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The Royals are giving fans cause for optimism (yes)

Updated: July 5, 2010, 6:37 PM ET
By Kevin Goldstein | Baseball Prospectus

Here are 10 guys who shined over the holiday weekend, perhaps even brighter than the fireworks:

J.P. Arencibia, C, Toronto Blue Jays (Triple-A Las Vegas)
And the hits just keep on coming. Arencibia went 6-for-13 over the weekend with two doubles and a pair of home runs, but that's nothing new. He's reeled off eight straight multihit games with a total of five home runs and 18 RBIs. Then again, that's nothing new either, as since the calendars flipped to June, he's hitting .407 (44-for-108) with an .870 slugging percentage, including 12 home runs in 108 at-bats. Toronto has an All-Star in John Buck, and that's the only reason Arencibia is still at Triple-A.