Arguably the most successful all-around aspect of this Royals season was the work they got out of the bullpen on a consistent basis. If the Royals managed to get a lead by the 7th, it was safe (until the 9th). There was a lot to like about the work from the relievers this year, so I guess it was only fitting for Aaron Crow to represent the Royals in the All-Star Game. I guess. It is a pretty sad argument to make, but Crow being the Royals All-Star was at least better than Mark Redman. Or Ken Harvey. And maybe Mike MacDougal. So there's that.
- Greg Holland led the bullpen in appearances after his May 19th debut.
- Tim Collins led the team in total appearances.
- Everett Teaford led the team in frequent traveler miles.
- Louis Coleman has a funky delivery.
- Felipe Paulino had arguably the best relief appearance of the season: 4.1 IP, 1 H, 3 K against the Rangers in his Royals debut about twenty minutes after arriving at the stadium.
- Mitch Maier.
Who Was The Royals' 2011 Reliever of the Year?
Aaron Crow (3 votes)
Louis Coleman (3 votes)
Greg Holland (52 votes)
Mitch Maier (16 votes)
74 total votes