The Kansas City Royals announced changes to their coaching staff on Monday, parting ways with hitting coach Terry Bradshaw.Senior director of player development Alex Zumwalt will now join the big-league staff as a hitting coach. Both Keoni DeRenne and Mike Tosar will resume their roles as assistant hitting coach and special assignment hitting coach, respectively.The Royals are currently 12-20, sitting in fourth place in the AL Central with the worst run differential in the Junior Circuit.As a team, Kansas City is hitting .224/.289/.336 with an 85 wRC+, which ranks third-worst in the AL ahead of the dead last Oakland Athletics (77) and division-rival Detroit Tigers (83).Perhaps most emblematic of the team's failures at the plate is the fact Whit Merrifield has been struggling. The two-time All-Star set a franchise record in 2019 with a 31-game hit streak but is now hitting .183 over his first 32 games this year.By wRC+, Adalberto Mondesi, Kyle Isbel, Ryan O'Hearn, Nicky Lopez, Carlos Santana, Bobby Witt Jr., MJ Melendez, and Salvador Perez are all hitting below league average.Copyright © 2022 Score Media Ventures Inc. All rights reserved. Certain content reproduced under license.
Hey Razzballers! Mid-Week MarmosDad is checking back in to say happy Wednesday! We re almost halfway through May, and the early season victory laps are in full swing *sheds a single tear for every one of my Adalberto Mondesi shares in full season leagues*. Please, blog, may I have some more?
Grey and B_Don are back to mourn the loss of Adalberto Mondesi, again. On the positive side though, Ronald Acuna Jr. is back and the two weigh in about where they would have Acuna for the rest of the season. Please, blog, may I have some more?
Do you believe in life after love? Well Cher certainly does and if you love Adalberto Mondesi then you might just be asking yourself the same question! For those of you that resisted the temptation, please take a bow! After that awkward and mostly pointless Cher analogy, let us move on. It is still early in the 2022 fantasy baseball season, but fortune favors the bold so it is time to make some early tough calls. Because this is fantasy baseball and we aren t giving out participation ribbons! This week s hitter profiles take a look at some hitters getting some early love and decide whether they are a buy, sell or hold. Join me as we start in Kansas City