Royals Time Machine: All-Time Defensive Team
Below is the Kings of Kauffman Kansas City Royals All-Time Defensive Team:
C Salvador Perez
1B Eric Hosmer
2B Frank White
SS Fred Patek
3B George Brett
RF Lorenzo Cain
CF Amos Otis
LF Alex Gordon
P Bret Saberhagen
The position players ended up an even split between the current incarnation and the ’70’s Golden Era team, with pitcher Bret Saberhagen (who was a rookie in 1984) breaking the tie.
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This is a squad that would frustrate hitters and would be a pitcher’s best friend. But, what’s really scary, is that it’s not all that much better than the 2016 KC Royals team. The all-time defensive team only has a significant edge at second base. Every other position is very close. Some could argue that Jarrod Dyson and Alcides Escobar possess more range than their ’70’s counterparts.
I guess that what makes such lists fun.