Coming off a 74-88 season, the Kansas City Royals are projected to go 71-91 with 4.8% playoff chances.


To increase those playoff odds, Salvador Perez will look to build on last year’s 48 home runs, which tied him with Toronto’s Vladimir Guerrero Jr. for the MLB lead. He’ll be joined by super-prospect Bobby Witt Jr.—about three years removed from high school—and Adalberto Mondesi.

KC’s pitching and lack of power may be a hindrance, but the team’s speed on the basepaths and fielding will make the Royals fun to watch.


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The Royals opened their 2022 season on April 7 at home with four against Cleveland (2-2) and then traveled to St. Louis for two. They’ll close out the first half with four in Toronto and open the second half with three against the Rays and three against the Angels—all at home.

The Royals’ 2022 seasons concludes with three in Detroit and six in Cleveland.

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