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Royals milestones to look forward to in 2016

Some goals to shoot for.

John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports

The season is upon us, and in addition to pursuing a third championship in franchise history, many Royals players have some individual milestones they can reach this year. Let's take a look at some of the attainable goals we could witness Royals players achieve in 2016. All numbers are what would be required from the beginning of the season.

  • Now that he will be in a Royals uniform for the four seasons, Alex Gordon can continue to move up the franchise record books. With 134 hits this season, Gordon can pass Billy Butler to move into seventh all-time in franchise history. With ten home runs, he can pass John Mayberry and move into sixth place in franchise history. With 16 home runs, he can reach 150 for his career. Alex only needs 11 RBI to pass Joe Randa and 30 RBI to pass John Mayberry to move into sixth place in franchise history.
  • With a 23-home run season, Eric Hosmer can reach 100 for his career. Unfortunately, he has yet to have a 20-home run season. With 122 games at first base, Hosmer can be the franchise leader in games played at the position.
  • Salvador Perez needs just six home runs to pass John Buck and his 69 home runs for the second-most home runs hit as a catcher in a Royals uniform. He would still be far shy of the 93 home runs hit by Mike MacFarlane. Salvy needs just 62 games behind the plate to be second in franchise history in games caught behind MacFarlane.
  • Jarrod Dyson is just four steals shy of reaching 150 in his career. With 33 steals, he could surpass many figures and move into fifth place in franchise history, just ahead of Frank White.
  • Lorenzo Cain is just 13 steals short of 100 for his career.
  • Alcides Escobar is 61 hits shy of 1,000 in his career.
  • With 105 hits, Omar Infante can reach 1,500 for his career. He would become just the fourteenth Venezuelan-born player to ever reach that mark.
  • Kendrys Morales is 133 hits shy of 1,000 and 18 home runs shy of 150. With seven home runs he can surpass Jose Cardenal to move into sixth in home runs ever hit by a Cuban-born player.
  • With 26 strikeouts, Kris Medlen can reach 500 in his career. Chris Young is 54 strikeouts short of 1,000.
  • With 59 strikeouts, Luke Hochevar can surpass Jeff Montgomery and move into eight-place in franchise history.
  • Danny Duffy is 56 2/3 inning short of reaching 500 in his career.
  • Yordano Ventura needs 174 strikeouts to reach 500 in his career
  • Ned Yost needs 75 wins to reach 1,000 in his career. Ned is also 39 losses away from 1,000 in his entire Major League career. He already has the most wins in franchise history, and would need 32 more wins to reach 500 in a Royals uniform.