KC Royals News: All-Star Game Voting And MLB Draft


KC Royals news is much more positive recently, as the boys in blue have won two straight games against worthy opponents. The Royals also lead the All-Star Game voting with seven of their players currently slated to start in the big game. Kansas City also had two first round picks in the MLB Draft on Monday evening.

The Kansas City Royals haven’t had the greatest few weeks recently, but they seem to be back on track now. For one, they’ve won two straight games and seem to be on the right type of streak at the moment. Second, the Royals have seven guys currently leading their positions for the All-Star Game, meaning they’d all be starting at said position.

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Those seven guys are Lorenzo Cain, Alcides Escobar, Alex Gordon, Eric Hosmer, Kendrys Morales, Mike Moustakas, and Salvador Perez, all of whom cases could be made to at least play in the game. The funnier part of this (well depends how you look at it) is that Omar Infante and Alex Rios are both close in their positions to making the game despite one not playing well, and another being out for over a month.

This dedication from KC Royals fans is nice to see, but fans need to remember that the All-Star Game means something. The winning team has home field advantage during the World Series so if the Royals plan to make it back to the World Series and want to have Games 1, 2, 6, and 7 at Kauffman Stadium, fans need to start giving the American League the best team possible so that they can take the All-Star Game.

The MLB Draft took place on Monday evening, and the Kansas City Royals landed themselves two right-handed pitchers out of the state of Indiana in the first round in Ashe Russell and Nolan Watson. With the news of Kyle Zimmer yet again injuring himself, it definitely doesn’t hurt to add possible future talent.

Check out what’s buzzing around Fansided.com. 

KC Royals Select Ashe Russell In First Round Of MLB Draft [KC Kingdom]

"The KC Royals were in unfamiliar territory Monday, picking outside the top 10, when they selected RHP Ashe Russel with the 21st pick in the 2015 June Amateur Draft."

KC Royals: Ten Facts All Royals Fans Should Know [KC Kingdom]

"The Kansas City Royals gained a whole new generation of fans last fall during the 2014 World Series. There might be some interesting things these new fans might not know about their team."

KC Royals: Omar Infante Should Not Be An All-Star [KC Kingdom]

"Omar Infante is currently in second place among the second basemen in the American League, and that should not be happening. Infante is having a terrible season so far and putting him in the All-Star game is making a mockery of the whole situation."

KC Royals: Jeremy Guthrie Is Just Fine [Kings of Kauffman]

"Guthrie has actually been very good in five of his last six starts for the KC Royals. It’s just that his 11-run debacle in his May 26 start against New York has inflated his ERA."

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    "The long-struggling Royals ended a 28-year playoff drought and advanced all the way to the World Series, where they lost to San Francisco in seven games. They started this season 7-0, were 28-14 on May 23, and also drew headlines by brawling with the Chicago White Sox and emptying the benches three straight days against the Oakland Athletics in April."

    Royals Select Pitcher Ashe Russell In First Round Of The Draft [WIBW]

    "Russell went to Cathedral Catholic High School in Indianapolis, Indiana. Russell was one of four prospects at the draft on Monday.Russell, 18, a 6-foot-4, 195-pound hurler, was 5-1 with a 1.02 ERA and 67 strikeouts to just nine walks in 41.0 innings as a senior. The two-time Gatorade Player of the Year in Indiana has committed collegiately to Texas A&M University."

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