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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!

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

2
46 14
Alex Gordon is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals Players of 2014
Alex Gordon 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
Eric Hosmer 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
Lorenzo Cain Center fielder

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

13
27 13
Omar Infante is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals Players of 2014
Omar Infante 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
Jason Vargas Relief pitcher, Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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

16
23 11
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
26 15
Billy Butler is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals Players of 2014
Billy Butler 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
Luke Hochevar Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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

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18 11
Bruce Chen is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals Players of 2014
Bruce Chen 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
Pedro Ciriaco 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
Danny Valencia Third baseman

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

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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
Brett Hayes 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
Jimmy Paredes 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