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Mendoza gets mentioned in the "These Royals Don't Stink" Article

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The Mendoza era is about to erupt! "Luis Mendoza, SP — Talk about not even on the radar…Mendoza doesn’t even show up on a 525 player deep ADP report. Here’s a guy who bounced around a few organizations and looked pretty terrible, but not only landed in Kansas City, but thrived for the first time in his professional career. While in Triple-A Omaha, Mendoza spent a substantial amount of time with pitching coach Doug Henry who completely revamped his mechanics. The results were incredibly positive as Mendoza went on the be the best pitcher in the hitter-friendly PCL last year, posting an ERA of 2.18 in 144.1 innings. Even better is that according to Pitch F/x data, he went up roughly 3-4 mph on his fastball. The K-rate is pretty low which is usually unappealing in fantasy, but if he continues to lower the walk rate and can keep the ball in the yard, then he just might be worth a last round look. Of course, he’s still competing for one of the two open spots in the Royals rotation, so keep him on your radar this spring."

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