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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 07-23)
1 Cleveland Indians 51 45 .531 - 4.79 3.95 0.84 -9.6 5
2 Kansas City Royals 50 47 .515 1.5 4.26 4.47 -0.21 5.0 14
3 Minnesota Twins 49 48 .505 2.5 4.57 5.25 -0.68 7.8 22
4 Detroit Tigers 45 52 .464 6.5 4.89 5.08 -0.19 -2.6 16
5 Chicago White Sox 38 57 .400 12.5 4.43 4.98 -0.55 -2.6 26



2017 Rankings

50 Wins is 12th in MLB, 6th in league, 2nd in division
47 Losses is 12th in MLB, 5th in league, 2nd in division
.515 Win Pct is tied for 11th in MLB, tied for 5th in league, 2nd in division
4.26 RS/G is 24th in MLB, 13th in league, 5th in division
4.47 RA/G is 13th in MLB, 6th in league, 2nd in division
-0.21 Diff/G is 18th in MLB, 10th in league, 3rd in division
5 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: 07-24)
AL C W L WPct RS RA AVG OBP SLG
Cleveland Indians 38 28 .576 330 275 .267 .337 .439
Detroit Tigers 32 33 .492 299 303 .260 .322 .418
Minnesota Twins 31 34 .477 294 309 .251 .318 .417
Kansas City Royals 30 35 .462 276 300 .256 .309 .402
Chicago White Sox 28 39 .418 289 342 .252 .306 .398

Top offensive performers by B2

Whit Merrifield
Whit Merrifield

22 B2
Eric Hosmer
Eric Hosmer

20 B2
Salvador Perez
Salvador Perez

19 B2

Top pitching performers by G

Peter Moylan
Peter Moylan

46 G
Joakim Soria
Joakim Soria

43 G
Kelvin Herrera
Kelvin Herrera

41 G

Hitters by B2 descending

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Rank

Player

PA

R
Sorted Descending
2B

3B

HR

RBI

BB

SO

SB

CS

AVG

OBP

SLG

TAv

BVORP

BWARP
1Whit Merrifield 336 39 22 4 10 41 18 45 16 1 .293 .337 .489 .297 24.3 2.7
2Eric Hosmer 406 56 20 1 15 47 36 66 4 0 .315 .374 .497 .305 21.9 2.8
3Salvador Perez 352 42 19 1 19 61 12 68 1 0 .281 .311 .517 .278 19.7 1.5
4Alcides Escobar 390 39 19 2 3 32 9 68 2 3 .232 .256 .318 .213 -1.2 0.2
5Mike Moustakas 370 49 16 0 28 62 16 61 0 0 .277 .308 .563 .292 24.1 1.3
6Lorenzo Cain 393 53 15 2 11 30 38 68 16 0 .265 .338 .413 .272 18.4 2.9
7Alex Gordon 340 30 13 1 5 31 29 73 3 2 .205 .295 .306 .227 -3.1 0.4
8Jorge Bonifacio 300 39 12 1 13 30 28 77 1 0 .253 .327 .450 .266 8.2 0.3
9Brandon Moss 233 27 9 0 12 24 22 76 2 0 .210 .283 .424 .247 -1.5 -0.3
10Jorge Soler 102 7 5 0 2 6 11 34 0 0 .154 .245 .275 .178 -7.3 -0.8
11Cheslor Cuthbert 95 4 4 0 1 10 3 25 0 0 .196 .221 .272 .188 -4.4 -0.4
12Ramon Torres 57 8 3 0 0 2 4 9 1 0 .250 .316 .308 .224 -1.2 -0.1
13Drew Butera 87 10 3 1 2 7 4 15 0 0 .256 .291 .390 .252 4.6 0.3
14Christian Colon 19 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 .176 .222 .176 .123 -2.1 -0.1
15Terrance Gore 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0
16Billy Burns 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .167 .167 .167 .115 -0.9 -0.1
17Eric Skoglund 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0
18Jake Junis 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 .000 .000 .000 -.021 -0.4 -0.1
19Raul Mondesi 49 4 0 0 1 2 3 18 5 2 .095 .156 .167 .131 -5.7 -0.6
20Matt Strahm 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0
21Scott Alexander 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 -.022 -0.3 -0.1
22Mike Minor 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0
23Chris Young 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0
24Jason Vargas 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .172 0.2 0.1
25Joakim Soria 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0
26Travis Wood 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 -.301 -0.4 -0.1
27Peter Moylan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0
28Neftali Feliz 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0
29Paulo Orlando 50 4 0 0 0 2 1 15 1 1 .149 .184 .149 .139 -4.3 -0.4
30Al Alburquerque 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0
31Ian Kennedy 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .333 .500 .333 .359 1.0 -0.1
32Danny Duffy 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .500 .500 .500 .367 0.5 -0.1
33Kelvin Herrera 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0
34Jason Hammel 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .011 -0.6 -0.2
35Kevin McCarthy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0

