The consensus seems to be that Jason Dubois will play pretty well, but that Dusty will probably keep him on the bench anyway.
I think if he gets on an early hot streak, even Dusty will have to let him play. We'll see.
I think Cabrera is going to take a step forward this year, not as effective as he was in spring training, but better than last year. Watch his K/IP.
Royals rookie Denny Bautista looked very good yesterday in his final pre-season tuneup against Houston. His mechanics are much more consistent than they were last year, resulting in better command.