KC Royals: Predicting All-Star Selections – Infielders

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May 19, 2015; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez (13) connects for a double in the fourth inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

The KC Royals should have plenty of representation in the 2015 MLB All-Star game at Cincinnati’s Great American Ballpark. Not only do they have the talent to justify multiple selections, but having your own manager in the game certainly helps.

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Last season Sal Perez, Alex Gordon and Greg Holland represented the Royals in the Midsummer Classic. This year Kansas City should have at least that many, with nine players on this year’s squad worth at least a mention when it comes to voting.

Most likely that won’t happen, but 5-7 is entirely possible. Over the next three days we’ll break down the season each Royals regular, plus deserving pitchers, is having and see what the chances are they find themselves playing in Cincinnati in July.

The Royals infield has been very solid (in the plate and the field), and there is a good possibility three of them make the team, at least as a reserve.  Here we’ll take a look at Perez (C), Eric Hosmer (1B), Omar Infante (2B), Mike Moustakas (3B) and Alcides Escobar (SS).

As a reminder, the starting lineup is voted on by fans. Players, coaches and managers vote in reserves as well as five starting pitchers and three relievers, while the manager fills out the rest of the 32-man roster with whom he sees fit. The roster is then expanded by one, with the internet fan voting segment: MLB All-Star Final Vote.

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