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
There’s no question that so much of the excitement regarding this Royals squad focuses on the Royals’ young arms of the future. Specifically, those arms include Brady Singer, Kris Bubic, Daniel Lynch, Jackson Kowar, and Asa Lacy, the latter the most recent Royals first round pick in the 2020 MLB Draft. Luckily for Royals fans,… Read More Amidst all the prospect hype, Brad Keller has stayed at the top of the Royals rotation
After an 0-for-4 performance today in the final game of the 2020 season against the first-place Minnesota Twins, Royals shortstop Adalberto Mondesi is currently sitting at a .220/.243/.290 slash with a wRC+ of 43 for the year in 28 games and 103 plate appearances. Considering he’s in his fifth season at the Major League level,… Read More How should fans approach Adalberto Mondesi’s outlook as a Royal in 2020 and beyond?
Without a doubt, designated hitter Jorge Soler and third baseman Maikel Franco have been two of the Royals’ most dynamic hitters during the first 22 games of the shortened Major League season. After Sunday’s loss, both Soler and Franco are tied for the team lead in home runs with five (along with utility player Whit… Read More Soler and Franco are producing intriguing, but slightly frustrating, seasons (and in different ways)
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
The most recent week of live-streamed intrasquad scrimmages have definitely piqued the interest of many Royals fans who have been yearning for baseball to return to Kauffman Stadium all summer. Furthermore, the intrasquad scrimmages got a bit of a boost on Tuesday as catcher Salvador Perez, who was the first Royal to test positive for… Read More Danny Duffy will be the Royals’ Opening Day starter, but could it be his last?
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
When it comes to drafting middle infielders, the Royals have had mixed success under Dayton Moore. Christian Colon and Johnny Giavotella were highly ranked and drafted (Colon went in the first round of the 2010 draft; Giavotella went in the second round of the 2008 draft) middle infield prospects expected to provide “pop” and “defense”… Read More Can McConnell and Cancel add to the Royals’ middle-infield depth in the future?
First, we looked at metrics to watch out for from Royals starting pitchers in 2020. Now, we’re going to take a look at the expected Royals outfield rotation in 2020, and see what metrics Royals fans should be paying attention to from individual Royals outfielders. Outfield will be an interesting area to watch in Kansas… Read More Six hitting metrics to pay attention to from Royals outfielders in 2020