Royals Breakout Candidate
Mike – Reymond Fuentes
Having watched him in person in Omaha I’m excited about his chances this season.
Who knows if there will be a right field platoon but I feel he can take the job at some point in 2016.
David – Christian Colon
I think he takes second from Infante by May, and hits at a .290/.350/.420 clip with a bit of pop.
John – Eric Hosmer
Hosmer is poised to take his game to the next level and become a legit superstar in the league.
With home runs up in the second half last season, and continuing in spring training, Hoz could ride the trend to a high 20’s HR total. Adding more power to his game would make him a complete player.
Ryan – Eric Hosmer
This pains me as I type this because I have seen Eric Hosmer included in breakout player list, seemingly every season for eternity.
However, 2015 was the first season in which Hosmer was productive from start to finish, without a crippling slump or injury. He’s also coming off of a season in which he posted his best SLG% and ISO since his rookie season and a career high 125 wRC+.
If Hosmer is going to be a next-level player, he’ll never be more ripe for that jump than he is now.
Fans – Eric Hosmer
Paulo Orlando’s name came up as well.
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