As we are a third of the way through the season let’s look at who has started out hot and who has started cold for the KC Royals. This will be a series starting with who is hot.
How this series of articles will work is not solely based on stats, but on how some KC Royals players have developed mixed with stats and if they are playing winning baseball, i.e timely hits, sacrifices, and hustle plays.
The season has not started great for the KC Royals as they have a record of 9-14 and are last in the AL Central. Even with this start to the season, there were some players who started their seasons on the right foot and have a chance to turn the Royals season around.
So far this season the Royals have not exceeded expectations based on their record, but they were projected to win 23 or 24 games and the Royals have kept that pace so far. The main reason for the Royals not winning is the offense has been inconsistent.
The KC Royals have the talent to try for a wildcard spot and some of that talent has shown up this season. With how the season has started, though, the Royals need some more players to get hot or to be more consistent in their production.
Let’s look at who has started the season hot and see if they can continue to keep the pace during this shortened 60 game season.