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Baseball The Best Kansas City Royals Players of 2014  

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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!
list ordered by

1
39 8
Salvador Pérez is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals Players of 2014
Catcher

2
46 14
Alex Gordon is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals Players of 2014
Left fielder, Third baseman

3
36 8
Eric Hosmer is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals Players of 2014
Designated hitter, First baseman

4
33 9
Lorenzo Cain is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals Players of 2014
Center fielder

5
36 12
James Shields is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals Players of 2014
Pitcher

6
26 6
Wade Davis is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals Players of 2014
Pitcher

7
29 9
Greg Holland is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals Players of 2014
Pitcher

8
31 11
Mike Moustakas is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals Players of 2014
Third baseman

9
29 10
Yordano Ventura is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals Players of 2014
Pitcher

10
25 7
Kelvin Herrera is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals Players of 2014
Pitcher

11
24 9
Alcides Escobar is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals Players of 2014
Infielder, Shortstop

12
20 6
Danny Duffy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals Players of 2014
Pitcher

13
27 13
Omar Infante is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals Players of 2014
Second baseman, Third baseman

14
21 8
Jason Vargas is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals Players of 2014
Relief pitcher, Starting pitcher, Pitcher

15
23 10
Jarrod Dyson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals Players of 2014
Outfielder, Center fielder

16
23 11
Norichika Aoki is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals Players of 2014
Right fielder, Left fielder

17
26 15
Billy Butler is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals Players of 2014
Designated hitter, Left fielder, First baseman

18
17 8
Christian Colón is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals Players of 2014
Christian Colón Shortstop

19
19 10
Luke Hochevar is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals Players of 2014
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

20
20 11
Jeremy Guthrie is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals Players of 2014
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

21
15 8
Johnny Giavotella is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals Players of 2014
Johnny Giavotella Second baseman

22
18 11
Bruce Chen is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals Players of 2014
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

23
18 11
Aaron Crow is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals Players of 2014
Aaron Crow Pitcher

24
14 10
Tim Collins is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals Players of 2014
Tim Collins Pitcher

25
13 9
Cheslor Cuthbert is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals Players of 2014
Cheslor Cuthbert Infielder

26
16 13
Pedro Ciriaco is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals Players of 2014
Outfielder, Second baseman, Center fielder

27
13 10
Danny Valencia is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals Players of 2014
Third baseman

28
15 13
Justin Maxwell is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals Players of 2014
Outfielder, Left fielder, Center fielder

29
11 10
Louis Coleman is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals Players of 2014
Louis Coleman Pitcher

30
11 11
John Lamb is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals Players of 2014
John Lamb Pitcher

31
11 11
Francisco Peña is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals Players of 2014
Francisco Peña Catcher

32
12 13
Brett Hayes is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals Players of 2014
Catcher

33
11 12
Lane Adams is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals Players of 2014
Lane Adams Outfielder

34
11 12
Michael Mariot is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals Players of 2014
Michael Mariot Pitcher

35
10 11
Donnie Joseph is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals Players of 2014
Donnie Joseph Pitcher

36
9 12
Jimmy Paredes is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals Players of 2014
Infielder

37
8 12
Aaron Brooks is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals Players of 2014
Aaron Brooks Pitcher

38
9 14
Francisley Bueno is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals Players of 2014
Francisley Bueno Pitcher

39
8 13
Chris Dwyer is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals Players of 2014
Chris Dwyer Pitcher

40
7 16
Justin Michael Marks is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals Players of 2014
Justin Michael Marks Pitcher