Author: Zach Larson

Lions Look to Defend Patriot League Crown – Kentucky Lions 2057 Season Preview

This story will be updated! The Lions are coming off a bittersweet playoff run which saw them complete a dramatic comeback in the Patriot League Championship Series. After trailing 3-1 to North Carolina, Steve Boone led the charge to win three straight and clinch the Patriot League Championship at home. After the adrenaline died down, it seems the Lions momentum did as well. The New Mexico Danger obliterated Kentucky with a clean 5-0 series sweep. Kentucky’s young lineup and trio of starting pitchers helped the team win the division for the first time in 6 years. The re-tooling period concluded Read More

Kentucky Lions 2054 Position Player Preview

The 2053 season saw career-low production and the dismantling of a once consistent competitor. After ending a 14 year playoff run, the Lions have missed the playoffs twice as they re-tool for a new era. Personalities clashed in the clubhouse as the team sold off its parts to try to rebuild a winning culture and look towards a reset in 2054. Gone are the familiar faces of Gil Smith, Roger Peck, Johnny Riley, and Dave Cross. In their places will be a mixture of new and old. Some holdovers from the last core, as well as a fresh generation of Read More

Bouvery’s Hit Streak Reaches 28

Ademar Bouvery has extended his hit streak to a league season high of 28 games. The 27 year old designated hitter is in his fifth big league season. In addition to his hit streak, Bouvery has led the Lions offense with his 20 home runs and 60 runs batted in. It doesn’t look like he’ll match his career high WAR numbers from last season, when he posted a 7.3 value. That’s been the story for Kentucky this year. There has been plenty of regression for Lions across the board. A combination of old age and a strong division has kept Read More

Lions Add Eberle From Texas

Kentucky sent 2 draft picks to the Spurs in return for designated hitter and first baseman Joe Eberle. Eberle is a 23 year old from Boynton Beach, Florida. He was drafted in 2046 by the Spurs out of high school, and has spent the last five seasons in their minor league system. Eberle is known for his foot speed and his ability to avoid the strikeout. He’s got a 7.3% strikeout rate in AAA San Antonio this season. His 163 OPS+ is third in the Explorer league. Texas already has a strong designated hitter in Ed Ingram, so Eberle’s major Read More

Lions Aren’t Supporting Dave Cross in First Half

Dave Cross has had a hard time gaining momentum in his new home. Kentucky has lost 7 consecutive Cross starts, but he hasn’t had much help. The 31 year old righty is tied for the lowest run support per start in the AFBL. The Lions are mustering just two runs on average when he takes the mound. While his strikeout rate has remained consistent, Cross is on pace to give up a career high in home runs and is having his worst year in the last five when it comes to free passes. The Lions will look for him to Read More

Kentucky Struggles in First Half, Hopes to Rebound After All-Star Break (2052)

The Lions will need a few balls to bounce their way in the second half if they want to extend the current 13 season playoff streak. An aging roster combined with a few key injuries will make it a tough climb through the PL South, or even the wildcard for that matter. Starter Cris Colon suffered a damaged elbow ligament for the second year in a row which will cost him all of this season and most of next. He was leading the team in wins with 7 and ERA with 3.51. Hector Davila also missed over 40 games early Read More