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Team RankingAVGRHRERA
Royals.29589142.93
AL Central Division1st2nd3rd1st
American League 1st7th10th1st
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A. Gordon
P. Orlando
J. Dyson
J. Dyson
L. Cain
P. Orlando
L. Cain
J. Dyson
M. Moustakas
C. Colon
A. Escobar
C. Colon
Rotation
1. Y. Ventura
2. D. Duffy
3. E. Volquez
4. J. Vargas
5. J. Guthrie
O. Infante
C. Colon
E. Hosmer
S. Perez
DH
K. Morales
P. Orlando
DL
A. Rios
G. Holland
T. Collins
L. Hochevar
S. Perez
E. Kratz
  Bullpen
W. Davis (CL)
K. Herrera
J. Frasor
R. Madson
B. Finnegan
F. Morales
Y. Pino
C. Young
Last Updated: 04/24/2015
 
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Last Five Games
4/27 vs. CLE
A. EscobarSS
M. Moustakas3B
L. CainCF
E. Hosmer1B
K. MoralesDH
A. GordonLF
S. PerezC
O. Infante2B
J. DysonRF
 
4/26 vs. CHW
A. EscobarSS
M. Moustakas3B
L. CainCF
E. Hosmer1B
K. MoralesDH
A. GordonLF
S. PerezC
P. OrlandoRF
O. Infante2B
 
4/24 vs. CHW
A. EscobarSS
M. Moustakas3B
L. CainCF
E. Hosmer1B
K. MoralesDH
A. GordonLF
S. PerezC
P. OrlandoRF
O. Infante2B
 
4/23 vs. CHW
A. EscobarSS
M. Moustakas3B
L. CainCF
E. Hosmer1B
K. MoralesDH
A. GordonLF
S. PerezC
P. OrlandoRF
C. Colon2B
 
4/22 vs. MIN
A. EscobarSS
M. Moustakas3B
L. CainCF
E. Hosmer1B
K. MoralesDH
A. GordonLF
S. PerezC
P. OrlandoRF
C. Colon2B

Most Frequent Lineup
 AvgHRRBI
A. EscobarSS.29406
M. Moustakas3B.31036
L. CainCF.375212
E. Hosmer1B.299110
K. MoralesDH.311211
A. GordonLF.25527
A. RiosRF.32118
S. PerezC.314312
O. Infante2B.23405
 
Notes
  • 8 different lineups used this season.
  • Most frequent lineup used in 5 games.

Other Frequent Lineups
3 Game(s)
A. EscobarSS
M. Moustakas3B
L. CainCF
E. Hosmer1B
K. MoralesDH
A. GordonLF
S. PerezC
P. OrlandoRF
O. Infante2B
2 Game(s)
A. EscobarSS
M. Moustakas3B
L. CainCF
E. Hosmer1B
K. MoralesDH
A. RiosRF
S. PerezC
P. OrlandoLF
O. Infante2B
2 Game(s)
A. EscobarSS
M. Moustakas3B
L. CainCF
E. Hosmer1B
K. MoralesDH
A. GordonLF
S. PerezC
O. Infante2B
J. DysonRF
2 Game(s)
A. EscobarSS
M. Moustakas3B
L. CainCF
E. Hosmer1B
K. MoralesDH
A. GordonLF
S. PerezC
P. OrlandoRF
C. Colon2B
1 Game(s)
P. OrlandoRF
M. Moustakas3B
L. CainCF
E. Hosmer1B
K. MoralesDH
O. Infante2B
E. KratzC
C. ColonSS
J. DysonLF

 
 

Brandon Finnegan, #27
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
000.00.0000
 
News
The Royals brought up pitcher Brandon Finnegan on Friday and sent down shortstop Orlando Calixte to its Triple-A affiliate, the team announced.

Finnegan started the season at Double-A, while Calixte was 0 for 2 in his lone appearance this season.

Manager Ned Yost said Finnegan will work out of the bullpen initially and he does not have a definitive role for him yet, reports The Kansas City Star.

Mike Moustakas, #8
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
19.34216371
 
Position Breakdown
3B - 19
News
Third baseman Mike Moustakas recorded a four-hit night on Monday, doubling and singling three times in the Royals' win over the Indians.

"We had a great night, shortening up with two strikes and just going the other way, just like Moose did in just about every at-bat," Royals manager Ned Yost said, per MLB.com.

His RBI hit in the seventh inning gave the Royals an insurance run that ignited what turned out to be a three-run inning.

"I'm not trying to let [the pitches] get deeper," he said. "I just want to see it longer. If there's a pitch I can pull, I will pull it.

