KC Royals: How They Can Still Win The Division
Eric Hosmer, Alex Gordon, and Alcides Escobar Have to Improve
All three players are currently below the Mendoza Line and all three pivotal to the two World Series runs, so it only makes sense that all three need to improve their offensive numbers if this team is serious about making a run.
Eric Hosmer is batting .192 and he is way too good of a hitter for that number to stick around. Hosmer will get out of his slump because his past shows he is a streaky hitter and this is mostly likely a phase he is trying to get out of.
Gordon on the other hand struggled last season, but that could be combated because of his wrist injury. Still, this season he hasn’t had any injury and his average has dipped to .178. Which accounted for him losing the leadoff spot. Gordo needs to figure things out fast or he could be facing some serious problems by the end of the year.
While Escobar’s defense is still above average, his bat has faltered and is costing the Royals dearly. Mondesi showed he couldn’t handle the big leagues just yet, so until then, Escobar has to play at a high level or you can add shortstop to the problem positions. Hosmer has been getting most of the media attention, but all three players need to play better or the team won’t see much success.