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 […]


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 […]


Deep Thoughts (BP Kansas City Episode 59) 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, […]


Fidgeting Into Summer (BP Kansas City Episode 58) Danny Duffy went on the DL. He’s unlikely to return until near the trade deadline. This team may look quite different when he returns. We discussed Duffy’s injury and what it means, especially for this point in the season and where the Royals sit in the standings. A tough hill to climb just got […]


Diamonds in the Rough 4-14-17

A 1-3 night for the Royals affiliates with just a win for the High-A club in Wilmington. HR Roll Call – Elier Hernandez (1) BPKC Hitter of the Day: Whit Merrifield 3-4 2b, 2 RBI BPKC Pitcher of the Day: Miguel Almonte 4 IP 1 H 0 R 1 BB 4 K 4-2 GO-FO 66p/40k […]


Diamonds in the Rough 4-11-17

The affiliates went 3-1 with large margins of victory at Double-A and Triple-A on Tuesday. HR Roll Call: Whit Merrifield (3), Ramon Torres (2), Logan Moon (1) BPKC Hitter of the Day: Logan Moon 3-4, 3R, 2b, HR, 3 RBI, BB BPKC Pitcher of the Day: Zach Lovvorn 6 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 […]


Diamonds in the Rough 4-9-17

The affiliates ended a rough weekend with just an Omaha win on Sunday in four games. HR Roll Call: Whit Merrifield (2), Jorge Bonifacio (1), Brandon Downes (1), Manny Olloque (1) BPKC Hitter of the Day: Manny Olloque 3-4, 3R, HR, 2-2b, RBI BPKC Pitcher of the Day: Luke Farrell 5.1 IP, 5 H, 3 […]