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07-31

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Transaction Analysis: More Melk, Please
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Matthew Trueblood and Victor Filoromo

07-27

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DFA Podcast: Ep. 18: Royal Buyers
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Bryan Grosnick, R.J. Anderson and Shawn Brody

07-27

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Transaction Analysis: Kansas City Buyers
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Bryan Grosnick, Zach Crizer, Craig Goldstein and George Bissell

07-26

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Advance Scouting Series: Lorenzo Cain
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Keith Rader

07-21

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Prospectus Roundtable: Should the Royals Buy or Sell?
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Rob Mains, Ben Diamond, Craig Goldstein, Wilson Karaman, Matthew Trueblood and Zach Crizer

05-17

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Let It Eat: The Worst Hitter From Each Team Who Could Start for the Royals
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Ben Carsley

04-22

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The Call-Up: Jorge Bonifacio
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Jeffrey Paternostro and Mark Barry

04-07

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Rubbing Mud: Walking Cain
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Matthew Trueblood

04-06

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Flu-Like Symptoms: Payrolls: It's All Relative
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Rob Mains

04-03

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The Buyer's Guide: Jorge Soler
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Eric Roseberry

04-03

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Fantasy Freestyle: Five to Watch: Leadoff Surprises
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Greg Wellemeyer

03-30

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Looking Back on Tomorrow: Kansas City Royals
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David Brown

03-17

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Short Relief: Imaginary Players and Imaginary Victories
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Mary Craig, Jen Mac Ramos and Matt Sussman

02-22

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Transaction Analysis: The Old Blue and Gold
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Bryan Grosnick

02-13

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Transaction Analysis: Old Second Basemen Never Die
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Bryan Grosnick and Jeffrey Paternostro

02-10

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Transaction Analysis: Worst Base?
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Bryan Grosnick

01-24

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Deep, But Playable: Ventura and Marte
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Craig Goldstein

01-19

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Transaction Analysis: Extension Party
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Bryan Grosnick, Jared Wyllys and Matthew Trueblood

01-11

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Transaction Analysis: Mariners Move Deck Chairs
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Bryan Grosnick

01-06

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Two-Strike Approach: Soler Power
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Cat Garcia

01-06

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Transaction Analysis: Post-Christmas Shopping
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Matthew Trueblood, Jared Wyllys and Brendan Gawlowski

12-20

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Prospectus Review: On Days Like These
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Patrick Dubuque

12-09

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Transaction Analysis: Chicago's New 1-2 Punch
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Jared Wyllys

11-29

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Transaction Analysis: Sexy in South Beach
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Matthew Trueblood

09-02

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Transaction Analysis: Bourn Again
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Bryan Grosnick and Steve Givarz

08-29

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Prospectus Q&A: Rusty Kuntz
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Tim Britton

08-07

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BP Kansas City
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David Lesky

08-02

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What You Need to Know: Soft-Tossin' Salazar
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Daniel Rathman

07-31

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Transaction Analysis: Royals, A's Outfield Challenge Trade
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Dustin Palmateer

07-30

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BP Kansas City
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Hunter Samuels

07-30

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Raising Aces: In Awe of Southpaws
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Doug Thorburn

07-30

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Players Prefer Presentation: 12 Minutes Of The Slowest Baseball
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Meg Rowley

07-27

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Outta Left Field: Stealing Home Has Never Been Easier...
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Dustin Palmateer

07-16

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BP Kansas City
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David Lesky

07-07

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Prospectus Feature: The Nightmare of Becoming a Fun Fact Machine
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Aaron Gleeman

07-03

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BP Wrigleyville
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Matthew Trueblood

06-27

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Prospectus Feature: How To Fight Crime
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Henry Druschel

06-23

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Players Prefer Presentation: I Care About All-Star Voting
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Meg Rowley

06-22

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What You Need to Know: How Could They Be So Bartless?
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Emma Baccellieri

06-20

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The Call-Up: Cody Reed
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Kourage Kundahl and George Bissell

06-08

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What You Need to Know: Tough Guys Tough
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Nicolas Stellini

06-06

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Rubbing Mud: What'll It Take to Make the Royals Sellers?
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Matthew Trueblood

06-01

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Rubbing Mud: Sal Perez, Everyday Success Story
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Matthew Trueblood

05-29

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BP Kansas City
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Hunter Samuels

05-28

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BP South Side
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James Fegan

05-15

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Prospectus Feature: Failing To Find A Better Way
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Trevor Strunk

05-15

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BP Kansas City
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Hunter Samuels

05-11

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What You Need to Know: I Have Seen The Royals, And That Team Last Night Was Not The Royals
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Nicolas Stellini

04-27

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BP Kansas City
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Craig Brown

04-26

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BP Kansas City
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Hunter Samuels

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Kansas City adds more help for a final run, bringing back Melky Cabrera to the outfield mix.

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On the 18th episode of the DFA podcast, it's time to talk about all those medium-sized deals that are part and parcel of deadline season. The Padres and Royals swap intriguing pitchers, Jaime Garcia (finally) heads to Minnesota, and the Red Sox add two third basemen: one from within and one from without.

