Friday Notes

We're now within six weeks of Royals pitchers and catchers reporting to spring training, which is about the time when the amount of time before it finally happens seems far too long to deal with. I think it's safe to say this is the most anticipated Royals season in quite some time, maybe since 2004. Let's just hope the 2015 season goes a little better than that year. Of course,...
Via Pine Tar Press
January 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals: Minor league help

Outfielder Jorge Bonifacio could help contribute to the club this season ( The Kansas City Royals have had one of the best minor league systems in all of baseball for quite some time now. With numerous talent and minor league championships to show for it, it has been a difficult task for the Royals’ organization to transfer that talent to the Major League level. With...
January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Diamonds in the Rough 08.21.14

The affiliates would struggle today going 2-5.HR CALL: Paul Janish (3), Mark Threlkeld (8), Frank Schwindel (2), Brawlun Gomez (4) Pine Tar Press Pitcher of the Day: Scott Blewett 5.0 IP  1 H  0 R  4 BB  3 K Pine Tar Press Hitter of the Day: Jorge Bonifacio  5-6  2 R  3B  RBI [caption id="attachment_11979" align="aligncenter" width="239"] Jorge Bonifacio[/caption] Omaha...
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August 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Friday Notes

After four days off to celebrate baseball's finest, the Kansas City Royals return to action tonight in Boston to face off with the disappointing Red Sox. Based on last year's records and the expected improvement in each team, I have a feeling that a lot of people looked at this series following the break and thought it would be a pretty good one to kick of baseball's unofficial second...
Via Pine Tar Press
July 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Diamonds in the Rough 07.15.14

Just 2 games were played by the Affiliates today thanks to breaks and rainouts. They split the gamess going 1-1.HR Call: None  Pine Tar Press Player of the Day: J.C. Sulbaran 6.0 IP  3 H  1 R  2 BB  5 K NW Arkansas Naturals 4              Tulsa Drillers 8The Naturals took a lead into the 9th, but a big inning from the Drillers sent them to a loss. Andrew Triggs gave...
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July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Diamonds in the Rough 07.12.14

A rough day for the affiliates going 2-4.HR Call: None   Pine Tar Press Pitcher of the Day: Foster Griffin 3.0 IP  0 R  0 H  0 BB  2 K Pine Tar Press Hitter of the Day: Logan Moon 2-4  R   RBI  Omaha Storm Chasers 4           Colorado Springs Sky Sox 0           SuspDue to rain and the field being unplayable the Chasers game was suspended. It will be resumed...
Via Pine Tar Press
July 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Diamonds in the Rough 06.18.14

A good day for the affiliates as they went 3-1.HR Call: Jorge Bonifacio (4), Angel Franco (2)  Pine Tar Press Pitcher of the Day: Bruce Chen 5.1 IP  3 H  2 R   1 BB  11 K Pine Tar Press Hitter of the Day: Cheslor Cuthbert 3-4    2 R   2 2B    2 RBI   BB Omaha Storm Chasers 5                  Albuquerque Isotopes 10Spencer Patton's great season hit a speed bump...
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June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

The Royals' hot pitching prospect at Class A Wilmington? It's Binford right now

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- While all eyes have been on highly-touted prospects Miguel Almonte and Sean Manaea at Class A Wilmington, it is Christian Binford who is making a case for advancement. Binford, a 30th-round pick in 2011, continues to impress with his uncanny command -- he has walked just 11 hitters in 64 innings while striking out a team-high 74. The right-hander also has a 2...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Checking In On The Northwest Arkansas Naturals

With a small-market organization like the Kansas City Royals, a strong pipeline of minor league talent is always going to be of the utmost importance. The Royals will always need a core of cost-controlled but star-level players if they want to succeed. Royals fans in the Kansas City area are fortunate that the organization’s top two farm teams are roughly a three-hour drive away...
Via Pine Tar Press
May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Diamonds in the Rough 05.18.14

A good day for the Affiliates as they went 3-1. HR Call:  Matt Fields (4,5),  Paulo Orlando (1), Francisco Pena (9), Jimmy Paredes (3),  Jason Donald (1), Jorge Bonifacio (3)     Pine Tar Press Pitcher of the Day: Jake Junis 8.0 IP  0 H  0 R  1 BB  6 K Pine Tar Press Hitter of the Day: Jorge Bonifacio  2-3  R  2B  HR  4 RBI     Omaha Storm...
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May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals Top 10 Prospects

The Kansas City Royals have a good farm system despite the high volume of young players on their Major League roster such as Salvador Perez, Mike Moustakas, and Eric Hosmer. Zimmer is an elite prospect and should become a No. 1 or 2 starter. Ventura and Almonte profile as good mid-rotation starters as well. Mondesi, Dozier, and Bonifacio have the tools to be special players, but...
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May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Diamonds in the Rough 05.11.14

The Affiliates would get have a couple games come down to the late innings as they went 2-2 today. HR Call: Pedro Ciriaco (4), Jorge Bonifacio (2), Justin Trapp (3), Orlando Calixte (1,2),  Michael Antonio (1)     Pine Tar Press Pitcher of the Day: Matt Alvarez 2.0 IP  0 R  0 H 1 BB  1 K  Pine Tar Press Hitter of the Day: Orlando Calixte 4-5  3 R  2 HR...
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May 11, 2014  |  Discuss

The 'other' Bonifacio has a big day for Royals in loss

It's never easy to dissect what could be meaningful performances in spring training, but Royals prospect Jorge Bonifacio, the younger brother of former Royal Emilio Bonifacio, impressed the skipper Monday during a 9-7 loss to the White Sox. Bonifacio, just 20 years old, ripped an RBI single that gave the Royals a 4-3 lead in the fourth, then bombed a two-run homer in the eighth....
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Position Rankings – Outfield

In past years I’ve ranked the Royals minor league prospects by position but this year I thought I’d change things up. I’ve already got my Top Prospects List out so it’s pretty apparent where I value each guy but I will be taking an open mind to Arizona with me from March 16-21. During that time the Royals have and off day and two night games so I will have ample time to take...
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February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Morning Coffee: Royals Place 4 in BA’s Top 100 Prospects

The release of the Baseball America Top 100 prospects list has become a sign that spring training is truly here. Last night, the top 100 were announced on MLB Network and many Royals fans took special note because the current version of this farm system is as deep as its been since 2011 and has been receiving accolades all off-season from prospect experts for many different publications...
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February 20, 2014  |  Discuss
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