KC All-Star Ballot Dominance A Marker Of Royals Popularity
It looks like fans are taking notice of Kansas City's winning ways. Five Royals players lead All-Star balloting at their respective positions.By Jay Strubberg | May 27, 2015
Around this time last year, the Kansas City Royals were floating just below .500, likely on track to miss the playoffs yet again, and many sports fans outside the Midwest probably couldn't name a single player on the team.
What a difference a year makes. Tuesday, Major League Baseball released its updated All-Star ballot returns and it's safe to say "The Boys in Blue" are a bit more popular this season.
Five Royals players are leading All-Star voting in their respective positions: Alcides Escobar, Mike Moustakas, Salvador Perez, Lorenzo Cain and Alex Gordon. All but one of those players boasts more than a million votes thus far.