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Billy Butler And David DeJesus Driving Royal Offense Under Yost

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Continuing our discussion of the team's 25-23 mark under Ned Yost, I decided to run the numbers for every Royal hitter since Yost has taken over. Basically, Billy and DeJesus are hitting well since May 14th, Guillen has been OK (power sapping blisters = empty BA), and that's basically it. Yost has also benefited from some random good performances by Betemit and Bloomquist. I guess if you really want to believe in Yost, you can point to Betemit slugging .700 for a month and give him credit.

Overall though, nothing too exciting or meaningful. The team's two best hitters, who have been good before, are hitting well now. Yost effect!

After Butler, DeJesus and Guillen, there's really just a cluster of interchangeably blah performances. Though no one is having a complete meltdown of a .100/.150/.200 character. Which helps. Although Betancourt's numbers are awful, despite some vague sense that he was playing well (for him).

Offensive Regulars:

BA OBP SLG PAs
Butler .316 .404 .500 203
DeJesus .379 .434 .475 197
Guillen .298 .363 .436 202
Aviles .300 .329 .356 167
Kendall .257 .310 .299 187
Betancourt .233 .256 .362 172
Callaspo .256 .286 .347 189
Podsednik .293 .338 .342 207
Maier .258 .324 .363 136

Bench Players:

BA OBP SLG PAs
Getz .278 .361 .333  61
Bloomquist .359 .395 .615 44
Betemit .350 .409 .700 44
Pena .313 .429 .375 21

We'll look at the pitchers tomorrow.