Who’s hot and who’s not on the KC Royals so far this season, Pt. 1

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3. Josh Staumont, Scott Barlow, and Trevor Rosenthal.

So far for the KC Royals this season, these three have been the three-headed dragon out of the pen, especially since all three can throw 95 MPH and up consistently. These three all have ERAs between 1 and 2, except Staumont who has a .90 ERA.

The two biggest arms out of this bullpen that has taken over are Staumont and Rosenthal as they have dominated with their overpowering fastballs along with their off-speed stuff. Along with their stuff, Barlow, Staumont, and Rosenthal have K/9 ratios of 11.57,17.69, and 11.70 which is outstanding for the back end of a bullpen.

These three have relatively similar stats across the board, minus Staumonts K/9, which are all above league average. These three really give off that HDH vibe from the 2014-2015 World Series runs, but we will see if that continues this year. These three have been the answer to the KC Royals bullpen problem this year and that should continue for the rest of the season.

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This ends part one of this series. Be sure to check back for part 2 of the series where we look at who has not started the season well.