Kansas City Baseball................Royals Starting Five

Ted ShamblinContributor IJanuary 28, 2009

With the signing of Zack Greinke, the Royals have started to step up to the plate. When pitchers and catches report to spring training the Royals starting five should be better then it has been in years.

The one and two spot are taken with Gil Meche and Greinke. The third could be Kyle Davies if he pitches like he did at the end of last season. (4-1  2.27 ERA).

Right-handers Brian Bannister and Luke Hochevar and left-hander Horacio Ramirez will be fighting for the last two starting spots.

Manager Trey Hillman would probably perfer one left-hander to breakup having to go with five right-handers. If Ramirez can prove himself in the spring he could be the fourth starter.

If Bannister can get back to his 2007 form (12-9  3.87 ERA) he could have the edge over Hochevar. This has the making of a pretty good starting five. Something Royals  fans have not seen in awhile.