To be honest, this isn’t an easy post to write, especially since so much has been written and shared about the Royals’ leadoff spot in the batting order. Today, Matthew Lamar wrote a piece on why Witt needs to come off the leadoff spot, and why Edward Olivares should be a candidate to replace him… Read More Bobby Witt, Jr. and His Batting Order Conundrum With the Royals
The Royals won their second series of the year, highlighted by a walk-off 4-3 victory over the Chicago White Sox at School Day at the K on Thursday afternoon. The Royals are now 12-27 as they begin a nine-game road trip which includes stops in Milwaukee, San Diego, and the South Side of Chicago before… Read More Is Nick Pratto’s Start in 2023 With the Royals Legitimate?
Welp, after going to my second Royals win at the K on Wednesday night, the Royals were unable to win their third game at the K this season on Thursday afternoon. The eight-win ball club dropped the series finale to the Orioles in a wild 13-10 game that saw Kansas City overcome an 8-1 deficit… Read More What Does the Royals’ “Rebuild” Need to Look Like Going Forward?
The Royals are en route to losing their 23rd game of the year. However, there were some positive things that we saw in the Royals’ first game of the new month, especially on the offensive end. After all, going into Tuesday, the Royals ranked 29th in batting average, 30th in OBP, and 30th in OPS.… Read More Three Royals Hitters to Be Optimistic About in May
Though the Royals lost 4-3 in the series finale against the Angels, MJ Melendez had a solid game of sorts, as he hit his second home run of the year in the top of the first inning off of left-handed starter Reid Detmers. Unfortunately, while Melendez’s home run was a positive step in the right… Read More Will the Royals Shift MJ Melendez to the Outfield for the Remainder of the Season?
The Royals begin a 10-game road trip which begins with a three-game series in Anaheim against the Angels and ends with a four-game series in Minnesota against the Twins (there is a three-game series against the Arizona Diamondbacks sandwiched in between there). Honestly, this road trip couldn’t have come at a better time. Not only… Read More “Reporter Jottings”: Bubic to Get TJ; Fermin Called Up; Bounce-Back Road Trip?
Many who follow this blog know, I am an optimistic Royals fan. Perhaps more on the “too-optimistic” end if anything. Last year, I thought the Royals could’ve been a 77-80 win team with the proper breaks. Unfortunately, ended up winning only 65 games, and Dayton Moore and Mike Matheny were shown their way out in… Read More How Bad Can It Get for the Royals (And Royals Fans) in 2023?
Safe to say, one of the biggest struggles for the Royals so far this season has been hitting with runners in scoring position. That was primarily highlighted today by Josh Keiser of the KC Sports Network podcast “One Royals Way,” as he brought up some sobering stats today regarding the Royals’ ability to produce runs… Read More Looking at Royals Hitters And Their Performance in “Clutch” Situations
We are starting to see the Royals lineup get more consistency on a day-by-day basis as we approach our 15th game of the season under first-year manager Matt Quatraro. Here’s a look at how the lineups have fared over the past six games, according to Roster Resource depth chart data. Over the past six games,… Read More The Royals’ Complicated Case With Michael Massey
The Royals are currently 3-7, and though they missed out on a sweep of the Giants on Sunday after a 3-1 loss, winning a series on the road against a team projected to win 83 games, according to ZiPS, is still a positive development nonetheless. Kansas City now heads down to Arlington to play the… Read More “Reporter Jottings”: Risk-Taking and Improvements in Defense; A Deep Dive Into the Royals’ Early Hitting Struggles