The Royals have a few hitters for the White Sox to be scared of

The Chicago White Sox are getting ready to host the Kansas City Royals this week for a three-game series. They will play them a bunch of times this year as division rivals. The Royals are not a very good team right now as they are in the early stages of a rebuild.

With that, there are some really good players in their batting order that are exciting to watch on a nightly basis. That makes them one of those dangerous bad teams if you don’t play at your best. The White Sox have struggled to start this season but this is a good way to break out of it.

In order to break out of it, however, these good and exciting hitters need to be shut down. A lot of good with this group starts and ends with Salvador Perez. In 2021 he had MVP level numbers and is trying to follow it up again this year.

At 31 years old, Perez has a 30.0 career WAR, seven all-star games, five Gold Gloves, four Silver Sluggers, a World Series, and a World Series MVP. He has a chance to be a Hall of Fame player once it is all said and done.

The Kansas City Royals will give the Chicago White Sox good hitters to face.

Behind him are some other really good players as well. Whit Merrifield is a very good hitter as well. He has been off to a slow start to begin this season but everyone knows that he will pick it up soon enough.

Bobby Witt Jr. is the rookie that has had some ups and downs to start his MLB career in the short sample size but there is no doubt that he is dangerous. The White Sox have to be at their best to keep these guys contained in the early part of the season. If they don’t, these guys will show why they have the status that they do.

In this series, Dallas Keuchel, Dylan Cease, and Michael Kopech will make starts for them. Outside of Keuchel, the White Sox have the advantage in each pitching matchup. Luckily, the Royals have a shaky left-handed pitcher on the mound against Keuchel.

Then it will be Zack Grienke and Brad Keller to follow it up. That is a good opportunity for the White Sox bats to really heat up. They really need to break their slump so if they play at their best against the Royals, they should be able to do that.