Kansas City Royals: Top Second Basemen In Franchise History

Kansas City Royals, Frank White

Second Baseman Frank White #20 of the Kansas City Royals – (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images)

The Kansas Royals’ all-time best players at second base in franchise history.

The Kansas City Royals first took the field in 1969, and in that time, they have had many terrific players, but really, only one star at second base. Early on in franchise history, it was a position of consistent play and steady production.

Since the retirement of Frank White in 1990, second base has been a transient position with little production. Recently, Whit Merrifield has been a stalwart at second but good players at this position have been rare over the years. Sure, there has been a decent player come in to man the position for a few years, but not many.

In fact, only nine players have more than 1,000 plate appearances for the Royals, with a bulk of their time with the team at second base. Nine, and only seven of those since 1995!

A player will have needed at least 1,000 plate appearances with the Royals to qualify to make this list, and they will have needed more appearances at second than any other position to qualify. Those are the parameters for this