So I have been able to contribute recently to Pitcher List, which has been an awesome experience that I didn’t expect when I first started this blog almost a year-and-a-half ago. Not only has it been a great opportunity to write and analyze players and other teams outside the Royals organization (or American League Central),… Read More Analyzing the Royals’ projected 2021 starting pitchers by CSW rate
In MLB.com’s most recent “holiday wish list” for all 30 MLB teams, Will Leitch said that the Royals needed “bullpen help” this off-season. Here’s what the former Deadspin founder (and noted Cardinals fan) said in his writeup on the Royals: The Royals have been impressively aggressive so far, and the additions of Carlos Santana and… Read More Will Junis be the next former Royals starter to thrive in the bullpen?
It’s certainly been one of the more exciting off-seasons in a while for Royals fans. Furthermore, it’s only December 2nd, and Winter Meetings have not even begun yet, which should give Royals fans more hope that more “Hot Stove” excitement is on the way. On Sunday, the Royals came to terms with pitcher Mike Minor,… Read More Royals non-tender Franco, which opens up intriguing roster possibilities this Winter
December 2nd is the non-tender deadline for all MLB teams. Here is an exact description of what the means for the baseball world, coming from CBS Sports’ “Key Offseason Dates for 2020-2021” piece: This is the deadline for teams to offer their pre-arbitration and arbitration-eligible players a contract for 2021. They don’t have to sign… Read More Predicting the Royals’ arbitration decisions before the non-tender deadline
The Royals may be 18-28 going into Saturday evening’s game and are 11 games behind the Chicago White Sox in the American League Central, but there has been a swoon of positive vibes going on at Kauffman Stadium as of late. The Royals have won four straight games, which included three straight wins against a… Read More Examining Brady Singer, Kris Bubic, and the state of the Royals rotation beyond 2020
There’s no question that Jakob Junis has been one of the unluckiest Royals this season. Before the season even started, Junis tested positive for COVID, and his recovery caused him to start the season on the injured list. On August 15th, he was scratched from a start against the Twins due to back spasms and… Read More Looking at Jakob Junis and how he fits in with the Royals next year
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
The Royals’ starting rotation has been “underwhelming” in 2019 to put it nicely. According to Fangraphs, the Royals rotation ranks 26th in in starting pitching WAR, 23rd in ERA, and 25th in FIP. Considering the Royals from 2013-2016 seemed to rely on their pitching to regular season and postseason (2014 and 2015) success, the fall… Read More Where does Jakob Junis fit in the Royals’ plans for 2020?
In the beginning of the 2019 season, all the criticism of the Kansas City Royals seemed to hone in on the starting pitching. In fact, the “the Royals have good offense, but lousy pitching” dominated any conversation regarding Royals baseball in April and early May of 2019. And the vitriol was for good reason: during… Read More Ranking the Royals starting pitchers (and candidates) so far in 2019
After a tough sweep to the White Sox, the Royals came back with a big road win to start the Rangers series.… Read More May 30th: Hey a Royals win! (And against a good team too!)