Season Information
Team Name
1997 Kansas City Royals
American League
W-L Record
67-94 (.416)   GBL: -19
Rankings (Div/Lg/MLB)
5 / 13 / 27
Runs For/Against
747 / 820   Diff: -73
Playoff Series
Playoff Series
General Manager(s)
Spring Training W-L
Not available
Spring Ballpark
Top Draft Pick
Attendance Rank
Payroll (usd$)
Payroll Rank
Years Active
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1997 MLB Franchise and Minor League Affiliates

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YearTeam NameLeagueDivisionLevelGWLWPctGBLRfRaDiffRankLgRankAttendanceAtt RankManagerBallparkPlayoffs
1997Kansas City RoyalsAmerican LeagueCentralMLB1616794.41619747820-735131,517,63822Tony Muser, Bob BooneKauffman Stadiumdnq
1997Omaha RoyalsAmerican AssociationWesternAAA1446183.42413.5663807-14447449,7534Mike JirscheleJohnny Rosenblatt Stadiumdnq
1997Wichita WranglersTexas LeagueWestAA1406476.45720.5723781-5847151,2058Ron JohnsonLawrence-Dumont Stadiumdnq
1997Wilmington Blue RocksCarolina LeagueNorthernA+1406278.44320652701-4948326,2012John MizerockDaniel S. Frawley Stadiumdnq
1997Lansing LugnutsMidwest LeagueEasternA1376968.504267727304237523,4432Bob HeroldOldsmobile ParkLeague Champions
1997Spokane IndiansNorthwest LeagueNorthA-764531.59265144209422185,3042Jeff GarberAvista Stadiumdnq
1997Gulf Coast RoyalsGulf Coast LeagueNorthwestRk603624.6000293225681300Al PedriqueTerry Park BallfieldLost in Semi-Finals
7 record(s)
Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. League Abbreviation or name of league Division League division, geographically (usually) grouping of teams within a league Level Level of the team in terms of MLB, minor league level, Independent or College division G Games Played (or Pitched) W Wins (Pitcher or Team) L Losses (Pitcher or Team) WPct Winning Percentage (W/(W+L)) GBL Games behind leader. ((Team A Wins-Team B Wins) + (Team A Losses-Team B Losses))/2 RF Runs For RA Runs Against Diff Run Differential. RF-RA Rank If team context, indicates Divisional Rank LgRank Rank within a League. For MLB, refers to AL or NL Attendance Number of people paying for tickets for games Att Rank Attendance rank within the league Manager Manager(s) for this team Ballpark Team or School's ballpark for the season Playoffs Playoff participation description.

Organizational Roster for 1997 Kansas City Royals

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    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Jeremy AffeldtPLL18MLBGulf Coast Royals (Rk)---
    Jordy AlexanderPRL20AAASpokane Indians (A-)---
    Jose Amado3BRR22AAALansing Lugnuts (A)---
    Eric AndersonPRR22A+Wilmington Blue Rocks (A+)---
    Kevin AppierPRR29MLBKansas City Royals (MLB)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Brandon BairdPLL23A+Lansing Lugnuts (A)---
    Francisco BautistaPRR21ASpokane Indians (A-)---
    Tim BelcherPRR35MLBKansas City Royals (MLB)---
    Jay BellSS-2BRR31MLBKansas City Royals (MLB)---
    Carlos BeltranRFBR20MLBWilmington Blue Rocks (A+)---
    Richard Benes2BBR19RkGulf Coast Royals (Rk)---
    Yamil BenitezLF-RFRR25MLBKansas City Royals (MLB), Omaha Royals (AAA)---
    Brandon BergerRF-LFRR22MLBLansing Lugnuts (A)---
    Manuel BernalPRR20AAAWilmington Blue Rocks (A+)---
    Brian BevilPRR25MLBKansas City Royals (MLB), Omaha Royals (AAA), Wichita Wranglers (AA)---
