Royals' Resurgence: Best Start Since 2015 with Perez Shining at 34

May 9, 2024
Royals' Resurgence: Best Start Since 2015 with Perez Shining at 34
  • The Kansas City Royals boast a strong start to the season with a 21-15 record, their best since the 2015 World Series.

  • Manager Matt Quatraro attributes the team's success to its resilience.

  • Rising star Bobby Witt Jr. has made a significant impact, alongside a formidable pitching rotation featuring Seth Lugo and Cole Ragans.

  • Salvador Perez, at 34, continues to be pivotal for the Royals, excelling with improved hitting and pitch framing.

  • To preserve Perez's health, the team has strategically decreased his catching duties, increasing his playtime at first base and designated hitter.

  • Perez leads the league in hitting as of May 1 and has notably reduced his strikeout rate.

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