Sizing Up Royals Spring Training Battles (BP Kansas City Episode 46)

This week, we looked at the first week of spring training and the early signs regarding some spring training position battles.

There aren’t many, but second base has a trio (a quartet!?) of players who could see time there in 2017. We discuss Raul Mondesi, Christian Colon, Whit Merrifield, and – hey, it could happen – Cheslor Cuthbert.

We also talked about the fifth starter spot. It seems like it’s Nathan Karns’s job to lose, but Travis Wood has a shot, as does Chris Young, and all three have good numbers after one appearance each.

We also covered Kyle Zimmer and what expectations should be going forward. He throws on Saturday and we’re very interested to see how he does.

And finally, we helped to spread the legend of Peter O’Brien, who felled a thousand trees with one swing, rescued the princess, and ran the villains out of town.

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