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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:  -

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
#PlayerTrackPosRkAgeDraftedHiLvlGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFDPAVGOBPSLGOPSwOBATBPAOUTRCRC/Gbabip
28Jay Bell+ss-2b82311984-1-8MLB15357389167283219210671101423913.291.368.461829.3632646604371046.4.317
7Jeff King+3b-1b26321986-1-1MLB15554384129301281121658996241129.238.341.451792.344245647441965.9.234
44Chili Davis+of29371977-11-270MLB1404777113320030906385961160415.279.386.509896.382243567366977.1.290
18Johnny Damon+lf39231992-1-35MLB146472701301288481610427032613.275.338.386723.323182524362675.0.309
30Jose Offerman+ss-2b9328UDFA: 1986MLB10642459126236239910416403605.297.359.394753.336167471319645.4.346
42Tom Goodwin+cf-lf30281989-1-22MLB973675110013422234101951201115.272.311.346657.295127400294434.0.311
1Bip Roberts+2b-lf98331982-1-13MLB9734644107172136153215312136.309.348.379726.323131372252495.3.359
24Jermaine Dye+rf-231993-17-488MLB75263266214072221175110116.236.284.369653.28997283210273.5.267
15Mike MacFarlane+c-331985-4-97MLB82257346114283502244763314.237.316.401717.315103291206354.6.261
12Craig Paquette+3b-lf-281989-8-216MLB772522658151833221057201213.230.263.393656.28599267212222.9.265
29Mike Sweeney+1b-c-231991-10-263MLB8424030588073132173360128.242.306.362668.30087266195273.8.252
39Yamil Benitez+lf-rf-25UDFA: 1989MLB5319122517182122104910202.267.307.440747.32684204146254.6.321
16Dean Palmer+3b53281986-3-59MLB49187235210193112155020023.278.335.487822.35691206142305.8.331
6David Howard+ss-2b-301986-32-774MLB8016224398111322103111311.241.287.321608.27152177130153.1.290
14,16Scott Cooper+3b-1b-291986-3-69MLB7515912326131511173220224.201.283.308592.27049182136132.7.230
31Joe Vitiello+1b-lf-271991-1-7MLB5113011316051800143721002.238.322.400722.32052146101164.4.295
43Shane Halter+ss-3b-271991-5-133MLB7412316345121043102820401.276.341.382723.3254713997164.5.344
31Rod Myers+cf-lf-241991-13-341MLB311011426702940172210202.257.370.386756.3453912179175.6.312
2Jed Hansen+2b-241994-2-50MLB349411296111432132910212.309.394.426820.3684011172165.9.431
22Larry Sutton+1b-rf-271992-21-582MLB276992020280051200100.290.338.406744.331287550105.4.327
26Sal Fasano+c-251993-37-1029MLB13384820110011200001.211.231.342573.25013393121.9.280
2Tim Spehr+c-301988-5-127MLB17353600120021210000.171.237.257494.2299382911.0.227
36Felix Martinez+ss-231993-29-825MLB1631371103006800101.226.351.323674.31410382643.8.304
22Jon Nunnally+rf-cf-251992-3-70MLB1329870114005700000.241.353.414767.34312342255.7.286
36Ryan Long+rf-lf-241991-2-69MLB69220002000310000.222.300.222522.254210701.6.333
63Andy Stewart+c-26UDFA: 1989MLB58121000000000001.250.250.375625.27038712.5.250
41Tim Belcher+p-351984-1-1MLB26000000000100001.000.000.0000.000067-1-4.0.000
17Kevin Appier+p-291987-1-9MLB36000000000500000.000.000.0000.000066--.000
53Glendon Rusch+p-221993-17-469MLB23000000000200000.000.000.0000.000033--.000
50Jose Rosado+p-221994-12-331MLB22000000000100000.000.000.0000.000022--.000
34Jim Pittsley+p-231992-1-17MLB12011000000100000.500.5001.0001500.630221124.61.000
Totals: (31 players)161559974714782563515871113066561106142345142108.264.333.407740--2278629543887994.9.299

PITCHING STATISTICS
#PlayerTrackRkAgeDraftedHiLvlWLERAGGSCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPHBIBBBkWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9BB/SOBABIPGB/FB
17Kevin Appier+7291987-1-9MLB9133.4034344100235.221596892474196144 11.238.210.922.837.490.38.2870.67
41Tim Belcher+27351984-1-1MLB13125.0232323100213.1242128119317011375 11.4610.211.312.954.770.62.3030.80
50Jose Rosado+54221994-12-331MLB9124.6933332000203.1208117106267312944 21.389.211.153.235.710.57.2880.70
53Glendon Rusch+45221993-17-469MLB695.5030271000170.1206111104285211607 11.5110.881.482.756.130.45.3300.73
34Jim Pittsley+-231992-1-17MLB585.4621210000112.0120726815545236 01.559.641.214.344.181.04.2870.77
27Ricky Bones+-28UDFA: 1986MLB475.972111102078.1102595210253615 01.6211.721.152.874.140.69.3430.92
21Jeff Montgomery+60351983-9-212MLB143.4955000371459.15324239184850 01.208.041.372.737.280.38.2681.11
35Hipolito Pichardo+7227UDFA: 1987MLB354.2247000261149.05124237243421 11.539.371.294.416.240.71.3011.21
57Jamie Walker+-251992-10-265MLB335.445000015043.04628266202423 01.539.631.264.195.020.83.2860.68
48Gregg Olson+-301988-1-4MLB433.023400013141.23918143172811 01.348.420.653.676.050.61.3031.34
51Randy Veres+-311985-1-2MLB403.31240007135.1361713472843 01.229.171.021.787.130.25.3200.75
58Hector Carrasco+-27UDFA: 1988MLB165.452800011034.22921214163080 01.307.531.044.157.790.53--1.15
45Larry Casian+-311987-6-139MLB025.06320006026.2321515561610 01.4210.801.692.025.400.38--0.82
33Chris Haney+-281990-2-64MLB124.3883001024.2291612151612 01.3810.580.361.825.840.31.3370.71
52Mike Perez+-321998-41-1241MLB203.54160004020.11588281711 01.136.640.893.547.520.47.2551.08
56Matt Whisenant+-261989-18-454MLB102.84240003019.015760121633 01.427.110.005.687.580.75.2731.50
46Scott Service+-30UDFA: 1985MLB034.76120001017.01799151900 01.299.000.532.6510.060.26.3810.88
57Brian Bevil+-251990-30-800MLB126.611800011116.1161312191321 01.538.820.554.967.160.69.3260.58
46Mike Williams+-281990-14-362MLB026.43100004114.0201110181001 02.0012.860.645.146.430.80.3880.57
45Jason Jacome+-261991-12-330MLB009.457000006.2137725300 02.7017.552.706.754.051.67--1.00
49Mitch Williams+-321982-8-187MLB0110.807000406.21188271020 02.7014.852.709.4513.500.70.5000.91
38Jim Converse+-251990-16-417MLB003.603000105.042225300 01.807.203.609.005.401.67.1540.88
49Jose Santiago+-221994-70-1627MLB001.934000304.272102101 01.9313.500.003.861.932.00.3500.82
56Allen McDill+-251992-20-553MLB0013.503000104.036618201 02.756.752.2518.004.504.00.1820.86
52Roland De La Maza+-251993-15-419MLB004.501000002.011111110 01.004.504.504.504.501.00.0000.00
Totals: (31 players)67944.71161161112150291,443153082075515853196162--61.419.541.163.315.990.55.327 

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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