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It is strange to see someone with only eight at bats listed as one of the hotter players for the week, but Jarrod Dyson certainly deserves his spot upon this list.
For the week, Dyson was only 2-8, but those two hits went for a double and a triple. He drew two walks, stole a base and drove in three runs. Perhaps the most significant run came in the game against the Twins on Friday night, when his slow ground ball to first led to Lorenzo Cain scoring the game winning run, meaning that Jeremy Guthrie’s solid start was not in vain.
With the struggles that the Royals have had in right, it may be that Dyson receives more playing time going forward. Alex Rios also had a solid performance this week, producing six hits in 23 at bats, but he has not been close to the same player he was at the start of the season.
The opportunity for more playing time in the Kansas City Royals outfield is there for Jarrod Dyson. If he keeps playing like he has over the past few weeks, it is going to be hard to keep him out of the lineup.
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