Behold! The first of the mystical, ominous, and mysterious have been unearthed. From the heavens they fell, deep into the rubble and sands of the digital realm in scattered pieces. After hours of digging, collecting, and polishing, I have discovered them in their entirety. Today, I present them to you.
Listed, in descending order from best projected fWAR to worst, below is a collection of players under contract for 2015, expected to be under contract for 2015, or are major pieces leaving the 2014 club, with a bonus Erik Kratz.
First, I'll present you with those Kansas City Royals player who do not pitch the ball, or at least aren't expected to pitch the ball next year. If they do in fact pitch a ball next season, that does not disqualify them from this described list, but is merely due to an unforeseen and unfortunate event. No such pitching projections will be given on these players.
|Player||G||PA||H||HR||SB||BB%||K%||ISO||BABIP||AVG||OBP||SLG||wOBA||wRC+||FLD||BsR||2015 WAR||2014 WAR|
Second, I present to you another data set of findings for your hopeful pleasure. These numbers may be nauseating, fear inducing, panicking, or erotic for you. That is for the reader, yourself, to decide. The author, myself, is merely presenting these to you and no judgement should be brought upon his persona.
In this data set I present those Royals players who WILL perhaps pitch for the Royals next year; in theory at least. Also major key pieces leaving the Royals this offseason. At this point, all listed pitchers are living and expected to continue to be alive in less than 6 months when baseball begins. The author gives no guarantee of their continued health. As mentioned above, these next listed players (hereby further referred to as "pitchers") are not expected to hit in a large amount games. These pitchers could possibly see at bats if/when their turn in the order comes about in a National League stadium. I give no guaranteed either that the National League won't adopt the Designated Hitter rule by next season. No hitting projections will be given for these pitchers.
|Player||G||IP||K/9||B/9||HR/9||LOB%||ERA||FIP||2015 WAR||2014 WAR|
One must note, many players, whether bet it pitchers or hitters, do not have projections at the moment for them or have rather pointless (such as the 6 IP projection for Jason Vargas) projections. This is not an attempt to foreshadow or guess of an impending injury to the player but rather a possible quirk. If only one inning or at bat was projected for the player, they went unlisted. Please direct your grievances towards Jared Cross.
Thanks and praise be to Jared Cross and Steamer for the projections.
Thus ends the article.