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List Rules Vote up the best players on the 2014 Kansas City Royals

Based in Kansas City, Missouri, the Royals take their name from the "American Royal," a rodeo held annually in Kansas City since 1899. They play in the Central Division of the American League and won the World Series in 1985. The Royals have 7 players in the Baseball Hall of Fame, but who are the best Kansas City Royals of 2014?

The Royals were founded by Ewing Kauffman in 1969 and have an established rivalry with fellow Missouri MLB team, the St. Louis Cardinals. The rivalry is often referred to as the "I-70 Series," for the stretch of interstate freeway in Missouri. In the regular season, the Cardinals lead the series, 45-31.
 

This list features the full 2014 Kansas City Royals roster, and has been ranked from best to worst by baseball fans. Vote up the players you think are the best below and see where they rank!

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+ - 44 13
Alex Gordon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals Players of 2014
Alex Gordon Left fielder, Third baseman

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2
+ - 36 8
Salvador Pérez is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals Players of 2014
Salvador Pérez Catcher

3
+ - 34 7
Eric Hosmer is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals Players of 2014
Eric Hosmer Designated hitter, First baseman

4
+ - 31 8
Lorenzo Cain is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals Players of 2014
Lorenzo Cain Center fielder

5
+ - 34 11
James Shields is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals Players of 2014
James Shields Pitcher

6
+ - 23 6
Kelvin Herrera is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals Players of 2014
Kelvin Herrera Pitcher

7
+ - 23 6
Wade Davis is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals Players of 2014
Wade Davis Pitcher

8
+ - 29 11
Mike Moustakas is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals Players of 2014
Mike Moustakas Third baseman

9
+ - 26 9
Greg Holland is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals Players of 2014
Greg Holland Pitcher

10
+ - 26 10
Yordano Ventura is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals Players of 2014
Yordano Ventura Pitcher

11
+ - 23 8
Alcides Escobar is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals Players of 2014
Alcides Escobar Infielder, Shortstop

12
+ - 26 11
Omar Infante is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals Players of 2014
Omar Infante Second baseman, Third baseman

13
+ - 22 8
Jarrod Dyson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals Players of 2014
Jarrod Dyson Outfielder, Center fielder

14
+ - 18 5
Danny Duffy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals Players of 2014
Danny Duffy Pitcher

15
+ - 20 9
Jeremy Guthrie is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals Players of 2014
Jeremy Guthrie Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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16
+ - 21 10
Norichika Aoki is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals Players of 2014
Norichika Aoki Right fielder, Left fielder

17
+ - 18 8
Jason Vargas is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals Players of 2014
Jason Vargas Relief pitcher, Starting pitcher, Pitcher

18
+ - 24 14
Billy Butler is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals Players of 2014
Billy Butler Designated hitter, Left fielder, First baseman

19
+ - 16 7
Christian Colón is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals Players of 2014
Christian Colón Shortstop

20
+ - 18 9
Bruce Chen is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals Players of 2014
Bruce Chen Starting pitcher, Pitcher

21
+ - 18 9
Luke Hochevar is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals Players of 2014
Luke Hochevar Starting pitcher, Pitcher

22
+ - 14 7
Johnny Giavotella is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals Players of 2014
Johnny Giavotella Second baseman

23
+ - 17 10
Aaron Crow is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals Players of 2014
Aaron Crow Pitcher

24
+ - 16 11
Pedro Ciriaco is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals Players of 2014
Pedro Ciriaco Outfielder, Second baseman, Center fielder

25
+ - 15 11
Justin Maxwell is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals Players of 2014
Justin Maxwell Outfielder, Left fielder, Center fielder

26
+ - 12 9
Danny Valencia is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals Players of 2014
Danny Valencia Third baseman

27
+ - 11 8
Louis Coleman is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals Players of 2014
Louis Coleman Pitcher

28
+ - 12 10
Tim Collins is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals Players of 2014
Tim Collins Pitcher

29
+ - 11 9
Cheslor Cuthbert is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals Players of 2014
Cheslor Cuthbert Infielder

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30
+ - 11 9
Francisco Peña is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals Players of 2014
Francisco Peña Catcher

31
+ - 11 10
Lane Adams is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals Players of 2014
Lane Adams Outfielder

32
+ - 11 10
Michael Mariot is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals Players of 2014
Michael Mariot Pitcher

33
+ - 10 9
Donnie Joseph is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals Players of 2014
Donnie Joseph Pitcher

34
+ - 10 10
John Lamb is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals Players of 2014
John Lamb Pitcher

35
+ - 11 12
Brett Hayes is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals Players of 2014
Brett Hayes Catcher

36
+ - 9 10
Jimmy Paredes is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals Players of 2014
Jimmy Paredes Infielder

37
+ - 8 11
Chris Dwyer is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals Players of 2014
Chris Dwyer Pitcher

38
+ - 7 11
Aaron Brooks is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals Players of 2014
Aaron Brooks Pitcher

39
+ - 8 13
Francisley Bueno is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals Players of 2014

40
+ - 7 14
Justin Michael Marks is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals Players of 2014