Jul 3, 2015; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Royals mascot Slugger celebrates after the game against the Minnesota Twins at Kauffman Stadium. The Royals won 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
Brent Mayne had two separate stints with the Kansas City Royals, leading to a total of nine seasons at Kauffman Stadium. He was not particularly great during any of them.
Mayne, during his 2200 total plate appearances for the Royals, produced a .244/.305/.322 batting line. Active during a time when PEDs were rampant and balls would fly out of the ballpark, Mayne had a grand total of 106 extra base hits, including a mere 20 home runs. According to Fangraphs.com, his offensive ‘production’ was worth -108.1 runs, likely costing the Royals ten games.
It would be understandable that Mayne would get that much playing time if he was a stellar defensive catcher, but that was not the case. If anything, Mayne was, at best, approximately league average defensively. So much for his glove getting him in the lineup.
Brent Mayne would have been a solid enough backup catcher, but all too often, he ended up being a bit more than that.
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