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Royals Plummet in Latest MLB.com Power Rankings

Devon Platana
The Kansas City Royals have plummeted in the latest MLB.com power rankings.
The Kansas City Royals have plummeted in the latest MLB.com power rankings. / Jamie Squire/Getty Images

There isn't an MLB team that's having a rougher time as of late than the Kansas City Royals. After starting the season with a 15-8 record, the Royals are 1-9 in their last 10 games and are currently on a league-high eight-game losing streak.

When any team has a losing streak that long, it's hard for them to go unnoticed. The Royals' disappointing streak certainly got MLB.com's attention. In the website's latest power rankings, Kansas City has plummeted to No. 18, which is nine spots lower from last week.

Royals Plummet in Power Rankings

There's no way around it: the Royals have gone from one of the top teams in the AL Central to being one of the most disappointing. That's even more clear when you consider where the Chicago White Sox (No. 3) and Cleveland Indians (No. 15) sit on the power rankings.

One way that Kansas City can turn things around is if the offense starts to pick up. It's a small sample size, but the Royals are scoring an average of 1.33 runs per game in their last three contests. That's by far the lowest average in the entire MLB. Meanwhile, they've given up an average of 7.00 runs per game in that same span (T-25th), which includes giving 9 runs up to the White Sox in each of their last two outings.

The Royals also only have one player who has a batting average of .300 or better (Jarrod Dyson). Everyone else on the team is batting .275 or worse, which makes it extremely difficult to win games.

Even with their recent skid, the Royals still have the third-best odds to win the AL Central at +650, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. However, it's hard to see those odds improving if Kansas City continues plummeting down both the MLB standings and power rankings.

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