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2019 Royals' Lookahead
« on: 2 Sep 2018 6:36:34 PM »
The Rotation (2018 ERA+)
1. Aaron Nola - YOS 3 (198)
2. Luis Severino - 2022 (132)
3. Steven Wright - YOS 5 (130)
4. Adam Wainwright - 2019 (99)
5. Marco Gonzales - R (94)
6. Matt Harvey - OPT (80)
7. Martin Perez - YOS 4 (71)

Two studs and 3 question marks.  Work to do here.  The minors offer no real help.

The Bullpen (2018 ERA+)
6. Zach McAllister - 2019 (72)
5. Chasen Shreve* - YOS 3 (112)
4. Alex Colome - YOS 6 (115)
3. Adam Liberatore* - YOS 4 (145)
2. Chad Green - YOS 2 (165)
1. Carl Edwards, Jr. - YOS 4 (197)

Pretty happy with this as is for the moment.  An upgrade to Zach McAllister would be fine, but isn't pressing at all.

The Lineup (2018 OPS+)
CT: JT Realmuto - YOS 3 (137)
1B: Matt Duffy - YOS 4 (105)
2B: Ian Kinsler - 2020 (96)
SS: Addison Russell - YOS 4 (78)
3B: Anthony Rendon - 2022 (123)
LF: Corey Dickerson* - YOS 6 (111)
CF: Brian Goodwin* - YOS 2 (109)
RF: Johan Camargo# - R (119)
DH: Logan Morrison* - 2020 (72)

DH has to improve (or get a better projection that his 2018 real life hints at), but other than that, this is a solid group as is.  Russell makes up for his poor offense with EX defensive range most years, and Kinsler has pulled VG for awhile now.  Camargo could slide to DH or 1B if we can find a suitable RF replacement.  The bench will be a work in progress, as most of ours from this year is becoming a free agent by choice or otherwise.

We should have a little money to spend this off-season, but probably not enough to make any big splashes.  Hopefully we can patch enough together to make another run.
Jon Carney - Kansas City Royals GM

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