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).
We'll look at the pitchers tomorrow.