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Salvy Power

Salvador Perez holds many roles for the Kansas City Royals; clubhouse leader, Lorenzo Cain’s BFF, backup broadcaster, leader of the pitching staff and middle of the order power threat. 1,017 more words

Introducing SVEUM

To help get a better grip on players we considered for the HoME, we used our Saberhagen List, a simple list of questions used to assess a player’s candidacy. 476 more words


Why the Royals owe Hall of Famer Robin Yount for hitting coach Dale Sveum

NEW YORK — Here’s a cool story: Dale Sveum is the Kansas City Royals’ hitting coach in part because of an endorsement from Hall of Famer Robin Yount. 696 more words


In MLB's most strikeout-heavy era, the Royals are a massive outlier

KANSAS CITY — A funny thing happened in baseball over the past couple of decades: At the same time the sport’s front offices, coaches, analysts, fans and players themselves came to destigmatize the strikeout for hitters — considering it just another out like any other, and valuing patient hitters unafraid to take huge hacks with two strikes — those same groups, somewhat paradoxically, grew to understand strikeouts as the hallmark of dominant pitching. 976 more words