Kansas City Royals’ Chris Getz Must Transition Solid Spring into Regular Season
Kansas City Royals second baseman Chris Getz is dominating at the plate this spring as his most recent outing is proof of that. However, it is critical that Getz transitions his solid performance in Major League camp into the regular season.
Getz is coming off of an incredible game Wednesday afternoon against the Chicago Cubs. The left-handed batter went 6-for-6 with two RBIs, one double, two runs scored and touched nine total bases in the tie. The solid outing improved his hit streak to 11 games.
“Obviously, I’d much rather it’d be an official game, but I felt good from the first at-bat on,” Getz told Royals.com. “I’ve been feeling good for a while now and to get results, that’s rewarding. It was a fun night and it’s too bad we couldn’t pull off the ‘W’ but it certainly helps confidence for me going into the year.”
The 29-year old is now batting .450 with one home run, 11 RBIs, five walks, three stolen bases and four doubles in 60 at-bats in Spring Training.
If Getz can keep this up once Opening Day rolls around in a few days, the Royals will be hard to beat considering he will most likely hit ninth in the batting order. To have someone who can get on base frequently in front of the top of the order is priceless.
Obviously, it is expecting a lot from a career .257 hitter to keep this unbelievable pace up once the games begin to count. However, Getz has never even been close to being this productive in Spring Training, which has to give him, as well as the team plenty of confidence.
Kansas City will open their season on the road against the Chicago White Sox on April 1.