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Royals Corner Daily Prospect Update
August 18, 2005
Compiled by RC staff

Today on Royals Corner:

  • Royals drop 18th straight.
  • 25th anniversary of George Brett going over .400 on August 17,

  • Tomorrow night, check out our first installment of RC's plan for the coming
    offseason. Why do we remain so optimistic in the face of such miserable
    failure on the diamond? You'll have to stop by Royals Corner to find out.

    Organizational scores (8/17/05):

    Omaha 6 @ New Orleans 2 - (W)
    Wichita 13,5 vs. San Antonio 5,4 - (2W - doubleheader sweep)
    High Desert 5 vs. Stockton 5 (game tied at press time)
    Burlington 10 vs. Wisconsin 2 (W)
    Idaho Falls - No game tonight
    Arizona Royals 4,7 vs. Arizona Angels 0,9 (split doubleheader 8/16)

    News and Notes:
  • #1 prospect Billy Butler drilled his first double-A homerun, a grand slam in Wichita's
    10-run sixth inning in the first game of their doubleheader. On the
    night, Butler was 2-for-7 with 4 RBI.
  • #5 prospect Luis Cota got the win for Burlington, pitching
    seven beautiful innings. Cota took a no-hitter into the fifth inning, and only
    allowed 2 hits overall.
  • #10 prospect Leo Nunez entered Wichita's second game in the top
    of the sixth inning with a 5-2 lead, one out, and the bases loaded. Nunez struck
    out the first batter he faced, and induced a harmless groundout to first to
    record the third out, thus keeping the three-run lead in tact. Wichita's
    announcer said he's never seen Nunez pitch better. Of course, Nunez struggled in
    the following inning, surrendering a two-out, two-run HR before closing the game
    out and collecting the save. Both runs were unearned because of an error on Mike
    Aviles, which was his 36th of the season.
  • #17 prospect Brent Fisher had another stellar outing for the
    Arizona Royals on Tuesday. The Royals 7th round pick in the 2005 draft, Fisher
    just turned 18 years old less than two weeks ago, and the lefty is absolutely
    dominating Arizona League competition thus far -- 11.8 K/9 ratio, 1.18 WHIP,
    2.60 ERA, 6.56 K/BB ratio. He's definitely someone to keep an eye
  • Matt Diaz (OMA) went 2-for-4 with 2 RBI, a triple (4), and a SB
    (8). Current BA: .377
  • Ruben Gotay (WCH) went 2-for-4 with 2 R, 2 RBI, 2 2B, and 3

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