Oct 1, 2017; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Royals first basemen Eric Hosmer (35) hits a solo home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the first inning at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports

Hard Hittin’ – 10 Hardest Hit Balls by the Royals in 2017

This may surprise you, but the Royals actually hit the ball relatively hard in 2017. They weren’t the best. That distinction belonged to Oakland. But they found themselved nestled at 11th in baseball in exit velocity right between the offensive powerhouse that was the New York Yankees and the Texas Rangers, who finished fifth in […]

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Royals dispatched in disappointing fashion in opener against Cleveland

Friday night’s contest was hard to watch. That’s why I’m posting it at 2 a.m. Frankly, it seems unfair to even recap the events that transpired, because all it served to do was emphasize the gulf—nay, the chasm—separating the Kansas City Royals from the Cleveland Professional Baseball Team. Four Cleveland homers were more than enough—especially […]

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Speed Thrills

If you’ve been following along with the data revolution that is Statcast, you’re aware that they released a new metric on Tuesday. Sprint Speed is a measurement in terms of “feet per second in a player’s fastest one-second window.” A full explanation can be found here, but the ft/sec calculation makes sense, given that baseball […]