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Kansas City Royals (80-82)


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Merrifield went from non-prospect to leading AL in steals

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) Nobody saw this coming, not even the Kansas City Royals.

Whit Merrifield has gone from an afterthought to the American League stolen base champion. He has gone from more than 2,500 at-bats in the minors to the Kansas City starting second baseman.

He began last year with Triple-A Omaha, his eighth straight season to open in the minors. He finished it hitting .288 with 19 home runs, 32 doubles, 78 RBIs and a league-leading 34 stolen bases.

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Leaders
AVG: E. Hosmer.318
HR: M. Moustakas38
RBI: E. Hosmer94
SB: W. Merrifield34
W: J. Vargas18
ERA: J. Vargas4.16
Saves: K. Herrera26
K: J. Hammel145
AL Central
TeamWLPctGB
X-Cleveland 10260.630-
Y-Minnesota 8577.52517
Kansas City 8082.49422
Chi White Sox 6795.41435
Detroit 6498.39538
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .259 (10)
Runs: 702 (24)
Hits: 1436 (11)
Home Runs: 193 (20)
Stolen Bases: 91 (10)
OBP: .311 (28)
SLG: .420 (21)
Total Bases: 2323 (20)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 4.61 (20)
Runs Allowed: 791 (20)
Saves: 39 (14)
Strikeouts: 1216 (24)
OpBA: .265 (24)
OBP: .331 (18)
SLG: .434 (16)
Run Support: 4.39 (24)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
2/16 B. Maurer Signed ( 2018)(loses arbitration)
2/7 B. Boyer Signed to a Minor League Contract
1/29 A. Escobar Signed as Free Agent ( 2018)(one-year contract)
1/29 J. Hahn Traded Oakland (for 1B Brandon Moss, four-player deal)
1/24 R. Goins Signed to a Minor League Contract
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Injuries
Date Player Status
8/29 B. Flynn off 60-day DL
8/26 B. Starling off 60-day DL
8/23 D. Duffy off 10-day DL
8/23 K. Herrera Forearm (day-to-day)
8/22 M. Almonte off 60-day DL
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