Fantasy Insights: Royals hope to thrive on Soler power

Can the Royals continue to rely on the sudden surge of power they received from Jorge Soler in 2019? Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

Spring is here and Eric Karabell misses baseball, so he is going to write about all 30 MLB teams over the next few months, covering myriad player values and his general thoughts for what he hopes will ultimately be a fruitful 2020 season.

Next up, the Kansas City Royals!

Top fantasy storyline: A member of the Royals won the American League home run title in 2019. No, really, that happened. No Royals player hit more than 22 home runs when they won the 2015 World Series, and no Royal had ever reached 40 in a season. Yet, in 2019, outfielder Jorge Soler clubbed a franchise-record 48 blasts -- more than his five-year career total entering the season -- and fantasy managers everywhere rejoiced. It is easy to be skeptical here for a repeat, but the underlying numbers support the breakout.