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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 B3

Whit Merrifield
Whit Merrifield

4 B3
Alcides Escobar
Alcides Escobar

2 B3
Lorenzo Cain
Lorenzo Cain

2 B3

Top pitching performers by HR9

Luke Farrell
Luke Farrell

3.38 HR9
Seth Maness
Seth Maness

2.79 HR9
Jake Junis
Jake Junis

2.31 HR9

Hitters by B3 descending

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Rank

Player

PA

R

2B
Sorted Descending
3B

HR

RBI

BB

SO

SB

CS

AVG

OBP

SLG

TAv

BVORP

BWARP
1Whit Merrifield 322 37 21 4 8 35 15 43 15 1 .290 .330 .468 .290 20.8 2.3
2Alcides Escobar 377 37 18 2 3 32 9 68 2 3 .234 .257 .320 .215 -0.3 0.3
3Lorenzo Cain 384 51 15 2 11 30 37 68 15 0 .265 .339 .417 .274 19.2 3.0
4Salvador Perez 339 40 18 1 18 59 11 65 1 0 .285 .314 .517 .280 20.0 1.6
5Jorge Bonifacio 291 37 12 1 11 28 26 75 1 0 .252 .323 .431 .261 6.4 0.0
6Alex Gordon 328 28 12 1 5 28 28 69 1 2 .196 .287 .297 .223 -4.6 0.2
7Eric Hosmer 395 55 20 1 14 46 34 64 3 0 .315 .372 .493 .305 21.2 2.6
8Drew Butera 80 9 2 1 2 7 4 13 0 0 .227 .266 .360 .236 3.0 0.1
9Mike Minor 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0
10Scott Alexander 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 -.022 -0.3 -0.1
11Christian Colon 19 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 .176 .222 .176 .123 -2.1 -0.1
12Jorge Soler 102 7 5 0 2 6 11 34 0 0 .154 .245 .275 .179 -7.2 -0.7
13Ramon Torres 55 8 3 0 0 2 4 9 1 0 .260 .327 .320 .233 -0.7 0.0
14Matt Strahm 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0
15Cheslor Cuthbert 95 4 4 0 1 10 3 25 0 0 .196 .221 .272 .188 -4.4 -0.4
16Raul Mondesi 49 4 0 0 1 2 3 18 5 2 .095 .156 .167 .132 -5.6 -0.6
17Jake Junis 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 .000 .000 .000 -.022 -0.4 -0.1
18Billy Burns 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .167 .167 .167 .114 -0.6 -0.1
19Eric Skoglund 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0
20Terrance Gore 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0
21Mike Moustakas 357 46 16 0 25 59 15 59 0 0 .275 .305 .544 .288 21.7 1.0
22Chris Young 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0
23Brandon Moss 220 25 8 0 11 22 19 73 1 0 .205 .273 .410 .239 -3.3 -0.4
24Jason Vargas 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .172 0.2 0.2
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 -.308 -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 .008 -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 HR9 descending

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Rank

Player

W

L

SV

G

GS

IP

H9

BB9

SO9
Sorted Descending
HR9

ERA

FIP

DRA

PVORP

PWARP
1Luke Farrell 0 0 0 1 1 2.7 23.62 10.12 6.75 3.38 16.88 9.86 8.49 -0.9 -0.1
2Seth Maness 1 0 0 8 0 9.7 14.90 1.86 3.72 2.79 3.72 6.94 6.30 -1.2 -0.1
3Jake Junis 2 2 0 8 6 35.0 10.54 4.11 7.20 2.31 5.66 6.56 5.73 -0.7 -0.1
4Chris Young 0 0 0 14 2 30.0 14.10 4.20 6.60 2.10 7.50 6.17 8.62 -11.2 -1.1
5Kelvin Herrera 2 2 19 39 0 36.0 9.25 2.25 9.00 2.00 4.75 4.75 3.30 7.4 0.7
6Ian Kennedy 3 6 0 17 17 93.7 6.82 3.56 7.88 1.83 4.32 5.24 4.84 7.6 0.8
7Nate Karns 2 2 0 9 8 45.3 8.14 2.58 10.12 1.79 4.17 4.43 3.49 10.5 1.0
8Matt Strahm 2 5 0 24 3 34.7 7.79 5.71 9.61 1.56 5.45 5.39 4.20 4.3 0.4
9Jason Hammel 4 8 0 19 19 106.7 9.96 2.95 7.00 1.18 4.81 4.41 5.00 6.7 0.7
10Jason Vargas 12 4 0 18 18 109.0 8.59 2.39 6.77 1.07 3.06 4.01 3.90 20.3 2.0
11Travis Wood 1 3 0 27 2 37.0 11.92 4.62 6.08 0.97 6.81 4.78 8.20 -12.1 -1.2
12Danny Duffy 6 6 0 15 15 94.7 8.94 2.57 7.13 0.67 3.71 3.47 4.57 10.5 1.1
13Mike Minor 5 2 0 38 0 46.7 6.56 2.31 9.64 0.58 2.31 2.64 2.66 13.0 1.3
14Peter Moylan 0 0 0 44 0 33.0 7.64 4.09 8.45 0.55 4.91 3.47 3.07 7.7 0.8
15Scott Alexander 1 3 0 25 0 36.0 6.75 4.25 7.50 0.25 2.25 3.22 2.88 9.2 0.9
16Joakim Soria 4 2 1 41 0 39.0 8.31 3.00 11.77 0.23 3.46 1.90 2.63 11.0 1.1
17Kevin McCarthy 1 0 0 14 0 18.7 8.68 1.93 3.86 0.00 2.41 2.89 5.34 -0.4 0.0
18Eric Skoglund 1 1 0 3 3 9.7 12.10 4.66 7.45 0.00 5.59 3.00 6.23 -0.7 -0.1
19Miguel Almonte 0 0 0 2 0 2.0 22.50 9.00 0.00 0.00 13.50 6.11 9.23 -0.9 -0.1
20Al Alburquerque 0 1 0 10 0 9.0 7.00 6.00 8.00 0.00 4.00 3.33 4.19 1.0 0.1
21Neftali Feliz 0 0 0 10 0 10.0 9.00 1.80 5.40 0.00 3.60 2.51 8.00 -3.1 -0.3

BP Articles

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