Kansas City Royals Five Gold Glove Candidates and Their Chances

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September 03, 2012; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Royals center fielder Lorenzo Cain (6) makes a diving catch on a long fly ball to center in the first inning of the game against the Texas Rangers at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

The Gold Glove nominees were announced over the weekend and the Royals saw five of their own listed. Salvador Perez, Eric Hosmer, Alcides Escobar, Alex Gordon, and Lorenzo Cain all received nominations for their individual positions. KC’s five nominees was one short of Baltimore’s six for the most nominations in baseball.

Clearly, Kansas City’s defense was pretty good. But who has the best shot of taking home the Gold Glove among the five Royals who were nominated? Let’s break it down nominee by nominee to find out.

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