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2017 RECAP

Record: 7 - 15

Last Season’s Fantasy Highlights

It has to be that they were one hit away from completing an improbable run and winning the World Series. From a fantasy perspective, the highlight was Lorenzo Cain finally fulfilling the potential pundits have promised for as long as we can remember. Cain’s .301 average and 28 steals in limited duty vaulted many over the hump in 2014 (warning: Cain’s injury history and unrepeatable .383 BABIP screams risk for 2015).

What Has Changed?

Big game James Shields is gone, leaving the ace role to young fireballer Yordano Ventura. On offense, Kendrys Morales replaces Billy Butler at DH, Alex Rios arrives to attempt to erase an ugly 2014 and Alex Gordon (wrist surgery) may not be at full strength when the season begins.

What to Expect:

Expect the Royals to hit better than they pitch (or at least better than their starters pitch). With the speed of Dyson, Cain, Rios and Escobar, Morales providing more power than Butler and Hosmer and Moustakas maturing, the Royals should score. However, with Guthrie, Vargas and Volquez not scaring anyone, the Royals will need that offense.

This Year’s Surprise:

Mike Moustakas finally lives up to the hype and blasts 25+ home runs at a solid average at a shallow 3B position. Mouse hit 15 last year plus five in the post-season despite being benched often and spending some time on the farm. Remember, he is only 26 and already has four major league seasons and playoff seasoning under his belt. If you need more proof, consider this: his contact rate has improved two years in a row, his .223 BABIP shows he was very unlucky last year and his K/BB rate has improved each of the last two years. The time is now.

2017 STANDINGS

# TEAM W L
1 Cleveland Indians 13 10
2 Chicago White Sox 13 9
3 Detroit Tigers 11 12
4 Minnesota Twins 11 11
5 Kansas City Royals 7 15

2017 YTD STATS

Catcher

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Drew Butera KC C 8 16 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 .188
Salvador Pérez KC C 20 77 7 19 11 2 0 6 3 0 16 0 0 .247

First Base

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Eric Hosmer KC 1B 22 85 4 19 6 1 1 1 7 0 12 0 0 .224

Second Base

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Raúl Mondesí KC 2B 14 39 4 4 2 0 0 1 3 0 16 5 2 .103
Whit Merrifield KC 2B 9 30 3 7 2 0 1 1 3 0 4 1 0 .233
Christian Colón KC 2B 5 11 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 .091

Third Base

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Mike Moustakas KC 3B 21 80 12 22 11 3 0 7 4 0 18 0 0 .275
Cheslor Cuthbert KC 3B 11 29 1 4 1 0 0 1 2 0 7 0 0 .138

Short Stop

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Alcides Escobar KC SS 22 78 4 13 2 4 0 0 3 0 18 0 0 .167

Left Field

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Alex Gordon KC LF 22 83 6 15 5 3 0 0 7 0 20 0 1 .181
Terrance Gore KC LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000

Center Field

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Lorenzo Cain KC CF 21 76 6 21 4 4 0 0 13 1 17 6 0 .276

Right Field

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Jorge Bonifacio KC RF 6 20 1 6 2 0 0 1 2 0 4 0 0 .300
Paulo Orlando KC RF 14 47 4 7 2 0 0 0 1 0 15 1 1 .149

Pitcher

Player Tm Pos G GS W L Sv IP H HR ER BB K ERA WHIP
Mike Minor KC RP 9 0 0 1 0 9.2 8 0 4 3 8 3.72 1.14
Nate Karns KC SP 5 4 0 2 0 23.0 24 6 16 8 19 6.26 1.43
Peter Moylan KC RP 13 0 0 0 0 9.2 10 1 6 3 8 5.59 1.34
Chris Young KC RP 6 0 0 0 0 7.2 13 1 5 3 5 5.87 2.22
Jason Vargas KC SP 4 4 3 1 0 25.2 21 1 4 2 28 1.40 0.90
Travis Wood KC RP 9 0 0 2 0 5.1 9 1 11 8 5 18.56 3.19
Danny Duffy KC SP 5 5 2 1 0 32.0 27 2 10 12 24 2.81 1.22
Matt Strahm KC RP 6 0 0 2 0 4.0 5 1 7 4 2 15.75 2.75
Kelvin Herrera KC RP 8 0 1 0 3 8.0 3 2 2 2 5 2.25 0.63
Joakim Soria KC RP 10 0 1 1 0 10.2 8 0 3 6 13 2.53 1.41
Ian Kennedy KC SP 5 5 0 2 0 31.1 17 3 8 14 28 2.30 0.99
Jason Hammel KC SP 4 4 0 2 0 18.2 23 0 11 9 14 5.30 1.77
Jake Junis KC RP 1 0 0 0 0 1.0 1 0 0 2 0 0.00 3.00
Scott Alexander KC RP 6 0 0 1 0 10.1 6 1 2 2 6 1.74 0.77

2017 PROJECTIONS

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Short Stop

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