Royals Midseason Grades – Starting Rotation

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The Royals are approaching the midway point of the season and while they are very much in the playoff hunt, there is still a lot of potential roster turnover, specifically in the rotation.

Given the circumstances, it is hard to be incredibly disappointed with the Royals sitting at 43-39 and in second place in the AL Central.

The Royals have dealt with the loss of Mike Moustakas for the season, a DL stint on top of a lack of production for Alex Gordon, the longawaited DFA of Omar Infante, and a horrific first two months of the season for Kendrys Morales.

That isn’t including the streakiness of Lorenzo Cain, the offensive black hole that is Alcides Escobar, and a defense that isn’t up to par with what Royals fans are accustomed to.

All of those obstacles, however, seem minor when compared to the struggles of the Royals starting rotation.

With that being said, I hope you weren’t looking for a fun read today. Because these grades aren’t too pretty.

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