It’s going to be a fantastic postseason as the 2015 MLB Playoffs gets under way. The NL Central has been grabbing all the attention with the very best three teams in the division all rendering it to the postseason. But St. Louis, Pittsburgh and Chicago is going to be duking it out on the side of the bracket, as the Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Mets fill the other World Series Odds.
The American League can be in the same way exciting; The Kansas City Royals are back due to their second-straight postseason, and now as the league’s best team. Nevertheless the AL’s other playoff teams are also pretty tough as they’ll battle the league out with big-time sluggers in the Toronto Blue Jays, Texas Rangers and Houston Astros.
If pitching wins championships, then your Kansas City Royals may be in trouble. They ranked 10th in the majors with a 3.73 ERA and 24th in quality starts (71) in the standard season. The Royals’ couple of aces in Johnny Cueto (4-7, 4.76 ERA) and Yordano Ventura (13-8, 4.08 ERA) don’t have the numbers to back up their glorified status.
What Kansas City comes with is incredible batting at the plate. The Royals are seventh in runs (724) and third in batting average (.269) in the standard season. Lorenzo Cain leads the team with a .307 batting average, while Kendrys Morales is a huge solid cleanup hitter with team-highs of 22 home runs and 106 RBIs. Eric Hosmer has already been great all season with a .363 on-base percentage.
If the Royals’ pitching staff can’t shutout their opponents, they are able to still get a lot of runs to win games. Kansas City is +550 to win the World Series.