Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports
We are now another week into the 2015 season for the Kansas City Royals. Now that the calender has flipped to May and the weather is warming up, we are starting to get a sense of what teams could be. While it may be a bit early to make a definitive determination, we can, at the very least, make a fairly reasonable hypothesis.
What that hypothesis says thus far is that the Kansas City Royals are a lot better than the prognosticators and experts thought. Currently 16-9, the Royals have the fifth best record in baseball and the third best record in the American League. Not bad for a team that had an “underwhelming” offseason.
This past week found the Royals in the midst of their tour of the American League Central, as they faced off against the Lowly Indians and the thorn in the side Tigers. The Royals took two of three from the Indians while splitting the four game set with Detroit. Since the Royals were 6-13 against the Tigers last year, this showing is definitely progress.
As the Royals head off to that final leg of their three week set against the Central, we take a look back at the week that was. Here are the three players that were hot, and three that were not, for the Kansas City Royals during the fourth week of the regular season.
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