Who Is the Face of Each American League Franchise?

Credit: Christian Petersen / Getty Images North America

Credit: Christian Petersen / Getty Images North America

Kansas City Royals
Salvador Perez, C

Where to start with the Royals? With a roster composed almost entirely of homegrown stars with great personalities, it’s very difficult to nail down who the actual face of the franchise is. Arguments can be made for Eric Hosmer, Mike Moustakas, Alex Gordon, Lorenzo Cain, or even Wade Davis.

Everything comes back to the heart and soul of the team, Salvador Perez.

Perez may not be the most important offensive force on the team, and advanced defensive metrics call his actual defensive value into question. None of that matters in Kansas City. Armed with an ear-to-ear smile and a passion for the game that is matched by few in the league, Perez is the easy choice for face of the Kansas City Royals.

Honorable Mention: Eric Hosmer, Mike Moustakas, Alex Gordon

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