Kansas City Royals: Recent Notable First Round Picks

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View of the fountains in the outfield at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

While the Kansas City Royals haven’t always been a dominant team in Major League Baseball, they’re starting to prove that Dayton Moore’s strategy of building a young team is paying off. The Royals made it all the way to Game 7 of the World Series last year, and still haven’t cooled off after sweeping their way to get to the World Series.

Fans waited patiently for years to see guys like Alex Gordon, Eric Hosmer, and Mike Moustakas hit their stride, and 2015 seems to be the year that all three are performing admirably.

Gordon has been good for several years now, making it to two All-Star games and winning three Gold Gloves, but the other two have been considered somewhat as disappointments (although it is worth noting that Hosmer has won two Gold Gloves also).

Christian Colon has been a nice utility guy, jumping in and playing several different positions when starters weren’t available. The team should be able to get a lot of use out of the former 10th overall pick in 2010.

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Guys like Bubba Starling and Kyle Zimmer certainly have potential, but as of now have been disappointing.

Brandon Finnegan is no longer with the organization, which sucks, but trading him to the Reds helped the Royals win the World Series. That’s what teams play for, right? So yeah, I’d say it was worth it.

Overall, Kansas City Royals fans have finally been rewarded for their patience with these guys and we saw what happened when it all came together last season. The Kansas City Royals made it all the way to Game 7 of the World Series with Billy Butler, Alex Gordon, Mike Moustakas, and Eric Hosmer leading the way, and won the World Series in 2015 with Gordon, Hosmer, and Moose doing their thing. All homegrown and winning a title together.

This is hopefully only the beginning for Kansas City Royals fans.

*All stats courtesy of Baseball-Reference.com*

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