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2014 Kansas City Royals Projected Stats

This is one of my favorite pieces I write every year because I love to see how my projections rank up with how the Royals actually do throughout the season. It makes me pay a bit more attention in the off-season and helps me to take more of a "big-picture" view of what the team looks like as a whole.

Starters will be listed first at each of the position groupings. Anyone listed in bold is a player I predict to be on the 25 man roster to start the year. Anyone listed in italics are alternates to those listed - such as Francisco Pena being an alternate for Brett Hayes as the backup catcher. Without further ado, here I go:

Catchers


Salvador Perez

525 plate appearances

.293/.324/.436/.760

25 doubles, 2 triples, 14 homers, 55 runs, 74 RBI, 0 SB, 0 CS

4.0% BB rate, 11.2% K rate, .307 BABIP, .143 ISO


one of the following making the team out of spring training, combing for an approximate 175 plate appearances):

Francisco Pena
175 plate appearances
.217/.269/.348/.616
9 doubles, 0 triple, 4 homers, 14 runs, 20 RBI, 1 SB, 0 CS
5.7% BB rate, 15.4% K rate, .235 BABIP, .130 ISO

Brett Hayes
175 plate appearances
.233/.274/.485/.759
17 doubles, 0 triples, 8 homers, 20 runs, 20 RBI, 1 SB, 0 CS
5.1% BB rate, 25.7% K rate, .268 BABIP, .252 ISO

Infielders and DH

Billy Butler
675 plate appearances
.296/.370/.451/.821
32 doubles, 0 triples, 20 homers, 68 runs, 93 RBI, 1 SB, 1 CS
10.2% BB rate, 15.4% K rate, .328 BABIP, .154 ISO

Eric Hosmer
675 plate appearances
.283/.339/.431/.770
31 doubles, 3 triples, 18 homers, 82 runs, 78 RBI, 14 SB, 3 CS
8.0% BB rate, 15.0% K rate, .311 BABIP, .148 ISO

Omar Infante (he'll start with a brief DL stint)
550 plate appearances
.293/.320/.421/.741
26 doubles, 5 triples, 10 homers, 59 runs, 51 RBI, 8 SB, 2 CS
4.4% BB rate, 10.2% K rate, .307 BABIP, .128 ISO

Alcides Escobar
600 plate appearances
.256/.282/.334/.616
22 doubles, 5 triples, 4 homers, 59 runs, 48 RBI, 25 SB, 3 CS
3.5% BB rate, 13.7% K rate, .286 BABIP, .078 ISO

Mike Moustakas
550 plate appearances
.242/.295/.393/.687
29 doubles, 1 triples, 15 homers, 53 runs, 56 RBI, 3 SB, 3 CS
6.4% BB rate, 17.5% K rate, .268 BABIP, .151 ISO

Danny Valencia
200 plate appearances
.255/.290/.441/.731
12 doubles, 1 triple, 7 homers, 22 runs, 28 RBI, 0 SB, 2 CS
5.0% BB rate, 18.0% K rate, .279 BABIP, .186 ISO

Not sure if I have one of the following making the team out of spring training, but I have them combing for an approximate 300 plate appearances):

Johnny Giavotella
100 plate appearances
.281/.350/.404/.754
5 doubles, 0 triples, 2 homers, 12 runs, 12 RBI, 2 SB, 1 CS
9.0% BB rate, 13.0% K rate, .307 BABIP, .124 ISO

Pedro Ciriaco (taking Infante's place until off DL briefly)
100 plate appearances
.263/.280/.358/.638
4 doubles, 1 triple, 1 homer, 11 runs, 7 RBI, 5 SB, 2 CS
3.0% BB rate, 16.0% K rate, .300 BABIP, .095 ISO

Christian Colon
100 plate appearances
.247/.300/.337/.637
2 doubles, 0 triples, 2 homers, 11 runs, 9 RBI, 3 SB, 1 CS
7.0% BB rate, 10.0% K rate, .250 BABIP, .090 ISO

Outfield

Norichika Aoki
600 plate appearances
.312/.378/.420/.798
25 doubles, 4 triples, 8 homers, 79 runs, 43 RBI, 21 SB, 9 CS
8.5% BB rate, 8.2% K rate, .326 BABIP, .108 ISO

Alex Gordon
700 plate appearances
.282/.350/.449
38 doubles, 5 triples, 19 homers, 92 runs, 79 RBI, 12 SB, 5 CS
8.7% BB rate, 19.9% K rate, .333 BABIP, .167 ISO

Lorenzo Cain
250 plate appearances
.264/.320/.401/.721
12 doubles, 2 triples, 5 homers, 32 runs, 29 RBI, 8 SB, 2 CS
6.8% BB rate, 20.4% K rate, .316 BABIP, .137 ISO

Jarrod Dyson
250 plate appearances
.253/.316/.339/.655
8 doubles, 4 triples, 1 homer, 37 runs, 13 RBI, 28 SB, 4 CS
8.4% BB rate, 16.8% K rate, .299 BABIP, .086 ISO

