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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 07-21)
1 Cleveland Indians 49 45 .521 - 4.79 4.01 0.78 -9.5 6
2 Minnesota Twins 48 47 .505 1.5 4.54 5.21 -0.67 7.9 22
2 Kansas City Royals 48 47 .505 1.5 4.22 4.51 -0.29 4.9 17
4 Detroit Tigers 44 51 .463 5.5 4.84 5.06 -0.22 -2.6 14
5 Chicago White Sox 38 55 .409 10.5 4.46 4.96 -0.50 -2.5 25



2017 Rankings

48 Wins is tied for 13th in MLB, tied for 6th in league, tied for 2nd in division
47 Losses is tied for 13th in MLB, tied for 6th in league, tied for 2nd in division
.505 Win Pct is tied for 12th in MLB, tied for 6th in league, tied for 2nd in division
4.22 RS/G is 25th in MLB, 13th in league, 5th in division
4.51 RA/G is 16th in MLB, 7th in league, 2nd in division
-0.29 Diff/G is 19th in MLB, 10th in league, 3rd in division
4.9 Pyth O/U is 4th in MLB, 3rd in league, 2nd in division

Recent Transactions

Projected Rest-of-Season 2017 Performance

KCA Depth Chart (updated: 07-22)
AL C W L WPct RS RA AVG OBP SLG
Cleveland Indians 40 28 .588 342 283 .267 .337 .439
Detroit Tigers 33 34 .493 306 312 .260 .322 .418
Minnesota Twins 32 35 .478 303 318 .251 .319 .417
Kansas City Royals 31 36 .463 283 309 .256 .309 .401
Chicago White Sox 29 40 .420 294 351 .252 .306 .398

Top offensive performers by OBP

Ian Kennedy
Ian Kennedy

.500 OBP
Danny Duffy
Danny Duffy

.500 OBP
Eric Hosmer
Eric Hosmer

.372 OBP

Top pitching performers by FIP

Luke Farrell
Luke Farrell

9.87 FIP
Seth Maness
Seth Maness

6.95 FIP
Jake Junis
Jake Junis

6.58 FIP

Hitters by OBP descending

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Rank

Player

PA

R

2B

3B

HR

RBI

BB

SO

SB

CS

AVG
Sorted Descending
OBP

SLG

TAv

BVORP

BWARP
1Ian Kennedy 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .333 .500 .333 .360 1.0 -0.1
2Danny Duffy 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .500 .500 .500 .365 0.5 -0.1
3Eric Hosmer 398 55 20 1 14 46 34 65 4 0 .315 .372 .492 .304 21.0 2.6
4Lorenzo Cain 389 51 15 2 11 30 37 68 15 0 .264 .337 .414 .272 18.6 3.0
5Whit Merrifield 328 37 22 4 8 38 15 45 16 1 .288 .327 .467 .288 20.7 2.2
6Jorge Bonifacio 292 37 12 1 11 28 27 75 1 0 .252 .325 .431 .261 6.5 0.1
7Ramon Torres 57 8 3 0 0 2 4 9 1 0 .250 .316 .308 .224 -1.2 -0.1
8Salvador Perez 344 41 19 1 18 59 12 65 1 0 .285 .315 .517 .280 20.3 1.6
9Mike Moustakas 362 47 16 0 26 60 16 61 0 0 .275 .307 .550 .289 22.4 1.1
10Alex Gordon 333 29 13 1 5 31 29 70 1 2 .203 .295 .307 .229 -2.5 0.4
11Drew Butera 84 10 2 1 2 7 4 13 0 0 .253 .289 .380 .250 4.3 0.3
12Brandon Moss 225 26 8 0 11 22 20 74 1 0 .206 .276 .407 .240 -3.2 -0.4
13Alcides Escobar 382 39 19 2 3 32 9 68 2 3 .236 .259 .324 .217 0.3 0.3
14Jason Vargas 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .171 0.2 0.2
15Jorge Soler 102 7 5 0 2 6 11 34 0 0 .154 .245 .275 .179 -7.2 -0.8
16Christian Colon 19 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 .176 .222 .176 .123 -2.1 -0.1
17Cheslor Cuthbert 95 4 4 0 1 10 3 25 0 0 .196 .221 .272 .188 -4.4 -0.4
18Paulo Orlando 50 4 0 0 0 2 1 15 1 1 .149 .184 .149 .139 -4.3 -0.4
19Billy Burns 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .167 .167 .167 .115 -0.9 -0.1
20Raul Mondesi 49 4 0 0 1 2 3 18 5 2 .095 .156 .167 .132 -5.6 -0.6
21Jake Junis 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 .000 .000 .000 -.021 -0.4 -0.1
22Scott Alexander 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 -.022 -0.3 -0.1
23Jason Hammel 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .012 -0.6 -0.2
24Travis Wood 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 -.306 -0.4 -0.1
25Mike Minor 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0
26Chris Young 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0
27Matt Strahm 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0
28Joakim Soria 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0
29Eric Skoglund 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0
30Peter Moylan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0
31Terrance Gore 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0
32Neftali Feliz 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0
33Al Alburquerque 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0
34Kelvin Herrera 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0
35Kevin McCarthy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0

