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1997 KANSAS CITY ROYALS

|    Level:  MLB  

Location:  Kansas City,MO
Team Record:  67-94   .416
Result:   5th in American League - Central Division
Manager(s):  Tony Muser, Bob Boone
General Manager:   Herk Robinson
Stadium:  Kauffman Stadium
Attendance:  1,517,638
Payroll:  $31,225,000
Playoffs: Season in progress

Kansas City Royals affiliate history
Oldest Player:  Chili Davis (37)
Youngest Player:  Jose Rosado (22)
Longest Tenure:  Jeff Montgomery (10)
Top Hitter:  Jeff King (26)
Top Pitcher:  Kevin Appier (7)
Top Draft Pick:  Dan Reichert (#7)

Roster Continuity:  63.64%
Top Prospect:   Glendon Rusch
American League Standings
CentralWLPctGB
Cleveland8675.534--
Chi White Sox8081.4976.0
Milwaukee7883.4848.0
Minnesota6894.42018.5
KC Royals6794.41619.0

BATTING STATISTICS
#PlayerPosRkAgeDraftedHiLvlGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBPAOUTRCRC/Gbabip
28Jay Bellss-2b82311984-1-8MLB15357389167283219210671101423913.291.368.46102646604371046.4.317
7Jeff King3b-1b26321986-1-1MLB15554384129301281121658996241129.238.341.4510245647441965.9.234
44Chili Davisof29371977-11-270MLB1404777113320030906385961160415.279.386.5091000243567366977.1.290
18Johnny Damonlf39231992-1-35MLB146472701301288481610427032613.275.338.3860182524362675.0.309
30Jose Offermanss-2b9328UDFA: 1986MLB10642459126236239910416403605.297.359.3940167471319645.4.346
42Tom Goodwincf-lf30281989-1-22MLB973675110013422234101951201115.272.311.3460127400294434.0.311
1Bip Roberts2b-lf98331982-1-13MLB9734644107172136153215312136.309.348.3790131372252495.3.359
24Jermaine Dyerf-231993-17-488MLB75263266214072221175110116.236.284.369097283210273.5.267
15Mike MacFarlanec-331985-4-97MLB82257346114283502244763314.237.316.4010103291206354.6.261
12Craig Paquette3b-lf-281989-8-216MLB772522658151833221057201213.230.263.393099267212222.9.265
29Mike Sweeney1b-c-231991-10-263MLB8424030588073132173360128.242.306.362087266195273.8.252
39Yamil Benitezlf-rf-25UDFA: 1989MLB5319122517182122104910202.267.307.440084204146254.6.321
16Dean Palmer3b53281986-3-59MLB49187235210193112155020023.278.335.487091206142305.8.331
6David Howardss-2b-301986-32-774MLB8016224398111322103111311.241.287.321052177130153.1.290
14,16Scott Cooper3b-1b-291986-3-69MLB7515912326131511173220224.201.283.308049182136132.7.230
31Joe Vitiello1b-lf-271991-1-7MLB5113011316051800143721002.238.322.400052146101164.4.295
43Shane Halterss-3b-271991-5-133MLB7412316345121043102820401.276.341.38204713997164.5.344
31Rod Myerscf-lf-241991-13-341MLB311011426702940172210202.257.370.38603912179175.6.312
2Jed Hansen2b-241994-2-50MLB349411296111432132910212.309.394.42604011172165.9.431
22Larry Sutton1b-rf-271992-21-582MLB276992020280051200100.290.338.4060287550105.4.327
26Sal Fasanoc-251993-37-1029MLB13384820110011200001.211.231.342013393121.9.280
2Tim Spehrc-301988-5-127MLB17353600120021210000.171.237.25709382911.0.227
36Felix Martinezss-231993-29-825MLB1631371103006800101.226.351.323010382643.8.304
22Jon Nunnallyrf-cf-251992-3-70MLB1329870114005700000.241.353.414012342255.7.286
36Ryan Longrf-lf-241991-2-69MLB69220002000310000.222.300.2220210701.6.333
63Andy Stewartc-26UDFA: 1989MLB58121000000000001.250.250.375038712.5.250
17Kevin Appierp-291987-1-9MLB36000000000500000.000.000.0000066--.000
41Tim Belcherp-351984-1-1MLB26000000000100001.000.000.0000067-1-4.0.000
53Glendon Ruschp-221993-17-469MLB23000000000200000.000.000.0000033--.000
50Jose Rosadop-221994-12-331MLB22000000000100000.000.000.0000022--.000
34Jim Pittsleyp-231992-1-17MLB12011000000100000.500.5001.0001000221124.61.000
Totals: (31 players)161559974714782563515871113066561106142345142108.264.333.4077402278629543887994.9.299

