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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 Draft, Plus Strahm’s Shot and Moose’s Balboni Chase (BPKC Episode 60)

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kansascitybaseballvault/2017/06/15/the-draft-plus-strahms-shot-and-mooses-balboni-chase-bpkc-episode-60.mp3 The Royals have been playing well and scoring runs finally. A big part of that has been the power bat of Mike Moustakas. We discussed his continuing chase for Steve Balboni’s club record of 36 homers in a season, including some thoughts on his future past the trade deadline. We also talked about Matt […]

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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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Deep Thoughts (BP Kansas City Episode 59)

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kansascitybaseballvault/2017/06/08/deep-thoughts-bp-kansas-city-episode-59.mp3 After the Royals came back against Houston to win on Tuesday, it felt a little more like the recent Hey Day of the Dayton Moore era than what we’ve seen so far in 2017. The game also highlighted the improved performance of late of Whit Merrifield, Eric Hosmer, and others. On top of that, […]

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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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Trading Places

After another tough weekend for the Royals, the question seems to be more of a when than an if they’ll be unloading their key free agents. Sitting at 7-16 and drifting farther out of the playoff picture at a far quicker rate than anyone expected, the organization will face some tough questions. As you know, Lorenzo […]

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The Moustakas Laser Show

The good feelings of a difficult weekend in Houston were washed away in the span of a lazy fly ball that’s a home run only at Minute Maid Park and a bases loaded walk in extras. But let’s focus on something good. And why not? Baseball returns to The K this afternoon. Finally. Anyway, have you noticed […]

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Spring Training Questions: How Do the Royals Stay Healthy?

The Royals don’t have a ton of questions this spring, but there are a few. So far, I’ve looked at what the Royals are going to do with Cheslor Cuthbert and how a healthy Kyle Zimmer fits into this team’s plans for 2017. On the former, we still don’t know the answer. On the latter, […]