Kansas City Royals Starting Lineup | October 5, 2022 Royals Lineup

65-97, 5th in AL Central

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The Kansas City Royals (65-96) will take on the Cleveland Guardians (91-70) on Wednesday. Cleveland's Aaron Civale gets the start, and he'll go against Kansas City's Jonathan Heasley. Vinnie Pasquantino has led the way for the Royals starting lineup recently, batting .395 with 1 home runs and 4 RBI over the club's last ten games.

Updated: 2 hours ago

Royals Starting Lineup

1. M. Melendez , (L), DH
2. B. Witt Jr. , (R), SS
3. H. J. Park , (L), 1B
4. E. Olivares , (R), RF
5. M. Massey , (L), 2B
6. D. Waters , (S), CF
7. K. Isbel , (L), LF
8. N. Eaton , (R), 3B
9. S. Rivero , (R), C
Pos Pitcher
P Jon Heasley J. Heasley (R)
Pos Pitcher GS Record ERA IP Batters Faced Hits Runs HR Allowed BB SO K% BB% WHIP BABIP
P Jon Heasley J. Heasley (R) 21 4-10 5.28 104 465 108 67 19 47 70 15.0% 10.1% 1.49 .276
Pos Hitter
DH M.J. Melendez M. Melendez (L)
SS Bobby Witt Jr. B. Witt Jr. (R)
1B Hoy Jun Park H. J. Park (L)
RF Edward Olivares E. Olivares (R)
2B Michael Massey M. Massey (L)
CF Drew Waters D. Waters (S)
LF Kyle Isbel K. Isbel (L)
3B Nathan Eaton N. Eaton (R)
C Sebastian Rivero S. Rivero (R)
Pos Hitter Order G PA Hits 1B 2B 3B HR RBI Runs SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
DH M.J. Melendez M. Melendez (L) 1 129 533 100 58 21 3 18 62 57 2 3 .217 .313 .393 .706
SS Bobby Witt Jr. B. Witt Jr. (R) 2 150 632 150 93 31 6 20 80 82 30 7 .254 .294 .428 .722
1B Hoy Jun Park H. J. Park (L) 3 72 298 76 55 11 0 10 26 25 1 0 .295 .383 .453 .836
RF Edward Olivares E. Olivares (R) 4 53 174 46 34 8 0 4 15 24 2 3 .286 .333 .410 .743
2B Michael Massey M. Massey (L) 5 52 192 42 28 9 1 4 17 16 3 0 .243 .307 .376 .683
CF Drew Waters D. Waters (S) 6 32 108 23 11 6 1 5 18 14 0 0 .240 .324 .479 .803
LF Kyle Isbel K. Isbel (L) 7 106 277 54 35 10 4 5 28 32 9 6 .211 .264 .340 .604
3B Nathan Eaton N. Eaton (R) 8 44 121 28 20 4 3 1 12 16 11 1 .264 .331 .387 .718
C Sebastian Rivero S. Rivero (R) 9 17 28 4 4 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 .154 .214 .154 .368

Most Common Royals Lineups

6 Games
1. M.J. Melendez
2. Bobby Witt Jr.
3. Salvador Perez
4. Hoy Jun Park
5. Michael A. Taylor
6. Michael Massey
7. Nick Pratto
8. Kyle Isbel
9. Nicky Lopez
6 Games
1. Whit Merrifield
2. Andrew Benintendi
3. Bobby Witt Jr.
4. Salvador Perez
5. M.J. Melendez
6. Hunter Dozier
7. Carlos Santana
8. Michael A. Taylor
9. Emmanuel Rivera
5 Games
1. M.J. Melendez
2. Bobby Witt Jr.
3. Salvador Perez
4. Hoy Jun Park
5. Edward Olivares
6. Hunter Dozier
7. Michael Massey
8. Michael A. Taylor
9. Nathan Eaton
4 Games
1. Whit Merrifield
2. Andrew Benintendi
3. Bobby Witt Jr.
4. M.J. Melendez
5. Hunter Dozier
6. Carlos Santana
7. Kyle Isbel
8. Emmanuel Rivera
9. Nicky Lopez
4 Games
1. Whit Merrifield
2. Andrew Benintendi
3. Bobby Witt Jr.
4. Salvador Perez
5. M.J. Melendez
6. Hunter Dozier
7. Carlos Santana
8. Emmanuel Rivera
9. Nicky Lopez
3 Games
1. Whit Merrifield
2. Andrew Benintendi
3. Bobby Witt Jr.
4. M.J. Melendez
5. Hunter Dozier
6. Hoy Jun Park
7. Edward Olivares
8. Michael A. Taylor
9. Nicky Lopez

