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Kansas City Royals Pitchers
By Royals Tickets Staff Writer B. Hanlon
Joakim Soria is the closer for the Kansas City Royals. Soria is right-handed and is considered one of the best closers in all of baseball. He was named to the All-Star ream in 2008 and 2010. He has over 120 career saves and a 260 strikeouts. He throws hard and baffles hitters at the plate. In 2010, he converted 43 saves out of 46 opportunities.
Bruce Chen is a left-handed pitcher for the Kansas City Royals. Although he's of Chinese descent, he was born in Panama City, Panama. Chen has played with 9 teams previously to joining the Kansas City Royals in 2009. In the 2010 season, Chen went 12-7 with a 4.17 ERA. He was a pleasant surpise to the organization and was rewarded with a 1 year contract for the 2011 season.
Luke Hochevar is a right-handed starting pitcher for the Kansas City Royals. Hochevar was drafted 1st overall in the 2006 MLB Draft. Hochevar made his major league debut September 8, 2007 in a game against the New York Yankees. In 2008, he went 6-12 and in 2009 he went 7-13. In the 2010 season, Luke Hochevar went 6-6 and showed significant improvement. The Kansas City Royals are counting on Hochevar to continue his improvement and lead the Royals staff.