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)
The Kansas City Royals ended the “first half” of the 2018 season much like they started: by getting the crap kicked out of them by Chicago White Sox (and I say first half because technically it is beyond “half” numerically, but games before the All-Star Break are officially considered the first half, regardless of the… Read More What can the Royals do to avoid the most losses in franchise history? (Hint: They have 3 choices…)
June was a rough month for the Royals, and that’s putting it lightly. After a respectable May, where they went 13-15, the Royals nosedived the next month, going 5-21 and getting outscored 136-58 during the 26-game span. Yes, you read that right: the Royals only managed a measly 58 runs for the ENTIRE MONTH. The… Read More Can the Royals’ youngsters spark this lackluster offense?