Fantasy baseball 2014 team previews: Kansas City Royals

Alex Gordon has the potential to break out this season, now that he's out of the lead off position.
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Bruce Chen, SP -- Returning for his sixth season in Royal blue, Chen will once again post about 150 innings, and give his AL-only owners another 10 or so wins. He's not really an innings eater (never throwing 200 innings in any of his 15 seasons), but he did have a 3.27 ERA and a 1.18 WHIP last season. He's not flashy, and you won't hear people upset that you drafted him, but he'll have the Royals' improved offense and stellar bullpen backing him up.

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