    Doug Blosser1BLR20ALansing Lugnuts (A), Spokane Indians (A-)---
    Ricky BonesPRR28MLBKansas City Royals (MLB)CIN, MIL, CIN
    Richard BoringPRR21ALansing Lugnuts (A), Spokane Indians (A-)---
    Mike BrambillaCRR21A-Spokane Indians (A-)---
    Ryan BrewerPLR23AAAWilmington Blue Rocks (A+)---
    Jamie BrewingtonPRR25MLBOmaha Royals (AAA), Wichita Wranglers (AA)MIL
    Alen BritoSSRR20RkGulf Coast Royals (Rk)---
    Juan BritoCRR17MLBGulf Coast Royals (Rk)---
    Dustin BrixeyPRR23AAWichita Wranglers (AA), Wilmington Blue Rocks (A+)---
    Ben BronsonOFLR24A+Wilmington Blue Rocks (A+)---
    Ramy BrooksCRR27AAAOmaha Royals (AAA), Wichita Wranglers (AA)---
    Bobby BrownOFRR23A-Spokane Indians (A-)---
    Dee BrownLFLR19MLBSpokane Indians (A-)---
    Pavel BudskyPRR21RkGulf Coast Royals (Rk)---
    Jaime BurtonPRL22A-Spokane Indians (A-)---
    Jimmie ByingtonOFRR23AAAWichita Wranglers (AA)---
    Tim ByrdakPLL23MLBWilmington Blue Rocks (A+)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Henry Calderon3BRR19AAGulf Coast Royals (Rk)---
    Kiko CaleroPRR22MLBWichita Wranglers (AA)---
    Jeremy CarrOFRR26AAAOmaha Royals (AAA), Wichita Wranglers (AA)---
    Hector CarrascoPRR27MLBKansas City Royals (MLB)CIN, CIN
    Aaron CarterPRR22ASpokane Indians (A-)---
    Joe Caruso3BRR22AAASpokane Indians (A-)---
    Larry CasianPRL31MLBKansas City Royals (MLB)CHN, CHN
    Jose Cepeda2B-SSRR22AAAWilmington Blue Rocks (A+), Lansing Lugnuts (A)---
    Jake ChapmanPRL23AAAWilmington Blue Rocks (A+)---
    Gary Coffee1BRR22A+Wilmington Blue Rocks (A+)---
    Jim ConversePLR25MLBKansas City Royals (MLB), Omaha Royals (AAA)NYA
    Scott Cooper3B-1BLR29MLBKansas City Royals (MLB)---
    Rickey CrutchleyPRL18RkGulf Coast Royals (Rk)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Johnny DamonLFLL23MLBKansas City Royals (MLB)---
    Melvin DasherOFRR20RkGulf Coast Royals (Rk)---
    Chili DavisOFBR37MLBKansas City Royals (MLB)---
    Roland De La MazaPRR25MLBKansas City Royals (MLB)CLE
    Joe DeBerryOFLL27AAAWichita Wranglers (AA)---
    Donnie DelaneyOFRR23A+Wilmington Blue Rocks (A+)---
    Christian DiazCRR19RkGulf Coast Royals (Rk)---
    Lino Diaz3BRR26AAAWichita Wranglers (AA)---
    Joe Dillon3BRR21MLBSpokane Indians (A-)---
    David DoezieOFRR23ALansing Lugnuts (A)---
    Ryan DouglassPRR18AAGulf Coast Royals (Rk)---
    Chad DurbinPRR19MLBLansing Lugnuts (A)---
    Jermaine DyeRFRR23MLBKansas City Royals (MLB), Omaha Royals (AAA)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Roman EscamillaOFRR23AAAWilmington Blue Rocks (A+)---
    Emiliano EscandonIFLR22AAAWilmington Blue Rocks (A+)---
    Bart EvansPRR26MLBWichita Wranglers (AA), Wilmington Blue Rocks (A+)---
    Michael EvansC-OFLR24AAWilmington Blue Rocks (A+)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Sal FasanoCRR25MLBKansas City Royals (MLB), Omaha Royals (AAA), Wichita Wranglers (AA)---
    Carlos Febles2BRR21MLBWilmington Blue Rocks (A+)---
    Ken FitzpatrickPRR22ASpokane Indians (A-)---
    Pat FluryPRR24AAAOmaha Royals (AAA), Wichita Wranglers (AA)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Javier GamboaPRR23AAWichita Wranglers (AA), Gulf Coast Royals (Rk)---
    Rafael GarciaPRR19A-Gulf Coast Royals (Rk)---
    Jeremy GiambiRF-LFLL22MLBWichita Wranglers (AA), Lansing Lugnuts (A)---
