Kansas City
Royals
Stadium Kauffman Stadium
0-0 Overall | AL CENTRAL 1st
TEAM STATSAVGRHRERA
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Schedule
Preseason
Fri  3/1
@
Angels
L7-10
Sat  3/2
vs
Mariners
W8-0
Sun  3/3
@
Indians
W13-7
Tue  3/5
vs
Diamondbacks
W5-3
Wed  3/6
@
Cubs
L1-4
Thu  3/7
vs
Angels
W8-7
Fri  3/8
vs
Reds
W8-3
Regular season
Thu  3/28
vs
White Sox
TBA
Sat  3/30
vs
White Sox
TBA
Sun  3/31
vs
White Sox
TBA
Team Outlook and Scouting Report

REGULAR SEASON RECAP AND 2019 OUTLOOK

The sum of all of their money line implied probabilities (adjusted for the juice) projects to 66.2 wins. Their 58 actual wins was below expectation. They didn't meet expectations on the road and at home. They won 32.1% on the road which was much worse than expected (37.6%). They won 32 at home and were expected to win 35.7. We are projecting a +17.1 win improvement next season. They are averaging 75.1 wins per simulation and are projected to finish ninth in the American League. There is a sizable gap between them and the #8 ranked Twins who are projected for 81.3 wins. While not World Series contenders they do have a measurable chance (0.1%). Their odds of winning it all are 1000/1, 0.1%. Their odds of winning the AL are 500/1, 0.2% and they have a 0.4% chance based on simulations. The Royals are a good long-shot bet to make the playoffs. At +2000 they have an implied probability of 4.8% but they make the playoffs in 8% of simulations.

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TEAM STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES

Since last season their average run differential is -1.2 which ranks #14 in the AL, which is the same as how they rank in win percentage. This is a relatively better road team than a home team. They are the #12 ranked team in run differential in road games, vs #15 in home games.

TEAM STATS PER GAME (League Rank):

ALLOWED TO OPPOSING TEAMS (Lower # is Better):

TEAM STATS AND BETTING RESULT GAMELOG

Below is a betting recap of all 162 regular games. Anyone who backed the Royals in all of their games would be down -1114 units. Against the run line, they have lost -752 units risking 100 units on each pick (79-83 PL). They are down against the run line at home and on the road.

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Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateEXPCOLLEGE
58 Barlow, Scott SP6-321512/18/19921No College
38 Bonifacio, Jorge RF6-122006/04/19932No College
26 Boxberger, Brad RP6-220505/27/19887No College
40 Diekman, Jake RP6-420501/21/19877No College
17 Dozier, Hunter 1B6-422008/22/19912No College
41 Duffy, Danny SP6-320512/21/19888No College
51 Ellis, Chris SP6-522009/22/19920No College
49 Fillmyer, Heath RP6-119005/16/19941No College
33 Flynn, Brian SP6-824004/19/19905No College
36 Gallagher, Cam C6-323012/06/19922No College
25 Goodwin, Brian CF6-020011/02/19903No College
4 Gordon, Alex LF6-122002/10/198412No College
0 Gore, Terrance LF5-716506/08/19915No College
6 Hamilton, Billy CF6-116009/09/19906No College
54 Hill, Tim RP6-220002/10/19901No College
65 Junis, Jake SP6-321009/16/19922No College
56 Keller, Brad SP6-523007/27/19951No College
31 Kennedy, Ian SP6-019512/19/198412No College
28 Lopez, Jorge SP6-220502/10/19933No College
16 Maldonado, Martin C6-023008/16/19868No College
61 McCarthy, Kevin RP6-320002/22/19923No College
15 Merrifield, Whit 2B6-119501/24/19893No College
27 Mondesi, Adalberto 2B6-119007/27/19953No College
66 O'Hearn, Ryan 1B6-320007/26/19931No College
34 Oaks, Trevor SP6-322003/26/19931No College
2 Owings, Chris RF5-1018508/12/19916No College
43 Peralta, Wily SP6-125505/08/19897No College
14 Phillips, Brett RF6-018505/30/19942No College
53 Skoglund, Eric SP6-619010/26/19922No College
12 Soler, Jorge RF6-424002/25/19925No College
57 Sparkman, Glenn SP6-220005/11/19922No College
22 Viloria, Meibrys C5-1122002/15/19971No College
45 Zimmer, Kyle RP6-321009/13/19910No College