|1st||Bret Saberhagen||Salvador Perez||John Mayberry||Frank White||George Brett||Freddie Patek||Willie Wilson||Amos Otis||Danny Tartabull|
|2nd||Kevin Appier||Darrell Porter||Mike Sweeney||Mark Grudzielanek||Kevin Seitzer||Rey Sanchez||Alex Gordon||Carlos Beltran||Al Cowens|
|3rd||Mark Gubicza||Mike Macfarlane||Eric Hosmer||Cookie Rojas||Joe Randa||Alcides Escobar||Lou Piniella||Lorenzo Cain||Jermaine Dye|
|4th||Zack Greinke||John Wathan||Wally Joyner||Carlos Febles||Mike Moustakas||U.L. Washington||Bo Jackson||Johnny Damon||Jeff Francoeur|
Some of the guys on the first team were far and away the best choices; White, Brett, and Patek all blew away their closest competition. Who would've thought that Mark Grudzielanek and Rey Sanchez would make the 2nd Team?
Corner outfield was a bit tricky, as often is the case. Their right fielders weren't the deepest group, for instance. I only chose Jeff Francoeur for the 4th Team based on one good season that was better than anything any of the other candidates had done, despite spending the rest of his Royals tenure adding negative value. David DeJesus might've been a better choice in left field than either Piniella or Jackson, but he seemed to fit better in center field, where he ended up just missing the cut. If I were doing a 5th Team for the Royals, DeJesus would definitely be there, yes sirree.
Salvador Perez and Darrell Porter are currently pretty close, but I decided to give it to Perez since he's having a great season so far, and if he keeps it up, he should find himself well ahead of Porter by the end of it. And besides, he's already a Kansas City folk hero. Of the young Royals crop currently defending their World Series title, he's the only one who's made it to the 1st Team. Truly a feather in his backward catcher's helmet.