Pitchers by G descending

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Rank

Player

W

L

SV
Sorted Descending
G

GS

IP

H9

BB9

SO9

HR9

ERA

FIP

DRA

PVORP

PWARP
1Peter Moylan 0 0 0 46 0 34.3 7.60 4.19 8.13 0.52 4.72 3.55 3.17 7.7 0.8
2Joakim Soria 4 2 1 43 0 41.0 7.90 3.07 11.41 0.22 3.29 1.99 2.63 11.6 1.2
3Kelvin Herrera 3 2 19 41 0 38.0 9.00 2.37 9.24 1.89 4.50 4.59 3.29 8.0 0.8
4Mike Minor 5 2 0 40 0 48.3 6.52 2.23 9.68 0.56 2.23 2.58 2.67 13.5 1.4
5Travis Wood 1 3 0 28 3 41.7 12.10 4.32 6.26 0.86 6.91 4.48 8.49 -14.7 -1.5
6Scott Alexander 2 3 0 27 0 39.0 6.46 3.92 7.62 0.23 2.08 3.06 2.78 10.4 1.0
7Matt Strahm 2 5 0 24 3 34.7 7.79 5.71 9.61 1.56 5.45 5.39 4.19 4.3 0.4
8Jason Vargas 12 4 0 19 19 114.0 8.76 2.37 6.63 1.11 3.08 4.08 4.13 18.4 1.8
9Jason Hammel 4 8 0 19 19 106.7 9.96 2.95 7.00 1.18 4.81 4.42 4.86 8.5 0.9
10Ian Kennedy 3 6 0 18 18 97.7 7.10 3.59 7.92 1.75 4.61 5.14 5.03 6.0 0.6
11Kevin McCarthy 1 0 0 15 0 20.0 9.45 1.80 3.60 0.00 2.25 2.92 5.58 -0.9 -0.1
12Danny Duffy 6 6 0 15 15 94.7 8.94 2.57 7.13 0.67 3.71 3.47 4.39 12.5 1.3
13Chris Young 0 0 0 14 2 30.0 14.10 4.20 6.60 2.10 7.50 6.18 8.43 -10.5 -1.1
14Neftali Feliz 1 0 0 12 0 12.0 8.25 1.50 4.50 0.00 3.00 2.62 7.37 -2.9 -0.3
15Al Alburquerque 0 1 0 11 0 10.0 6.30 5.40 8.10 0.00 3.60 3.12 3.86 1.5 0.1
16Nate Karns 2 2 0 9 8 45.3 8.14 2.58 10.12 1.79 4.17 4.44 3.53 10.3 1.0
17Jake Junis 2 2 0 8 6 35.0 10.54 4.11 7.20 2.31 5.66 6.57 5.67 -0.4 0.0
18Seth Maness 1 0 0 8 0 9.7 14.90 1.86 3.72 2.79 3.72 6.94 6.10 -1.0 -0.1
19Eric Skoglund 1 1 0 3 3 9.7 12.10 4.66 7.45 0.00 5.59 3.01 6.16 -0.6 -0.1
20Miguel Almonte 0 0 0 2 0 2.0 22.50 9.00 0.00 0.00 13.50 6.12 9.26 -0.9 -0.1
21Luke Farrell 0 0 0 1 1 2.7 23.62 10.12 6.75 3.38 16.88 9.87 8.23 -0.8 -0.1

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