Rain washed out both Wilmington's and Kane County's scheduled games on Friday, forcing a pair of doubleheaders on Saturday. Elsewhere in the minors, thanks to Clint Robinson's heroics, the Omaha Storm Chasers kept pace with first place Iowa Cubs with a 3-2 win over the Memphis Redbirds. In Springdale, the Naturals fought through a handful of rain delays to earn a doubleheader split with Arkansas.
April 23, 2011
Just two of the six Royals affiliates in action on Tuesday won their games, with Northwest Arkansas and Arizona emerging victorious. Mike Moustakas hit his first home run for the Omaha Royals, while 2010 third rounder Mike Antonio blasted his first professional round-tripper in the AZL Royals' extra-inning win. Click inside to read the day's entire report.
July 21, 2010
Texas League President Tom Kayser on Tuesday announced the Texas League All-Star rosters, and nine players on the NW Arkansas Naturals were selected to represent the North Division, including five starters. Indeed, the first-place Naturals put more players on the All-Star roster than any other team in the league.
June 16, 2010
Thanks to an offensive explosion throughout the system last week, RC had to expand this week's Hot List to cover the organization's hottest 15 prospects -- 10 just wouldn't do. At the top of the list, Mike Moustakas continued his assault on the Texas League, while eight of his teammates join him on this week's ranking.
May 24, 2010
The Omaha Royals and NW Arkansas Naturals both delivered blowout wins on Tuesday on a good offensive day in the system. O-Royals outfielder Jordan Parraz had one of the best days of any farmhand in the organization this season, cracking four doubles and a home run. Tim Smith launched a grand slam for the Naturals, and the Blue Rocks split a doubleheader with Lynchburg. Read the report inside.
May 18, 2010
When RC was in Springdale over the weekend, we got our first look at Tim Smith, whom the Royals acquired last September along with catcher Manny Pina in exchange for Daniel Gutierrez. On Saturday afternoon, we sat down with the outfielder to discuss his game, his approach, and his experience playing for Team Canada in the 2009 Baseball World Cup.
April 13, 2010