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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
Salvador Pérez is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals Players of 2014
Catcher
2
Alex Gordon is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals Players of 2014
Left fielder, Third baseman
3
Eric Hosmer is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals Players of 2014
First baseman
4
James Shields is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals Players of 2014
Pitcher
5
Lorenzo Cain is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals Players of 2014
Outfielder
6
Wade Davis is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals Players of 2014
Pitcher
7
Greg Holland is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals Players of 2014
Pitcher
8
Yordano Ventura is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals Players of 2014
Pitcher
9
Kelvin Herrera is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals Players of 2014
Pitcher
10
Mike Moustakas is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals Players of 2014
Third baseman
11
Alcides Escobar is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals Players of 2014
Infielder, Shortstop
12
Jason Vargas is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals Players of 2014
Relief pitcher, Starting pitcher, Pitcher
13
Omar Infante is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals Players of 2014
Second baseman, Third baseman
14
Danny Duffy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals Players of 2014
Pitcher
15
Jarrod Dyson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals Players of 2014
Outfielder, Center fielder
16
Norichika Aoki is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals Players of 2014
Right fielder, Left fielder
17
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
Johnny Giavotella is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals Players of 2014
Johnny Giavotella Second baseman
19
Christian Colón is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals Players of 2014
Christian Colón Shortstop
20
Luke Hochevar is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals Players of 2014
Starting pitcher, Pitcher
21
Jeremy Guthrie is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals Players of 2014
Starting pitcher, Pitcher
22
Bruce Chen is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals Players of 2014
Starting pitcher, Pitcher
23
Aaron Crow is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals Players of 2014
Aaron Crow Pitcher
24
Tim Collins is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals Players of 2014
Tim Collins Pitcher
25
Cheslor Cuthbert is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals Players of 2014
Cheslor Cuthbert Infielder