Pitchers by FIP descending

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Rank

Player

W

L

SV

G

GS

IP

H9

BB9

SO9

HR9

ERA
Sorted Descending
FIP

DRA

PVORP

PWARP
1Luke Farrell 0 0 0 1 1 2.7 23.62 10.12 6.75 3.38 16.88 9.87 8.50 -0.9 -0.1
2Seth Maness 1 0 0 8 0 9.7 14.90 1.86 3.72 2.79 3.72 6.95 6.63 -1.6 -0.2
3Jake Junis 2 2 0 8 6 35.0 10.54 4.11 7.20 2.31 5.66 6.58 5.68 -0.5 0.0
4Chris Young 0 0 0 14 2 30.0 14.10 4.20 6.60 2.10 7.50 6.19 8.60 -11.1 -1.1
5Miguel Almonte 0 0 0 2 0 2.0 22.50 9.00 0.00 0.00 13.50 6.12 9.25 -0.9 -0.1
6Matt Strahm 2 5 0 24 3 34.7 7.79 5.71 9.61 1.56 5.45 5.40 4.19 4.3 0.4
7Ian Kennedy 3 6 0 18 18 97.7 7.10 3.59 7.92 1.75 4.61 5.15 4.85 7.9 0.8
8Travis Wood 1 3 0 27 2 37.0 11.92 4.62 6.08 0.97 6.81 4.79 8.03 -11.4 -1.1
9Kelvin Herrera 2 2 19 40 0 37.0 9.24 2.43 9.00 1.95 4.62 4.74 3.28 7.8 0.8
10Nate Karns 2 2 0 9 8 45.3 8.14 2.58 10.12 1.79 4.17 4.44 3.50 10.5 1.0
11Jason Hammel 4 8 0 19 19 106.7 9.96 2.95 7.00 1.18 4.81 4.42 4.94 7.6 0.8
12Jason Vargas 12 4 0 18 18 109.0 8.59 2.39 6.77 1.07 3.06 4.02 3.86 20.9 2.1
13Peter Moylan 0 0 0 45 0 33.3 7.56 4.05 8.37 0.54 4.86 3.48 3.05 7.9 0.8
14Danny Duffy 6 6 0 15 15 94.7 8.94 2.57 7.13 0.67 3.71 3.48 4.42 12.2 1.2
15Al Alburquerque 0 1 0 10 0 9.0 7.00 6.00 8.00 0.00 4.00 3.34 3.92 1.3 0.1
16Scott Alexander 1 3 0 26 0 38.0 6.63 4.03 7.82 0.24 2.13 3.07 2.71 10.4 1.0
17Eric Skoglund 1 1 0 3 3 9.7 12.10 4.66 7.45 0.00 5.59 3.02 6.27 -0.7 -0.1
18Kevin McCarthy 1 0 0 14 0 18.7 8.68 1.93 3.86 0.00 2.41 2.90 5.17 0.0 0.0
19Neftali Feliz 1 0 0 11 0 11.0 9.00 1.64 4.91 0.00 3.27 2.57 7.12 -2.4 -0.2
20Mike Minor 5 2 0 39 0 47.3 6.65 2.28 9.89 0.57 2.28 2.57 2.49 14.2 1.4
21Joakim Soria 4 2 1 42 0 40.0 8.10 2.92 11.70 0.22 3.38 1.89 2.50 11.9 1.2

BP Articles

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