Royals: Anyone besides Whit Merrifield to bat .300 in 2020?

KC Royals, Whit Merrifield (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
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Kansas City Royals, Ryan McBroom
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The sample may be small for this Kansas City Royals player, but his history of rising to the occasion in the minors might carry over, helping him to reach .300.

Ryan McBroom continues our Kansas City Royals players that, like Dozier, may or may not bat .300. McBroom generated enough interest, though, to be added to the list in a wishful thinking type of manner.

McBroom only played in 23 major league games in 2019, and they were the first 23 games of his major league career. That being said, he did well enough in that time to garner some attention. McBroom will definitely get some looks at spring training, and will likely be on the opening day roster. It will still have to be determined, though, what type of role he will play.

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In his short time with the Royals, McBroom slashed .293/.361/.360 with 22 hits, 5 doubles, and 6 RBIs. These numbers may not jump out to anyone, but for a player making his first major league appearances, the batting average is a nice sight to see.

Of course, McBroom hitting .300 in 2020 would all ride on whether or not he can continue his production. While nobody can really know for sure what is going to happen with McBroom, he does have a history of competing and playing up to the level of his competition.

He does have some years in the minors with batting averages in the .250-.260 range but in 2018 and 2019, he batted .302 and .315 respectively. McBroom is at a new level now and he will have to continue to push if he wants to keep producing at the plate.

While it’s not as sure of a bet as Merrifield, McBroom could easily turn a few heads in 2020. The question will have to be answered first, though, of where he fits into the lineup for the Royals.