Kansas City Royals Week Six Review: Who’s Hot, Who’s Not

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Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

2. Jarrod Dyson

Jarrod Dyson is never going to be an extra base threat, unless he hits one into the gaps at Kauffman Stadium and sprints around the bases. We all know that his speed is his calling card, and that Mr. Zoombiya thrives on causing havoc upon the basepaths.

However, in order for Dyson to be what he is, he needs to get on base. Well, that was quite the struggle this week, as Dyson posted a .000/.071/.000 batting line, striking out four times in 13 at bats. If not for the ever popular hit by pitch, Dyson would have put zeros up across the board. That’s just not something that one wants to see from the Kansas City Royals speedster.

Since he has been getting more playing time than usual with Alex Rios being injured, it may now be fair to say that Dyson has been exposed. While he is quite the excellent fourth outfielder/pinch runner/defensive replacement, Dyson is only hitting at a .185/.226/.271 batting line this season. While patience has never really been a part of his game, the two walks that Dyson has is a rather disappointing total.

Perhaps, when Rios returns and Jarrod Dyson can get back to being the Royals fourth outfielder, he will find his groove once again. Until then, Dyson may well continue to struggle.

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