2) Kendrys Morales Is On Fire
Kendrys Morales endured a miserable start to the season through the first two months of 2016. Morales began June slashing .193/.262/.330, making KC Royals fans wonder if his strong 2015 season was a fortunate mirage and that he had now come back to reality. Many fans were beginning to wonder if Kansas City Royals general manager Dayton Moore would need to seek a replacement for Morales at the trade deadline.
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Instead, Morales has turned things around in June, hitting an impressive .360/.422/.587 during the month with four home runs and 16 RBIs.
Kendrys Morales blasted two home runs on Sunday, and followed up that performance by going 4 for 4 on Monday with one double and two RBIs. Morales’ triple slash is now an almost respectable .243/.309/.406, with 10 dingers and 37 RBIs, which has put an end to most of the questions about him.
With Morales once again a threatening switch hitter in the middle of the KC Royals lineup, many of the offense’s problems are solved. Add in the return of Alex Gordon, and the team looks much more like that squad that won the World Series last season.
Now, if Moore could get more consistent starting pitching by landing some help on the trade market, the Kansas City Royals will be in position to run down the Indians in the AL Central.
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