Kansas City
Royals
Stadium Ewing M. Kauffman Stadium
0-0 Overall | AL CENTRAL 1st
TEAM STATSAVGRHRERA
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Schedule
Regular season
Mon  4/20
@
White Sox
POSTPONED
Tue  4/21
@
White Sox
POSTPONED
Wed  4/22
@
White Sox
POSTPONED
Fri  4/24
@
Rays
POSTPONED
Sat  4/25
@
Rays
POSTPONED
Sun  4/26
@
Rays
POSTPONED
Mon  4/27
@
Orioles
POSTPONED
Tue  4/28
@
Orioles
POSTPONED
Wed  4/29
@
Orioles
POSTPONED
Thu  4/30
@
Orioles
POSTPONED
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 58 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 138 games, their expected win percentage is 42% based on the money line odds. At 49-89 they are in line with these expectations. If you bet on them to win every game you would be down quite a bit (-2545 units). They are not good against the spread (64-74) for a -1482 loss. Their over-under record is 68-65 with 5 pushes. They are favored in their upcoming game vs the Detroit Tigers. 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 -1.08 which ranks #13 in the AL, which is the same as how they rank in win percentage. They are the #13 ranked team in run differential (based on all teams' road stats) and the #12 ranked team among home teams. Their average run differential in their past 13 games is -2.77 which ranks them #15 over this stretch, slightly worse 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 #9 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
48 Adams, Chance RP6-121508/10/19942No College
58 Barlow, Scott RP6-321512/18/19922No College
64 Blewett, Scott SP6-624504/10/19960No College
17 Dozier, Hunter 3B6-422008/22/19913No College
41 Duffy, Danny SP6-320512/21/19889No 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
75 Guzman, Jeison SS6-218010/08/19980No College
32 Hahn, Jesse RP6-521507/30/19895Virginia Tech
73 Heath, Nick CF6-118711/27/19930No College
71 Hernandez, Carlos RP6-417503/11/19970No College
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
55 Lovelady, Richard RP6-018007/07/19951No College
9 McBroom, Ryan RF6-323004/09/19921West Virginia
61 McCarthy, Kevin RP6-320002/22/19924No 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
43 Rosario, Randy RP6-121005/18/19943No College
12 Soler, Jorge DH6-424002/25/19926No College
57 Sparkman, Glenn SP6-220005/11/19923No College
11 Starling, Bubba CF6-421508/03/19921No College
63 Staumont, Josh RP6-320012/21/19931No College
72 Viloria, Meibrys C5-1122002/15/19972No College
52 Woods, Stephen RP6-220006/10/19950No College