PITCHING STATISTICS
#PlayerRkAgeDraftedHiLvlWLERAGGSCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBkWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9BB/SOBABIPGB/FB
17Kevin Appier7291987-1-9MLB9133.4034344100235.2215968924741961411.238.210.922.837.490.38.2870.67
41Tim Belcher27351984-1-1MLB13125.0232323100213.12421281193170113711.4610.211.312.954.770.62.3030.80
50Jose Rosado54221994-12-331MLB9124.6933332000203.12081171062673129421.389.211.153.235.710.57.2880.70
53Glendon Rusch45221993-17-469MLB695.5030271000170.12061111042852116011.5110.881.482.756.130.45.3300.73
34Jim Pittsley-231992-1-17MLB585.4621210000112.01207268155452301.559.641.214.344.181.04.2870.77
27Ricky Bones-28UDFA: 1986MLB475.972111102078.11025952102536101.6211.721.152.874.140.69.3430.92
21Jeff Montgomery60351983-9-212MLB143.4955000371459.153242391848501.208.041.372.737.280.38.2681.11
35Hipolito Pichardo7227UDFA: 1987MLB354.2247000261149.051242372434211.539.371.294.416.240.71.3011.21
57Jamie Walker-251992-10-265MLB335.445000015043.046282662024201.539.631.264.195.020.83.2860.68
48Gregg Olson-301988-1-4MLB433.023400013141.239181431728101.348.420.653.676.050.61.3031.34
51Randy Veres-311985-1-2MLB403.31240007135.13617134728401.229.171.021.787.130.25.3200.75
58Hector Carrasco-27UDFA: 1988MLB165.452800011034.229212141630801.307.531.044.157.790.53--1.15
45Larry Casian-311987-6-139MLB025.06320006026.23215155616101.4210.801.692.025.400.38--0.82
33Chris Haney-281990-2-64MLB124.3883001024.22916121516101.3810.580.361.825.840.31.3370.71
52Mike Perez-321998-41-1241MLB203.54160004020.115882817101.136.640.893.547.520.47.2551.08
56Matt Whisenant-261989-18-454MLB102.84240003019.0157601216301.427.110.005.687.580.75.2731.50
46Scott Service-30UDFA: 1985MLB034.76120001017.017991519001.299.000.532.6510.060.26.3810.88
57Brian Bevil-251990-30-800MLB126.611800011116.11613121913201.538.820.554.967.160.69.3260.58
46Mike Williams-281990-14-362MLB026.43100004114.02011101810002.0012.860.645.146.430.80.3880.57
49Mitch Williams-321982-8-187MLB0110.807000406.211882710202.7014.852.709.4513.500.70.5000.91
45Jason Jacome-261991-12-330MLB009.457000006.21377253002.7017.552.706.754.051.67--1.00
38Jim Converse-251990-16-417MLB003.603000105.0422253001.807.203.609.005.401.67.1540.88
49Jose Santiago-221994-70-1627MLB001.934000304.2721021001.9313.500.003.861.932.00.3500.82
56Allen McDill-251992-20-553MLB0013.503000104.0366182002.756.752.2518.004.504.00.1820.86
52Roland De La Maza-251993-15-419MLB004.501000002.0111111101.004.504.504.504.501.00.0000.00
Totals: (31 players)67944.71161161112150291,44315308207551585319616261.419.541.163.315.990.55.327 

