If Royals fans look at the Fangraphs Royals Depth Chart for 2020, a handful of things most likely will pique their curiosity: They list Jesse Hahn as the no. 5 starter in the rotation. Having barely pitched the past two years, it is more likely that Hahn will find a bullpen role than a spot… Read More Is Mondesi finally ready to be a star on this Royals team?
Nicknames are great in baseball. When nicknames become fan-wide trends, it is even better. Last year, “Soler Power” took Royals nation by storm, as Soler’s breakout season helped Royals fans deal with a second-straight 100-loss season. Two years ago, “Two Hit” Whit began to take hold, as his nickname became firmly entrenched in Kansas City… Read More Five Royals nicknames that could be trends in 2020
For Saber-heads like myself, Baseball Savant’s new metric for analyzing infield defense (infield outs above average) is fascinating, especially when applied to Royals players who took the infield last season. Defense traditionally has always been a difficult part of the game to analyze concretely: what numbers and/or metrics truly rate an infielder or outfielder’s defense… Read More Analyzing the 2019 Royals Infield OAA metrics…And what does it mean for 2020?
Royals shortstop Adalberto Mondesi may be one of the club’s most fascinating pieces going forward. 2019 was his first full season where he began and finished with the big league club, as in previous seasons, he jumped back and forth between Omaha and Kansas City on a frequent basis. Part of that was due to… Read More What can Royals fans say about Adalberto Mondesi’s 2019?
The Royals finally came back home to the friendly confines of Kauffman Stadium after a road trip that saw them lose six of seven against the White Sox (sweep) and Rangers (3 out of 4), respectively. There was some hope coming into this home stand that with all the positive draft day vibes from Monday… Read More June 4th: Royals start well…and then…
What do the contact rates say of the Royals hitters (and their future this year)?… Read More Plate Discipline and Contact Rates: Which Royals hitters stick out (both good and bad)?
The Kansas City Royals, are 12-23 after their 5-2 walk-off loss to the Detroit Tigers on Sunday. To say expectations were low for this team going into 2019 may be an understatement: after all…this is a club that was coming off a 104-loss season, a far cry from their World Series championship run four years… Read More Can the Royals Surprise the AL Central? (Even if they right now are in last)