Moustakas raised his batting average to .342 with the 4-for-5 night.

Luke Hochevar, #44
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
000.00.0000
 
Injuries
Elbow - 15-day DL. On Triple-A rehab assignment (Updated - 4/10/15)
Yohan Pino, #63
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
007.20.0007
 
Jarrod Dyson, #1
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
9.1675013
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 7
News
Royals outfielder Paulo Orlando is not in the starting lineup for Monday's matchup with the Indians.

Orlando has made nine straight starts in right field but will cede the position to Jarrod Dyson, who is batting ninth Monday. Orlando has hit .289/.347/.533 with a league-leading five triples in 45 at-bats.

The Royals are underdogs (+130) in Cleveland Monday.

Wade Davis, #17
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
209.00.00410
 
Tim Collins, #55
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
000.00.0000
 
Injuries
Elbow - 15-day DL. Out for season (Updated - 4/7/15)
Erik Kratz, #19
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
3.0000000
 
Position Breakdown
C - 3
Jason Frasor, #54
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
007.00.0005
 
Alex Rios, #15
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
7.3214182
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 7
Injuries
Hand - 15-day DL. Out until at least late May (Updated - 4/14/15)
News
Royals outfielder Alex Rios said Monday he hopes to pick up a bat in 10 days, reports MLB.com.

Rios suffered a broken hand earlier this month after he was hit by a pitch. Rios said the injury is healing well.

Kelvin Herrera, #40
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
018.11.08010
 
News
Royals reliever Kelvin Herrera suffered his first loss of the year on Sunday, in the completion of a suspended game from Friday night. 

Herrera entered to start the ninth inning and got two quick outs, including a strikeout. He then allowed two walks, a wild pitch and a walk-off single to take the loss. It was the first run allowed this season by Herrera, in eight appearances spanning seven and two thirds innings. 

Eric Hosmer, #35
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
19.31091112
 
Position Breakdown
1B - 19
Danny Duffy, #41
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
1021.24.15716
 
News
Royals starting pitcher Danny Duffy allowed one unearned run in 5 1/3 innings during a no-decision Friday against the White Sox. The left-hander allowed six hits and one walk, while striking out three.

Duffy had a pretty good pitcher's duel going against White Sox left-hander Jose Quintana. Duffy was in command of a 1-0 lead until Tyler Flowers tied the game on an RBI groundout in the fourth inning.

Duffy left with a 2-1 lead, as he was lifted in the sixth inning following an Adam LaRoche pop out to shortstop. He threw 65 of 98 pitches for strikes.

The White Sox tied the game at 2 in the seventh inning, taking away Duffy's win. The game was eventually suspended after eight innings due to inclement weather with the game tied at 2. Play will resume in the ninth inning Saturday afternoon.

Duffy will be back on the mound Wednesday at Cleveland.

Edinson Volquez, #36
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
2228.11.91523
 
Injuries
Suspension - 5-game suspension. Eligibile to return May 2 vs. Detroit (Updated - 4/27/15)
News
One day after giving up five runs in the sixth inning and taking the loss, Royals right-hander Edinson Volquez has done some more giving up. He has dropped his appeal and will begin serving his five-game suspension for his role in the Thursday brawl with the White Sox, per USA Today.

Volquez can no longer make his scheduled start Friday against Detroit, but would be eligible to pitch Saturday.

The good news in regard to Volquez is that four of the runs he allowed Sunday were unearned, leaving his ERA at a still-sparkling 1.91.

Franklin Morales, #57
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
207.21.1706
 
Chris Young, #32
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
108.22.0805
 
News
Royals manager Ned Yost said Monday that he hopes to start pitcher Chris Young Friday against the Tigers, but Young will remain available out of the bullpen over the next few days, the Kansas City Star reports.

The Royals need a start Friday with Edinson Volquez serving his five-game suspension, as he won't be eligible to make his next start until Saturday. Young has made four appearances out of the bullpen, giving up just two earned runs in 8 2/3 innings while striking out five and walking two.

Paulo Orlando, #16
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
12.2898041
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 12
News
Royals outfielder Paulo Orlando is not in the starting lineup for Monday's matchup with the Indians.

Orlando has made nine straight starts in right field but will cede the position to Jarrod Dyson, who is batting ninth Monday. Orlando has hit .289/.347/.533 with a league-leading five triples in 45 at-bats.

The Royals are underdogs (+130) in Cleveland Monday.

