Kansas City
Royals
Stadium Ewing M. Kauffman Stadium
0-0 Overall | AL CENTRAL 1st
TEAM STATSAVGRHRERA
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Schedule
Regular season
Mon  7/20
vs
Rays
POSTPONED
Tue  7/21
vs
Rays
POSTPONED
Wed  7/22
vs
Rays
POSTPONED
Fri  7/24
vs
Padres
POSTPONED
Sat  7/25
vs
Padres
POSTPONED
Sun  7/26
vs
Padres
POSTPONED
Tue  7/28
@
Indians
POSTPONED
Wed  7/29
@
Indians
POSTPONED
Thu  7/30
@
Tigers
POSTPONED
Fri  7/31
@
Tigers
POSTPONED
Team Outlook and Scouting Report

SEASON FORECASTS AND FUTURES PICKS

The Royals are not contenders to win the championship at 500/1, 0.2%. They are one of 2 teams with these odds (#26 in the league). While not completely impossible, their chances of winning the World Series is under 0.1 percent. They are not a good value to win the AL either at 250/1, 0.4%. The Royals are averaging 65.2 wins per sim which makes them a decent bet to win over 64.5 games. At +2000 the Royals are not a good value to make the playoffs with a 0.1% chance. They have less than 1% chance to win the division. Their average wins per simulation puts them at #12 in the AL.

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REGULAR SEASON RECAP AND UPCOMING GAMES

Oddsmakers expected them to win 66.9 based on their money line game odds. Their 59-103 record last season failed to meet expectations. Putting a 100 units on them to win every game would have cost you -2489 units. They were not good against the spread going 76-86 (-1890 loss). They went over 82 times and came in under 75 times. In their next game vs the White Sox they are only winning 34% of the simulations. The table below shows their upcoming games, their simulation based win percentage and their recent head to head record (WL, ATS, OU).

TEAM STATISTICAL STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES

Since last season their average run differential is -1.09 which ranks #13 in the AL, which is the same as how they rank in win percentage. They are the #12 ranked team in run differential (based on all teams' road stats) and the #13 ranked team among home teams.

TEAM STATS PER GAME (League Rank):

ALLOWED TO OPPOSING TEAMS (Lower # is Better):

TEAM FANTASY LEADERS

The table below show the most valuable fantasy players on the team led by Jorge Soler who is projected to be the #6 first baseman / DH. The Better Option column shows the player directly above him and the Better Than column shows the player directly below him in the projected position rankings.

Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateEXPCOLLEGE
48 Adams, Chance RP6-121508/10/19942No College
2 Arteaga, Humberto SS6-120001/23/19941No College
58 Barlow, Scott RP6-321512/18/19922No College
64 Blewett, Scott SP6-624504/10/19960No College
50 Bubic, Kris RP6-322008/19/19970Stanford
--- Cox, Austin SP6-418503/28/1997No College
33 Dini, Nick C5-818007/27/19931No College
17 Dozier, Hunter 3B6-422008/22/19913No College
41 Duffy, Danny SP6-320512/21/19889No College
49 Fillmyer, Heath RP6-119005/16/19942No College
7 Franco, Maikel 3B6-122908/26/19926No College
36 Gallagher, Cam C6-323012/06/19923No College
4 Gordon, Alex LF6-122002/10/198413Nebraska
60 Griffin, Foster SP6-320007/27/19950No College
16 Gutierrez, Kelvin 3B6-221508/28/19941No College
75 Guzman, Jeison SS6-218010/08/19980No College
32 Hahn, Jesse RP6-521507/30/19895Virginia Tech
73 Heath, Nick CF6-118711/27/19930No College
54 Hill, Tim RP6-220002/10/19902No College
35 Holland, Greg RP5-1021511/20/19859No College
76 Isbel, Kyle LF5-1118303/03/19970UNLV
65 Junis, Jake SP6-321009/16/19923No College
56 Keller, Brad SP6-523007/27/19952No College
31 Kennedy, Ian RP6-019512/19/198413USC
37 Kowar, Jackson RP6-518010/04/19960Florida
24 Lee, Khalil CF5-1017006/26/19980No College
28 Lopez, Jorge RP6-220502/10/19934No College
1 Lopez, Nicky 2B5-1117503/13/19951No College
55 Lovelady, Richard RP6-018007/07/19951No College
82 Lynch, Daniel RP6-619011/17/19960Virginia
--- Matias, Seuly RF6-320009/04/19980No College
9 McBroom, Ryan RF6-323004/09/19921West Virginia
61 McCarthy, Kevin RP6-320002/22/19924No College
26 Mejia, Erick CF5-1115511/09/19941No College
70 Melendez, MJ C6-117511/29/19980No College
15 Merrifield, Whit 2B6-119501/24/19894South Carolina
27 Mondesi, Adalberto SS6-119007/27/19954No College
21 Montgomery, Mike RP6-521507/01/19895No College
68 Newberry, Jake RP6-219511/20/19942No College
66 O'Hearn, Ryan 1B6-320007/26/19932No College
13 Perez, Salvador C6-325005/10/19908No College
14 Phillips, Brett CF6-018505/30/19943No College
--- Pratto, Nick 1B6-119510/06/19980No College
19 Reynolds, Matt SS6-120012/03/19903Arkansas
69 Rivero, Sebastian C6-118011/16/19980No College
43 Rosario, Randy RP6-121005/18/19943No College
40 Rosenthal, Trevor RP6-021505/29/19907No College
38 Shipley, Braden SP6-119002/22/19923Nevada
51 Singer, Brady SP6-521008/04/19960Florida
12 Soler, Jorge DH6-424002/25/19926No College
57 Sparkman, Glenn SP6-220005/11/19923No College
67 Speier, Gabe RP6-017504/12/19951No College
11 Starling, Bubba CF6-421508/03/19921No College
63 Staumont, Josh RP6-320012/21/19931No College
46 Tillo, Daniel RP6-521506/13/19960No College
72 Viloria, Meibrys C5-1122002/15/19972No College
--- Witt, Bobby SS6-119006/14/20000No College
52 Woods, Stephen RP6-220006/10/19950No College
45 Zimmer, Kyle RP6-321009/13/19911No College
83 Zuber, Tyler RP5-1117506/16/19950Arkansas State