Kansas City Royals Survivor: The Rotation Edition

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Who will get voted off the island? That’s the question Kansas City Royals fans are asking these days as the return of Jason Vargas nears, and Royals will have to make a decision regarding it’s rotation.

Currently the rotation consists of the flamethrower Yordano Ventura, the resurgent Danny Duffy, the top starter Edinson Volquez, the dependable Jeremy Guthrie, and the surprising Chris Young. Kris Medlen is set to enter the staff at some point, but he will debut from the bullpen for the time being.

This means that the return of Vargas, who hasn’t pitched since June 8th at Minnesota, will likely bump one of the aforementioned names from the list. Vargas has made 8 starts in 2015 posting a 5-2 record with a 4.10 ERA and 25 strikeouts through 41.2 innings.

It’s safe to assume that Vargas is not a candidate for being bumped out of the rotation just yet so let’s take dive into each candidate and see who will be odd man out. I have ranked the candidates starting with the least likely and leading up to whom I believe will get voted off the island. Let’s see if you agree with me.

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