23-Year-Old Pitcher – Kansas City Royals
2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
There was no outlook written for Christian Binford in 2016. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
Binford was rocked in his first start of the season against Double-A Frisco on Saturday, giving up seven earned runs on eleven hits and a walk over 4.1 innings. He now holds a bloated 14.54 ERA on the young season.
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Kansas City Royals Roster
MajorsButera, Drew (C)
AAAAlexander, Scott (P)
AACalixte, Orlando (OF)
A+Arteaga , Humberto (SS)
ABlewett, Scott (P)
RookieAracena, Ricky (SS)
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
There was no outlook written for Christian Binford.
Binford made a rapid rise though the Kansas City farm system in 2014, and was able to post a 2.88 ERA and 1.10 WHIP through three levels before eventually finishing up the season at Triple-A Omaha. The 22-year-old right-hander pitched primarily out of the bullpen at the Triple-A level, which many thought may have been in preparation for the team using him as a reliever during their prospective playoff run. Although this never came to fruition, Binford remains an intriguing prospect due to his excellent command (139:22 K:BB ratio across three levels) and ability to keep the ball in the park (0.5 career HR/9 rate). His size (6-foot-7, 215 pounds) makes him an intimidating presence on the mound, though his fastball does top out in the 90-92 mph range. Look for him to once again begin the season in Triple-A Omaha, though he could be called up for bullpen assistance or the occasional spot start in 2015.