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Kansas City Royals

Stadium: Kauffman Stadium | Manager: Ned Yost
Team RankingAVGRHRERA
Royals.261610933.51
AL Central Division2nd5th5th1st
American League 3rd9th13th5th
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A. Gordon
J. Dyson
R. Ibanez
L. Cain
J. Dyson
N. Aoki
L. Cain
J. Dyson
J. Nix
M. Moustakas
O. Infante
J. Nix
A. Escobar
O. Infante
C. Colon
J. Nix
Rotation
1. J. Shields
2. Y. Ventura
3. J. Guthrie
4. D. Duffy
5. J. Vargas
O. Infante
C. Colon
J. Nix
B. Butler
E. Hosmer
DH
J. Willingham
R. Ibanez
B. Butler
DL
L. Hochevar
M. Mariot
S. Perez
E. Kratz
  Bullpen
G. Holland (CL)
W. Davis
K. Herrera
J. Frasor
F. Bueno
B. Chen
S. Downs
Last Updated: 08/29/2014
 
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Last Five Games
9/17 vs. CHW
A. EscobarSS
N. AokiRF
L. CainCF
J. WillinghamDH
A. GordonLF
S. PerezC
B. Butler1B
O. Infante2B
J. Nix3B
 
9/16 vs. CHW
A. EscobarSS
N. AokiDH
L. CainRF
A. GordonLF
S. PerezC
E. Hosmer1B
O. Infante2B
M. Moustakas3B
J. DysonCF
 
9/15 vs. CHW
A. EscobarSS
N. AokiRF
L. CainCF
A. GordonLF
S. PerezC
E. Hosmer1B
B. ButlerDH
O. Infante2B
J. Nix3B
 
9/14 vs. BOS
A. EscobarSS
N. AokiDH
L. CainRF
A. GordonLF
S. PerezC
E. Hosmer1B
O. Infante2B
M. Moustakas3B
J. DysonCF
 
9/13 vs. BOS
A. EscobarSS
N. AokiDH
L. CainRF
A. GordonLF
S. PerezC
E. Hosmer1B
O. Infante2B
M. Moustakas3B
J. DysonCF

Most Frequent Lineup
 AvgHRRBI
N. AokiRF.277138
O. Infante2B.257664
E. Hosmer1B.266853
B. ButlerDH.265959
A. GordonLF.2701970
S. PerezC.2581665
M. Moustakas3B.2131552
A. EscobarSS.275246
J. DysonCF.268124
 
Notes
  • 96 different lineups used this season.
  • Most frequent lineup used in 11 games.

Other Frequent Lineups
8 Game(s)
N. AokiRF
O. Infante2B
E. Hosmer1B
B. ButlerDH
A. GordonLF
S. PerezC
L. CainCF
M. Moustakas3B
A. EscobarSS
4 Game(s)
N. AokiRF
O. Infante2B
E. Hosmer1B
B. ButlerDH
A. GordonLF
S. PerezC
M. Moustakas3B
L. CainCF
A. EscobarSS
4 Game(s)
N. AokiRF
O. Infante2B
S. PerezC
B. Butler1B
A. GordonLF
L. CainCF
M. Moustakas3B
A. EscobarSS
3 Game(s)
N. AokiRF
O. Infante2B
E. Hosmer1B
S. PerezC
A. GordonLF
B. ButlerDH
M. Moustakas3B
J. MaxwellCF
A. EscobarSS
3 Game(s)
J. DysonCF
O. Infante2B
E. Hosmer1B
B. ButlerDH
A. GordonLF
S. PerezC
L. CainRF
M. Moustakas3B
A. EscobarSS

 
 

Raul Ibanez, #18
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
88.169225263
 
Position Breakdown
1B - 7, OF - 26, DH - 40
Mike Moustakas, #8
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
130.2134315520
 
Position Breakdown
3B - 128
Luke Hochevar, #44
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
000.00.0000
 
Injuries
Elbow - 60-day DL. Out for season (Updated - 6/2/14)
Billy Butler, #16
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
142.265539590
 
Position Breakdown
1B - 37, DH - 99
Jarrod Dyson, #1
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
112.2683112434
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 100, DH - 3
Wade Davis, #17
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
9267.00.94399
 
Erik Kratz, #19
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
44.229125130
 
Position Breakdown
C - 33, DH - 6
Jason Frasor, #54
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
4145.02.80045
 
Kelvin Herrera, #40
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
3364.01.55055
 
News
Royals pitcher Kelvin Herrera was hung with a loss Tuesday, allowing two earned runs on two hits and a walk in two-thirds of an inning in his team's 7-5 defeat against the White Sox.

Though Herrera (3-3) was the pitcher charged with the loss, he wasn't the one who gave up the decisive hit, as the following pitcher surrendered a bases-loaded triple to turn a one-run lead into a two-run deficit. Herrera owns a 1.55 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 55:24 K:BB ratio in 64 innings after allowing his first runs since June 24, ending a string of 30 straight scoreless appearances.

