The Kansas City Royals have been stuck in between fully tearing it down and attempting to contend for what feels like forever. Since their two consecutive trips to the World Series in 2014 and ’15, the club has finished .500 or above just once.
With franchise icons Alex Gordon, Eric Hosmer, and Mike Moustakas now names of the past, Salvador Perez is the lone remaining member of the Royals’ good-ol’-days. Nowadays Nicky Lopez, Whit Merrifield, and Perez make up the heartbeat of this Royals team.
While it has surely been a rough five seasons or so for the Kansas City faithful, the Royals have one of the most exciting up-and-coming groups of prospects in the majors. While they wait for these big names to crack the big league squad, there is surely some work to do to improve this Royals roster.