Five keys to the royals winning the al central in 2017 – royals review

Following back-to- back American League Championships, the 2016 Kansas City Royals fell to 81-81, missing the playoffs. Facebook mobile app The Cleveland Indians broke out behind their incredibly consistent starting rotation to take the division without even playing their full 162-game slate, finishing at 94-67, 8 games ahead of Detroit, and 13.5 games ahead of the reigning World Series Champions.

In order for the Royals to reclaim the division from the heavily-favored Indians, who added slugger Edwin Encarnacion to replace the departing Mike Napoli, and await the return of Michael Brantley, Ned Yost will need the following out of his team: 1. Little league baseball 2016 Career-best years from departing free agents

The majority of the lineup cards written by Ned Yost in 2015 had these four names in the first four slots. Softball tournaments in ky The Royals will need these four hitters to produce again in 2017, perhaps in the first four slots of the batting order if everything goes as planned. Mutual materials pavers Escobar established career-highs in home runs and RBI in 2016, but saw his average stay in the mid-.200s. Irrigation methods Moustakas, a Scott Boras client, missed nearly all of 2016 after colliding with teammate Alex Gordon on a foul pop just a handful of games into the season, and should be motivated to put up a career year in advance of his chance at a long-term deal. Cottage garden design plans After an injury-riddled 2016, Cain will be motivated to get back to his 2015 form that saw him third in AL MVP voting in hopes of landing a multi-year deal at 31. Gardenia care Finally, Hosmer, will look to prove himself worthy of a nine-figure deal and will likely be the most-saught-after first baseman. Auburn softball twitter 2. U of a softball Bounceback year from their highest-paid player

The aforementioned Gordon, who hit a measley .220 at the plate with 40 RBI and a .692 OPS, is coming off his worst season since 2010, his first year in the outfield. Garden state parkway accident What did Gordon do in 2011 to follow that up? He hit .303 with 23 HR, 87 RBI, 17 SB, and had an OPS just shy of .900. Garden of the gods il The Royals will need their then 33-year-old left fielder to recapture some of that offense, while continuing Gold Glove defense, and avoiding the disabled list. Alabama softball team 3. Fantasy baseball Value from Joakim Soria , Chris Young , and another reclamation project in the bullpen

Chris Young, coming off of under-the-radar, stellar years in 2014 and 2015, struck out a career high 9.5 batters per 9 innings in 2016, yet pitched to a 6.19 ERA on a 6.62 FIP between starts and relief appearances. Mizzou softball Soria, who officially blew seven saves and gave up the go ahead runs after entering five tie games, will need a better 2017, and will likely be asked to bear 8th inning duties, likely jogging to the mound to many jeers from Royals faithful until he can re-establish dominance that he used to display at the K.

Ryan Madson re-established himself as a late-inning force in 2015. Landscaping with rocks and stones Just like Madson, the 2017 Royals will need another non-roster invitee to come back to the majors and find a home in the late innings, and have brought in Bobby Parnell, Al Albuquerque, Chris Withrow, Brandon League, and Jonathan Sanchez (yes, this guy) in hopes that at least one can contribute. Stardock fences 4. Absolute pitch training (At least) Two young breakout players

Danny Duffy was the no-question breakout player of the year for the 2016 Royals, followed closely by Cheslor Cuthbert. Vegetable garden layout planner Whit Merrifield enjoyed a tremendous hot streak during his first stint in the majors and Paulo Orlando led the team in average for the majority of the season in his second full year. Football field goal Jorge Soler and Nate Karns join the team as established big leaguers, who for the first time in their careers have guaranteed playing time. Basketball olympics 2016 usa Matt Strahm emerged as a force out of the bullpen in the late months of the 2016 season, and may be relied upon even more in 2017. Brett paving Peter O’Brien, Hunter Dozier, Raul Mondesi Jr., Alec Mills, and a handful of other young players will be in big league camp in Spring Training, hoping to make the team as the season begins. Football scores yesterday These players, all of whom are controllable assets the Royals have for at least the next four seasons, must produce when called upon, whether that be filling in for injuries, spelling regulars on days off, or holding down right field and second base. Fantasy football team names by player The Royals continued success is dependent on finding production from controllable players. Pitch bend ableton 5. Fantasy 5 13 wins against the Cleveland Indians

The Royals (and every other team in the league) play their division rivals an absurd 19 times each every year. Gem pavers With the Indians heavily favored to repeat, the Royals can put themselves in a fantastic spot by winning every game they can against the Tribe. Pitches in baseball Going 13-6 or better against the reigning AL Champions will keep the division title attainable.