    Jason GilfillanPRR20MLBSpokane Indians (A-)---
    Erick Gomez1BLR21A-Gulf Coast Royals (Rk)---
    Edwin GonzalezPRR19A+Lansing Lugnuts (A), Gulf Coast Royals (Rk)---
    Raul GonzalezLF-RFRR23MLBWichita Wranglers (AA)---
    Jason GoodingPRL22AAALansing Lugnuts (A), Spokane Indians (A-)---
    Tom GoodwinCF-LFLR28MLBKansas City Royals (MLB)TEX
    Tarik GrahamOFRL17RkGulf Coast Royals (Rk)---
    Tim GrievePRR25AAWichita Wranglers (AA), Wilmington Blue Rocks (A+)---
    Cade GriffisCLR22ALansing Lugnuts (A), Spokane Indians (A-)---
    Jason GrimsleyPRR29MLBOmaha Royals (AAA)MIL
    Phil GrundyPRR24AAAWichita Wranglers (AA)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Pat HallmarkOFRR23AAAWilmington Blue Rocks (A+), Lansing Lugnuts (A)---
    Shane HalterSS-3BRR27MLBKansas City Royals (MLB), Omaha Royals (AAA)---
    Chris HaneyPLL28MLBKansas City Royals (MLB), Omaha Royals (AAA), Wichita Wranglers (AA)---
    Jed Hansen2BRR24MLBKansas City Royals (MLB), Omaha Royals (AAA)---
    Brian HarrisonPRR28AAAOmaha Royals (AAA)---
    Chris HatcherLFRR28MLBOmaha Royals (AAA), Wichita Wranglers (AA)---
    Pedro HerreraCRR18A-Gulf Coast Royals (Rk)---
    Jeremy HillPRR19MLBSpokane Indians (A-)---
    Kevin HodgesPRR24MLBWilmington Blue Rocks (A+)---
    David HowardSS-2BBR30MLBKansas City Royals (MLB)---
    Steve HuestonPRR23ALansing Lugnuts (A)---
    Rick HuismanPRR28MLBOmaha Royals (AAA)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Jason JacomePLL26MLBKansas City Royals (MLB)CLE
    Doug JohnsPRL29MLBOmaha Royals (AAA)BAL
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Scott KeyPRR20ASpokane Indians (A-)---
    Jeff King3B-1BRR32MLBKansas City Royals (MLB)---
    Cory KyzarPRR19RkGulf Coast Royals (Rk)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Justin LamberPLL21AASpokane Indians (A-)---
    Jason Layne1BLR24AALansing Lugnuts (A)---
    Juan LeBronOFRR20AAALansing Lugnuts (A), Spokane Indians (A-)---
    Merrell Ligons2BBR20ASpokane Indians (A-)---
    Aaron LineweaverPRR23AAALansing Lugnuts (A)---
    Ryan LongRF-LFRR24MLBKansas City Royals (MLB), Omaha Royals (AAA)---
    Tony Longueira2BRR22A+Wilmington Blue Rocks (A+)---
    Mendy LopezSS-2BRR22MLBOmaha Royals (AAA), Wichita Wranglers (AA)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Mike MacFarlaneCRR33MLBKansas City Royals (MLB)---
    Tony ManchaPBR18AGulf Coast Royals (Rk)---
    Carlos MartinezPLL20A-Gulf Coast Royals (Rk)---
    Felix MartinezSSBR23MLBKansas City Royals (MLB), Omaha Royals (AAA)---
    Allen McDillPLL25MLBKansas City Royals (MLB), Omaha Royals (AAA), Wichita Wranglers (AA)---
    Ryan McDonald2BLR21RkGulf Coast Royals (Rk)---
    Sean McNally3BRR24AAAWichita Wranglers (AA), Wilmington Blue Rocks (A+)---
    Todd MeadyPRR20ALansing Lugnuts (A), Spokane Indians (A-)---
    Anthony MedranoSSRR22AAAOmaha Royals (AAA), Wichita Wranglers (AA)---
    Juan MedranoPRR18A-Gulf Coast Royals (Rk)---
    Steve MedranoSSBR19AALansing Lugnuts (A)---
    Carlos Mendez1BRR23MLBWichita Wranglers (AA)---
    Mark MerchantOFBR28AAAOmaha Royals (AAA), Wichita Wranglers (AA)---
    Rod Metzler2BBR22AASpokane Indians (A-)---
    Tony MirandaOFRR24AALansing Lugnuts (A)---
    Ricardo MontasIFRR20AALansing Lugnuts (A), Spokane Indians (A-)---
    Jeff MontgomeryPRR35MLBKansas City Royals (MLB), Omaha Royals (AAA)---
