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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 07-22)
1 Cleveland Indians 50 45 .526 - 4.76 3.98 0.78 -9.4 6
2 Minnesota Twins 49 47 .510 1.5 4.55 5.21 -0.66 8.0 22
2 Kansas City Royals 49 47 .510 1.5 4.25 4.48 -0.23 4.8 14
4 Detroit Tigers 44 52 .458 6.5 4.84 5.07 -0.23 -2.8 16
5 Chicago White Sox 38 56 .404 11.5 4.44 4.98 -0.54 -2.4 25



2017 Rankings

49 Wins is tied for 12th in MLB, tied for 6th in league, tied for 2nd in division
47 Losses is tied for 12th in MLB, tied for 5th in league, tied for 2nd in division
.510 Win Pct is tied for 12th in MLB, tied for 6th in league, tied for 2nd in division
4.25 RS/G is 25th in MLB, 13th in league, 5th in division
4.48 RA/G is tied for 14th in MLB, 6th in league, 2nd in division
-0.23 Diff/G is tied for 18th in MLB, tied for 9th in league, tied for 2nd in division
4.8 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: 07-23)
AL C W L WPct RS RA AVG OBP SLG
Cleveland Indians 39 28 .582 337 278 .267 .337 .439
Detroit Tigers 32 34 .485 302 308 .260 .322 .418
Minnesota Twins 32 34 .485 300 313 .251 .319 .417
Kansas City Royals 30 36 .455 277 305 .256 .310 .401
Chicago White Sox 29 39 .426 291 346 .252 .306 .398

Top offensive performers by CS

Alcides Escobar
Alcides Escobar

3 CS
Alex Gordon
Alex Gordon

2 CS
Raul Mondesi
Raul Mondesi

2 CS

Top pitching performers by FIP

Luke Farrell
Luke Farrell

9.86 FIP
Seth Maness
Seth Maness

6.94 FIP
Jake Junis
Jake Junis

6.57 FIP

Hitters by CS descending

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Rank

Player

PA

R

2B

3B

HR

RBI

BB

SO

SB
Sorted Descending
CS

AVG

OBP

SLG

TAv

BVORP

BWARP
1Alcides Escobar 386 39 19 2 3 32 9 68 2 3 .234 .257 .321 .214 -0.8 0.2
2Alex Gordon 337 30 13 1 5 31 29 72 3 2 .207 .298 .310 .230 -2.1 0.5
3Raul Mondesi 49 4 0 0 1 2 3 18 5 2 .095 .156 .167 .131 -5.7 -0.6
4Paulo Orlando 50 4 0 0 0 2 1 15 1 1 .149 .184 .149 .139 -4.3 -0.4
5Billy Burns 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .167 .167 .167 .115 -0.9 -0.1
6Whit Merrifield 332 37 22 4 8 39 17 45 16 1 .289 .332 .467 .290 21.5 2.4
7Christian Colon 19 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 .176 .222 .176 .123 -2.1 -0.1
8Scott Alexander 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 -.022 -0.3 -0.1
9Ramon Torres 57 8 3 0 0 2 4 9 1 0 .250 .316 .308 .224 -1.2 -0.1
10Mike Minor 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0
11Jason Hammel 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .011 -0.6 -0.2
12Jorge Bonifacio 296 38 12 1 12 29 27 76 1 0 .252 .324 .440 .262 7.1 0.1
13Cheslor Cuthbert 95 4 4 0 1 10 3 25 0 0 .196 .221 .272 .188 -4.4 -0.4
14Terrance Gore 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0
15Eric Skoglund 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0
16Jake Junis 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 .000 .000 .000 -.021 -0.4 -0.1
17Matt Strahm 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0
18Jorge Soler 102 7 5 0 2 6 11 34 0 0 .154 .245 .275 .178 -7.3 -0.8
19Eric Hosmer 402 55 20 1 14 46 36 65 4 0 .313 .373 .489 .303 21.0 2.7
20Mike Moustakas 366 49 16 0 28 62 16 61 0 0 .277 .309 .566 .294 24.4 1.3
21Chris Young 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0
22Brandon Moss 229 27 8 0 12 23 21 75 2 0 .208 .279 .420 .245 -2.0 -0.3
23Jason Vargas 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .172 0.2 0.1
24Joakim Soria 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0
25Drew Butera 84 10 2 1 2 7 4 13 0 0 .253 .289 .380 .250 4.3 0.3
26Lorenzo Cain 393 52 15 2 11 30 38 68 16 0 .265 .338 .413 .272 18.5 2.9
27Travis Wood 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 -.303 -0.4 -0.1
28Peter Moylan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0
29Neftali Feliz 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0
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 .360 1.0 -0.1
32Danny Duffy 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .500 .500 .500 .365 0.5 -0.1
33Kelvin Herrera 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0
34Salvador Perez 348 42 19 1 19 61 12 67 1 0 .284 .314 .523 .281 20.9 1.6
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 9.86 8.41 -0.8 -0.1
2Seth Maness 1 0 0 8 0 9.7 14.90 1.86 3.72 2.79 3.72 6.94 6.48 -1.4 -0.1
3Jake Junis 2 2 0 8 6 35.0 10.54 4.11 7.20 2.31 5.66 6.57 5.66 -0.4 0.0
4Chris Young 0 0 0 14 2 30.0 14.10 4.20 6.60 2.10 7.50 6.18 8.56 -11.0 -1.1
5Miguel Almonte 0 0 0 2 0 2.0 22.50 9.00 0.00 0.00 13.50 6.11 9.24 -0.9 -0.1
6Matt Strahm 2 5 0 24 3 34.7 7.79 5.71 9.61 1.56 5.45 5.39 4.14 4.5 0.5
7Ian Kennedy 3 6 0 18 18 97.7 7.10 3.59 7.92 1.75 4.61 5.14 4.97 6.6 0.7
8Travis Wood 1 3 0 27 2 37.0 11.92 4.62 6.08 0.97 6.81 4.79 7.98 -11.2 -1.1
9Kelvin Herrera 2 2 19 40 0 37.0 9.24 2.43 9.00 1.95 4.62 4.73 3.34 7.5 0.8
10Nate 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
11Jason Hammel 4 8 0 19 19 106.7 9.96 2.95 7.00 1.18 4.81 4.42 4.96 7.3 0.7
12Jason Vargas 12 4 0 19 19 114.0 8.76 2.37 6.63 1.11 3.08 4.08 3.86 21.7 2.2
13Peter Moylan 0 0 0 46 0 34.3 7.60 4.19 8.13 0.52 4.72 3.55 3.11 7.9 0.8
14Danny 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
15Al Alburquerque 0 1 0 11 0 10.0 6.30 5.40 8.10 0.00 3.60 3.11 3.64 1.7 0.2
16Scott Alexander 2 3 0 27 0 39.0 6.46 3.92 7.62 0.23 2.08 3.06 2.70 10.7 1.1
17Eric Skoglund 1 1 0 3 3 9.7 12.10 4.66 7.45 0.00 5.59 3.01 6.23 -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 5.22 -0.1 0.0
19Neftali Feliz 1 0 0 11 0 11.0 9.00 1.64 4.91 0.00 3.27 2.57 7.13 -2.4 -0.2
20Mike Minor 5 2 0 39 0 47.3 6.65 2.28 9.89 0.57 2.28 2.56 2.58 13.6 1.4
21Joakim Soria 4 2 1 43 0 41.0 7.90 3.07 11.41 0.22 3.29 1.99 2.65 11.5 1.2

BP Articles

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Prospectus Roundtable: Should the Royals Buy or Sell?Wilson Karaman2017-07-21
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