Kansas City Royals Starting Lineup 10/19/21 Royals Lineup

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The Kansas City Royals broke an agonizing drought of playoff appearances with back-to-back trips to the World Series and a title just six seasons ago. Seems like a distant memory for Royals' fans. After hovering around .500 baseball for two years, Kansas City has plummeted. A pair of 100-plus loss seasons was followed by lackluster pandemic-shortened 2020. The Royals made the biggest improvement statistically in team ERA. Kansas City pitchers jumped from a fourth worst 5.20 ERA to 12th best in baseball last season. Pitchers carved off nearly a run per game. A key for maintaining or improving this important stat will rest on the shoulders of veteran backstop Salvador Perez.

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Royals Starting Lineup

1. W. Merrifield , (R), 2B
2. N. Lopez , (L), SS
3. S. Perez , (R), DH
4. A. Benintendi , (L), LF
5. C. Santana , (S), 1B
6. H. Dozier , (R), RF
7. A. Mondesi , (S), 3B
8. M. A. Taylor , (R), CF
9. C. Gallagher , (R), C
Pos Hitter Rating Order G PA Hits 1B 2B 3B HR RBI Runs SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
2B Whit Merrifield W. Merrifield (R)
78
1 158 701 180 126 41 3 10 73 95 40 4 .279 .318 .398 .716
SS Nicky Lopez N. Lopez (L)
83
2 147 550 146 117 21 6 2 43 76 21 0 .301 .364 .381 .746
DH Salvador Perez S. Perez (R)
88
3 157 648 168 97 23 0 48 121 87 1 0 .277 .318 .553 .871
LF Andrew Benintendi A. Benintendi (L)
81
4 130 525 132 88 25 2 17 71 61 8 9 .273 .317 .438 .755
1B Carlos Santana C. Santana (S)
75
5 154 643 115 81 15 0 19 66 65 2 0 .209 .316 .340 .656
RF Hunter Dozier H. Dozier (R)
75
6 140 527 101 53 27 6 15 52 53 4 4 .214 .285 .392 .677
3B Adalberto Mondesi A. Mondesi (S)
86
7 31 120 27 14 6 1 6 16 16 14 1 .243 .282 .477 .760
CF Michael A. Taylor M. A. Taylor (R)
74
8 138 512 114 85 16 1 12 52 57 14 6 .244 .298 .360 .658
C Cam Gallagher C. Gallagher (R)
66
9 44 112 22 16 5 0 1 5 9 0 0 .220 .275 .300 .575

Most Common Royals Lineups

6 Games Game
1. Whit Merrifield
2. Carlos Santana
3. Andrew Benintendi
4. Salvador Perez
5. Jorge Soler
6. Hunter Dozier
7. Kelvin Gutierrez
8. Michael A. Taylor
9. Nicky Lopez
5 Games Game
1. Whit Merrifield
2. Carlos Santana
3. Salvador Perez
4. Jorge Soler
5. Hunter Dozier
6. Andrew Benintendi
7. Michael A. Taylor
8. Kyle Isbel
9. Nicky Lopez
4 Games Game
1. Whit Merrifield
2. Nicky Lopez
3. Salvador Perez
4. Carlos Santana
5. Andrew Benintendi
6. Hunter Dozier
7. Ryan O'Hearn
8. Michael A. Taylor
9. Jarrod Dyson
4 Games Game
1. Whit Merrifield
2. Carlos Santana
3. Salvador Perez
4. Andrew Benintendi
5. Jorge Soler
6. Ryan O'Hearn
7. Hunter Dozier
8. Jarrod Dyson
9. Nicky Lopez
4 Games Game
1. Whit Merrifield
2. Carlos Santana
3. Andrew Benintendi
4. Salvador Perez
5. Jorge Soler
6. Kelvin Gutierrez
7. Michael A. Taylor
8. Cam Gallagher
9. Nicky Lopez
3 Games Game
1. Whit Merrifield
2. Nicky Lopez
3. Salvador Perez
4. Adalberto Mondesi
5. Carlos Santana
6. Andrew Benintendi
7. Edward Olivares
8. Michael A. Taylor
9. Hunter Dozier

2021 Recent Royals Lineups

Game Score Starting Pitcher 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
9/30 vs CLE W 10-5 Daniel Lynch D. Lynch (L), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Whit Merrifield W. Merrifield Nicky Lopez N. Lopez Salvador Perez S. Perez Andrew Benintendi A. Benintendi Carlos Santana C. Santana Hunter Dozier H. Dozier Michael A. Taylor M. A. Taylor Kyle Isbel K. Isbel Hanser Alberto H. Alberto
9/29 vs CLE W 6-4 Brady Singer B. Singer (R), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Whit Merrifield W. Merrifield Nicky Lopez N. Lopez Salvador Perez S. Perez Andrew Benintendi A. Benintendi Carlos Santana C. Santana Adalberto Mondesi A. Mondesi Hunter Dozier H. Dozier Kyle Isbel K. Isbel Cam Gallagher C. Gallagher
9/26 @ DET W 2-1 Wily Peralta W. Peralta (R), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Whit Merrifield W. Merrifield Nicky Lopez N. Lopez Salvador Perez S. Perez Andrew Benintendi A. Benintendi Carlos Santana C. Santana Adalberto Mondesi A. Mondesi Hunter Dozier H. Dozier Kyle Isbel K. Isbel Cam Gallagher C. Gallagher
9/25 @ DET L 0-0 Tarik Skubal T. Skubal (L), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Whit Merrifield W. Merrifield Nicky Lopez N. Lopez Salvador Perez S. Perez Andrew Benintendi A. Benintendi Carlos Santana C. Santana Adalberto Mondesi A. Mondesi Hunter Dozier H. Dozier Hanser Alberto H. Alberto Edward Olivares E. Olivares
9/24 @ DET L 0-0 Casey Mize C. Mize (R), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Whit Merrifield W. Merrifield Nicky Lopez N. Lopez Salvador Perez S. Perez Andrew Benintendi A. Benintendi Carlos Santana C. Santana Adalberto Mondesi A. Mondesi Ryan O'Hearn R. O'Hearn Hunter Dozier H. Dozier Kyle Isbel K. Isbel

The rest of the Royals primary everyday lineup is aging. Carlos Santana jumped from Cleveland to KC. Besides Perez, the Royals will need to get solid seasons from Whit Merrifield and Jorge Soler to improve on a sixth worst team rank for run production. Kansas City will also hope the right Adalberto Mondesi shows up. Mondesi's 2020 season produced split results between the first half and the last 24 games. Even with a run per game improvement from pitching, Kansas City still ranked 11th worst in baseball in run differential. Better pitch selection will help. The Royals ranked fair for batting average, but fell to fifth worst for team on-base percentage. Any regression by the pitching staff during the 2021 schedule could produce another season of disappointment for Royals' fans.