Today – February 17th, Royals pitchers and catchers officially report for spring training. Regular position players are not scheduled to report until next week. Now that spring training is here, I start thinking about my fantasy baseball team. Every year I participate in an American League only league. Last year I finised in first place and had our league wrapped up early. The key for me was not to have a bunch of Kansas City Royals players on my team. Last year the Royals finished the season in last place in the American League Central with a 65-97 record, which means they do not have a lot of players that can help you. Which Royals players should you consider for your 2010 fantasy baseball team? Keep in mind we are talking about an AL only league. Many of the players below would not be worth owning in a mixed league. I have included their stats from 2009.
Zack Greinke – 16-8 2.16 era 242 k’s
Joakim Soria – 3-2 2.21 era 30 saves
Billy Butler – 301 avg 21 hr 93 rbi’s
Scott Podsednik – 304 avg 7 hr 48 rbi’s 30sb
Chris Getz – 25 sb
Rick Ankiel – 231 avg 11 hr 38 rbi’s
Alex Gordon – 232 avg 6 hr 22 rbi’s
What do you think? I like having a player or two from the Royals. It makes going out to Kauffman Stadium and scouting my players a lot more fun. The key is to draft the right ones. Royals baseball season is here and now is the time to purchase your Kansas City Royals tickets. When looking to purchase Royals tickets online, make sure you check out ticketsforless.com for the best selection of upper and lower level tickets.