KC Royals news surrounds who the fifth starter is going to be in the Kansas City Royals’ 2020 rotation to start the season. Spring training has other questions for fans to wonder as well.
When looking at the Kansas City Royals‘ 2020 rotation, the top four spots are pretty obvious. It’s going to be Brad Keller, Danny Duffy, Jakob Junis, and Mike Montgomery; The four might not pitch in that exact order, but we know those four guys are going to be pitchers one through four in the Royals rotation.
Every MLB team has five starters in the rotation, so that begs the question: Who will the fifth starter be for the Kansas City Royals this season?
An important thing to note here is that the Royals don’t necessarily have to have a fifth starter until April 8th due to the multiple days off they’ll have early in the season. Even still – It’s fun to debate and a lot of Royals fans are excitedly proclaiming that Brady Singer has won the five spot after just two appearances in spring training.
Singer has been awesome, but we still have a ways to go in spring training and that means there’s plenty of time for Singer to fall off a bit and for other guys to step up.
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"Singer is only 23 years old, so the Royals have time to let him polish up his skills in the minor leagues. There’s several more games to be played in Surprise, so let’s see if Singer can continue to turn heads and make a strong push for the Opening Day roster."
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While Royals fans want to see Singer get the fifth spot, the Royals don’t gain much by throwing him out there too soon. He’s expected to be one of the bright spots throughout the rebuild and should help this team become a contender again, so why rush him there?
The problem is there haven’t been a lot of other pitchers in contention for the fifth spot wowing in spring training. Glenn Sparkman has been promising, but he’s mostly disappointed as a starter in the past. Sparkman will – at the very least – make the bullpen, but he’s going to have to show a lot more while Singer regresses to make the rotation.
There’s still plenty of questions to answer over the next three weeks of spring training, but the fifth starter in the rotation is going to get the most traction for sure. Who do you think will win the job?