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Frenchy leading Royals batters in WAR

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With one-tenth of the season played, here are your Royals batters' 2011 WAR according to Baseball Reference. Frenchy 1.0 +0.6o, +0.4d Billy 0.8 +0.9o, -0.1 d Wilson 0.6 +0.7o, -0.1d Alex 0.6 +0.6o, 0.0d Getz 0.4 +0.1o, +0.3d Aviles 0.3 +0.2o, +0.1d Treanor 0.2 +0.2o, 0.0d Escobar 0.0 -0.2o, +0.2d Melky -0.2 +0.2o, -0.4d Kila -0.3 -0.2o, -0.1d Didn't know Frenchy and Getz were such good defensive players. Didn't know Melky was such a bad defensive player. Treanor's D is average at catcher. If Alcides and Getz can OBP .300 they'll be 2 WAR players right there. Anything better than that is salsa. Kila deserves his shot, and the Röyals can afford to give him till June to show something, but if his WAR is still negative on June 30, send him down. Hitting lower in the order should help. Let's hope that whoever we try to trade Melky to likes batting average and RBIs and has never heard of WAR. Sell high on Frenchy.

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