FIELDING STATISTICS
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF 
Mike MacFarlaneC814392043.9910.00 
Mike SweeneyC7642531313.9930.00 
Tim SpehrC17787011.0000.00 
Sal FasanoC1253312.9820.00 
Andy StewartC4101001.0000.00 
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF 
Jeff King1B15012171475135.9960.00 
Larry Sutton1B129280111.0000.00 
Scott Cooper1B8271041.0000.00 
Joe Vitiello1B180011.0000.00 
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF 
Jose Offerman2B101201254964.9810.00 
David Howard2B346581425.9730.00 
Jed Hansen2B315677116.9930.00 
Shane Halter2B181622051.0000.00 
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF 
Craig Paquette3B72451291215.9350.00 
Dean Palmer3B48278298.9240.00 
Scott Cooper3B392154041.0000.00 
Shane Halter3B1214001.0000.00 
Bip Roberts3B10312011.0000.00 
David Howard3B731021.8670.00 
Jay Bell3B427031.0000.00 
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF 
Jay BellSS14922744310102.9850.00 
Felix MartinezSS12172217.9750.00 
David HowardSS961515.9550.00 
Shane HalterSS591313.9570.00 
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF 
Bip RobertsLF82142330.9800.00 
Johnny DamonLF4869010.9860.00 
Yamil BenitezLF3159030.9520.00 
Rod MyersLF12200001.0000.00 
Joe VitielloLF1217010.9440.00 
Shane HalterLF1051001.0000.00 
David HowardLF540001.0000.00 
Craig PaquetteLF461011.0000.00 
Jermaine DyeLF10000.0000.00 
Ryan LongLF110001.0000.00 
Jon NunnallyLF110001.0000.00 
Larry SuttonLF10000.0000.00 
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF 
Tom GoodwinCF96232310.9960.00 
Johnny DamonCF65155120.9870.00 
Shane HalterCF9170001.0000.00 
Rod MyersCF919010.9500.00 
David HowardCF240001.0000.00 
Bip RobertsCF242001.0000.00 
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF 
Jermaine DyeRF75164763.9660.00 
Johnny DamonRF4799413.9900.00 
Yamil BenitezRF2252010.9810.00 
Shane HalterRF17150001.0000.00 
David HowardRF17143001.0000.00 
Joe VitielloRF16310001.0000.00 
Rod MyersRF10151001.0000.00 
Jon NunnallyRF8110001.0000.00 
Ryan LongRF460001.0000.00 
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF 
Jeff MontgomeryP5559105001.0002.28 
Jamie WalkerP504356011.0002.30 
Hipolito PichardoP4749812021.0003.67 
Kevin AppierP34235241713.9761.57 
Gregg OlsonP34414410.8891.75 
Jose RosadoP33203112412.9721.55 
Tim BelcherP322132322011.0001.90 
Larry CasianP322615001.0002.06 
Glendon RuschP30170813011.0001.11 
Hector CarrascoP283426001.0002.11 
Randy VeresP24350610.8571.54 
Matt WhisenantP24190311.7501.42 
Ricky BonesP217881111.9502.19 
Jim PittsleyP2111261010.9411.29 
Brian BevilP181610001.0000.56 
Mike PerezP162033001.0002.69 
Scott ServiceP121701001.0000.53 
Mike WilliamsP101411001.0001.29 
Chris HaneyP8241610.8752.60 
Jason JacomeP7615011.0008.71 
Mitch WilliamsP760000.0000.00 
Jose SantiagoP440000.0000.00 
Jim ConverseP3510001.0001.80 
Allen McDillP3401001.0002.25 
Roland De La MazaP120000.0000.00 
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF 
Chili DavisDH133.0000.00 
Joe VitielloDH12.0000.00 
Scott CooperDH5.0000.00 
Johnny DamonDH5.0000.00 
David HowardDH5.0000.00 
Shane HalterDH4.0000.00 
Larry SuttonDH3.0000.00 
Mike SweeneyDH3.0000.00 
Jeff KingDH2.0000.00 
Felix MartinezDH2.0000.00 
Sal FasanoDH1.0000.00 
Ryan LongDH1.0000.00 
Jose OffermanDH1.0000.00 
Dean PalmerDH1.0000.00 
Andy StewartDH1.0000.00 


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