Justin Maxwell
250 plate appearances
.239/.316/.446/.762
12 doubles, 2 triples, 10 homers, 35 runs, 32 RBI, 7 SB, 2 CS
9.2% BB rate, 32.8% K rate, .326 BABIP, .207 ISO

Starting Pitchers


James Shields

34 starts, 232 innings pitched, 6.824 IP/start

1.177 WHIP, 8.1 H/9, 0.9 HR/9

8.1 K/9, 2.5 BB/9, 3.28 K:BB

3.18 ERA, 3.36 FIP

Jason Vargas
30 starts, 191 1/3 innings pitched, 6.378 IP/start
1.291 WHIP, 9.1 H/9, 1.2 HR/9
6.1 K/9, 2.5 BB/9, 2.41 K:BB
4.00 ERA, 4.24 FIP

Jeremy Guthrie
30 starts, 180 innings pitched, 6.00 IP/start
1.383 WHIP, 9.9 H/9, 1.3 HR/9
5.7 K/9, 2.6 BB/9, 2.22 K:BB
4.25 ERA, 4.53 FIP

Yordano Ventura
31 starts, 165 innings pitched, 5.323 IP/start
1.394 WHIP, 8.8 H/9, 0.7 HR/9
9.1 K/9, 3.8 BB/9, 2.42 K:BB
3.82 ERA, 3.31 FIP

Bruce Chen
30 starts, 160 innings pitched, 5.333 IP/start
1.288 WHIP, 9.1 H/9, 1.2 HR/9
6.1 K/9, 2.5 BB/9, 2.40 K:BB
4.16 ERA, 4.34 FIP

Kyle Zimmer
7 starts, 35 innings pitched, 5.000 IP/start
1.400 WHIP, 9.3 H/9, 1.0 HR/9
9.5 K/9, 3.3 BB/9, 2.85 K:BB
4.63 ERA, 3.54 FIP

Bullpen

Greg Holland
67 games, 70 innings pitched
1.043 WHIP, 6.2 H/9, 0.4 HR/9
12.7 K/9, 3.2 BB/9, 3.96 K:BB
1.93 ERA, 1.96 FIP

Kelvin Herrera
68 games, 70 innings pitched
1.086 WHIP, 7.1 H/9, 0.9 HR/9
9.9 K/9, 2.7 BB/9, 3.67 K:BB
2.70 ERA, 3.06 FIP

Wade Davis
60 games, 75 innings pitched
1.187 WHIP, 7.8 H/9, 0.7 HR/9
9.4 K/9, 2.9 BB/9, 3.25 K:BB
3.60 ERA, 2.98 FIP

Louis Coleman
53 games, 73 innings pitched
1.151 WHIP, 6.8 H/9, 0.7 HR/9
10.6 K/9, 3.6 BB/9, 2.97 K:BB
2.22 ERA, 2.96 FIP

Francisley Bueno
40 games, 40 innings pitched
1.300 WHIP, 8.6 H/9, 0.7 HR/9
6.8 K/9, 3.2 BB/9, 2.14 K:BB
2.93 ERA, 3.58 FIP

Aaron Crow
60 games, 55 innings pitched
1.345 WHIP, 8.3 H/9, 1.0 HR/9
8.8 K/9, 3.8 BB/9, 2.35 K:BB
3.27 ERA, 3.77 FIP

Tim Collins
68 games, 61 innings pitched
1.393 WHIP, 7.5 H/9, 0.7 HR/9
9.7 K/9, 5.0 BB/9, 1.94 K:BB
3.54 ERA, 3.63 FIP

Donnie Joseph
54 games, 63 innings pitched
1.524 WHP, 8.0 H/9, 0.7 HR/9
11.3 K/9, 5.7 BB/9, 1.98 K:BB
4.14 ERA, 3.48 FIP

Maikel Cleto
30 games, 40 innings pitched
1.075 WHIP, 6.8 H/9, 0.9 HR/9
9.9 K/9, 2.9 BB/9, 3.38 K:BB
3.83 ERA, 3.13 FIP

Guillermo Mota
30 games, 40 innings pitched
1.400 WHIP, 9.5 H/9, 1.4 HR/9
8.8 K/9, 3.2 BB/9, 2.79 K:BB
4.95 ERA, 4.11 FIP

Clayton Mortensen
20 games, 30 innings pitched
1.433 WHIP, 8.7 H/9, 1.2 HR/9
6.9 K/9, 4.2 BB/9, 1.64 K:BB
4.50 ERA, 4.66 FIP

Michael Mariot
20 games, 30 innings pitched
1.400 WHIP, 9.6 H/9, 0.9 HR/9
6.9 K/9, 3.0 BB/9, 2.30 K:BB
3.90 ERA, 3.82 FIP

Danny Duffy
40 games, 40 innings pitched
1.175 WHIP, 7.2 H/9, 0.7 HR/9
11.7 K/9, 3.4 BB/9, 3.47 K:BB
3.38 ERA, 2.56 FIP

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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