Judging the Royals

April 28, 2013 4:51 PM

A pre-game scouting report

Before Sunday’s game one I asked Billy Butler how Cleveland’s Justin Masterson would pitch him. Most of the time hitters know what the pitcher will try to do—it then becomes a game of execution. If Billy knows Masterson is going to try to get him to hit a sinker into the ground, the real question is whether Masterson will keep his sinker down. If Masterson leaves one up, can Billy execute a good swing and hit it hard while keeping the ball in the air?

Judging the Royals

Lee Judge shares insights from KC's major-leaguers.

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