The Kansas City Royals had a rough stretch of games, going 2-4 and losing a bunch of really close games, though they ended on a positive note by beating the Los Angeles Angels 8-6. The Royals continue their series with the Angels before visiting Minnesota and Cleveland.
Player of the Week
Salvador Perez: .400/.400/.600. Perez had a very good week for the Royals, getting on base frequently and hitting for power
Jarrod Dyson: .333/.375/.533. Dyson continues to impress while playing for an injured Aoki. His defense and speed on the basepaths has always been superb, but the batting is a welcome surprise.
Play of the Week
A huge swing that provided a big lift for the Royals in a game they really needed to win. You can’t get much better than this.
It’s always fun to see Dyson hit for power and his first home run in a while is worthy of a mention.
- Despite going 2-4 this last week, the Royals were only outscored by one run. Pair that with two one run losses last week and you have a lot of frustrating losses. Fortunately, these things tend to even out over the course of a baseball season and the Royals are still only 3.5 games out.
- According to Fangraphs, the Royals now have 5 Position players with at least 2 WAR. To put that in context 2 WAR is designed to be the benchmark for what an MLB regular will produce over the course of an entire season. The Royals have five of those and we aren’t yet to the halfway point. Of these five, Dyson, Perez, Lorenzo Cain, and Alcides Escobar are undoubtedly on their way to career years. Alex Gordon is also on track to have the most value of his career, but much of that value is predicated on teams refusing to run on Gordon. We’ll see if that continues to the extent that it has thus far.
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