Dr. Roto Podcast – Thursday, March 1

Dr. Roto previews the 2018 Kansas City Royals.

C Sal Perez — Perez is by far, my favorite Royal to own this season. He’s a top player at a scarce position, and I have no problem with owners reaching (just a little) to take him. Perez might see his numbers go down about 10% due to the Royals futility on offense, but he is still an excellent player.

1B Lucas Duda — Duda was in the right place at the right time as the Royals desperately needed a 1B to replace Eric Hosmer. Duda will never hit for a high average, but his OBP is solid, and he has real power. If he gets 500 at bats, I can see him going 25-85 in middle of their lineup. While he is not going to be Hosmer, he is a reasonably good placeholder for the time being.

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2B Whit Merrifield — Merrifield shocked the Fantasy world last season as he exploded (out of nowhere) to hit 19 HR and steal 34 bases. I highly doubt that he can repeat those numbers, but even if we cut his numbers 15%, he still would be a pretty effective Fantasy player.

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