On February 23rd, James Schiano of Pitcher List wrote a piece on trying to find fantasy sleeper pitchers by paying attention to the “rise” on their four-seam fastballs from 2021. While it was more specific to fantasy baseball play, it still fostered some food for thought, especially in regard to Royals pitchers. For those who… Read More Analyzing the Four-Seam Rise and Effectiveness of Royals Pitchers from ’21 (And What It Means for ’22)
Without a doubt, there is no one more important to this 2021 Royals squad than Salvador Perez. On an offensive basis, he has pretty much carried this Royals lineup, as he is posting a 126 wRC+ in 526 plate appearances, according to Fangraphs. Furthermore, he leads the team with 37 home runs*, with another one… Read More How should Royals fans be viewing Salvy’s sensational season?
Without a doubt, Salvador Perez has been the offensive MVP of this Royals team thus far. Yes, Nicky Lopez is hitting for a higher average. Yes, Carlos Santana draws more walks. But at the end of the day, in terms of impact, no Royals hitter has done more for the lineup and keeping the Royals… Read More Can Salvador Perez be the Royals’ DH in the long-term?
It was not an easy series for Salvador Perez in New York, as the Royals’ 31-year-old franchise catcher went 1-for-11 in the three game slate against the Yankees. Salvy has been a revelation this year, as he is currently posting a .284/.314/.526 slash in 299 plate appearances, which includes a team-leading 18 home runs. Furthermore,… Read More Do the Royals need to look out for the long-term health of Salvador Perez?
During yesterday’s series finale against the Twins, which ended in a 6-3 win for the Royals, Brandon H. of Twitter posted this thread about Brad Keller and Salvy, which I found pretty intriguing: When I initially did some digging, I thought that this conundrum was simply a Keller-Salvy dea. I figured that Keller would benefit… Read More Is Salvy’s framing a problem for the Royals (again)?
NCAA Tournament weekend often produces a lot of stories, especially when the KC Metro area has multiple colleges involved (this year it is Kansas and Mizzou, though Mizzou bowed out in the first round against Oklahoma). However, the Royals made plenty of headlines themselves, especially on Sunday, as news broke on two huge stories in… Read More Three Takeaways from Salvy’s Contract Extension with the Royals
So Spring Training has begun, and even though it is just pitchers and catchers having begun workouts thus far (all players are to report to Surprise on the 22nd), there is anticipation in the air for the upcoming Royals baseball season. Maybe it is the promise of a full 162-game season after a 60-game COVID-shortened… Read More “Cactus Royals” Preview: Catchers
Just another quick post today, as I am going to highlight a few things and thoughts on this snowy and cold day (again). God, March and April can’t come soon enough honestly. February has definitely sucked. Here’s the Pitch Newsletter on Andrew Benintendi trade Today, I contributed an article to the IBWAA’s “Here’s the Pitch”… Read More HTP on Benintendi; Pitchers and Catchers Report; What About Rosenthal?
There’s no question that baseball teams and general managers have to make tough decisions when it comes to building a roster. Already, Dayton Moore has had to make some challenging decisions in regard to clearing space on the 40-man roster for some potential moves this Winter. Those moves have mostly focused on the pitching side,… Read More Gutierrez and Viloria may be on their way out of Kansas City by 2021
I am not sure if the Royals do a “Comeback Player of the Year” team award at the end of the season. But if they do, the early favorite for the award has to be catcher Salvador Perez, who has been one of the Royals’ best offensive players over the first 19 games of this… Read More Three takeaways from Salvy’s return to the Royals in 2020