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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 […]

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The Juice From The Kansas City Power Company

On Wednesday in San Francisco, the Royals went 1-14 with runners in scoring position. If you didn’t know anything from the game other than that tidbit, you’d probably assume there weren’t a lot of runs provided by the Kansas City nine. Except it didn’t quite work that way. The Royals plated seven runs total. The […]

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Rough Waves Ahead (BP Kansas City Episode 57)

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kansascitybaseballvault/2017/05/25/rough-waves-ahead-bp-kansas-city-episode-57.mp3 The Royals passed the quarter pole of the 2017 season and so far have been consistently inconsistent. The rough patches have them looking up at the rest of the American League and there’s a lot of work to do to turn it around. Can they? It’s going to take some help but that help […]

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It’s Never Too Early to Discuss the Draft, Austin Beck Edition

Early in the GMDM tenure, the Royals draft directors spotted high school prep position players to turn the languishing franchise around. The selections of Mike Moustakas and Eric Hosmer changed the fortunes of the team from the low minors all the way up to the biggest stage in the World Series. The Royals spent big on […]

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Oh Player, Some Day We’ll Get It Together (BP KC Episode 55)

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kansascitybaseballvault/2017/05/05/oh-player-some-day-well-get-it-together-bp-kc-episode-55.mp3 Well, there are signs of some life on the Royals, but they’re still digging their way out of early season slumps and futility. We discussed some of the recent bright spots, like an Eric Hosmer hitting streak and Jorge Soler’s performance in Triple-A (and pending recall from a rehab assignment). We talked about Lorenzo […]