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3. Kendrys Morales

When one has gone from being a free agent signing that was widely panned by the experts to arguably the bargain of the offseason, chances are that you will not have many appearances on the cold side. For the Kansas City Royals designated hitter Kendrys Morales, that has certainly been the case thus far.

This week, however, Morales struggled, producing a .190/.227/.333 batting line. While there were positives, as three of his four hits were doubles and he drove in two runs, it just was not enough. The Royals need Morales to be that rock in the middle of their lineup, and while the team has struggled, he was unable to bring them back.

Perhaps it is unfair to put those types of expectations on Morales, where he is looked upon as the key to the Royals offense. However, given his production thus far during the 2015 season, it is difficult not to look at him and consider him one of the most important bats in the lineup. It is certainly understandable that he would go into a slump at some point this season; it is just more glaring given the struggles from the Royals offense overall during the past two weeks.

At some point, Kendrys Morales will get back to being that force in the middle of the Kansas City Royals lineup. Hopefully, this will happen soon.

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