Eric Hosmer, Kansas City Royals

The Inconsistency Within Hosmer’s Inconsistency

During last night’s broadcast, Rex Hudler was discussing Eric Hosmer‘s struggles, and he said something that made me stop and contemplate it. Granted, Hudler says something that makes me stop and contemplate on basically a nightly basis, but this one was exclusively baseball-related. He was talking about Hosmer’s two-strike approach, and how he was using […]

Alex Gordon, Kansas City Royals

The Royals Have a Contact Problem, Relatively Speaking

During the Royals’ run of success as one of the best teams in baseball over the last three seasons, they’ve earned a reputation as a team that avoids strikeouts. Between 2013-2015, Royals’ batters struck out in just 16.5 percent of their plate appearances, easily the lowest rate in baseball. The next best team in that […]

Danny Duffy, Kansas City Royals

Another Key to Duffy’s Dominance

There are many things Danny Duffy is doing well this season. For instance: pitching. Duffy has been the Royals’ best starter since joining the rotation, and he’s been putting up some numbers alongside ace-caliber pitchers. He’s struck out 30.2 percent of the batters he’s faced as a starter this year. The only pitchers with at […]

Alcides Escobar, Kansas City Royals

Alcides Escobar’s Newest Challenge

Back in April, I wrote about the poor start to Alcides Escobar‘s season, and how Jarrod Dyson’s presence on the basepaths could lead to more fastballs on which Escobar could feast. Things haven’t gone quite as planned, however, with Paulo Orlando receiving more playing time in right field, and a combination of batters in the […]

Kendrys Morales, Kansas City Royals

RECAP: Royals 16, Tigers 5; Lots of Runs, Lots of Fun

The Royals won their seventh game in their last eight tries, punishing their division foe for the second consecutive night. Offensively, it was an impressive display all around. Whit Merrifield continued his ascent to baseball immortality. Kendrys Morales continued to crawl his way out of a subterranean slump. And the rest of the offense did their […]