2022 Recent Royals Lineups

Game Score Starting Pitcher 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10/5 @ CLE L 2-9 Aaron Civale A. Civale (R), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND M.J. Melendez M. Melendez Bobby Witt Jr. B. Witt Jr. Hoy Jun Park H. J. Park Edward Olivares E. Olivares Michael Massey M. Massey Drew Waters D. Waters Kyle Isbel K. Isbel Nathan Eaton N. Eaton Sebastian Rivero S. Rivero
10/4 @ CLE L 3-5 Cal Quantrill C. Quantrill (R), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND M.J. Melendez M. Melendez Bobby Witt Jr. B. Witt Jr. Hoy Jun Park H. J. Park Edward Olivares E. Olivares Michael Massey M. Massey Drew Waters D. Waters Kyle Isbel K. Isbel Nathan Eaton N. Eaton Nicky Lopez N. Lopez
10/3 @ CLE W 5-2 Triston McKenzie T. McKenzie (R), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND M.J. Melendez M. Melendez Bobby Witt Jr. B. Witt Jr. Hoy Jun Park H. J. Park Edward Olivares E. Olivares Michael Massey M. Massey Hunter Dozier H. Dozier Michael A. Taylor M. A. Taylor Drew Waters D. Waters Kyle Isbel K. Isbel
10/2 @ CLE L 5-7 Shane Bieber S. Bieber (R), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND M.J. Melendez M. Melendez Bobby Witt Jr. B. Witt Jr. Hoy Jun Park H. J. Park Edward Olivares E. Olivares Ryan O'Hearn R. O'Hearn Michael A. Taylor M. A. Taylor Drew Waters D. Waters Nathan Eaton N. Eaton Nicky Lopez N. Lopez
10/1 @ CLE W 7-1 Zach Plesac Z. Plesac (R), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND M.J. Melendez M. Melendez Bobby Witt Jr. B. Witt Jr. Salvador Perez S. Perez Hoy Jun Park H. J. Park Edward Olivares E. Olivares Hunter Dozier H. Dozier Michael Massey M. Massey Drew Waters D. Waters Kyle Isbel K. Isbel

Jonathan Heasley vs. the Guardians

  • The Royals' Jon Heasley (4-9) will make his 20th start of the season.
  • The right-hander gave up four earned runs in 4 2/3 innings pitched on Thursday in his last outing, a matchup with the Detroit Tigers.
  • The 25-year-old has an ERA of 5.00 and 6.0 strikeouts per nine innings with an opponent batting average of .254 in 20 games this season.
  • He has started 19 games this season, earning a quality start (6 or more IP, 3 or fewer ER) in seven of them.
  • The Guardians rank 16th in MLB with 686 runs scored this season. They have a .252 batting average this campaign with 127 home runs (29th in the league).

Royals vs. Aaron Civale

  • Civale gets the start for the Guardians, his 20th of the season. He is 4-6 with a 5.04 ERA and 89 strikeouts through 91 innings pitched.
  • In his last appearance on Friday, the right-hander threw 6 2/3 innings against the Kansas City Royals, giving up two earned runs while surrendering three hits.
  • The 27-year-old has an ERA of 5.04, with 8.8 strikeouts per nine innings, in 19 games this season. Opponents are hitting .248 against him.

Royals Betting Trends

  • This season, the Royals have been the underdog 139 times and won 52, or 37.4%, of those games.
  • Kansas City is 10-43 this season when entering a game as the underdog by +156 or more on the moneyline.
  • The sportsbooks' moneyline implies a 39.1% chance of a victory for the Royals.
  • So far this season, Kansas City and its opponents have hit the over in 82 of their 165 games with a total.
  • The Royals are 82-83-0 against the spread in their 165 chances this season.

Royals Injury News

  • Josh Staumont: 15 Day Injury List (Bicep)
  • Taylor Clarke: 15 Day Injury List (Oblique)
  • Gabe Speier: 40 Man Active (Illness)
  • Adalberto Mondesi: 60 Day Injury List (Knee)
  • Jake Brentz: 60 Day Injury List (Elbow)
  • Tyler Zuber: 60 Day Injury List (Shoulder)
  • Angel Zerpa: 60 Day Injury List (Knee)
  • Salvador Pérez: Day-to-day (Thumb)

Betting on the Kansas City Royals

Kansas sports betting is alive and well for both mobile and retail locations. For fans of the Royals, a team that is likely going to finish their 2022 campaign as an underdog in a majority of games, there will likely be some value in betting on this team's run line at the beginning of 2023 — particularly against overvalued teams at home. With mobile sportsbooks such as DraftKings Kansas, BetMGM Kansas, Caesars Kansas, and FanDuel Kansas all launching before the new year, the opportunity for sports fans across the Sunflower state to get some money down will be ample. For more information on the sports betting ecosystem in Kansas and up-to-date legal news, check out our Kansas Sports Betting page.

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 2022 schedule could produce another season of disappointment for Royals' fans.