Biancalana made the majors with a strong arm and good glove. He battled Onix Concepcion
for the Royals' shortstop job, but neither hit well enough. Lack of discipline at
the plate handicapped Biancalana's hitting, but he started all 14 postseason games
for the 1985 Royals and handled 55 chances flawlessly while making several dazzling
FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
»July 29, 1987: The Royals trade SS Buddy Biancalana to the Astros for pitching prospect Mel Stottlemyre, Jr.