In the middle of the 2021 season, upon the launch of this prestigious website, we published this column that showed the historic offensive ineptitude deployed by the Royals in the categories of walks, homeruns, and runs, since Dayton Moore took over full time in 2007.
Of these three offensive categories – walks, homeruns, runs – the Royals have finished a season last in the major leagues as many times (8) as they’ve finished in the top 20. Astonishing. Darn near impossible, one might think.
Now that a full week’s worth of games have been played during the 2022 season, we will begin tracking the progress of the Royals offense to see if they can break the tie between being the worst offense in baseball in any one of these categories, by merely doing enough to crack the top 20 and be in the top 66% in all of baseball.
First full week of 2022 is not off to a good start:
|2014||30th||30th (95 total!)||14th|
|2022 – April 18||30th||29th||28th|
*red font denotes last in MLB
*underline font denotes top 20 in MLB
*underline and bold font denotes top 10 in MLB