    Kendrick MooreOFRR24AALansing Lugnuts (A)---
    Orber MorenoPRR20MLBLansing Lugnuts (A)---
    Joe MorvayPLR26AAWichita Wranglers (AA)---
    Blaine MullPRR20AAWichita Wranglers (AA), Wilmington Blue Rocks (A+)---
    Scott MullenPRL22MLBWilmington Blue Rocks (A+), Lansing Lugnuts (A)---
    Rod MyersCF-LFLL24MLBKansas City Royals (MLB), Omaha Royals (AAA), Wichita Wranglers (AA)---
    Taylor MyersPRR19ALansing Lugnuts (A), Gulf Coast Royals (Rk)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Jose Nunez3BRR20RkGulf Coast Royals (Rk)---
    Sergio Nunez2BRR22AAWichita Wranglers (AA), Gulf Coast Royals (Rk)---
    Jon NunnallyRF-CFLR25MLBKansas City Royals (MLB), Omaha Royals (AAA)CIN
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Jose OffermanSS-2BBR28MLBKansas City Royals (MLB)---
    Steve OlsenPRR27AAAOmaha Royals (AAA), Wichita Wranglers (AA)---
    Gregg OlsonPRR30MLBKansas City Royals (MLB), Omaha Royals (AAA)MIN
    Hector OrtizCRR27MLBOmaha Royals (AAA), Wichita Wranglers (AA)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Carlos PaganCRR21A+Spokane Indians (A-)---
    Dean Palmer3BRR28MLBKansas City Royals (MLB)TEX
    Craig Paquette3B-LFRR28MLBKansas City Royals (MLB), Omaha Royals (AAA)---
    Carlos ParedesPRR21A+Wilmington Blue Rocks (A+), Lansing Lugnuts (A)---
    Ken PattersonPLL32MLBOmaha Royals (AAA)---
    Justin PedersonPRR22A+Spokane Indians (A-)---
    Kit PellowRF-3BRR23MLBWichita Wranglers (AA), Lansing Lugnuts (A)---
    Brad PenningtonPLL28MLBOmaha Royals (AAA), Wichita Wranglers (AA)---
    Tony PennyPRR21ALansing Lugnuts (A)---
    Mike PerezPRR32MLBKansas City Royals (MLB), Omaha Royals (AAA)---
    Rich PetruSSRR22A-Spokane Indians (A-), Gulf Coast Royals (Rk)---
    Marc PhillipsPLL25A+Wilmington Blue Rocks (A+)---
    Hipolito PichardoPRR27MLBKansas City Royals (MLB), Omaha Royals (AAA)---
    Rick PittsOFRR21A+Wilmington Blue Rocks (A+), Lansing Lugnuts (A)---
    Jim PittsleyPRR23MLBKansas City Royals (MLB), Omaha Royals (AAA)---
    Kinnis PledgerOFLR28AAAWichita Wranglers (AA)COL
    Pork Chop Pough3BRR27AAAOmaha Royals (AAA)---
    Alex Prieto2B-3BRR21MLBWilmington Blue Rocks (A+)---
    Stephen PrihodaPRL24AAWichita Wranglers (AA)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Donald QuigleyPRR22A-Spokane Indians (A-)---
    Mark QuinnLF-RFRR23MLBWichita Wranglers (AA), Wilmington Blue Rocks (A+)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Vic RadcliffSSRR20A+Lansing Lugnuts (A)---
    Juan Ramirez1BRR19RkGulf Coast Royals (Rk)---
    Kevin RawitzerPLL26AAAWichita Wranglers (AA)---
    Ken RayPRR22MLBOmaha Royals (AAA)---
    Dan ReichertPRR20MLBSpokane Indians (A-)---
    Mike RobbinsPLL23A+Wilmington Blue Rocks (A+)---
    Bip Roberts2B-LFBR33MLBKansas City Royals (MLB)CLE
    Juan RoblesCRR25AAALansing Lugnuts (A)---
    Juan RochaOFRR23A+Wilmington Blue Rocks (A+)---
    Chad RodriguezPRR23ALansing Lugnuts (A)---
    Jason RoederPRR23A-Spokane Indians (A-)---
    Jose RosadoPLL22MLBKansas City Royals (MLB)---
    Willy Ruiz1BRR20A+Gulf Coast Royals (Rk)---
    Glendon RuschPLL22MLBKansas City Royals (MLB), Omaha Royals (AAA)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Matt SaierPRR24AAAWichita Wranglers (AA), Wilmington Blue Rocks (A+)---
    Allen SandersPRR22ALansing Lugnuts (A)---
