Royals Predictions From The Kings Of Kauffman Staff

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Mar 13, 2016; Surprise, AZ, USA; Kansas City Royals left fielder Alex Gordon (4) runs the bases after hitting a home run during the first inning against the Cleveland Indians at Surprise Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 13, 2016; Surprise, AZ, USA; Kansas City Royals left fielder Alex Gordon (4) runs the bases after hitting a home run during the first inning against the Cleveland Indians at Surprise Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports /
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Oct 31, 2015; New York City, NY, USA; Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Chris Young throws a pitch against the New York Mets in the first inning in game four of the World Series at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports /

Earned Run Average

John – Yordano Ventura 

As you can see, I’m expecting a big step forward from Ventura in his age 25 season. This is the year he becomes an ace.

Ryan – Yordano Ventura

This may very well be my version of reverse psychology, trying to will Ventura into a breakout season. I question his consistency, but he is still just a season removed from 183 innings of 3.20 ERA ball.

If I was confident that Chris Young would give the Royals at least 120-130 innings, I would have went with him. He has been as unhittable as any pitcher in baseball since 2007.

However, like the pitching staff itself, Young is a huge question mark.

Fans – Yordano Ventura/Edinson Volquez

We have a tie! We also got a ton of Kris Medlen love.

Next: Which Royals pitcher will strike out the most batter?

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