Royals get 4 starters on AL All-Star team

Major League Baseball is dragging out the unveiling of the 2015 MB All-Stars. Tonight, they announced the fan elected starters, while Monday night, the reserves and pitchers will be announced.

mlb asgThe KC Royals will be sending a franchise record four starters to the All-Star Game in Cincinnati. They are the first Royals to be voted in by the fans since 2000 (Jermaine Dye). The team will be well represented with manager Ned Yost leading the AL team.

Two of the three starting outfielders will be Alex Gordon and Lorenzo Cain (joined by the LA Angels Mike Trout). LoCain has been the Royals hottest hitter, going 11-for-26 in his last seven games with four doubles, a triple, and three RBIs.

Overall, LoCain is hitting .305 (seventh in the AL) with 17 doubles, four triples, and six home runs. He has scored 48 runs and driven in 36.

Gordon is hitting .262 with 12 doubles and ten home runs. He has scored 30 runs and driven in 33.

Salvador Perez is the starting catcher, as he leads the team in homers with 13. He is hitting .263 with 12 doubles, 26 runs scored, and 34 RBIs.

Shortstop Alcides Escobar is hitting .276 as the Royals leadoff hitter. He has 13 doubles, two triples, and two home runs. Esky has scored 38 runs and driven in 28.


Click HERE for the entire list of starters.


*With Detroit’s Miguel Cabrera on the DL, but elected as the starter at first base, will Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer be added to the AL team? Hosmer has been struggling of late, but he did deliver the walk off hit this afternoon to split the four-game series against Minnesota.


About Jen Nevius

I first became a KC Royals fan way back in 1995 when I attended my first Wilmington Blue Rocks game. I fell in love with minor league baseball then and began following the Royals as former Blue Rocks clawed their way to the big leagues. 3+ years ago I started covering the Royals for Aerys Sports, but since the site has been shut down, I am going out on my own.
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