5 top takeaways from the Kansas City Royals season opening series

The Kansas City Royals had a good opening weekend. [Source: Wikimedia Commons]
The Kansas City Royals had a good opening weekend. [Source: Wikimedia Commons]

The Royals are off to a good start if they want to look like upstarts.

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The Kansas City Royals took two of three from the Chicago Whitesox over the first weekend of the season. What stood out and what should we look for moving forward? We might have gotten some clues in the season's first three games.

1

Speed kills

The Royals are built for speed in 2019. Against the Whitesox, they showed why it can be a real weapon for the squad. In the first game of the season, the Royals hit two triples and stole two bases. In the second game of the year, they stole another base. On Sunday, the Royals really couldn't run and they lost. Expect that to be the trend for the rest of the season.

2

Power outage

While the Royals did hit their fair share of doubles, the team didn't hit a single home run in the opening series. There aren't a lot of power hitters on this club. That's another reason they're going to need to have some aggressive base runners.

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