When the stars come out, the constellation they will make will probably resemble…Kansas City?
Forget, for a moment, that going into Monday night’s game, the Tampa Bay Rays have actually won more games than the Royals. Yet, if you look at the leaders for the American League all-stars, what you’re going to see is a whole lot of Kansas City.
Currently, the Royals lead the voting in eight different positions, including second baseman Omar Infante, who is hitting a robust .204. In fact, the only non-Royal who is leading the voting is Angels’ star Mike Trout.
Except for that, it’s Royalty everywhere you look. Catcher Salvadore Perez. First baseman Eric Hosmer. Shortstop Alcides Escobar. Third baseman Mike Moustakes. Outfielders Alex Gordon and Lorenzo Davis. Designated hitter Kendrys Morales.
It might be funny elsewhere. But the Rays don’t have a player in the top five at any position or in the top 15 in outfielders.
The Rays have won 35 games to Kansas City’s 34, but admittedly the Royals do have a better winning percentage.