1B – Eric Hosmer
2B – Omar Infante
SS –Alcides Escobar
3B –Mike Moustakas
Hosmer is coming off two consecutive Gold Glove awards but his power and at the plate and overall hitting performance needs to improve. He needs to step up and be more of an offensive anchor for this Royals’ infield. I like the potential of Moustakas especially after his stellar post season power. Last season Moustakas had a career low batting average of .212 and on base percentage of .271. He needs to hit better for the Royals to be in contention.
Omar Infante, still one of my favorites from his Tiger days, is now a mediocre second basemen at best. His age and injuries make this a weakness to the Royals. He struggled at the plate in 2014 and will most likely continue to do so in 2015. Escobar’s glove and speed are his biggest assets for the Royals. He a decent offense year last year hitting .285 with an on base percentage of .317 but provided 31 stolen bases and the speed that the Royals rely on once they are on base.
Top Royals prospect Christian Colon will provide utility responsibilities most consistently at second base for Omar Infante and he could very well take the day-to-day responsibilities from Omar by mid-season.