Kansas City Royals

Stadium: Kauffman Stadium | Manager: Ned Yost
Team RankingAVGRHRERA
Royals.263651953.51
AL Central Division2nd5th4th1st
American League 2nd9th13th4th
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A. Gordon
J. Dyson
L. Adams
T. Gore
L. Cain
J. Dyson
L. Adams
A. Rios
L. Cain
J. Dyson
M. Sierra
M. Moustakas
C. Colon
A. Escobar
C. Colon
Rotation
1. Y. Ventura
2. J. Guthrie
3. J. Vargas
4. D. Duffy
5. E. Volquez
O. Infante
C. Colon
E. Hosmer
S. Perez
DH
K. Morales
M. Sierra
DL
None
S. Perez
E. Kratz
F. Pena
  Bullpen
G. Holland (CL)
W. Davis
K. Herrera
L. Hochevar
J. Frasor
B. Finnegan
L. Coleman
T. Collins
F. Morales
Last Updated: 02/23/2015
 
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Last Five Games
10/29 vs. SF
A. EscobarSS
N. AokiRF
L. CainCF
E. Hosmer1B
B. ButlerDH
A. GordonLF
S. PerezC
M. Moustakas3B
O. Infante2B
 
10/28 vs. SF
A. EscobarSS
N. AokiRF
L. CainCF
E. Hosmer1B
B. ButlerDH
A. GordonLF
S. PerezC
M. Moustakas3B
O. Infante2B
 
10/26 vs. SF
A. EscobarSS
A. GordonLF
L. CainRF
E. Hosmer1B
S. PerezC
M. Moustakas3B
O. Infante2B
J. DysonCF
J. ShieldsP
 
10/25 vs. SF
A. EscobarSS
A. GordonLF
L. CainRF
E. Hosmer1B
M. Moustakas3B
O. Infante2B
S. PerezC
J. DysonCF
J. VargasP
 
10/24 vs. SF
A. EscobarSS
A. GordonLF
L. CainRF
E. Hosmer1B
M. Moustakas3B
O. Infante2B
S. PerezC
J. DysonCF
J. GuthrieP

Most Frequent Lineup
 AvgHRRBI
A. EscobarSS.285350
N. AokiRF.285143
L. CainCF.301553
E. Hosmer1B.270958
B. ButlerDH.271966
A. GordonLF.2661974
S. PerezC.2601770
O. Infante2B.252666
M. Moustakas3B.2121554
 
Notes
  • 103 different lineups used this season.
  • Most frequent lineup used in 17 games.

Other Frequent Lineups
11 Game(s)
N. AokiRF
O. Infante2B
E. Hosmer1B
B. ButlerDH
A. GordonLF
S. PerezC
M. Moustakas3B
A. EscobarSS
J. DysonCF
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

 
 

Terrance Gore, #0
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
11.0005005
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 2, DH - 4
News
Royals outfielder Terrance Gore served a key role in the team's postseason run in 2014 as a speedy pinch runner, but he's set to begin the season back in the minors to continue working on his hitting, MLB.com reports.

"They know I can do that job," Gore said. "But I have to handle the stick a little better. My bunting can improve. My hitting can improve."

Gore hit just .218/.284/.258 with 36 stolen bases in 252 at-bats with high Class A Wilmington last season. He also added 11 stolen bases while going 5 for 20 with Triple-A Omaha.

"If I could just hit .260 or .270, I'd steal 100 bases," Gore said. "I was hitting like .220 last year and still stole almost 50."

Jarrod Dyson is set to serve as the team's primary reserve outfielder.

Brandon Finnegan, #27
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
017.01.29010
 
Mike Moustakas, #8
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
140.2124515541
 
Position Breakdown
3B - 138
Luke Hochevar, #44
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
000.00.0000
 
Injuries
Elbow - Questionable for start of season (Updated - 11/5/14)
Jarrod Dyson, #1
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
120.2693312436
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 108, DH - 3
Wade Davis, #17
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
9272.01.003109
 
Tim Collins, #55
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
0321.03.86015
 
Erik Kratz, #19
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
47.218125130
 
Position Breakdown
C - 36, DH - 6
News
Royals backup catcher Francisco Pena told reporters that his reps for the Dominican Republican in the Caribbean Series earlier in February could help him win a spot on the roster this spring, per MLB.com.

"I feel like the more games you play, the more chances you have to get better," Pena said. "I love baseball. It's what I know. I was inspired by watching the World Series, and I saw how much hard work and sacrifice it takes to get there. That's also something my father taught me, to work hard and be prepared."

