Kansas City Royals: Bats Key To Fast Start


The Kansas City Royals are one week into the 2015 season and remain undefeated at 6-0. The boys in blue have swept both the Chicago White Sox and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim to kick off the season.

Without a doubt, the keys to last season’s World Series appearance was due to both an incredible bullpen and stellar defense. This year’s perfect start up to this point is due to both of those things, and also the fact that the offense is knocking in runs.

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It was frustrating last year to watch the Royals at the plate because it just seemed like things were never clicking all at one time. In these six games so far, every player has come through in a time of need and it’s shown.

These Royals are hungry for another postseason appearance and it hasn’t even been one full week since their first game of the regular season.

In six games so far, the Royals have plated 40 runs, including ten against the White Sox on Opening Day. The lowest number of runs the Royals have scored during the past week was four, which they did twice (once in game three to Chicago and again in game two against the Angels).

Not only are the players stepping up when needed, but they’re also crushing home runs. Power was an area in which Kansas City struggled in last year, as they were last in the MLB in home runs, but the Royals have hit nine already including three from Salvador Perez and two from Mike Moustakas.

I know it’s still very early on in the season, but it’s exciting watching these Kansas City Royals play every day.

Speaking of Moustakas, it appears that putting him in the two spot in the lineup has paid off. Moose has started the 2015 season off hot with a .333 batting average and a .481 on base percentage. He’s also slugged those two home runs I touched on earlier.

Salvador Perez is also a key hitter to start the season. He leads the team in home runs with three, and has knocked in eight runs. He, Lorenzo Cain, and Kendrys Morales lead the team with hits (10).

Morales and Alex Rios have proved to be great signings for this team so far, both doing terrific at the plate. Rios homered in his first game as a Royal, and has had nine total hits and seven RBIs. Morales has been a great designated hitter for this team, homering once and doubling three times.

A surprising factor has been Paulo Orlando, Alex Gordon‘s back up in left field. Gordon hasn’t played in either day game so far and Orlando has done an admirable job in his place. In just two games, Orlando has three hits and they were all triples.

He is the only player in Major League history to have his first three career hits all be triples.

It’s still very early on in the season, but it’s exciting watching these Kansas City Royals play every day. I’m not sure what is going on with our beloved KC Royals, but I’m loving all of these runs being scored. Not only does this team have the best bullpen and defense in baseball, but now their players are hitting well, too.

All stats courtesy of ESPN.com

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