Royal Centerfield Usage Update; Now with Dismal Offense

ARLINGTON, TX - MAY 15: Jarrod Dyson #1 of the Kansas City Royals catches the fly ball of David Murphy of the Texas Rangers at the warning track at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on May 15, 2012 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Layne Murdoch/Getty Images)

Centerfield has been another fun position for the Royals. Since Lorenzo Cain suffered his bizarre seemingly "season ending groin strain" as someone put it in a comment here, a cavalcade of options have been deployed in centerfield. I'm waiting for some fifteen inning National League park game where somehow we end up with Hosmer or Gordon in center, or maybe Escobar.

G GS CG Inn Fld% Rtot
Jarrod Dyson 38 38 36 335.0 .962 -13
Mitch Maier 16 13 10 126.0 1.000 0
Lorenzo Cain 5 5 4 37.0 .909 -0
Jason Bourgeois 5 2 2 22.2 1.000 -0
Jeff Francoeur 2 2 2 16.0 -1
Team Total 60 60 54 536.2 .967 -15
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 6/14/2012.

By percentage that's: Dyson - 62.4%, Maier - 23.4%, Cain - 6.8%, Bourgeois - 4.2%, Francoeur - 2.9%.

Royal CFs, as a group, are just about the worst offensively in the American League. With a composite line of .232/.294/.300, they're 14th in the AL in OPS (.594). That's also 13th in AVG, 13th in OBP, and 14th in SLG. The AL average is .277/.338/.440.That's what speed do.

This is mostly Dyson of course, but really none of these fellas has hit.

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