No. 24) Danny Tartabull, outfielder, 1987-91
There haven’t been too many players like Danny Tartabull in recent Kansas City Royals history. A big bopper, Tartabull also knew how to take walks and hit for a fairly high average. His worst on-base percentage as a Royal came at .341 in 1990. He led the league in slugging a year later with a .593 mark. He was an All-Star that same season. Tartabull was one of the most feared hitters during his time in Kansas City.
No. 23) Greg Holland, relief pitcher, 2010-15
It’s fitting that the man who anchored the great Kansas City bullpens appears highest on this list. Greg Holland was a monster during his time in a Royals uniform. In his first four full seasons, he only had an ERA higher than 2.00 one time. Holland had back-to-back All-Star appearances in 2013-14. In those same years, he finished ninth in Cy Young voting twice and 15th and 16th in MVP voting, respectively.
After leading the team through the 2014 playoffs, he tailed off a bit the next season. It was revealed that he was pitching with a torn UCL since August 2014. It makes his playoff heroics and the 3.83 ERA he managed to put up the following season that much more impressive.