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2017 Standings

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American League Central
Rnk
Win

Loss

Pct

GB

RS/G

RA/G

Diff/G

Pyth
O/U

Hit List Rank
(through 09-17)
1 Cleveland Indians 93 57 .620 - 5.05 3.53 1.52 -10.3 1
2 Minnesota Twins 78 71 .523 14.5 5.00 4.94 0.06 2.9 12
3 Kansas City Royals 73 76 .490 19.5 4.35 4.87 -0.52 9.1 19
4 Detroit Tigers 62 87 .416 30.5 4.66 5.45 -0.79 -1.5 25
5 Chicago White Sox 60 89 .403 32.5 4.43 5.13 -0.70 -1.6 27



2017 Rankings

73 Wins is tied for 15th in MLB, tied for 8th in league, 3rd in division
76 Losses is tied for 16th in MLB, tied for 7th in league, 3rd in division
.490 Win Pct is tied for 15th in MLB, tied for 8th in league, 3rd in division
4.35 RS/G is 24th in MLB, 13th in league, 5th in division
4.87 RA/G is tied for 18th in MLB, tied for 8th in league, 2nd in division
-0.52 Diff/G is 21st in MLB, 11th in league, 3rd in division
9.1 Pyth O/U is 1st in MLB, 1st in league, 1st in division

Recent Transactions

Projected Rest-of-Season 2017 Performance

KCA Depth Chart (updated: 09-19)
AL C W L WPct RS RA AVG OBP SLG
Cleveland Indians 7 5 .583 60 51 .269 .339 .446
Minnesota Twins 6 6 .500 54 55 .254 .319 .416
Chicago White Sox 6 7 .462 57 67 .248 .301 .394
Detroit Tigers 5 7 .417 52 58 .258 .314 .408
Kansas City Royals 6 7 .462 56 58 .262 .313 .405

Top offensive performers by SB

Whit Merrifield
Whit Merrifield

30 SB
Lorenzo Cain
Lorenzo Cain

24 SB
Eric Hosmer
Eric Hosmer

6 SB

Top pitching performers by ERA

Andres Machado
Andres Machado

22.09 ERA
Luke Farrell
Luke Farrell

16.88 ERA
Onelki Garcia
Onelki Garcia

13.50 ERA

Hitters by SB descending

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Rank

Player

PA

R

2B

3B

HR

RBI

BB

SO
Sorted Descending
SB

CS

AVG

OBP

SLG

TAv

BVORP

BWARP
1Whit Merrifield 574 72 30 6 17 71 28 80 30 5 .285 .325 .460 .272 25.6 2.5
2Lorenzo Cain 599 82 26 5 14 48 50 93 24 2 .303 .366 .446 .283 36.1 5.0
3Eric Hosmer 624 89 29 1 24 87 62 100 6 1 .323 .389 .507 .307 35.1 3.5
4Alex Gordon 502 45 19 2 7 43 36 116 6 4 .209 .286 .307 .218 -10.4 -0.5
5Raul Mondesi 56 4 0 0 1 2 3 21 5 2 .143 .192 .204 .150 -5.4 -0.5
6Alcides Escobar 585 67 32 4 5 48 14 94 4 6 .252 .273 .351 .222 2.6 0.9
7Brandon Moss 371 39 13 0 22 49 36 116 2 0 .210 .286 .447 .248 -1.0 -0.2
8Terrance Gore 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 .000 .000 .000 .028 -0.1 0.0
9Jorge Bonifacio 400 53 13 1 16 36 33 111 1 0 .250 .315 .423 .250 3.6 -0.7
10Paulo Orlando 73 6 1 0 0 3 1 17 1 1 .171 .194 .186 .148 -5.9 -0.7
11Ramon Torres 76 8 3 0 0 4 4 11 1 0 .239 .289 .282 .198 -3.5 -0.3
12Salvador Perez 470 53 22 1 25 73 16 91 1 0 .264 .294 .488 .258 17.8 0.3
13Melky Cabrera 192 20 10 2 4 23 10 21 1 1 .268 .307 .413 .241 -0.3 -0.4
14Mike Minor 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0
15Scott Alexander 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 -.021 -0.4 -0.2
16Christian Colon 19 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 .176 .222 .176 .124 -2.1 -0.1
17Jorge Soler 106 7 5 0 2 6 12 34 0 0 .151 .255 .269 .179 -7.6 -0.8
18Cameron Gallagher 23 2 1 0 1 5 3 3 0 0 .300 .391 .500 .278 1.1 0.1
19Matt Strahm 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0
20Jake Junis 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 .000 .000 .000 -.027 -0.4 -0.2
21Eric Skoglund 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0
22Cheslor Cuthbert 141 9 7 0 2 18 9 35 0 0 .229 .277 .328 .224 -1.0 -0.2
23Billy Burns 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .167 .167 .167 .116 -0.9 -0.1
24Brandon Maurer 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0
25Mike Moustakas 556 71 22 0 36 81 31 87 0 0 .271 .313 .522 .277 25.7 1.6
26Chris Young 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0
27Jason Vargas 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .169 0.2 0.1
28Joakim Soria 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0
29Drew Butera 161 17 4 1 3 14 9 34 0 0 .240 .287 .340 .230 2.1 0.1
30Travis Wood 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 -.281 -0.4 -0.1
31Peter Moylan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0
32Ryan Buchter 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0
33Trevor Cahill 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 -.004 -0.1 0.1
34Neftali Feliz 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0
35Al Alburquerque 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0
36Ian Kennedy 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .333 .500 .333 .365 1.0 -0.1
37Danny Duffy 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .500 .500 .500 .381 0.6 -0.2
38Kelvin Herrera 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0
39Jason Hammel 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000 -.034 -1.4 -0.3
40Kevin McCarthy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0

