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Crown Crazed's own Tom Backus wrote 10 predictions for the 2012 Kansas City Royals, with No. 7 being that Luke Hochevar will finally become a consistent pitcher. I'm with Backus and think fans will finally see why the Royals selected Hochevar with the No. 1 draft pick in 2006. If you look at Hochevar's 2011 stats, nothing will blow you away. He finished 11-11, notched a 4.68 ERA and had 128 strike outs with 62 walks in a career-most 198.0 innings. If you break these numbers down, though, Hochevar was much better in the second half of the season. ERA -- 1st: 5.46 2nd: 3.52 K's per 9 -- 1st: 4.6 2nd: 7.7 K/BB ratio -- 1st: 1.58 2nd: 2.83 Those numbers are drastic improvements for Hochevar. The key to these improvements was eliminating that one horrible inning that seemed to haunt Hochevar in the first half of the season. Whenever he would be rolling along, Hochevar would break down for one inning, allowing the other team to hang a large, crooked number on the scor...
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With Opening Day upon us, we're finally getting around to wrapping up our Season Previews. Five years ago, they began as a semi-serious analysis and ended up as half-assed haiku. We're just gonna go with what we know. Moving along with our preview of the American League Central, here's a sneak peek at the Kansas City Royals.
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The Kansas City Royals probably aren’t going to factor into any playoff scenarios this season but many of their young players will help you build a solid fantasy baseball team to make a run at your league’s championship title.
In the latest installment of Finding Keepers, I’ll take a look at the Kansas City Royals players on their 40-man roster you should be considering as...
What is in store for the Royals in 2012? Well, here are 10 predictions I'm making while trying to remain a realist and not an overly optimistic fan.
10. Mike Montgomery Makes His MLB Debut in July - For better or worse, I think this is inevitable. Personally, I think Monty needs another full season of AAA, but I don't make the decisions. Maybe I'm wrong and he will...
The Kansas City Royals 2012 season is about to begin, but some questions still remain.
Friday night in Anaheim, the Kansas City Royals begin their 2012 season against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. After a relatively quiet off-season, spring training featured the signings of Salvador Perez, Alcides Escobar and Alex Gordon to long-term contracts. But the spring also featured...
Ok, let's play a little game. I will give you two teams and you tell me which one scores more runs, ok?
Team A is the Kansas City Royals, who scored 730 Runs and won just 71 games. Team B is the New York Yankees, who scored 867 Runs...
Danny Duffy struck out seven in three perfect innings, helping the Kansas City Royals to a 7-6 victory over the San Diego Padres in the spring finale for each team.
Duffy is one of Kansas City's top prospects.
Terry Evans and Mario Sisson hit consecutive homers in the sixth inning for the Royals.
Veteran right-hander Matt Palmer was called in from Triple-A Tucson to start...
@ Kansas City Royals (0-1) @ Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (1-0) Pitching Probables: KC – Luke Hochevar...
With the Royals first game of the season today, here is five things to look for against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
1. How well does Albert Pujols play for his new team?
The former Cardinals slugger signed a 10 year, 240 million deal with the Los Angeles Angels back in late 2011. Albert Pujols has a lot to live up to with a contract that big. So far he is tearing up spring...
Opening Day has come and gone for almost every team in baseball. But when you play on the West Coast, you get the distinction of being the last. The Kansas City Royals and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim will take the field as the final two teams to open 2012.
After you take that afternoon nap to ensure that you will be awake for the entire late night affair, kick back and read...
The season is finally here. No more what ifs, no more predictions, just statistics and results. All the fans can do now is sit and watch what happens on the field. Many predictions have been made over the last six months about the Kansas City Royals yet like everything else in life all the assumptions account for nothing just the results. All the excitement about the Royals...
Kansas City Royals (0-0) @ Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (0-0)
Pitching Probables: KC – Bruce Chen (0-0, -.-- ERA) LAA – Jered Weaver (0-0, -.-- ERA)
Game Info: 7:05 PM PT; TV - Fox Sports West & ESPN2; Radio - KLAA 830 AM
Opening Day is one of the most time honored traditions in all of sports (even despite the...