I'm a loyal Royals fan from Frontenac KS, (look us up, we're real) I won't pretend to understand the elaborate stats and charts I always see on here. You guys are way smarter than I am when it comes to crunching numbers, all I know is that I love the Royals to death and I'm really excited about their future. I would like to talk about the starting rotation. I don't have numbers and charts, just a gut feeling. Ranking my hopeful rotation are as follows:
6. Crow (he only has two pitches and I don't know why they think he can start) More suited for a RP role
I really hope Mendoza gets a chance, he proved himself in AAA last year. He started two games for KC late last year and had a 1.23 ERA in two starts. I know its a small sample size, but with Omaha stats, I don't think its a fluke. He deserves at least a chance in the starting rotation next year. In AAA he posted a 2.18 ERA in 144.1 innings in a hitters friendly league. Its Mendoza's time to shine, I just hope the Royals lock him up for a long time to come.