The Royals are tied with the Cincinnati Reds for the worst record in baseball at 16-31, as of Monday, May 31st. You read that correctly. And it’s not just the record that’s bad. The Royals’ run differential is actually the worst in baseball, as The Athletic’s Alec Lewis alluded on Twitter on Tuesday morning: After… Read More After Two Rough Months, What Should Be the Hopes for the Royals From Here On Out?
On Tuesday, Baseball Prospectus released their annual PECOTA Projections (which comes in a downloadable file for subscribers). Last season, I did write about some initial thoughts about the PECOTA projections for Royals players. This time around though, I wanted to have two separate posts, with one focusing on projections in relation to Royals hitters, and… Read More Three Good (And Two Concerning) Surprises from the 2022 Royals PECOTA Projections (Part 1: Hitters)
Without a doubt, there may not be a prospect in Kansas City Royals history who has been as hyped as infielder Bobby Witt, Jr. Sure, Alex Gordon was once the No. 2 ranked prospect according to Baseball America in 2007 and projected to be the heir-apparent to George Brett at third base (Gordo eventually found… Read More What Obstacles Could Bobby Witt Jr. Encounter in His First Season with the Royals?
As is the case with anyone in education, these past two couple of weeks at school have been an absolute challenge. Thus, it’s been difficult for me to even get on Twitter, let alone sit down and write a post for either Pitcher List or this blog. With the long weekend coming up, I hope… Read More “Reporter Jottings”: Royals sign Vizcaino; Royals ZiPS Projections; COVID Testing at Kauffman
The Royals went 74-88 and finished in 4th place in the American League Central for a third-straight season. While the Royals showed some improvement from the shortened 2020 campaign, the Royals still appear to be on the outside looking in when it comes to competing for an AL Central Division title and perhaps even a… Read More An Introduction to the”Bounce Back Royals” Series
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
The Royals made a big decision this off-season when they decided to move Whit Merrifield from second-base to center field full time in 2020. Essentially, the move showed that the Royals believe that the 25-year-old Nicky Lopez is the Royals’ second-baseman for the foreseeable future. To many Royals fans, that’s a huge deal, especially considering… Read More Is Nicky Lopez key to the Royals surprising in a shortened season?
The Kansas City Royals don’t have a “pure” rival like many other clubs in baseball. The San Francisco Giants have the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Boston Red Sox have the New York Yankees. Even the MLB team across the state, the St. Louis Cardinals, have the Chicago Cubs. In baseball, there are very few rivalries… Read More After a short rebuild, it’s the South Side’s time to compete again…right? (White Sox Preview)