Kendrys Morales, #25
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
19.304132110
 
Yordano Ventura, #30
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
2122.04.09619
 
News
Despite being involved in his third on-field incident in less than a month, teammates of Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura were quick to defend Ventura, reports MLB.com.

"He's a young kid," center fielder Lorenzo Cain said. "He was a little aggressive [Thursday], but at the same time, we're gonna back our teammates regardless. That's what we do. We're a family in here."

Ventura instigated a benches-clearing incident when he yelled profanity at Adam Eaton after Eaton hit a pitch back to Ventura during Thursday's contest.

After the game, manager Ned Yost said Ventura, 23, needs to do a better job of keeping his emotions in check.

"Yeah, that was our conversation after the game," Yost said. "You know, he's a young guy. I had trouble learning to control my emotions when I was young. It's something you have to continue to work on. He knows it. It just comes out. He's a competitive guy. He's going to work on controlling his emotions from here out."

Ventura was ejected from the game and he admitted afterward that he's had trouble dealing with his emotions during games.

"The last three outings my emotions have spilled over and gotten the better of me," he said. "I'm an emotional pitcher but I need to work on controlling my emotions. I want to do that. Moving forward I certainly want to avoid the way [things] have ended. I'll use the emotions to pitch and not go over the top."

Lorenzo Cain, #6
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
18.362142125
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 18
News
After the Royals and White Sox were involved in a benches-clearing incident Thursday, Royals outfielder Lorenzo Cain said Jeff Samardzija's antics played a part in the incident, reports the Chicago Tribune.

"For me, I'm not a big fan of him," Cain said. "I don't know what the deal is."

Royals infielder Christian Colon said Samardzija was talking from the dugout, which helped escalate the brawl.

"He's just in there running his mouth," Colon said. "I don't know about what. This is Oakland A's stuff, when he was in the wild-card game, yelling at Ventura on the mound. I don't get it."

Samardzija was not made available to reporters after the game.

Greg Holland, #56
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
004.00.0043
 
Injuries
Chest - 15-day DL. Out until at least early May (Updated - 4/18/15)
News
Royals pitcher Greg Holland has been cleared to begin throwing, per the Kansas City Star. Holland is on the 15-day disabled list with a pectoral strain. 

Holland was scheduled to begin throwing on Sunday by playing catch. 

Alex Gordon, #4
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
16.2735290
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 16
News
Royals left fielder Alex Gordon went 2 for 4 at the plate in Kansas City's 5-3 loss to the Royals Sunday. Gordon connected on a 2-1 pitch from John Danks over the right field wall for a two-run shot, his second of the season. 

Gordon is now hitting .245 with seven RBI in 50 at-bats this season.

Salvador Perez, #13
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
19.31593121
 
Position Breakdown
C - 19
News
Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas and catcher Salvador Perez have good track records against White Sox starting pitcher Jose Quintana, who will be on the mound for Friday's AL Central showdown.

Moustakas is batting .345 (10 for 29) with two doubles, two home runs, three RBI, two walks and seven strikeouts in his career against the left-hander, while Perez is batting .364 (12 for 33) with one triple, two home runs, three doubles, seven RBI, two walks and five strikeouts.

Both players are also doing well against lefties in 2015. Moustakas, who bats left-handed, is batting .355 (11 for 31) with one home run, three doubles and three RBI against lefties, while Perez -- who bats right-handed -- is batting .296 (8 for 27) with one double, one home run and five RBI.

Alcides Escobar, #2
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
17.2748062
 
Position Breakdown
SS - 17
Ryan Madson, #46
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
009.20.93011
 
Jeremy Guthrie, #11
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
1118.05.5077
 
Jason Vargas, #51
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
2119.25.9589
 
News
Royals starting pitcher Jason Vargas (2-1) allowed two runs on three hits in five innings Monday to earn the win against the Indians.

The two runs off Vargas came in the fifth inning courtesy of a two-run homer from third baseman Mike Aviles.

"I just felt like I was missing by just a little bit off the plate," Vargas said. "We were able to make some defensive plays to get out of innings."

Vargas walked five and struck out one in the victory.

Vargas' next start is set for Saturday against the Tigers.

Omar Infante, #14
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
14.2352050
 
Position Breakdown
2B - 146
News
Second baseman Omar Infante is back in the lineup Friday night for the Royals against the host White Sox. He has been absent for six games with a groin ailment.

Infante, who is in his custumary ninth spot, returns on a nine-game hitting streak, though he managed just one hit in eight of those games. He boasts a slash line of .250/.244/.350.

Christian Colon, #24
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
8.2501021
 
Position Breakdown
2B - 6, SS - 3