Eric Hosmer, #35
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
121.266508534
 
Position Breakdown
1B - 120
News
Royals first baeman Eric Hosmer is sitting Wednesday against White Sox ace left-hander Chris Sale as Billy Butler is taking his place.

Hosmer is 6 for 28 against Sale in his career and has just eight homers in 462 at-bats on the season.

Danny Duffy, #41
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
811141.12.4250108
 
Injuries
Shoulder - Out until at least mid-September (Updated - 9/16/14)
News
Royals starting pitcher Danny Duffy will not start Tuesday night against the White Sox. Instead, Liam Hendriks will take the mound, while Duffy, who is working his way back from a shoulder injury, will pitch a simulated game, the Kansas City Star reports.

Duffy will now have missed two straight starts because of the issue. His next chance to return will come next Monday at Cleveland.
Scott Downs, #37
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
0437.05.11125
 
Josh Willingham, #7
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
91.2214814402
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 54, DH - 32
News
Royals designated hitter Josh Willingham is set to start Wednesday against the White Sox after being benched for six starts with a groin injury. He has had just one at-bat since Sept. 11.

Willingham returns with 14 home runs and 40 RBI in 287 at-bats this season. But he has 96 strikeouts.

Yordano Ventura, #30
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
1310172.03.1964147
 
News
Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura turned in a strong start Wednesday against the White Sox.

Ventura gave up one run on three hits over seven innings. He struck out seven and walked two during the outing. Ventura allowed his first run in the third inning. After loading the bases with no outs, Ventura gave up a sac fly, plating a run. The run didn’t seems to bother him much, as Ventura went on to toss four additional scoreless innings before leaving the game. Ventura threw 100 pitches.

With the win, Ventura improved to 13-10. He’ll take on the Indians in his next start. 

Norichika Aoki, #23
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
122.2816013816
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 110, DH - 9
News
The Royals have picked it up lately offensively and right fielder Norichika Aoki is greatly responsible.

Aoki has been white-hot with 11 hits in his last 13 at-bats to raise his average 16 points to .281 - no easy feat at this time of year. That mark is at its highest point since May 25, but his overall hot streak has extended back to Aug. 27. Aoki has hit safely in all but four games since then and is 28 for 72 during that stretch.

Lorenzo Cain, #6
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
124.2985055025
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 124, DH - 1
News
Royals outfielder Lorenzo Cain merely accentuated a strong stretch Wednesday night against Chicago, when he blasted a three-run homer off super southpaw Chris Sale and added two more hits.

Cain has hit so well that he has been moved to the third spot in the lineup. He has hit safely in seven of his last eight games with 12 hits in 32 at-bats during that run. Cain has eight RBI and seven runs scored in his last 10 games, sweetening his stat line on the season to .298/.337/.413. He has also contributed 25 stolen bases.

Bruce Chen, #52
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
2448.17.45036
 
Greg Holland, #56
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
1258.11.544284
 
Alex Gordon, #4
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
146.26983197012
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 146
Jayson Nix, #12
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
40.1232131
 
Position Breakdown
1B - 1, 2B - 12, SS - 4, 3B - 19, OF - 2
Salvador Perez, #13
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
140.2605516661
 
Position Breakdown
C - 136, DH - 4
News
Ned Yost is blaming anxiousness rather than fatigue for the slump of Royals catcher Salvador Perez. He told the Kansas City Star that Perez is trying too hard with a playoff spot on the line.

Perez has just five hits in his last 45 at-bats and has been hitless in seven of his last 11 games. His .290 on-base percentage is at its lowest point since April 23. He has a dozen strikeouts in the last 10 games.

Francisley Bueno, #67
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
0031.24.26020
 
James Shields, #33
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
147214.13.1541170
 
News
Royals pitcher James Shields posted a quality start in a no-decision Monday night against the White Sox. He allowed three runs on 10 hits and no walks while striking out six over seven innings of a 4-3 victory.

Over his last four starts covering 29 1/3 innings, Shields has allowed only four earned runs. He owns a 3.15 ERA and a 1.19 WHIP over 32 starts (214 1/3 innings). His next start will come Sunday at home against Detroit.
Alcides Escobar, #2
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
152.2777134731
 
Position Breakdown
SS - 152
News
Royals infielder Alcides Escobar clubbed his third home run Wednesday against the White Sox. 

Escobar struck in the fourth inning. With the bases empty, he belted a 93 mph fastball out to left center for the solo shot. Escobar also singled during the game. He finished 2 for 4, with two runs scored and one RBI. 

Michael Mariot, #48
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
1025.06.48021
 
Jeremy Guthrie, #11
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
1111190.14.3546116
 
Jason Vargas, #51
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
119179.23.4138126
 
News
The Royals have shuffled their rotation for an upcoming series against the Tigers, as The Kansas City Star reports Jeremy Guthrie has been moved back from Friday to Sunday. That means Jason Vargas will pitch Friday to open the series, followed by James Shields Saturday. 
Omar Infante, #14
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
125.256476649
 
Position Breakdown
2B - 146
Christian Colon, #24
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
20.3027042
 
Position Breakdown
2B - 11, SS - 2, 3B - 4, DH - 2