The KC Royals play seven games this week without an off day. That’s good for fantasy players in weekly leagues who will get the maximum opportunities for points from their Royals players.
I’ve decided to start a new weekly feature here on Kings of Kauffman. Since I’m presuming that a lot of Kansas City Royals will tend to put players from their favorite team on their fantasy roster due to familiarity, I thought I would provide a quick primer for fantasy players who want to know who to play and who to sit when setting their roster for the week.
Since most leagues begin their weeks on Monday with Sunday the day to set rosters, expect this review to go up Saturday morning from now on (no late like it is tonight).
Here’s a list of the Kansas City Royals upcoming opponents:
|44||44||Monday, May 23||preview||KCR||@||MIN||8:10 pm|
|45||45||Tuesday, May 24||preview||KCR||@||MIN||8:10 pm|
|46||46||Wednesday, May 25||preview||KCR||@||MIN||1:10 pm|
|47||47||Thursday, May 26||preview||KCR||CHW||8:15 pm|
|48||48||Friday, May 27||preview||KCR||CHW||8:15 pm|
|49||49||Saturday, May 28||preview||KCR||CHW||2:15 pm|
|50||50||Sunday, May 29||preview||KCR||CHW||2:15 pm|
The Kansas City Royals begin the week with three games on the road against Minnesota, before returning home for a four-game series against the White Sox. The Twins have the worst team ERA in the American League at 5.01 while the White Sox remain on top with a 3.23 team ERA.
Though the Twins rank dead last in the AL with a team ERA of 5.01, the KC Royals are scheduled to get their better starters with Ricky Nolasco (1-2, 4.74 ERA), Ervin Santana (1-2, 3.13 ERA) and Tyler Duffey (1-3, 3.30 ERA). The Twins relievers have been terrible with a 4.89 bullpen ERA, so the Kansas City Royals hitters can expect to do some damage if they can get into the pen.
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Meanwhile, the KC Royals get Miguel Gonzalez (0-1, 4.57 ERA) Carlos Rodon (1-4, 4.73 ERA), Mat Latos (5-1, 4.00 ERA) and Chris Sale (9-0, 1.53 ERA) against the White Sox. Fortunately, the Kansas City Royals won’t see both Sale and Carlos Quintana in the same series.
On the other hand, the White Sox sport the second best bullpen ERA in the AL at 2.74 (behind the 2.57 ERA of the Royals).
While Ervin Santana and Chris Sale are tough, the other five starters are hittable. Twenty-five year old Tyler Duffey‘s ERA looks good, but he’s a young player getting his feet wet in the league. Nolasco, Rodon, and Gonzalez have all been giving up runs.
Overall, it appears KC Royals hitters are in for a slightly tougher than average week. I don’t think the competition is so brutal that you’d sit a KC Royal who was a regular in your lineup. But, the matchups aren’t so weak that you’d rush a bench player onto your active roster.
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