How the Royals Will Win the Division
The KC Royals won’t be this bad for the rest of the season because they are too talented. Proof to back that up? In 2015 Lorenzo Cain hit .307, Hoz hit .297, Moose hit .284 and Gordon hit .271. All of the players have it in their arsenal to play to their potential.
Almost everyone on the team is on a slump right now, and when they are able to break through the Royals are in position to win. The pitching is still throwing at a high level and if it continues when the bats finally wake up, the KC Royals will get out of this.
From what I have seen from the team, that is one of their only weaknesses. The bullpen has calmed down after a rough start and is starting to pitch better. The starters are giving the KC Royals a chance to win most games even though they only score one or two runs. Once the offense wakes up I believe this team will be dangerous again.
The only trick to that is to make sure it doesn’t happen to late. If it does, the Royals could be in a position of selling their players before the deadline. Which would effectively be calling it quits on the season and potentially the near future. However, I don’t think that will happen. Here is what I see happening (hope will happen) for the rest of the season.
Hosmer will finish the season with the KC Royals, and finish hitting .281 with 18 homers and 79 RBI’s. Gordon will end up hitting .253 with 13 long balls and 56 RBI’s. Moss will end up with 22 homers and 65 RBI’s with an even .250 average. All of this put together, even with the rough start, would help the Royals play plus .500 ball.