Royals Player of the Year
David – Eric Hosmer
Mike – Lorenzo Cain
Lorenzo is my choice for player of the year.
How he continues to improve makes me feel like he can be the Royals best player this season.
John – Mike Moustakas
Moose put up a 4.4 WAR season last year, despite tanking in the plate in July when his mother passed away.
He posted an OPS over .900 the last two months of the season.
Now that he can take the ball the opposite way, he’s become a complete hitter at the plate. I expect big things from him this season.
Ryan – Alex Gordon
I anticipate Alex Gordon to age gracefully. I also anticipate him having at least one or two 4-6 fWAR seasons left in him.
Before his July 8 groin injury, Gordon was on pace to have his best offensive season since 2011, slashing at a .279/.394/.457 clip with a 134 wRC+. However, he missed a month to injury, and proceeded to limp (no pun intended) to the finish.
If he stays healthy, I would expect Gordon to be the same old Gordon. He may even have one more six fWAR season in him.
Fans – Eric Hosmer
Another blowout. We also got some Fuentes love.
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