KC Royals: Predicting All-Star Selections — Outfield And Designated Hitter

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May 19, 2015; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Royals center fielder Lorenzo Cain (6) makes a low running catch in the third inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Yesterday we took a look at which KC Royals‘ infielders could make the All-Star team. Today, we talk outfield and DH.

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Royals fans would put their outfield up against any team in the league, but individually do any deserve all-star bids? Also, has newcomer Kendrys Morales done enough to earn his first selection to the team?

We’ll take a look at Morales, Lorenzo Cain (CF) and Alex Gordon (LF), to see if their resumes stack up against the rest of the American League. Had he not gotten hurt, right fielder Alex Rios looked like he would be a consideration as well. Granted he only played about a week, but before injuring his hand April 13, Rios was hitting .321, with one home run and eight RBI.

His replacements Jarrod Dyson and Paulo Orlando have filled in admirably, but neither has played enough, or accumulated the stats, to be considered for a selection.

So, let’s find out if Gordon, Cain and Morales have?

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 (Ned Yost) 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.

Next: He Cain Do It!