memphis Redbirds 2 Brett Tomko's 41st birthday was today and he came out and pitched very well ...

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Diamonds in the Rough 04.06.14

Duffy would make his first start for Omaha, Zane Evans and the Blue Rocks would keep hitting but struggle to score, and Lexington would have a huge defensive play as the Affiliates went 2-2. HR Call: Frank Schwindel (1)¬†   Pine Tar Press Pitcher of the Day: Danny Duffy 6.0 IP ¬†5 H ¬†2 ER ¬†BB ¬†4 K Pine Tar Press Hitter of the Day: Zane Evans 4-5 ¬†2 2B ¬†RBI¬† Omaha Storm Chasers 6 ¬† ¬† ¬† Nashville Sounds ¬†5 ...

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Diamonds in the Rough 04.05.14

Squandering good starting pitching was the highlight for the affiliates today as Lamb, Binford, and Tenuta all pitched well in losing efforts. ¬†Omaha would get there first win in walkoff fashion while Wilmington faced their first defeat as the affiliates went 2-3 today. HR Call: Brett Eibner (1), Cheslor Cuthbert (1)   Pine Tar Press Pitcher of the Day: John Lamb 5.0 IP ¬† 2 H 1 R ¬†1 BB 7 K¬† Pine Tar Pr ...

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Diamonds in the Rough 04.04.14

With a pair of doubleheaders the affilaites had quite a few games today with a record of 3-3. HR Call: Johermyn Chavez (1), Cody Stubbs (1), Fred Ford (1), Michael Antonio (1)   Pine Tar Press Pitcher of the Day: Jonathan Dziedzic- 5.0 IP 4 H 2 R ¬†BB 8 K Pine Tar Press Hitter of the Day: Johermyn Chavez- ¬†3-5 ¬†R ¬†HR ¬†4 RBI¬† Omaha Storm Chasers 2 ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†Nashville Sounds 4 Omaha's pursuit of another ...

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Diamonds in the Rough 04.03.14

Baseball is back and the Royals affiliates had 4 scheduled games today, mother nature had other ideas and rained out 3 of the games. Only Wilmington completed a game. Pine Tar Press Hitter of the Day: Hunter Dozier 2-4 R 2B 2 RBI¬†   Pine Tar Press Pitcher of the Day: Miguel Almonte 5.2 IP 1 H 0 ER 2 BB 3 K Omaha Storm Chasers ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†Nashville Sounds ¬†PPD Due to inclement weather the Chasers' game w ...

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Kansas City Royals Top 25 Prospect List

After a week in Arizona I have updated my Kansas City Royals prospect list after talking to scouts, front office personnel and watching the players myself.  Slight change from things I've done in the past include working more from the BP and BA models with innings and plate appearance limitations that put Yordano Ventura and Chris Dwyer back in the list.  I did this mainly to show that Ventura is far and aw ...

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Clint Scoles Royals Top 20 Prospects

I decided to lower my rankings amount this year as going 40 deep just turns into a bit of noise at the bottom of the group.  With that said the Royals still have a deep farm system with plenty of talent that one could go deep naming off possible contributors down the line.  Remember in our rankings at PTP we eliminate guys as soon as they make it into a MLB game so unlike BP and BA Yordano Ventura isn't eli ...

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Diamonds in the Rough 09.17.13

The minor league season ended tonight as 2 of the affiliates played for Championships. HR Call: Frank Schwindel (1)   Pine Tar Press Playoff Performer of the Day: Chris Dwyer¬†¬†1 H ¬†0 R ¬†0 BB 8 K Omaha Storm Chasers 2 ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†Durham Bulls¬†1 Thanks to a brilliant start from Chris Dwyer the Chasers would take the AAA crown. ¬†Dwyer would take a perfect game into 7th inning and shut down the Bulls' ...

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