It’s been a rough Opening homestand for the Royals, as they have dropped the first two games of their Opening series at Kauffman to the rival Chicago White Sox, and are hoping to at least avoid the sweep on Sunday afternoon. At 3-6, it seems likely that the Royals will have a losing season, it’s… Read More The Nicky Lopez Conundrum for the Royals
It was pretty much deja vu for the Royals on Wednesday night, as the Royals got off to a 4-0 lead early, only to see it evaporate into a 5-4 loss to the Detroit Tigers in game three of the four-game slate. Furthermore, it was another tough start for Danny Duffy. Much like Opening Day,… Read More Three metrics to notice from Danny Duffy’s 2020 starts
There is no question that Adalberto Mondesi has been one of the most disappointing Royals through the first five games of the Royals’ shortened 2020 campaign. After recovering from off-season surgery, many Royals fans expected the 25-year-old shortstop to break out in 2020, especially after playing his first full season in the big leagues a… Read More Mondesi is struggling…and it goes back to the second half of last season
Now that baseball is back, it seems appropriate to post about the 2020 season again. Previously, I had written posts about certain advanced statistical metrics to pay attention to for Royals starting pitchers and Royals outfielders. In this post, I am going to focus on Royals middle infielders, and what metrics Royals fans should be… Read More Four metrics to pay attention to from Royals Middle Infielders in 2020
After a couple of months of delay due to the COVID crisis, it seems like baseball will be continuing again, with a June Spring Training and a July start the target. Granted, it sounds like the season will be shortened to 82 games, and competition will be limited to perhaps AL and NL Central opponents… Read More Four metrics to pay attention to from Royals starting pitchers in 2020
KBO baseball has kicked off this week in Korea, which gives the world two functioning forms of competitive professional baseball (with the CPBL being the other in Taiwan). That being said, it still seems like Major League Baseball is probably a couple of months away from starting. Here’s a Tweet from Jeff Passan on the… Read More Five interesting Royals based on their simulated seasons
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?
Last night was a rough loss for the Royals, as they lost 3-2 to the Detroit Tigers in the last game at Kauffman Field in this series before they play the rubber game in Omaha today. The loss to the Tigers stung because it was classic 2019 Royals in a nutshell: out hit the Tigers… Read More Which Royals hitters have had the biggest (and least) impact on winning in 2019?
In late June, as a regular Fangraphs reader, I stumbled across the Hardball Time’s Fan Experience Index, which rated the fan experience of every team in Major League baseball. The ratings didn’t show the Royals in the most positive light, as Kansas City ranked 27th overall in fan experience, according to THT’s ratings. I wasn’t necessarily… Read More Testing THT’s Fan Experience Index in Kansas City: Part 1
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?