Selective Endpoints, Small Sample Sizes and Cherry Picked Stats

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A few of the more interesting stats in the Royals world right now, cherry picked and hand selected for your reading pleasure:

 

Moose–Last 10 games .226/.314/.419 .734 OPS — Since June 1st (return from AAA) .233/.291/.438 .729 OPS

Hosmer— Since May 10th .190/.230/.285 .515 OPS

James Shields— Since End of April (!) 4.77ERA BA Against .314

Alex Gordon–Since May 8th .310/.408/.513 .920 OPS — In last 15 games .237/.286/.441 20k’s

Danny Duffy–Since becoming a starter 2.76ERA .192BA against

Jason Vargas — Since May 9th 2.90 ERA .246 BA against

Salvador Perez — Month of June .341/.378/.529

Lorenzo Cain — Month of June .266/.289/.392   Over the last 21 games, Cain has really been not good offensively. His high numbers from earlier in the year have masked his struggles of late, but it seems a dubious time for him to now be placed at the top of the order.

 

Some Minors players of interest:

Sean Manaea –4.83 ERA in 14 starts, though he has struck out a spiffy 11.8 batters per 9 innings. His walk rate is high at 4.4/9 innings.

Hunter Dozier — (between A+ Wilmington and AA NW Arkansas) .297/.390/.422  Maybe not as much pop as we would like to see, but I will take the plate discipline any day.

Christian Colon — .301/.364/.392 Don’t look now, but Colon is somewhat quietly putting up decent numbers and seems to only be growing stronger. While still a fairly low ceiling player, he is making a case that he could potentially be a big league second baseman sooner rather than later.

John Lamb — 3.74 ERA in AAA Omaha with a 8.6 k/9 rate Lamb is working hard to reclaim his prospect status

 

 

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