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Kansas City Royals 2020 Fantasy Baseball Preview

Apr 4, 2020

Jorge Soler could perform better than his ADP this season in fantasy.

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Welcome back to our MLB 2020 team previews, Kansas City Royals edition! While the Royals don’t have any standout fantasy studs, there are a handful of players worth considering. Let’s talk about it.

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Starting Lineup

# NAME POS
1 Whit Merrifield OF
2 Adalberto Mondesi SS
3 Jorge Soler DH
4 Hunter Dozier OF
5 Alex Gordon OF
6 Salvador Perez C
7 Ryan O’Hearn 1B
8 Maikel Franco 3B
9 Nicky Lopez 2B

 

  • Better in OBP formatsJorge Soler
  • Worse in OBP formats: Whit Merrifield, Adalberto Mondesi, Nicky Lopez
  • Better than his ADP: Soler (85), Dozier (171)
  • Worse than his ADP: Merrifield (48)
  • Bench bat(s) worth rostering: None
  • Player(s) most likely to lose a starting spot: Franco

Pitching Rotation

# NAME R/L
1 Brad Keller R
2 Danny Duffy R
3 Jakob Junis R
4 Mike Montgomery L
5 Jorge Lopez R

 

  • Better than his ADP: Brad Keller (435)
  • Worse than his ADP: None
  • Starter least likely to stick in the rotation: Lopez
  • Non-starter most likely to enter the rotation: Glenn Sparkman

Quick notes: This is likely the worst rotation in baseball and none of these guys should be rostered in a standard league.

Bullpen

  • Projected closer: Ian Kennedy (Job Security: MEDIUM)
  • Top backup: Scott Barlow
  • Premier holds option: None
  • Sneaky holds option: None

Quick notes: This is a bad team without any relievers that profile for good enough ratios to matter.

Prospects

Other Helpful Fantasy Info

  • Park Factor: 101.8 for runs, 81.3 for homers, 103.9 for singles, 113.5 for doubles, 128.4 for triples (league average = 100)
  • Green Light Rating: High
  • Likeliest 2020 roster moves: Rotation shuffling
  • Bold Fantasy Prediction: Adalberto Mondesi hits 30 homers and steals 60 bases.
  • Bland Fantasy Prediction: Whit Merrifield steals less than 10 bases.

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