CSS Button No Image Css3Menu.com

Baseball Prospectus home
  
  
Click here to log in Click here for forgotten password Click here to subscribe

Articles Tagged Kansas City Royals 

Search BP Articles

All Blogs (including podcasts)

Active Columns

Authors

Article Types

Archives

02-13

comment icon

3

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

02-10

comment icon

12

Transaction Analysis: Worst Base?
by
Bryan Grosnick

01-24

comment icon

1

Deep, But Playable: Ventura and Marte
by
Craig Goldstein

01-19

comment icon

5

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

01-11

comment icon

4

Transaction Analysis: Mariners Move Deck Chairs
by
Bryan Grosnick

01-06

comment icon

6

Two-Strike Approach: Soler Power
by
Cat Garcia

01-06

comment icon

0

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

12-20

comment icon

2

Prospectus Review: On Days Like These
by
Patrick Dubuque

12-09

comment icon

3

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

11-29

comment icon

0

Transaction Analysis: Sexy in South Beach
by
Matthew Trueblood

09-02

comment icon

1

Transaction Analysis: Bourn Again
by
Bryan Grosnick and Steve Givarz

08-29

comment icon

5

Prospectus Q&A: Rusty Kuntz
by
Tim Britton

08-07

comment icon

0

BP Kansas City
by
David Lesky

08-02

comment icon

0

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

07-31

comment icon

0

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

07-30

comment icon

0

BP Kansas City
by
Hunter Samuels

07-30

comment icon

0

Raising Aces: In Awe of Southpaws
by
Doug Thorburn

07-30

comment icon

1

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

07-27

comment icon

2

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

07-16

comment icon

0

BP Kansas City
by
David Lesky

07-07

comment icon

1

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

07-03

comment icon

0

BP Wrigleyville
by
Matthew Trueblood

06-27

comment icon

3

Prospectus Feature: How To Fight Crime
by
Henry Druschel

06-23

comment icon

4

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

06-22

comment icon

0

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

06-20

comment icon

3

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

06-08

comment icon

1

What You Need to Know: Tough Guys Tough
by
Nicolas Stellini

06-06

comment icon

10

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

06-01

comment icon

0

Rubbing Mud: Sal Perez, Everyday Success Story
by
Matthew Trueblood

05-29

comment icon

0

BP Kansas City
by
Hunter Samuels

05-28

comment icon

0

BP South Side
by
James Fegan

05-15

comment icon

2

Prospectus Feature: Failing To Find A Better Way
by
Trevor Strunk

05-15

comment icon

0

BP Kansas City
by
Hunter Samuels

05-11

comment icon

2

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

04-27

comment icon

0

BP Kansas City
by
Craig Brown

04-26

comment icon

0

BP Kansas City
by
Hunter Samuels

04-22

comment icon

8

Pebble Hunting: Which Bunts Are Missing?
by
Sam Miller

04-21

comment icon

0

BP Kansas City
by
David Lesky

04-20

comment icon

0

BP Kansas City
by
Craig Brown

04-19

comment icon

0

BP Kansas City
by
Hunter Samuels

04-12

comment icon

7

Pebble Hunting: How You Tried To Beat PECOTA
by
Sam Miller

04-04

comment icon

2

What You Need to Know: The Race is Long, And in the End It's Only With Yourself
by
Ashley Varela

03-29

comment icon

0

BP Kansas City
by
David Lesky

03-29

comment icon

3

Rumor Roundup: The Two Most Exciting Fifth Starters Named
by
Daniel Rathman

03-25

comment icon

0

BP Kansas City
by
Hunter Samuels

03-23

comment icon

0

BP Kansas City
by
Craig Brown

03-22

comment icon

0

BP Kansas City
by
David Lesky

03-21

comment icon

0

BP Kansas City
by
Hunter Samuels

03-11

comment icon

8

Life at the Margins: Catching Down
by
Rian Watt

03-08

comment icon

1

Baseball Therapy: Should Someone Save Salvy?
by
Russell A. Carleton

<< Previous Tag Entries Next Tag Entries >>

A sketch of the missing bunts for us to put on our Missing Bunts fliers.

