Kansas City Royals: The First 2018 Projected Lineup

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The Bad:

The last two are well-known players. Gordon and Moss are hard to watch at the plate due to extreme inconsistencies offensively.

Gordon was the hometown hero in 2015. When he signed his extension to stay in Kansas City, most fans were thrilled. Unfortunately, he has not lived up to the $72 million contract he signed. Since signing the contract he has hit .220/.312/.380 and .208/.293/.315 the last two years. It is hard to see Gordon struggle this badly, but if the last two years have shown us anything it is that he will produce something close to this offensively again. One of the perks for Gordon is his defense, winning his fifth Gold Glove in 2017.

Moss is not a surprise. He has been a very consistent player nearly his entire career. Unfortunately, it is not a positive consistency. Moss will hit somewhere in the range of .200-.230 and have 20-30 home runs. That is just what type of offensive player he is. Defensively he is not that much better. Throughout his career, he has a .990 fielding percentage at first base.