Kansas City Royals

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How could they go 2-3 and move up a spot? Because there's a huge divide between 19 and 20 every week and the White Sox absolutely had to be demoted. Should I put the Rockies over the Royals just so they weren't moved up a spot? Of course not. Let this serve as an example to stop sending me the emails like "(Favorite team!) went 4-3 and moved two spots down! How does that make sense?" Every team plays lots of games and ranking is too complicated to just look at one week record and correlate it to spots moved.
They've lost six of eight and are 16-21 since the beginning of June. Still time for a turnaround, though, notably in such a crowded AL wild card field.
Rank 11 through 18 here however you want. It's a giant amoeba that will be changing on a daily basis and there's no wrong answer.
The hills and valleys continue, as the champs have now lost five of their last seven games. In the midst of this Indians surge, that's taking it on the chin.
They really love their KC barbecue, Kauffman Stadium and home fans. What a drastic home-road split so far. The champs are 25-8 at home (for perspective, that's a 162-game pace of 123 wins). On the road, they are 13-24 (a 162-game pace of 57 wins).
They've now won four in a row -- including two straight over the first-place Indians, who swept them in four games a few weeks ago -- after losing eight straight. This is the team that will make me throw my hands up in the air most often this season, isn't it? Or, really, the entire AL Central.
Six losses in a row and Yordano Ventura's worried about picking fights by hitting opposing players on purpose. This isn't his first instance, and he has a 5.32 ERA. Clean it up.
I'll give you Eric Hosmer, Salvador Perez and Lorenzo Cain, but for the love of all that is holy, stop voting for Omar Infante. Please be good baseball fans. There are many excellent choices at AL second base.
Series wins over the Red Sox and White Sox show that this team isn't going away.
Since last rankings they went 4-2 and have gotten back to .500. Hey, you've gotta start somewhere.
2017 Team Leaders
AVGEric Hosmer , 1B.318
HRMike Moustakas , 3B38
RBIEric Hosmer , 1B94
OBPEric Hosmer , 1B.385
SLGMike Moustakas , 3B.521
REric Hosmer , 1B98
SBWhit Merrifield , 2B34
WJason Vargas , SP18
ERAJason Vargas , SP4.16
WHIPJason Vargas , SP1.33
KJason Hammel , SP145
SVKelvin Herrera , RP26

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