Mike – Kendrys Morales
Should be fully healthy from his injury of a couple of years ago.
Not that he wasn’t last season but I think he can lead in home runs.
David – Salvador Perez
His power has increased each year, and this might be the season he chases 30 homers.
John – Mike Moustakas
Moose slammed 15 home runs in August and September after pitchers figured out they could no longer pound the outside edge against him. Moose reverted to the pull hitter that led all of minor league baseball with 36 home runs in 2010.
Ryan – Kendrys Morales
This was by far the toughest category for me, because the Royals have so many potential 15-25 homer guys on their roster.
I ended up going with Morales because he was the safest pick. He has that grown man strength and hits the ball harder than any Royal. I could have easily went with a number of other guys, but Mike Moustakas still doesn’t have a very good sample size of success, Alex Gordon is coming off of an injury, and Salvador Perez is still a complete wild card.
Fans – Kendrys Morales
Hosmer and Gordon also received votes
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