I'm starting this so we can all air our grievances over the short-sightedness of the vast majority of Major League Baseball fans. I'll start. We've got three Royals position players that the fans ought to be voting, if not into a starting position, at the very least into the top three among positional players, and at least two pitchers if not more that John Farrell ought to take. Five outfielders in the American League have more HR than Alex Gordon while still matching his RBI and batting average totals. He leads all AL outfielders with 23 doubles and he's eleventh in RBIs. Solid numbers that, because KC’s offense is average in the league, Gordo leads his team in HR and RBI. Offensive production isn't what it's all about, though. What sets him apart is his not just his steady offense but also his awesome defense. Gordon’s six outfield assists through the first half tie him with Lorenzo Cain -- another Royal -- and others for fifth in the AL. That total comes after three-plus years of Gordo playing left field and proving that nobody should try to run on him. Then there is Royals catcher Salvador Perez. He's hitting .290 and other AL teams have just flat stopped trying to run on him, and when they do, they lose. He's the number two catcher in fantasy leagues around the nation, and Perez has hit .290/.338/.452 with 10 home runs and 29 RBI in 290 at-bats through last night (Friday) but he's no where near the top five AL catchers in All-Star voting. Let's talk about SS Alcedes Escobar. In short, he is the most underrated shortstop in MLB. He's hitting .353 over the last ten games and is at 294/.334/.408 with 28 RBIs and has even hit a grand slam this year. Defensively you'd be hard pressed to find a better shortstop anywhere. Wade Davis, late setup guy, and Greg Holland, closer for KC. This duo is nothing short of awesome. Davis usually sets up Holland for save opportunities, or closes the game when it's not a save situation. He's pitched 36.2 innings this year and has 58 strikeouts, only 16 walks while allowing only five runs. He's got a 1.23 ERA with a WHIP of 0.83. Holland is just nasty. He's 23/24 in save opportunities, a 0.96 ERA and a 1.04 WHIP. He throws a "splider" whatever that is ... no one has been able to figure it out. We've also go a trio of great young starters in Yordano Ventura, Jason Vargas and Danny Duffy. These guys would be a terrible combination to face back-to-back-to-back, but we also throw James Shields in the midst of them, and Jeremy Guthrie ain't no trash thrower either, though he and Shields have struggled some lately. So OK, your turn. Who isn't winning the All-Star balloting that just grates your teeth together at night?