Pitchers by ERA descending

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Rank

Player

W

L

SV

G

GS

IP

H9

BB9

SO9

HR9
Sorted Descending
ERA

FIP

DRA

PVORP

PWARP
1Andres Machado 0 0 0 2 0 3.7 24.55 7.36 2.45 4.91 22.09 12.12 8.50 -1.3 -0.1
2Luke Farrell 0 0 0 1 1 2.7 23.62 10.12 6.75 3.38 16.88 9.87 8.52 -1.0 -0.1
3Onelki Garcia 0 1 0 2 1 6.0 18.00 7.50 3.00 3.00 13.50 9.28 7.86 -1.8 -0.2
4Miguel Almonte 0 0 0 2 0 2.0 22.50 9.00 0.00 0.00 13.50 6.12 8.72 -0.8 -0.1
5Eric Skoglund 1 2 0 6 5 17.0 14.82 6.35 6.88 1.06 9.53 5.23 8.69 -6.0 -0.6
6Brandon Maurer 2 2 2 23 0 18.3 15.22 5.40 9.33 1.96 8.35 5.68 6.39 -2.5 -0.2
7Trevor Cahill 0 0 0 8 3 21.7 11.63 7.48 6.23 3.32 7.89 9.02 4.71 2.0 0.2
8Chris Young 0 0 0 14 2 30.0 14.10 4.20 6.60 2.10 7.50 6.18 7.89 -8.7 -0.9
9Travis Wood 1 3 0 28 3 41.7 12.10 4.32 6.26 0.86 6.91 4.49 7.74 -10.6 -1.1
10Matt Strahm 2 5 0 24 3 34.7 7.79 5.71 9.61 1.56 5.45 5.40 4.69 2.4 0.2
11Ian Kennedy 4 11 0 27 27 138.7 8.37 3.76 7.46 1.95 5.45 5.63 5.50 1.4 0.1
12Jason Hammel 8 12 0 30 30 171.0 10.26 2.42 7.11 1.26 5.05 4.31 4.65 18.0 1.8
13Neftali Feliz 1 0 0 20 0 19.0 8.05 3.79 7.58 0.47 4.74 3.54 5.57 -0.8 -0.1
14Kelvin Herrera 3 3 26 58 0 53.3 9.45 3.38 8.61 1.35 4.56 4.34 4.07 6.6 0.7
15Jason Vargas 16 10 0 29 29 163.3 9.26 2.76 6.61 1.38 4.19 4.65 4.50 19.9 2.0
16Nate Karns 2 2 0 9 8 45.3 8.14 2.58 10.12 1.79 4.17 4.44 3.78 9.1 0.9
17Jake Junis 7 2 0 17 13 80.3 9.63 2.24 7.62 1.34 4.15 4.41 5.02 4.9 0.5
18Joakim Soria 4 3 1 54 0 51.0 8.47 3.00 10.41 0.18 3.88 2.12 3.18 11.4 1.1
19Brian Flynn 0 0 0 1 0 2.3 11.57 0.00 0.00 0.00 3.86 3.12 6.55 -0.4 0.0
20Seth Maness 1 0 0 8 0 9.7 14.90 1.86 3.72 2.79 3.72 6.94 6.36 -1.3 -0.1
21Peter Moylan 0 0 0 72 0 55.7 6.14 3.72 6.95 0.65 3.72 3.96 2.67 15.6 1.6
22Danny Duffy 8 9 0 22 22 136.0 8.54 2.38 8.21 0.86 3.71 3.42 3.81 27.0 2.7
23Al Alburquerque 0 1 0 11 0 10.0 6.30 5.40 8.10 0.00 3.60 3.12 3.89 1.4 0.1
24Ryan Buchter 1 0 0 22 0 22.0 5.73 3.27 5.73 1.23 3.27 4.98 4.33 2.1 0.2
25Kevin McCarthy 1 0 0 30 0 40.3 9.60 2.23 5.13 0.89 2.90 4.01 5.31 -0.6 -0.1
26Mike Minor 6 6 1 60 0 73.0 6.78 2.59 10.23 0.62 2.71 2.64 2.43 22.3 2.2
27Samuel Gaviglio 1 0 0 2 2 10.0 9.90 2.70 7.20 0.90 2.70 4.02 7.95 -2.6 -0.3
28Scott Alexander 4 4 4 53 0 64.7 7.93 3.62 7.38 0.42 2.23 3.29 3.30 13.5 1.4
29Mike Morin 0 0 0 2 0 1.3 0.00 6.75 6.75 0.00 0.00 3.87 6.69 -0.2 0.0

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