The Kansas City Royals appear to have set their starting lineups for the 2015 baseball season. Salvador Perez will be Catching, Eric Hosmer at 1st, Omar Infante at 2nd, Alcides Escobar at SS, and Mike Moustakas at 3rd. In the outfield Alex Gordon will be in LF, Lorenzo Cain in CF, and Alex Rios in RF. Kendrys Morales will be the new DH. Jarrod Dyson will be the utility outfielder and Christian Colon will be the utility infielder. Erik Kratz will serve as the backup catcher. The Royals lost Billy Butler and Nori Aoki to free agency.
The projected Royals rotation would be 1. Yordano Ventura 2. Danny Duffy (if fully healthy) 3. Jason Vargas 4. Jeremy Guthrie 5. Edison Volquez the Royals also added Kris Medlen who might be back halfway in the season. The Royals bullpen with consist of Jason Frasor, Brandon Finnegan, Luke Hochevar, Kelvin Herrera, Wade Davis, and Greg Holland. To say this is the most dominant bullpen in baseball is an understatement.
With the AL Central adding some serious firepower in the division (Tigers added Yoenis Cespedes, Alfredo Simon, and Shane Greene) White Sox added Jeff Samardzija, Melky Cabrera, Adam LaRoche, and David Robertson) Twins added Ervin Santana and Torii Hunter. The Royals have their work cut out for them to improve and have a chance to win the division and make the playoffs again.
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