Four Royals players who deserve Gold Glove Awards

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On a team that struggles to score runs, pitching and defense take on a higher priority. Fortunately for the Royals, they have one of the best defenses in the game, highlighted by Alex Gordon, Lorenzo Cain, Jarrod Dyson and Salvador Perez.

As unlikely as it may be, the Royals outfield has been Gold Glove caliber. Even though they may not win the award, Gordon, Cain and Dyson certainly deserve to be in the conversation. A case can be made for both Cain and Dyson, despite not playing nearly as much as some of the other potential candidates.

Meanwhile, Salvador Perez and Alex Gordon seemingly have their awards locked in. While the Gold Glove is sometimes given on defensive reputation alone, both Gordon and Perez have put together the seasons to prove that such a reputation is warranted. Chances are, neither player will be relinquishing their grasp on the award for some time.

The Kansas City Royals defense has been one of the best in baseball. Hopefully, several players end up with the hardware to prove it.