Pena was a September callup last season, but only made one appearance in the majors in 2014. Although it's early in camp, Pena has an outside shot to make the club. The Royals have Erik Kratz currently listed as the backup to starter Salvador Perez.

Jason Frasor, #54
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
4147.12.66046
 
Alex Rios, #51
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
131.2805445417
 
Kelvin Herrera, #40
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
4370.01.41059
 
Francisco Pena, #26
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
100000
 
Position Breakdown
C - 1
News
Royals backup catcher Francisco Pena told reporters that his reps for the Dominican Republican in the Caribbean Series earlier in February could help him win a spot on the roster this spring, per MLB.com.

"I feel like the more games you play, the more chances you have to get better," Pena said. "I love baseball. It's what I know. I was inspired by watching the World Series, and I saw how much hard work and sacrifice it takes to get there. That's also something my father taught me, to work hard and be prepared."

Pena was a September callup last season, but only made one appearance in the majors in 2014. Although it's early in camp, Pena has an outside shot to make the club. The Royals have Erik Kratz currently listed as the backup to starter Salvador Perez.

Eric Hosmer, #35
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
131.270549584
 
Position Breakdown
1B - 130
Danny Duffy, #41
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
912149.12.5353113
 
Edinson Volquez, #36
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
137192.23.0471140
 
Lane Adams, #45
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
6.0001000
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 2, DH - 2
Franklin Morales, #56
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
69142.15.370100
 
Kendrys Morales, #21
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
98.218288420
 
Yordano Ventura, #30
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
1410183.03.2069159
 
Lorenzo Cain, #6
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
133.3015555328
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 133, DH - 1
Greg Holland, #56
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
1362.11.444690
 
Alex Gordon, #4
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
156.26687197412
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 156
Injuries
Wrist - Out until at least early March (Updated - 2/24/15)
News
Royals outfielder Alex Gordon, who had surgery on his right wrist in December, remains on track to be ready for the start of the season, according to MLB.com.

"We don't have a progression. It's just day by day," Gordon said. "After we swung it today, we talked about how we are going to approach it [Saturday], and I think that's how we are doing it right now. If it was during the season, obviously it would be pushing it forward a lot quicker, but we are just taking it slow and trying to be smart about it."

Gordon has taken the next step in his rehab after hitting off a tee Thursday and Friday.

"I had about 20 or 30 swings, and it felt great," Gordon said. "As long as it doesn't come back with any pain or suffering tonight, I'll probably have a little soft-toss. It's pretty exciting. Honestly, it is. That's not a joke.

"I turned it loose the last 10 swings [Friday], and it almost felt like the more I turned it loose, the better it got. That's a good sign that most of the discomfort, if there is any, comes from lack of swings and being stiff."

Louis Coleman, #31
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
1034.05.56124
 
Moises Sierra, #25
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
96.23022293
 
Salvador Perez, #13
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
150.2605717701
 
Position Breakdown
C - 146, DH - 4
Alcides Escobar, #2
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
162.2857435031
 
Position Breakdown
SS - 162
Jeremy Guthrie, #11
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
1311202.24.1349124
 
Jason Vargas, #51
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
1110187.03.7141128
 
Omar Infante, #14
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
135.252506669
 
Position Breakdown
2B - 146
Injuries
Elbow - Out until at least early March (Updated - 2/24/15)
News
Royals second baseman Omar Infante dealt with some injury issues in 2014, including soreness in his elbow, back and shoulder. However, after two days of throwing and hitting at camp, Infante is feeling fine, per MLB.com.

"Everything's good," Infante said on Thursday. "I'm trying to take it a little slow, but right now it all feels fine.

"The shoulder is fine now. I don't really feel anything with [the elbow] either, maybe just a little bit. Not worried."

Christian Colon, #24
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
21.3338062
 
Position Breakdown
2B - 11, SS - 2, 3B - 5, DH - 2
News
Royals infielder Christian Colon skipped playing winter ball in Puerto Rico to get ready for what he hopes will be a long season in the majors, MLB.com reports.

"I just worked out, worked on my body," Colon said Friday. "I just continued to hit and take ground balls. I've lost about 10 pounds and gained some good weight. I'm able to move around better, and that's all I was looking for."

Colon made his major-league debut in 2014 and went 15 for 45 with the Royals. He also hit .311/.366/.433 with eight home runs, 47 RBI and 15 stolen bases in 344 at-bats with Triple-A Omaha.