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What the Royals gave up in the Dyson-Karns trade

Let’s start with a couple of facts, followed by an opinion.

1. In 2016, 38 big-league players hit 30 or more home runs.

2. In 2016, 14 big-league players stole 30 or more bases.

Baseball skills are rated from 20 to 80 — 80 being the best — and according to Royals coach Rusty Kuntz, there are more 30-home run guys than 80-speed guys.

I’m not sure this proves Rusty is right, but assuming I counted correctly, in the last decade there have been more 30-or-more home run seasons (236) than 30-or-more stolen base seasons (166).