The Kansas City Royals haven't been as terrible as they have been unlucky. The Sports Illustrated Major League Baseball Power Rankings has the Royals as the 7th-ranked team in the game, despite them only having three wins on the season and going 0-10 at home up until this point.
Perhaps if the Royals can get a bit more opportunistic hitting, they'd be in better shape.
Here is what SI wrote about the ranking:
"Here's a case where a team's WAR winning percentage can be more telling than its current record. Judging by wins and losses alone, the Royals have been atrocious. But their offensive line of .254/.316/.408 is pretty close to league average and their pitching hasn't been disastrous. The problem has been when the hits have come: Kansas City has hit just .198 in high-leverage situations. The Royals don't have to play much better in order to start winning games -- they just need to start coming through in the clutch."
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