Here’s a very brief history of the sacrifice bunt: From around 1960 through around 1981, teams bunted around .45 times per game. There was such a powerful instinct guiding managers to this number that even the introduction of the DH didn’t budge it. In 1982, sacrifices dropped under .4/game for the first time, but hung in around .38 or so until the end of the century. Since then, bunts have been steadily dropping, at the rate of just under one-hundredth of a bunt per game per year. Put another way, a decline of around 3 percent per game per year. Last year, there were .25 bunts per game.

Read the full article...

April 21, 2016 9:24 am

BP Kansas City

0

David Lesky

Chris Young opened the season as the Royals no. 2 starter, but if he wants to stay there he'll need rediscover the ability to locate his fastball.

Paste post text here

Read the full article...

April 20, 2016 11:36 am

BP Kansas City

0

Craig Brown

Is it bad luck? Could it be poor location? Or maybe a little bit of both? After a couple shaky outings, questions surround Royals reliever Joakim Soria.

Paste post text here

Read the full article...

April 19, 2016 6:00 am

BP Kansas City

0

Hunter Samuels

Lorenzo Cain has been more selective at the plate over first two weeks of the season. The patience hasn't paid off as the result has been an early spike in his strikeout rate.

Paste post text here

Read the full article...

The players we were collectively most confident about.

Everything is gone. Just gone. There were no survivors. Here. There. Nobody knew who started it.

Read the full article...

The season begins! The Mets still can't defeat the defending World Series champs, Andrew McCutchen is batting second, and Marcus Stroman has pitching down to a science.

Read the full article...

March 29, 2016 6:00 am

BP Kansas City

0

David Lesky

Kendrys Morales provides the Royals with an all-important anchor in the middle of the lineup. His bat will likely determine their offensive fate in 2016.

Paste post text here

Read the full article...

Young & Exciting Vincent Velasquez and Aaron Sanchez win rotation spots, while Brian Duensing wins more time with his family.

Phillies choose Vincent Velasquez to be their fifth starter
Position battles abound for rebuilding teams like the Phillies, but as the spring winds down, one of the biggest battles in Clearwater, Florida, has now been decided. On Monday, manager Pete Mackanin told the media that Vincent Velasquez—who came over from the Astros in the Ken Giles blockbuster earlier this winter—has won the no. 5 starter job, relegating Adam Morgan, who started 15 games for Philadelphia last season, to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Velasquez, who turns 24 in June, debuted with the Astros last year in a swingman capacity. He made seven starts and appeared 12 times in relief, racking up 58 strikeouts in 55 2/3 innings, a reflection of big-league-ready stuff. Chris Crawford wrote in our Transaction Analysis of the Giles trade, “At worst, Velasquez marks a strong central piece as a potential high-leverage reliever,” but the Phillies will let him start until he proves he can’t, and his ceiling could be substantially loftier than the late-inning floor.


Read the full article...

March 25, 2016 6:00 am

BP Kansas City

0

Hunter Samuels

Time and injuries have slowed Royals second baseman Omar Infante. A poor approach at the plate has sped up the slowing down.

Paste post text here

Read the full article...

March 23, 2016 6:00 am

BP Kansas City

0

Craig Brown

Kelvin Herrera tested a slider during the second half of last season before unleashing it in the postseason. If he continues refining the pitch, look out.

Paste post text here

Read the full article...

March 22, 2016 9:00 am

BP Kansas City

0

David Lesky

The Royals are debating between Mike Moustakas and Alex Gordon for the second spot in their lineup. Based on the offensive skill sets of the two players, there's an obvious answer.

Paste post text here

Read the full article...

March 21, 2016 6:00 am

BP Kansas City

0

Hunter Samuels

After a disappointing 2014 season, Sal Perez made a pair of mechanical adjustments. But even the right decisions don't always work out.

Paste post text here

Read the full article...

<< Previous Tag Entries Next Tag Entries >>