    Jose SantiagoPRR22MLBKansas City Royals (MLB), Wichita Wranglers (AA), Wilmington Blue Rocks (A+), Lansing Lugnuts (A)---
    Bret SchaferOFRR23ALansing Lugnuts (A)---
    Rudy SeanezPRR28MLBOmaha Royals (AAA)NYN
    Brad SeitzerSS-3BRR27AAAOmaha Royals (AAA)MON, MIL, SEA, MIL
    Scott ServicePRR30MLBKansas City Royals (MLB), Omaha Royals (AAA)CIN
    Al ShirleyOFBR23AAWichita Wranglers (AA)---
    Jason SimontacchiPRR23MLBLansing Lugnuts (A)---
    Steve SiscoLF-2BRR27MLBOmaha Royals (AAA), Wichita Wranglers (AA)---
    Matt SmithPLL21AAWichita Wranglers (AA), Lansing Lugnuts (A)---
    Toby SmithPRR25AAAOmaha Royals (AAA), Wichita Wranglers (AA)---
    Francisco Solano2BBR14AGulf Coast Royals (Rk)---
    Tim SpehrCRR30MLBKansas City Royals (MLB)ATL
    Ethan SteinPRR22A+Lansing Lugnuts (A)---
    Andy StewartCRR26MLBKansas City Royals (MLB), Omaha Royals (AAA)---
    Chris Stynes3B-2BRR24MLBOmaha Royals (AAA)CIN
    Larry Sutton1B-RFLL27MLBKansas City Royals (MLB), Omaha Royals (AAA)---
    Mike Sweeney1B-CRR23MLBKansas City Royals (MLB), Omaha Royals (AAA)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Brett TaftSSRR23A+Lansing Lugnuts (A)---
    Jose TaverasOFRR20A+Gulf Coast Royals (Rk)---
    Kirk TaylorOFRR22A-Spokane Indians (A-)---
    Jim TelghederPRR26AAWichita Wranglers (AA)---
    Todd ThornPLL20AAWilmington Blue Rocks (A+)---
    Corey ThurmanPRR18MLBSpokane Indians (A-), Gulf Coast Royals (Rk)---
    Rashad TillisOFBR20RkGulf Coast Royals (Rk)---
    Goef TomlinsonOFLL20AAASpokane Indians (A-)---
    Mike TorresPRR19RkGulf Coast Royals (Rk)---
    Rafael TorresOFRR18A+Gulf Coast Royals (Rk)---
    Robert TothPRR24AAAOmaha Royals (AAA), Wichita Wranglers (AA)---
    Matt TreanorCRR21MLBWilmington Blue Rocks (A+)MIA
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Dave UlleryCLR22AAALansing Lugnuts (A), Spokane Indians (A-)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Todd Van PoppelPRR25MLBOmaha Royals (AAA)TEX
    Francisco VanderhorstPRR19RkGulf Coast Royals (Rk)---
    Randy VeresPRR31MLBKansas City Royals (MLB), Omaha Royals (AAA)---
    Joe Vitiello1B-LFRR27MLBKansas City Royals (MLB), Omaha Royals (AAA)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Jamie WalkerPLL25MLBKansas City Royals (MLB), Wichita Wranglers (AA)---
    Steven WalshPRR19RkGulf Coast Royals (Rk)---
    Scott WatkinsPLL27MLBOmaha Royals (AAA)COL, COL
    Matt WhisenantPRL26MLBKansas City Royals (MLB)MIA
    Micah WilliamsOFRR22ALansing Lugnuts (A)---
    Mike WilliamsPRR28MLBKansas City Royals (MLB), Omaha Royals (AAA)---
    Mitch WilliamsPLL32MLBKansas City Royals (MLB), Omaha Royals (AAA)---
    Jeremy WilliamsonPLL22ALansing Lugnuts (A)---
    David Willis1BRR22AASpokane Indians (A-)---
    Kris WilsonPRR20MLBSpokane Indians (A-)---
    Bryan WolffPRR25AAAWichita Wranglers (AA)SDN
    James WoodsCBR19RkGulf Coast Royals (Rk)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Eric YanzPRR22ASpokane Indians (A-)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Mike ZimmermanPRR28AAAOmaha Royals (AAA), Wichita Wranglers (AA)---
    221 record(s)
    Player Name Name of the player. If not linked, then no profile on the site Pos Defensive Position Ba Bats Th Throws Age Player's age for the selected season or as of a current date if in YY.DDD format. HiLvl Highest Level Reached