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2017 RECAP

Record: 61 - 60

Last Season’s Fantasy Highlights

It has to be that they were one hit away from completing an improbable run and winning the World Series. From a fantasy perspective, the highlight was Lorenzo Cain finally fulfilling the potential pundits have promised for as long as we can remember. Cain’s .301 average and 28 steals in limited duty vaulted many over the hump in 2014 (warning: Cain’s injury history and unrepeatable .383 BABIP screams risk for 2015).

What Has Changed?

Big game James Shields is gone, leaving the ace role to young fireballer Yordano Ventura. On offense, Kendrys Morales replaces Billy Butler at DH, Alex Rios arrives to attempt to erase an ugly 2014 and Alex Gordon (wrist surgery) may not be at full strength when the season begins.

What to Expect:

Expect the Royals to hit better than they pitch (or at least better than their starters pitch). With the speed of Dyson, Cain, Rios and Escobar, Morales providing more power than Butler and Hosmer and Moustakas maturing, the Royals should score. However, with Guthrie, Vargas and Volquez not scaring anyone, the Royals will need that offense.

This Year’s Surprise:

Mike Moustakas finally lives up to the hype and blasts 25+ home runs at a solid average at a shallow 3B position. Mouse hit 15 last year plus five in the post-season despite being benched often and spending some time on the farm. Remember, he is only 26 and already has four major league seasons and playoff seasoning under his belt. If you need more proof, consider this: his contact rate has improved two years in a row, his .223 BABIP shows he was very unlucky last year and his K/BB rate has improved each of the last two years. The time is now.

2017 STANDINGS

# TEAM W L
1 Cleveland Indians 67 53
2 Kansas City Royals 61 60
3 Minnesota Twins 61 59
4 Detroit Tigers 53 68
5 Chicago White Sox 46 73

2017 YTD STATS

Catcher

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Drew Butera (R) KC C 54 127 16 33 13 3 1 3 9 0 24 0 0 .260
Cam Gallagher (R) KC C 4 10 2 3 4 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 .300
Salvador Pérez (R) KC C 99 367 45 102 65 20 1 21 12 2 75 1 0 .278

First Base

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Eric Hosmer (L) KC 1B 121 463 75 146 68 23 1 20 46 2 79 6 0 .315

Second Base

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Raúl Mondesí (B) KC 2B 15 42 4 4 2 0 0 1 3 0 18 5 2 .095
Whit Merrifield (R) KC 2B 104 419 56 119 56 24 5 14 21 0 62 22 2 .284

Third Base

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Mike Moustakas (L) KC 3B 111 437 66 124 77 18 0 35 17 6 72 0 0 .284
Cheslor Cuthbert (R) KC 3B 38 102 7 22 14 6 0 1 6 0 27 0 0 .216

Short Stop

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Ramon Torres (B) KC SS 23 62 8 15 3 3 0 0 4 0 11 1 0 .242
Alcides Escobar (R) KC SS 121 461 53 109 38 24 3 3 12 0 87 4 4 .236

Left Field

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Terrance Gore (R) KC LF 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000
Alex Gordon (L) KC LF 110 369 36 74 37 14 2 5 32 2 94 6 4 .201

Center Field

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Lorenzo Cain (R) KC CF 117 447 73 131 40 21 3 13 41 1 84 23 2 .293
Billy Burns (B) KC CF 7 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .167

Right Field

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Melky Cabrera (B) KC RF 116 468 62 140 71 21 1 16 29 1 62 1 1 .295
Jorge Bonifacio (R) KC RF 89 325 48 82 35 12 1 15 32 0 101 1 0 .252
Jorge Soler (R) KC RF 29 91 7 14 6 5 0 2 10 1 34 0 0 .154
Paulo Orlando (R) KC RF 14 47 4 7 2 0 0 0 1 0 15 1 1 .149

Pitcher

Player Tm Pos G GS W L Sv IP H HR ER BB K ERA WHIP
Ian Kennedy (R) KC SP 23 23 4 9 0 122.2 107 24 69 48 105 5.06 1.27
Nate Karns (R) KC SP 9 8 2 2 0 45.1 41 9 21 12 51 4.17 1.19
Miguel Almonte (R) KC RP 2 0 0 0 0 2.0 5 0 3 2 0 13.50 3.50
Matt Strahm (L) KC RP 24 3 2 5 0 34.2 30 6 21 20 37 5.45 1.50
Kevin McCarthy (R) KC RP 20 0 1 0 0 25.2 28 0 5 5 12 1.75 1.29
Jason Vargas (L) KC SP 23 23 14 6 0 135.2 134 18 52 37 102 3.45 1.28
Ryan Buchter (L) KC RP 52 0 4 3 1 47.2 35 10 18 21 54 4.82 2.27
Mike Minor (L) KC RP 48 0 5 5 0 57.2 45 4 19 14 62 2.97 1.06
Kelvin Herrera (R) KC RP 49 0 3 2 26 46.0 43 8 20 13 46 3.91 1.24
Danny Duffy (L) KC SP 20 20 7 8 0 125.0 127 11 53 33 109 3.82 1.28
Eric Skoglund (L) KC SP 3 3 1 1 0 9.2 13 0 6 5 8 5.59 1.86
Chris Young (R) KC RP 14 2 0 0 0 30.0 47 7 25 12 22 7.50 2.03
Seth Maness (R) KC RP 8 0 1 0 0 9.2 16 3 4 2 4 3.72 1.86
Neftali Feliz (R) KC RP 49 0 2 5 8 46.0 40 9 28 21 37 4.74 2.72
Joakim Soria (R) KC RP 53 0 4 3 1 50.0 48 1 22 14 59 3.96 1.28
Al Alburquerque (R) KC RP 11 0 0 1 0 10.0 7 0 4 6 9 3.60 1.30
Trevor Cahill (R) KC SP 14 14 4 3 0 72.0 76 10 35 32 78 8.18 3.80
Jason Hammel (R) KC SP 24 24 5 9 0 136.2 147 18 72 37 109 4.74 1.36
Brandon Maurer (R) KC RP 52 0 2 5 20 47.3 54 5 33 12 48 8.31 3.62
Jake Junis (R) KC SP 12 8 5 2 0 52.1 54 10 29 16 42 4.99 1.36
Peter Moylan (R) KC RP 58 0 0 0 0 43.2 34 4 22 16 36 4.53 1.21
Scott Alexander (L) KC RP 37 0 3 3 0 50.2 47 3 14 20 42 2.49 1.32

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