Kansas City Royals Starting Lineup 12/1/20 Royals Lineup

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When you open spring training posted at 500 to 1 to win the World Series, you probably aren't going to generate much enthusiasm as a dark horse even in your own division. Kansas City doesn't project as having favorable odds as the wildcard team either. While according to most projections the division is weak, Kansas City isn't strong enough to take advantage. The Royals have a couple intriguing players in their batting order, plus a solid all-star at second base.

However, like most rebuilding teams, Kansas City will suffer through a few agonizing moments of growth. They have a new face at third base, and a staple of their defense and team leader will return behind the plate. Having a veteran catcher could help the pitching staff, but no one within the Royals' top-five strikes fear in opposing batters. Kansas City will need a new young star to jump onto the scene to be anything more than average with the current lineup they have.

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Royals Starting Lineup

B. Singer , (R), P
1. A. Gordon , (L), LF
2. W. Merrifield , (R), RF
3. A. Mondesi , (S), SS
4. S. Perez , (R), C
5. M. Franco , (R), 3B
6. H. Dozier , (R), 1B
7. R. McBroom , (R), DH
8. E. Olivares , (R), CF
9. N. Lopez , (L), 2B
Pos Pitcher
P Brady Singer B. Singer (R)
Pos Pitcher Rating GS Record IP Batters Faced Hits Runs ER HR Allowed BB SO K% BB% WHIP BABIP
P Brady Singer B. Singer (R)
67
11 3-5 19 240 49 28 28 8 23 56 .233% .096% 1.26 .272
Pos Hitter Rating Order G PA Hits 1B 2B 3B HR RBI Runs SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
LF Alex Gordon A. Gordon (L)
83
1 49 183 34 26 4 0 4 11 15 0 0 .210 .301 .309 .609
RF Whit Merrifield W. Merrifield (R)
81
2 59 261 70 49 12 0 9 30 38 12 3 .287 .330 .447 .776
SS Adalberto Mondesi A. Mondesi (S)
74
3 58 229 53 35 10 3 5 20 32 24 8 .247 .286 .391 .677
C Salvador Perez S. Perez (R)
74
4 36 152 50 27 12 0 11 32 22 1 0 .342 .362 .651 1.013
3B Maikel Franco M. Franco (R)
86
5 59 240 62 38 16 0 8 38 23 1 0 .282 .325 .464 .789
1B Hunter Dozier H. Dozier (R)
87
6 43 183 35 23 4 2 6 12 29 4 0 .226 .344 .394 .738
DH Ryan McBroom R. McBroom (R)
67
7 35 82 19 11 3 0 5 9 7 0 0 .244 .280 .474 .755
CF Edward Olivares E. Olivares (R)
67
8 17 62 17 13 1 1 2 7 5 0 1 .288 .306 .441 .747
2B Nicky Lopez N. Lopez (L)
70
9 55 189 34 25 8 0 1 13 15 0 5 .205 .290 .271 .561

Most Common Royals Lineups

6 Games Game
1. Whit Merrifield
2. Hunter Dozier
3. Jorge Soler
4. Ryan O'Hearn
5. Maikel Franco
6. Alex Gordon
7. Adalberto Mondesi
8. Nicky Lopez
9. Cameron Gallagher
3 Games Game
1. Whit Merrifield
2. Adalberto Mondesi
3. Hunter Dozier
4. Maikel Franco
5. Alex Gordon
6. Matt Reynolds
7. Edward Olivares
8. Nicky Lopez
9. Cameron Gallagher
3 Games Game
1. Whit Merrifield
2. Jorge Soler
3. Ryan O'Hearn
4. Salvador Perez
5. Franchy Cordero
6. Maikel Franco
7. Alex Gordon
8. Adalberto Mondesi
9. Brett Phillips
3 Games Game
1. Whit Merrifield
2. Adalberto Mondesi
3. Salvador Perez
4. Jorge Soler
5. Maikel Franco
6. Ryan McBroom
7. Alex Gordon
8. Bubba Starling
9. Nicky Lopez
2 Games Game
1. Whit Merrifield
2. Adalberto Mondesi
3. Salvador Perez
4. Maikel Franco
5. Ryan O'Hearn
6. Hunter Dozier
7. Alex Gordon
8. Franchy Cordero
9. Nicky Lopez
2 Games Game
1. Whit Merrifield
2. Hunter Dozier
3. Jorge Soler
4. Maikel Franco
5. Ryan McBroom
6. Alex Gordon
7. Adalberto Mondesi
8. Nicky Lopez
9. Cameron Gallagher

