MLB: What position will Whit Merrifield and Hunter Dozier play with the Royals in 2022?

The versatile veteran Whit Merrifield of the Kansas City RoyalsHe spent most of 2021 at second base, but he can also play in the outfield. Yes Nicky López (2B), prospect Bobby Witt Jr (PC). and Adalberto Mondesi (3B) healthy and aligned in the infield, Merrifield could become the regular right fielder, with Michael A. Taylor at center and Andrew Benintendi at left.

The noob Kyle Isbel and Venezuelan Edward Olivares would be available for greater depth. When Mondesi returned in September and took over at third base, he outplayed Hunter Dozier, who was in the middle of an incredibly inconsistent season:

Dozier appeared to explode in 2019, hitting 26 home runs and cutting .279 / .348 / .522, wRC + of 123. In 2020, his production dropped a bit but was still above average, hitting .228 / .344 /. 392, wRC + of 104. In 2021, the first half of the season was lousy, as I was sitting at a line of .147 / .214 / .357 at the end of June.

In July, he bounced back with a month of hitting .304 / .389 / .443. August saw it turn right the other direction and hit .216 / .262 / .330, but then finished strong in September and October, hitting .272 / .346 / .576 over the past month.

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After losing the hot corner to Mondesi, he bounced between first base, the designated hitter and the corner outfield spots.

Rafael Martinez

I am a fan of the King of Sports, especially the Boston Red Sox in MLB and in general all of Mexican baseball. This profession has given me the opportunity to cover major events such as the Caribbean Series, the LMB All Star, LMP (uninterrupted since 2009), signings of important players. I had the chance to attend the 2013 World Classic in Arizona, USA, albeit as a fan. Apart from this beautiful sport, I love basketball, where I have also narrated games and even a friendly NBA 10 years ago, but I carry baseball in my veins. Graduated in Communication Sciences from the Autonomous University of Sinaloa (UAS) , from which I graduated in 2011. I was born in Mazatlán, Sinaloa and started in the world of sports journalism in 2004 in the newspaper El Sol de Mazatlán, where I was a baseball columnist and reporter at the same time. In January 2009 I came to El Debate as a journalist reporter and it was almost six years (in the first stage), until in November 2014 I emigrated to the radio providing my services in Línea Directa-Grupo RSN. My cycle there ended in July 2019 and within days, El Debate gave me another opportunity to work and opened the doors for me again. That is how I came to Al Bat, where I have been since 2019 as a web journalist.

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MLB: What position will Whit Merrifield and Hunter Dozier play with the Royals in 2022?