Kansas City
Royals
Stadium Kauffman Stadium
56-96 Overall | AL CENTRAL 4th
TEAM STATSAVGRHRERA
Royals.2456421565.15
Schedule
Regular season
Wed  9/18
@
Athletics
MLBN3:37pm
Thu  9/19
@
Twins
7:40pm
Fri  9/20
@
Twins
8:10pm
Sat  9/21
@
Twins
7:10pm
Sun  9/22
@
Twins
2:10pm
Tue  9/24
vs
Braves
8:15pm
Wed  9/25
vs
Braves
8:15pm
Fri  9/27
vs
Twins
8:15pm
Sat  9/28
vs
Twins
7:15pm
Sun  9/29
vs
Twins
3:15pm
Team Outlook and Scouting Report

SEASON FORECASTS AND FUTURES PICKS

The Royals are off the betting board and have no odds to win the championship. They are projected to win 59 games and come in under their pre-season futures line of 69. In simulations, they have been eliminated from playoff contention. They were a +2000 'underdog' to make the playoffs in the preseason. Their preseason chances to win the division were 4.4% at 60/1, 1.6%. Their average wins per simulation puts them at #13 in the AL.

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REGULAR SEASON RECAP AND UPCOMING GAMES

After 151 games, their expected win percentage is 42% based on the money line odds. At 56-95 they are in line with these expectations. If you bet on them to win every game you would be down quite a bit (-2250 units). They are not good against the spread (69-82) for a -1876 loss. Their over-under record is 77-69 with 5 pushes. In their next game vs the Athletics they are only winning 22% 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

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. Their average run differential in their past 13 games is -1.23 which ranks them #11 over this stretch, slightly better than overall.

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 Whit Merrifield who is projected to be the #11 second baseman the rest of the season. 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
2 Arteaga, Humberto SS6-120001/23/19941No College
58 Barlow, Scott RP6-321512/18/19922No College
50 Barnes, Jacob RP6-223104/14/19904No College
19 Cuthbert, Cheslor 1B6-120511/16/19925No 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
36 Gallagher, Cam C6-323012/06/19923No College
4 Gordon, Alex LF6-122002/10/198413Nebraska
32 Hahn, Jesse RP6-521507/30/19895Virginia Tech
54 Hill, Tim RP6-220002/10/19902No College
65 Junis, Jake SP6-321009/16/19923No College
56 Keller, Brad SP6-523007/27/19952No College
31 Kennedy, Ian RP6-019512/19/198413USC
28 Lopez, Jorge RP6-220502/10/19934No College
1 Lopez, Nicky 2B5-1117503/13/19951No 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
15 Merrifield, Whit 2B6-119501/24/19894South Carolina
27 Mondesi, Adalberto SS6-119007/27/19954No College
21 Montgomery, Mike SP6-521507/01/19895No College
68 Newberry, Jake RP6-219511/20/19942No College
66 O'Hearn, Ryan 1B6-320007/26/19932No College
14 Phillips, Brett CF6-018505/30/19943No College
43 Rosario, Randy RP6-121005/18/19943No College
53 Skoglund, Eric SP6-619010/26/19923UCF
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
22 Viloria, Meibrys C5-1122002/15/19972No College
45 Zimmer, Kyle RP6-321009/13/19911No College