KANSAS CITY, Mo. The way Royals manager Ned Yost sees it, there is fast and then there is "Dyson fast."
So while Yost acknowledges there are other players in baseball who have elite speed Peter Bourjos and Mike Trout of the Angels, Dee Gordon of the Dodgers and Michael Bourn of the Indians, for example there really isn't anyone faster than Royals' outfielder Jarrod Dyson.
"I'd definitely say he's the fastest," Yost said. "One of the fastest I've ever seen."
Royals designated hitter Billy Butler agrees.
"Day in and day out, he's the fastest guy in baseball I would say," Butler said. "Pretty fearless, too. He's one of those guys who's so fast he thinks he can't ever get caught at stealing, taking the extra base, whatever."
Dyson himself believes he's at the top of the speed list, too.
"If not at the top, at least in the top three," Dyson said.
So who would be faster?
"Well, I don't know for a fact anyone is faster," he said. "If there is, I'd like to take him on."