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How would you rank the Royals’ starting pitchers?

Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost signals for a reliever over starting pitcher Edinson Volquez in the second inning of Friday’s game against the Houston Astros at Kauffman Stadium.
Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost signals for a reliever over starting pitcher Edinson Volquez in the second inning of Friday’s game against the Houston Astros at Kauffman Stadium. jsleezer@kcstar.com

Whew, there were a couple of ugly games for the Royals in their series against the Houston Astros this weekend.

Royals starters struggled in losses on Friday and Saturday, and there were renewed calls for a change to be made to the current rotation. The Royals’ starters rank 28th in baseball in ERA (5.04), ahead of just the Colorado Rockies and Minnesota Twins.

How do you think the current crop of starters (Danny Duffy, Ian Kennedy, Yordano Ventura, Edinson Volquez and Chris Young) stacks up? Rank the five in our poll by clicking the green arrow for which pitchers you would keep in the rotation:

 

If you have any other thoughts on what the Royals should do with their starting rotation, please leave a comment.

Pete Grathoff: 816-234-4330, @pgrathoff

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