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?