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1997 Omaha Royals (AAA)

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Parent Organization: Kansas City Royals
W-L Record: 61-83 .424
Rank: 4th in American Association Western
Run Differential: 663-807 -144
Manager(s): Mike Jirschele
Ballpark: Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium
Attendance: 449,753 4/8
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Years Active:

Coaching Staff

Hitting Coach: U.L. Washington
Pitching Coach: Mike Alvarez

#1 Draft Picks

Mark Merchant (#2), Gregg Olson (#4), Joe Vitiello (#7), Todd Van Poppel (#14), Jim Pittsley (#17), Mike Zimmerman (#27)
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 1997 Omaha Royals season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    -Yamil BenitezLF-RF6-2195R-R25Not draftedMLB--
    -Brian BevilP6-4225R-R25KCA: 1990-30-817MLB--
    -Jamie BrewingtonP6-5175R-R25SFN: 1992-10-271MLB--
    -Ramy BrooksC6-2180R-R27KCA: 1990-25-687AAA--
    -Jeremy CarrOF5-9180R-R26KCA: 1993-23-637AAA--
    -Jim ConverseP5-9180L-R25SEA: 1990-16-431MLB--
    -Jermaine DyeRF6-5220R-R23ATL: 1993-17-488MLB--
    -Sal FasanoC6-2230R-R25KCA: 1993-37-1029MLB--
    -Pat FluryP6-1220R-R24KCA: 1993-7-189AAA--
    -Jason GrimsleyP6-3180R-R29PHI: 1985-10-252MLB--
    -Shane HalterSS-3B6-0180R-R27KCA: 1991-5-132MLB--
    -Chris HaneyP6-3210L-L28MON: 1990-2-51MLB--
    -Jed Hansen2B6-1195R-R24KCA: 1994-2-50MLB--
    -Brian HarrisonP6-1185R-R28KCA: 1992-14-386AAA--
    -Chris HatcherLF6-3220R-R28HOU: 1990-3-88MLB--
    -Rick HuismanP6-3200R-R28SFN: 1990-3-94MLB--
    -Doug JohnsP6-2195R-L29OAK: 1990-16-451MLB--
    -Ryan LongRF-LF6-2215R-R24KCA: 1991-2-45MLB--
    -Mendy LopezSS-2B6-2190R-R22Not draftedMLB--
    -Felix MartinezSS6-0180B-R23OAK: 1993-29-825MLB--
    -Allen McDillP6-0155L-L25NYN: 1992-20-553MLB--
    -Anthony MedranoSS5-10175R-R22TOR: 1993-2-47AAA--
    -Mark MerchantOF6-2185B-R28PIT: 1987-1-2AAA--
    -Jeff MontgomeryP5-11175R-R35CIN: 1983-9-212MLB--
    -Rod MyersCF-LF6-1190L-L24KCA: 1991-13-340MLB--
    -Jon NunnallyRF-CF5-10190L-R25CLE: 1992-3-70MLB--
    -Steve OlsenP6-4225R-R27CHA: 1991-7-202AAA--
    -Gregg OlsonP6-4208R-R30BAL: 1988-1-4MLB--
    -Hector OrtizC6-0205R-R27LAN: 1988-35-894MLB--
    -Craig Paquette3B-LF6-0190R-R28OAK: 1989-8-218MLB--
    -Ken PattersonP6-4210L-L32NYA: 1985-3-77MLB--
    -Brad PenningtonP6-5215L-L28BAL: 1989-12-297MLB--
    -Mike PerezP6-0187R-R32SLN: 1986-12-312MLB--
    -Hipolito PichardoP6-1195R-R27UDFAMLB--
    -Jim PittsleyP6-7220R-R23KCA: 1992-1-17MLB--
    -Pork Chop Pough3B6-0200R-R27CLE: 1988-3-59AAA--
    -Ken RayP6-2200R-R22KCA: 1993-18-497MLB--
    -Glendon RuschP6-1200L-L22KCA: 1993-17-469MLB--
    -Rudy SeanezP5-10190R-R28CLE: 1986-4-83MLB--
    -Brad SeitzerSS-3B6-2195R-R27BAL: 1991-11-290AAA--
    -Scott ServiceP6-6240R-R30Not draftedMLB--
    -Steve SiscoLF-2B5-10190R-R27KCA: 1992-16-442MLB--
    -Toby SmithP6-6225R-R25KCA: 1993-32-889AAA--
    -Andy StewartC5-11205R-R26Not draftedMLB--
    -Chris Stynes3B-2B5-10185R-R24TOR: 1991-3-94MLB--
    -Larry Sutton1B-RF6-0185L-L27KCA: 1992-21-582MLB--
    -Mike Sweeney1B-C6-2215R-R23KCA: 1991-10-262MLB--
    -Robert TothP6-2180R-R24KCA: 1990-10-288AAA--
    -Todd Van PoppelP6-5210R-R25OAK: 1990-1-14MLB--
    -Randy VeresP6-3210R-R31MIL: 1985-1-2MLB--
    -Joe Vitiello1B-LF6-3230R-R27KCA: 1991-1-7MLB--
    -Scott WatkinsP6-3180L-L27MIN: 1992-23-654MLB--
    -Mike WilliamsP6-2204R-R28PHI: 1990-14-374MLB--
    -Mitch WilliamsP6-4205L-L32SDN: 1982-8-187MLB--
    -Mike ZimmermanP6-0180R-R28PIT: 1990-1-27AAA--

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