2014 over/unders: Kansas City Royals

How many wins does James Shields have in him for 2014? (USATSI)
How many wins does James Shields have in him for 2014? (USATSI)

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Time for another round of team over/unders. What's this, you ask? Here's the explanation:

As part of our preview of the 2014 season to come, let's roll out a few "over/unders" for each team. That is, we'll assign a number to 10 different categories that, in their own way, will predict one facet of the season ahead. In turn, you, the loyal commenter, will let us know whether you take the "over" or "under" for each category. Stated another way, will the actual figure be higher or lower than the one we've presented? Remember, we're talking 2014 season and 2014 season only.

Today's installment brings us to the Kansas City Royals, who last season pulled off their first winning campaign since 2003 ... 

Wins: 85.5

Finish in AL Central: 2.5

Postseason games played: 0.5

Wins by James Shields: 14.5

Starts at MLB level by Yordano Ventura: 19.5

Walks by Alcides Escobar: 23

Home runs by Eric Hosmer: 21.5

Strikeouts by Greg Holland: 105

Norichika Aoki's OBP: .352

Billy Butler's GIDPs: 24.5

CBS Sports Writer

Dayn Perry has been a baseball writer for CBS Sports since early 2012. Prior to that, he wrote for FOXSports.com and ESPN.com. He's the author of three books, the most recent being Reggie Jackson: The... Full Bio

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