Anne Rogers writes about the state of the pitching rotation.
Lugo and Wacha headlined the Royals’ offseason additions and will spearhead the rotation this season. Both bring unique skill sets to Kansas City, but fit the profile that the Royals looked for this winter: Experienced, proven starters who throw strikes and minimize walks.
During their time with the Padres last year, Lugo had a 6% walk rate and Wacha a 7.8% walk rate. Both have questions surrounding them; Lugo is 34 years old (although he’s only thrown 641 career innings because he’s primarily been a reliever) and Wacha has missed time with injuries over the past several seasons. But they are two reliable arms and will offer the improvement the Royals need.
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