KC Royals News: All-Star Predictions and Hot Starters


There is a lot to report in regard to KC Royals news on the web right now. However, who will make the all-star game, and the improvement of the starting pitching are some of the hotter topics.

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The KC Royals offense has been hot all season, and it’s time to start rewarding those who deserve to be in the 2015 All-Star game. Voting has already started, and we are less than two months away from the contest.

Which Royals should make it, and who will be left out?

You could make an argument for nearly every Royals regular save for Omar Infante and the right field platoon of Jarrod Dyson and Paulo Orlando — but all three have been nothing but solid for KC this season.

The starting pitching, outside of Edinson Volquez and Chris Young, has been shaky at best. But this past week, they have been the best in baseball. During the team’s current five-game win streak, the entire pitching staff yielded just three runs, and the starters had their 27-inning scoreless streak snapped in the second inning of Saturday’s 3-2, rain-shortened victory against St. Louis.

The two wins have KC at 28-14 — the best record in baseball.

If the starters continue to pitch as well as their teammates from the bullpen, forget the All-Star game for a handful of players, it’s going be another trip to the World Series for the entire team.

Here what’s buzzing on Fansided.com.

KC Royals: Predicting All-Star Selections — Infielders [KC Kingdom]

"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 atPerez (C), Eric Hosmer (1B), Omar Infante (2B), Mike Moustakas (3B) and Alcides Escobar (SS)."

 KC Royals: Predicting All-Star Selections — Outfielders and DH [KC Kingdom]

"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?"

KC Royals Fantasy Heroes: Kendrys Morales Clips Cardinals [KC Kingdom]

"Kendrys Morales was all the the KC Royals needed Friday night as they defeated the visiting St. Louis Cardinals 5-0 in front of nearly 40,000 fans."

KC Royals: Chris Young Has Earned Rotation Spot [Kings of Kauffman]

"KC Royals emergency starter Chris Young stood out for the fourth game in a row as a member of the rotation. Young held the St. Louis Cardinals scoreless over six innings Friday night in the Kansas City Royals 5-0 victory at Kauffman Stadium."

KC Royals All-Stars: Vote Early, Vote Often [Kings of Kauffman]

"Sure … you can be a homer and vote a straight KC Royals ticket when filling out your MLB All-Star ballot. The puppet masters of America’s great pastime have ensured voters can uphold the traditions of ignorance and blind loyalty that we exercise in the voting booth. (Heck, they’ve even kept it old-school and allow you to vote up to 35 times, just like the good ol’ days of Pendergast!)"

Here is other KC Royals news from the rest of the internet.

Why the KC Royals are Good [STL Today]

"As they head into their weekend interleague series, the St. Louis Cardinals and Kansas City Royals had MLB’s two best winning percentages. So if you want to briefly expand the scope of your bragging instead of limiting it to one team or the other, let us all stand together, Red and Blue, and acknowledge that this is a special time for Missouri’s two MLB franchises."

All Hail Kansas City, Home to the Best Rotation in Baseball — for a Week at Least [Fox Sports]

"It’s a run of 26 scoreless now, a chain of goose eggs that stretches from Edinson Volquez to Chris Young, a pair of newbies, twin anchors of the best starting rotation in baseball."

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