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Around the Kingdom: Yordano Ventura, Andy Reid, Omar Infante, and Tony Moeaki

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Brian Henry at Kings of Kauffman tries to find comparable pitchers to Royals rookie phenom Yordano Ventura. Henry noticed a disturbing trend among similar pitchers:

The most obvious thing to note from this group is the injury history.  Only one pitcher here has a long track record of health, Ubaldo.  Strasburg, Paulino, De La Rosa, Chanberlain, and Ogando have all had Tommy John surgery among other injury issues, so when people bring up injury concern for Ventura it is with good reason.  Ventura’s free and easy delivery keeps me from freaking out, but he is also nowhere near as big as a guy.

David Hill also profiled Omar Infante’s quietly good start this season at Kings of Kauffman.

Arrowhead Addict’s Ben Nielsen continues his review of the 2010 Kansas City Chiefs draft, this time questioning trading up to select TE Tony Moeaki. Nielsen writes:

Since being drafted Moeaki has been in the NFL for four seasons and missed more than two full seasons worth of games. He missed the entire season in 2011 due to a torn ACL and missed all but one game in 2013 due to injury.

Matt Verderame at Arrowhead Pride examines Andy Reid’s draft day trade history.

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