Royals Predictions From The Kings Of Kauffman Staff

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Mar 13, 2016; Surprise, AZ, USA; Kansas City Royals left fielder Alex Gordon (4) runs the bases after hitting a home run during the first inning against the Cleveland Indians at Surprise Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 13, 2016; Surprise, AZ, USA; Kansas City Royals left fielder Alex Gordon (4) runs the bases after hitting a home run during the first inning against the Cleveland Indians at Surprise Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports /
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Oct 23, 2015; Kansas City, MO, USA; Third Baseman Mike Moustakas was one of three Royals to hit 20 or more home runs in 2015 and was tied with Kendrys Morales for the team lead of 22. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports /

Home Runs

Mike – Kendrys Morales

Should be fully healthy from his injury of a couple of years ago.

Not that he wasn’t last season but I think he can lead in home runs.

David – Salvador Perez

His power has increased each year, and this might be the season he chases 30 homers.

John – Mike Moustakas

Moose slammed 15 home runs in August and September after pitchers figured out they could no longer pound the outside edge against him. Moose reverted to the pull hitter that led all of minor league baseball with 36 home runs in 2010.

Ryan – Kendrys Morales

This was by far the toughest category for me, because the Royals have so many potential 15-25 homer guys on their roster.

I ended up going with Morales because he was the safest pick. He has that grown man strength and hits the ball harder than any Royal. I could have easily went with a number of other guys, but Mike Moustakas still doesn’t have a very good sample size of success, Alex Gordon is coming off of an injury, and Salvador Perez is still a complete wild card.

Fans – Kendrys Morales

Hosmer and Gordon also received votes

Next: Which Royal will drive in the most runs in 2016?

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