PT TOMORROW: AL Central - Can Duffy play his way into larger role?

Kansas City Royals

Hunter Dozier (3B, KC) has gotten the nod at third base in three of the team's first six contests and has also made one start at first base. But he is off to a slow start at the plate, with just one hit in 14 at-bats. 

Matt Duffy (3B, KC)  has started two games at the hot corner and has gone 5 for 7 with a homer so far. He had a down year for the Angels in 2022 when he hit .250 with 2 HR and no steals across 247 PA. But in 2021 Duffy provided plenty of value in a part-time role when he hit .287 with 5 HR and 8 SB in 322 PA. 

It would qualify as a surprise if Duffy earned himself a full-time role for any extended period, as the 32-year-old has reached 400 PA just twice in his career. But those 2021 numbers show he has...


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