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Royals Nightly
Friday, April 30, 2004
 
New Research Goal
A few actually:

-Fewest K totals by a team during a season.
-Fewest Ks by a team leader during a season.
-Fewest Ks and BBs ever issued by a team during a season.

I think these Royals have a shot at all 3.


Maybe Kevin Appier can become the new closer, since his numbers aren't too far off from Leskanic:

C. Leskanic: 10.80 ERA, 2.25 WHIP (insanely bad!!), 1.16 K/BB Ratio
K. Appier: 13.50 ERA, 2.50 WHIP (again, insane), .667 K/BB Ratio

Well, Appier does have *some* work to do, but I think he'll be fresh when he comes off the DL... Someone email Pena.


Some other depressing numbers:

How about the battle between staff ace's May and Anderson-

D. May: 7.32 ERA, 1.93 WHIP, 1.45 K/BB ratio
B. Anderson: 6.44 ERA, 1.53 WHIP, 1.42 K/BB ratio

How awesome is it that May leads the Royals in strikeouts with 16?!??! On most other AL teams that would have him somewhere between 3rd and fourth. Moreover, he has a 6 strikeout cushion over anyone else!!!

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