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The most beloved Royals of all-time - Muser/Yost brackets Sweet 16

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Who do you love?

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We are getting down to the sweetest 16 players in Royals history. We divided 64 players into four eras - The Herzog era (1969-1980), the Howser era (1981-1994), the Muser era (1995-2010), and the Yost era (2011-2019). You can see how players fared in the second round of voting in the Muser bracket here and in the Yost bracket here.

You can vote on the third round of the Herzog and Howser brackets here.

Vote for the most beloved Royals players in the third round of the Muser and Yost brackets below. Voting will run through Monday.

Muser Bracket

#1 Zack Greinke vs. #4 Mike Sweeney

Being one of the four Cy Young winners in club history helps, as Greinke took 74 percent of the vote against #9 seed Joakim Soria. Mike Sweeney had no problem slugging his way to the third round, taking 87 percent of the vote against #5 seed David DeJesus.

Poll

Who was your favorite Royals player?

This poll is closed

  • 37%
    Zack Greinke
    (359 votes)
  • 62%
    Mike Sweeney
    (609 votes)
968 votes total Vote Now

#2 Carlos Beltran vs. #3 Kevin Appier

Joe Randa was a popular player, but he couldn’t overcome the gifts of Carlos Beltran, who took 69 percent of the vote in round two. Kevin Appier had an even closer vote against #6 seed Johnny Damon, taking just 64 percent of the vote.

Poll

Who was your favorite Royals player?

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  • 45%
    Carlos Beltran
    (435 votes)
  • 54%
    Kevin Appier
    (523 votes)
958 votes total Vote Now

Yost Bracket

#1 Alex Gordon vs. #4 Eric Hosmer

Alex Gordon and Billy Butler were both first-round picks, but it was Gordo who won over more hearts with 93 percent of the vote in round two. Wade Davis had the biggest first round upset as a #12 seed, but his Cinderella run ends with Eric Hosmer taking 63 percent of the vote.

Poll

Who was your favorite Royals player?

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  • 80%
    Alex Gordon
    (789 votes)
  • 19%
    Eric Hosmer
    (186 votes)
975 votes total Vote Now

#2 Salvador Perez vs. #3 Lorenzo Cain

Perez deserves a Salvy Splash of his own for taking 93 percent of the vote against Danny Duffy in round two, but he’ll face his hermanito, Lorenzo Cain, who took 66 percent of the vote against #6 seed Mike Moustakas.

Poll

Who was your favorite Royals player?

This poll is closed

  • 62%
    Salvador Perez
    (608 votes)
  • 37%
    Lorenzo Cain
    (366 votes)
974 votes total Vote Now

Next week: The Elite Eight