It's Baseball Prospectus's newest podcast: DFA! Host Bryan Grosnick (Baseball Prospectus), co-host R.J. Anderson (CBS Sports), and producer Shawn Brody (Beyond the Box Score, BP Mets) are talking about all the transactions and roster moves that make MLB go. From trades and signings to callups and disabled list stints, DFA is here to provide analysis and commentary on all things baseball.

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San Diego is always selling, so Kansas City added three pitchers for what might be one last run.

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July 26, 2017 6:00 am

Advance Scouting Series: Lorenzo Cain

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Keith Rader

The Royals weren't assured of being buyers when we thought this idea up, okay?

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Go out on your collective shield or give a boost to the inevitable rebuilding process?

Kansas City is 47-47 and within two games of both first place in the AL Central and a Wild Card spot. But with BP pegging their playoff odds around 17 percent and much of their championship core set to become free agents after the season, the Royals have a tough decision to make before the trade deadline. Our roundtable debates the pros and cons of each side.

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When you're the worst offense in baseball, there's a lot of room for improvement.

"Taking the high road is hard workwalking uphill requires strength and effort. Anyone can take the low roadwalking downhill is easy."

- Rachel St. John-Gilbert

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April 22, 2017 6:00 am

The Call-Up: Jorge Bonifacio

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Jeffrey Paternostro and Mark Barry

The Good Face might need a better bat.

The Situation: Jorge Soler still isn’t healthy, and Paulo Orlando has a .333 OPS. Yes, OPS. So the Royals will turn to one of their best position player prospects—and apple of our minor league editor’s eye—Jorge Bonifacio to try and help jumpstart an offense averaging just a tick over three runs a game.

The Background: Bonifacio was signed for $135,000 out of the Dominican Republic in 2009, and has been kicking around as a prospect for so long that he first showed up on a Royals team list during the Kevin Goldstein era. A strong 2013 campaign in which he hit .298/.372/.429 between the Carolina and Texas leagues brought him to national attention and he snuck onto the back of the 2014 BP 101. Bonifacio’s bat stagnated in Double-A however, and he would spend all of 2014 and 2015 at that level. He did slowly start to get more of his plus raw power into games—a hamate injury cost him some of 2013—and at the end of 2016 got some post-hype chatter after he set a career high in home runs with 19 for the Storm Chasers. Although he’s been around forever in prospect terms, he is still only 23, and the power is major-league-ready. We are about to find out about the rest of the profile.

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April 7, 2017 6:00 am

Rubbing Mud: Walking Cain

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Matthew Trueblood

Lorenzo Cain has never been a patient hitter, but perhaps his early walk-drawing this season is a sign of change.

The Royals got swept in Minnesota this week, but Lorenzo Cain stayed healthy for three consecutive games, which is a small moral victory. A slightly larger moral victory for Kansas City was that, in those three games unblemished by injury, Cain walked five times in 13 plate appearances. Over the last five years, Cain had walked only 140 times in 2,226 plate appearances. Last season, in 434 trips to the plate, he walked 31 times.

Cain’s 4.15 pitches seen per plate appearance over the first three contests of the season would be the highest figure of his career, and that’s despite the fact that in seven percent of his plate appearances so far, he was sent to first base without a single pitch being thrown. That, of course, is why the most likely explanation for Cain drawing a bunch of walks this week is sheer randomness. One intentional pass still represents one-thirteenth of his season.

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April 6, 2017 6:00 am

Flu-Like Symptoms: Payrolls: It's All Relative

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Rob Mains

Freespending Royals? Pennypinching Yankees? Maybe!

I enjoy writing about baseball, but sometimes it’s a struggle to come up with a topic. That’s why I’m thankful for Twitter.

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April 3, 2017 6:00 am

The Buyer's Guide: Jorge Soler

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Eric Roseberry

Is the power potential enough to overcome injuries and some obvious flaws?

In the first few editions of this season’s Buyers Guide, we’ll focus on players who were typically drafted outside of the top 300. Fantasy leagues can be won by investing early in players poised to have breakout performances. The Buyer’s Guide is our attempt to help you have a gauge on those lesser-owned players who could make a significant impact during the course of the fantasy season.

The first Buyer’s Guide of 2017 will focus on Jorge Soler, who has long tantalized owners (real and fantasy) with his raw power. In a 2014 Scouting Report, Soler was praised for his “impact power potential” and was given “high” overall future potential. However, the warning signs were already there in terms of Soler’s durability and hit tool, and those concerns are still nagging him three years later.

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April 3, 2017 6:00 am

Fantasy Freestyle: Five to Watch: Leadoff Surprises

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Greg Wellemeyer

There can be hidden value at the top of the lineup.

The importance of batting order position is often overstated, especially in shallow or medium depth mixed leagues. In deeper and mono contexts, where plate appearances come at a premium, a slot in the upper third of the lineup can make a difference. The same goes for formats that allow daily lineup changes, as the leadoff spot can be a popular place for hitters with a pronounced split. Provided you have a bench with a little depth, you can often build an excellent platoon on the cheap by leveraging these roles. With that in mind, here are five players whose Opening Day stock is up because of unexpected opportunity at the top of their clubs’ lineups.

Delino DeShields, Texas Rangers

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Projections? Where we're going, we don't need projections.

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