3 biggest bargains currently on the KC Royals

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Not much needs to be said about the power performance put on by the slugger last year, but it did not earn him as much as you would think.

As the KC Royals were shredding the last remnants of a dominant bullpen that was a key cog to the World Series years, Wade Davis was sent to the Chicago Cubs for Jorge Soler in December of 2016.  Soler had promise but had never received a full year of playing time to see for sure what was there.

His first couple years with Kansas City was marred by injury and poor play so what happened in 2019 came out of left field.  Not only did Soler play in all 162 games, but he also rewrote the Royals home run record that Mike Moustakas had set just a couple of years ago, led the league in bombs and produced an OPS of .922.

His blasts were a thing of beauty as well and when he went deep there was often little doubt it was out of the park.  In a season the fans of the Royals had little to cheer about, it was an event to come to Kauffman Stadium and see if he would say goodbye to another pitch.

Although not eligible for free agency until 2022, the Royals were wise to give him a one year contract with a raise from $4.6 million to $7 million.  Although that is a bargain if he comes close to the numbers he had last season it at least showed goodwill on the team’s part.  What he may command in a year or two could be more than double this amount.

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