The strength of this Kansas City Royals team has been its pitching. The Royals 2014 team ERA is 3.43, good for third in the AL. The bullpen, anchored by All-Star closer Greg Holland has been a major weapon the past few years and this year has been no different. With several young arms now in the rotation, the starting rotation is becoming a formidable bunch. After Bruce Chen’s back injury landed him on the DL, promising lefty Danny Duffy has taken his spot in the rotation. With a little more than a month of the season in the books, here are some notes on each current member of the starting staff.