The Kansas City Royals came out of nowhere to nearly capture the World Series last year and are only a game out in the AL central this year. They are still high on fans’ radars and it’s evident by all-star voting. There will be a total of seven Royals at this year’s all-star game in Cincinnati.
The Kansas City Royals have used last year’s World Series appearance, this year’s hot start and some early season fireworks to catapult the team toward a potentially record-breaking All-Star Game.
Seven players on the AL champion Royals are on track to start in the July 14 game at Cincinnati in what would be a record total for one team.
Catcher Salvador Perez, first baseman Eric Hosmer, shortstop Alcides Escobar, third baseman Mike Moustakas and designated hitter Kendrys Morales all led their positions in voting totals released Monday. Lorenzo Cain was first among AL outfielders, with teammate Alex Gordon third, behind AL MVP Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels.