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Study: Inconsistent seams, player behavior behind HR uptick

SAN DIEGO (AP) The baseballs weren't juiced during a record-setting 2019 regular season, according to a study commissioned by Major League Baseball.

They were just flying farther.

A four-person committee of scientists found that baseballs this year had less drag on average than in previous seasons, contributing to a power surge that resulted in a record number of home runs.

Standings - AL Central

Teams W L Pct GB L10 Stk
MIN 101 61 .623 - 8-2 L1
CLE 93 69 .574 8.0 4-6 L5
CHW 72 89 .447 28.5 7-3 W1
KC 59 103 .364 42.0 3-7 W1
DET 47 114 .292 53.5 2-8 L1

Team Leaders - Hitting

Name Total
AVG Whit Merrifield .302
HR Jorge Soler 48
RBI Jorge Soler 117
R Whit Merrifield 105
SB Adalberto Mondesi 43
RC Jorge Soler 116.9
OBP Jorge Soler .354
SLG Jorge Soler .569
OPS Jorge Soler .922

Team Leaders - Pitching

Name Total
W Jakob Junis 9
K Jakob Junis 164
IP Jakob Junis 175.1
QS Danny Duffy 14
SV Ian Kennedy 30
ERA Brad Keller 4.19
WHIP Kenny Diekroeger -

Team Rankings - Hitting

Total AL Rank MLB Rank
R 691 4 14
AVG .247 4 11
SLG 0.401 4 14
OBP .309 4 13
HR 162 4 14
SB 117 1 2

Team Rankings - Pitching

Total AL Rank MLB Rank
W 59 4 13
ERA 5.18 4 13
WHIP 1.478 5 15
K/9 7.77 5 14
BAA 0.273 4 14
SLG 0.456 4 10
OBP .348 5 15

Latest Game - Sep 29, 2019

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
MIN (101-61) 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 6 0
KC (59-103) 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 5 9 0

W: Kennedy (3-2) L: Graterol (1-1)

MIN - HR: Cave (8) , Castro  (13) , Cron   (25)

KC - HR: Soler (48)

Player News

Salvador Perez C: Manager Mike Matheny said... Dec 11, 1:27PM

Ryan OHearn 1B: Manager Mike Matheny said... Dec 11, 1:12PM

Adalberto Mondesi SS,2B: New Royals manager Mike... Dec 11, 12:24PM

Jesse Hahn SP: Hahn was non-tendered by the... Dec 2, 9:14PM

Erick Mejia SS,2B: Mejia was non-tendered by the... Dec 2, 9:12PM

Player Injuries

Player Injury Status Exp Return
Kelvin Gutierrez 3B Toe Day-to-Day 2020/01/01
Salvador Perez C Elbow Day-to-Day 2020/02/01
Richard Lovelady RP,SP Knee Day-to-Day 2020/02/01
Cam Gallagher C Oblique Day-to-Day 2020/02/01
Adalberto Mondesi SS,2B Shoulder Day-to-Day 2020/04/01
Jakob Junis SP Rest Day-to-Day 2020/02/01

Recent Transactions

Date Player Transaction
2019/12/12 Stephen Woods Jr. SP,P  Drafted Via Rule 5 from Minors
2019/12/07 Trevor Rosenthal RP   Signed to a Minor League Contract
2019/12/02 Humberto Arteaga SS   Not Offered Contract and Became Free Agent (non-tendered)
2019/12/02 Cheslor Cuthbert 3B   Not Offered Contract and Became Free Agent (non-tendered)
2019/12/02 Jesse Hahn SP   Not Offered Contract and Became Free Agent (non-tendered)

Last 5 Games

Date Team Result
Sun, Sep 29 Minnesota W, 5-4 Boxscore Recap
Sat, Sep 28 Minnesota L, 4-3 Boxscore Recap
Fri, Sep 27 Minnesota L, 6-2 Boxscore Recap
Wed, Sep 25 Atlanta L, 10-2 Boxscore Recap
Tue, Sep 24 Atlanta W, 9-6 Boxscore Recap

Next 5 Games

Date Team Time