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Solo home runs and your Kansas City Royals

Royals pitchers, the home runs they've given up, and how many have been solo home runs:

Bruce Chen: 7 HR given up, 7 solo shots

Kyle Davies: 5 HR given up, 5 solo shots

Luke Hochevar: 10 HR given up, 8 solo shots. 

Sean O'Sullivan: 1 HR given up, 0 solo shots.

Jeff Francis: 4 HR given up, 3 solo shots.

The bullpen: 8 HR given up, 4 solo shots. 

So in total (if my math isn't jacked up and I haven't missed anything), the Royals have given up 35 home runs, 24 of which have been solo shots for a solo home run rate of 68%. If I remember correctly, the average % for solo home runs vs. multi-run home runs in MLB usually is between 55-59% on average (I haven't looked it up in quite a while, though).

But the Royals starters have given up 27 of those 35 home runs, and 23 of the 27 have been solo shots for an 85% solo home run rate. 

Basically, the Royals starters have been a bit lucky to this point to not give up more runs than they already have, but at this point in the season, that's about 6-7 home runs off of the mean. I can't remember what the average runs per home run in MLB is anymore, but I think it's safe to say the Royals could have given up another 8-10 runs than they have to this point. 

Again, meaningless, but interesting...er, at least to me. 

Now, if I were an enterprising lad, I'd go and find out the solo home run rate for the Royals hitters. Last I checked, though, I am neither enterprising, nor a lad. 

DISCUSS. 

=)

This FanPost was written by a member of the Royals Review community. It does not necessarily reflect the views of the editors and writers of this site.

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