The Royals have one of the most exciting rookies in baseball, Eric Hosmer.
Hey, the guy is in the No. 3 spot already and batting .300. He’s likely to be the American League Rookie of the Year. In fact, he likely will be our only ALL STAR this year, outside of long shots for Billy Butler or Alex Gordon,
Total long shots.
The Royals have at least measured by the team’s stats a decent hitting line-up.
They lead off with Gordon, hitting just under .290. Then Cabrera hitting .273, Hosmer at .300, Franceur at .276 with some power and Butler at .305. Even our No. 6 guy Betemit is hitting .297.
Impressive huh? No, not at all. We still stink.
The hitting is almost NEVER TIMELY.
Butler loves to leave guys on third with one out, so does the rest of the team when they aren’t hitting into double plays. That said, things are better.
Yes I know we lead the league in walk off hits/home runs for wins. I also know WE DID IT BY JUNE 1st.
The Royals have the American League’s worst record, the worst. Save for the Minnesota Twins who just swept us at home. Oh I’m sorry, did I not mention that two teams by only two games have even worse records than the Royals in the National League, Chicago and Houston Both have just 23 wins, we have 25. Sorry that wasn’t fair.
The Royals have NOT ONE pitcher that matters, nobody.
Not starting or in the bullpen. Yes we are the worst pitching team in baseball and for that reason will finish last, lose at least 90 games and be what they have been, unwatchable.
Except for Hosmer. At least you can go to the park and enjoy seeing an up and coming star. Something we haven’t had in 4 million years. And that does include Beltron and Damon. They were just good, not great.
This kid may be great.
Since my last Royals report, there’s news; we’ve gotten even worse!
Swept by the last place Twins at home. Oh yeah, the farm system is awesome.