Kansas City Royals: Who’s Hot, Who’s Not for Week One
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To paraphrase Mugatu from the Zoolander movie, those Kansas City Royals are so hot right now. They Royals have certainly started the season in as good a manner as one could hope, going 6-0 and joining the Detroit Tigers as the final teams in the ranks of the undefeated. The good times of 2014, when the Royals proved to be the class of the American League, certainly do not appear to be ending any time soon.
In fact, the only way that the Royals could be any hotter right now would be if they literally spontaneously combusted. With a three game series against the Minnesota Twins before welcoming Billy Butler and the Oakland A’s to Kauffman Stadium, the winning streak may continue for a bit longer.
This incarnation of the Kansas City Royals has seemingly done everything well. The defense has been just as strong as expected. The pitching staff and bullpen have been exactly as advertised. The offense has actually had power(?!) which had been in very short supply over the past two seasons.
As hot as the Kansas City Royals have been to start the season, there have to be players who have stood out. Likewise, there are players who have struggled through the first week, despite the Royals torrid start to the season. With that being the case, we will look at the three hottest and three coldest players over the past week, beginning with the hot list.
There are quite a few candidates for the hot list this week, so this committee of one had quite the task on his hands. If there is someone else you would have chosen, let us know in the comments!
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