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1996 Omaha Royals (AAA)

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Parent Organization: Kansas City Royals
W-L Record: 79-65 .549
Rank: 1st in American Association Western
Run Differential: 712-668 + 44
Manager(s): Mike Jirschele
Ballpark: Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium
Attendance: 421,994 5/8
Playoffs: Lost in Semi-Finals
Years Active:

Coaching Staff

Hitting Coach: Sixto Lezcano
Pitching Coach: Mike Alvarez

#1 Draft Picks

Mark Merchant (#2), Jeff Granger (#5), Joe Vitiello (#7), Jim Pittsley (#17), Bob Zupcic (#32)
American Association Western Standings
  • A roster of all players who participated in at least one game for this team for this season.
  • The roster is sortable but defaults to an alphabetical listing.
  • Uniform numbers may not be complete for non-MLB teams. It is difficult to come by this information historically. See Data coverage
  • For MLB and Minor league teams, this roster was never an actual roster at any given point during the season.
  • Colleges may be missing players who were either red-shirted or who did not get into game action
  • Full Team Roster for 1996 Omaha Royals season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    -Brian BevilP6-4225R-R24KCA: 1990-30-817MLB--
    -Jaime BlumaP5-11195R-R24KCA: 1994-3-79MLB--
    -Melvin BunchP6-1165R-R24KCA: 1992-15-414MLB--
    -Darren BurtonOF6-1185B-R23KCA: 1990-5-153AAA--
    -Terry ClarkP6-2190R-R35SLN: 1979-23-575MLB--
    -Lino Diaz3B5-11190R-R25KCA: 1993-30-833AAA--
    -Sal FasanoC6-2230R-R24KCA: 1993-37-1029MLB--
    -Jeff GrangerP6-4200R-L24KCA: 1993-1-5MLB--
    -Jeff GrotewoldLF-C6-0215L-R30Not draftedMLB--
    -Shane HalterSS-3B6-0180R-R26KCA: 1991-5-132MLB--
    -Bob Hamelin1B6-0235L-L28KCA: 1988-2-48MLB--
    -Jed Hansen2B6-1195R-R23KCA: 1994-2-50MLB--
    -Rick HuismanP6-3200R-R27SFN: 1990-3-94MLB--
    -Mark KieferP6-4175R-R27MIL: 1987-21-539MLB--
    -Doug LintonP6-1190R-R30TOR: 1986-43-878MLB--
    -Mike MagnanteP6-1185L-L31KCA: 1988-11-283MLB--
    -Felix MartinezSS6-0180B-R22OAK: 1993-29-825MLB--
    -Ramon MartinezSS-2B6-1187R-R23Not draftedMLB--
    -Allen McDillP6-0155L-L24NYN: 1992-20-553MLB--
    -Rusty MeachamP6-2175R-R28DET: 1987-33-858MLB--
    -Henry MercedesC6-1210R-R26Not draftedMLB--
    -Mark MerchantOF6-2185B-R27PIT: 1987-1-2AAA--
    -Jose Mota2B5-9155B-R31CHA: 1985-2-33MLB--
    -Rod MyersCF-LF6-1190L-L23KCA: 1991-13-340MLB--
    -Les NormanRF-LF6-1185R-R27KCA: 1991-25-652MLB--
    -Jon NunnallyRF-CF5-10190L-R24CLE: 1992-3-70MLB--
    -Steve OlsenP6-4225R-R26CHA: 1991-7-202AAA--
    -Craig Paquette3B-LF6-0190R-R27OAK: 1989-8-218MLB--
    -Ken PattersonP6-4210L-L31NYA: 1985-3-77MLB--
    -Jim PittsleyP6-7220R-R22KCA: 1992-1-17MLB--
    -Kris RalstonP6-2200R-R24KCA: 1993-21-581AAA--
    -Joe Randa3B5-11190R-R26KCA: 1991-11-288MLB--
    -Kenny RobinsonP5-7175R-R26TOR: 1991-10-276MLB--
    -Rich RodriguezP6-0205L-L33NYN: 1984-9-211MLB--
    -Jose RosadoP6-0185L-L21KCA: 1994-12-331MLB--
    -Glendon RuschP6-1200L-L21KCA: 1993-17-469MLB--
    -Bob ScanlanP6-4220R-R29PHI: 1984-25-636MLB--
    -Andy StewartC5-11205R-R25Not draftedMLB--
    -Chris Stynes3B-2B5-10185R-R23TOR: 1991-3-94MLB--
    -Mike Sweeney1B-C6-2215R-R22KCA: 1991-10-262MLB--
    -Dilson TorresP6-3200R-R26Not draftedMLB--
    -Robert TothP6-2180R-R23KCA: 1990-10-288AAA--
    -Eddie TuckerC6-2205R-R29SFN: 1988-5-126MLB--
    -Julio ValeraP6-2215R-R27Not draftedMLB--
    -Joe Vitiello1B-LF6-3230R-R26KCA: 1991-1-7MLB--
    -Kevin Young1B6-3222R-R27PIT: 1990-7-187MLB--
    -Bob ZupcicCF-LF6-4220R-R29BOS: 1987-1-32MLB--

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