2020 Recent Royals Lineups

Game Score Starting Pitcher 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
9/26 vs DET L 3-4 Carlos Hernandez C. Hernandez (R), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Whit Merrifield W. Merrifield Adalberto Mondesi A. Mondesi Salvador Perez S. Perez Maikel Franco M. Franco Hunter Dozier H. Dozier Ryan McBroom R. McBroom Alex Gordon A. Gordon Edward Olivares E. Olivares Nicky Lopez N. Lopez
9/26 vs DET W 3-2 Brad Keller B. Keller (R), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Whit Merrifield W. Merrifield Adalberto Mondesi A. Mondesi Salvador Perez S. Perez Maikel Franco M. Franco Ryan O'Hearn R. O'Hearn Hunter Dozier H. Dozier Alex Gordon A. Gordon Franchy Cordero F. Cordero Nicky Lopez N. Lopez
9/25 vs DET W 8-7 Kris Bubic K. Bubic (L), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Whit Merrifield W. Merrifield Adalberto Mondesi A. Mondesi Salvador Perez S. Perez Maikel Franco M. Franco Hunter Dozier H. Dozier Ryan O'Hearn R. O'Hearn Alex Gordon A. Gordon Franchy Cordero F. Cordero Nicky Lopez N. Lopez
9/24 vs STL W 12-3 Danny Duffy D. Duffy (L), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Whit Merrifield W. Merrifield Adalberto Mondesi A. Mondesi Salvador Perez S. Perez Jorge Soler J. Soler Maikel Franco M. Franco Hunter Dozier H. Dozier Alex Gordon A. Gordon Franchy Cordero F. Cordero Nicky Lopez N. Lopez
9/23 vs STL L 0-5 Brady Singer B. Singer (R), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Whit Merrifield W. Merrifield Adalberto Mondesi A. Mondesi Salvador Perez S. Perez Jorge Soler J. Soler Maikel Franco M. Franco Hunter Dozier H. Dozier Edward Olivares E. Olivares Bubba Starling B. Starling Nicky Lopez N. Lopez

Kansas City Royals FAQ

Another team in the rebuild is the Kansas City Royals, but they at least have their prospects up in the bigs to get excited about. Adalberto Mondesi broke out onto the scene last season and is one of the up and coming shortstops in the game. He is also a threat to steal anytime he gets on base. There are only a few players from the World Series team on the roster, like Salvador Perez. He will be the everyday catcher as expected. Alex Gordon will be the starting left fielder, but isn't quite the same guy at the plate as he was a few seasons ago. Now the Royals were able to unlock Jorge Soler's power last season and will be looking for more of the same. They landed Maikel Franco, who was once a top prospect.

Who Is The Youngest Starter On The Royals?

Adalberto Mondesi is the youngest player in the Royals starting lineup by four months. He is 25 years old, where Nicky Lopez is four months older than Mondesi. Both are an infield duo to keep an eye on over the next few years.

Is Maikel Franco Starting For The Royals?

Maikel Franco is starting at third base after signing with the Royals in free agency. Franco was a highly touted international signing back in 2010 but has failed to develop into the player everybody expected.

Who Leads Off For Kansas City?

Whit Merrifield is the leadoff hitter for the Royals. Merrifield is one of the top players on the team. He brings strong contact skills and also some stolen base threat. Merrifield was also a bit of a late bloomer.

What Is The Best Royals Lineup Of All-Time?

The 1977 Kansas City Royals won over 100 games but would go onto lose in the ALCS. However, they scored 822 runs that season as George Brett led the team. The staff and bullpen were also incredibly solid.

What Is The Worst Royals Lineup Of All-Time?

It was a hard fall from the top for the Royals in 2018 as they struggled to remain relevant after the World Series. They scored just 638 games and lost 104 games. Kansas City lost 100 games again the next season.

Who Has Played The Most Games For The Royals?

George Brett played 2,707 games for the Royals, which is the most in team history. He leads them in hits, as he has 3,154 in his career. Brett is a Hall of Famer and went to 13 All-Star Games.