Otis fit the small ball and speed mentality that Kansas City was preaching. His quickness always made him a threat to steal a base. Five times he would swipe 30 bases, and once he accrued 52, which was enough for him to lead that statistic in the American League. A two time Doubles leader, Otis would also use his speed in the outfield which would earn him three Gold Gloves. He would help propel the Royals to the 1980 World Series and although they did not win he went .478 with 3 Home Runs in the Fall Classic.