Kansas City Royals all-time top 50 players: No. 30 to No. 11

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KANSAS CITY, MO - SEPTEMBER 3: Wade Davis
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KANSAS CITY, MO – SEPTEMBER 08: Greg Holland
KANSAS CITY, MO – SEPTEMBER 08: Greg Holland /

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.

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