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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
#PlayerPosRkAgeDraftedHiLvlGPAOutsRCRC/GbabipSAISObb/kHR%SglXBHXBH%BB%SO%G/FP/PaPitStrBalSwg
28Jay Bellss-2b82311984-1-8MLB1536604371046.4.317-.161.1700.703.21155231.110.815.30.584.1272016061114217
7Jeff King3b-1b26321986-1-1MLB155647441965.9.234-.053.2130.934.3705945.713.814.80.443.9254814951053181
44Chili Davisof29371977-11-270MLB140567366977.1.290-.094.2300.895.3835037.615.016.90.693.720941187907197
18Johnny Damonlf39231992-1-35MLB146524362675.0.309-.174.1110.601.51022821.58.013.41.193.619051201704132
30Jose Offermanss-2b9328UDFA: 1986MLB106471319645.4.346-.203.0970.640.4953124.68.713.61.134.01865114572093
42Tom Goodwincf-lf30281989-1-22MLB97400294434.0.311-.155.0740.370.5811919.04.812.81.413.1124982342681
1Bip Roberts2b-lf98331982-1-13MLB97372252495.3.359-.214.0700.400.3872018.75.614.21.263.81426928498107
24Jermaine Dyerf-231993-17-488MLB75283210273.5.267-.167.1330.332.5412133.96.018.00.813.61008658350122
15Mike MacFarlanec-331985-4-97MLB82291206354.6.261-.152.1640.512.7372439.38.216.20.773.51009624385109
12Craig Paquette3b-lf-281989-8-216MLB77267212222.9.265-.190.1630.183.0342441.43.721.31.203.1818539279117
29Mike Sweeney1b-c-231991-10-263MLB84266195273.8.252-.167.1200.522.6431525.96.412.40.783.594161133068
39Yamil Benitezlf-rf-25UDFA: 1989MLB53204146254.6.321-.215.1730.203.9351631.44.924.00.723.4696481215123
16Dean Palmer3b53281986-3-59MLB49206142305.8.331-.203.2090.304.4322038.57.324.30.763.878649229491
6David Howardss-2b-301986-32-774MLB80177130153.1.290-.179.0800.320.6291025.65.617.50.593.561339821559
14,16Scott Cooper3b-1b-291986-3-69MLB75182136132.7.230-.094.1070.531.6221031.29.317.60.544.174445229256
31Joe Vitiello1b-lf-271991-1-7MLB51146101164.4.295-.131.1620.383.4201135.59.625.30.943.855333521863
43Shane Halterss-3b-271991-5-133MLB7413997164.5.344-.187.1060.361.426823.57.220.10.923.751832319548
31Rod Myerscf-lf-241991-13-341MLB3112179175.6.312-.050.1290.771.717934.614.018.20.723.947228318931
2Jed Hansen2b-241994-2-50MLB3411172165.9.431-.160.1170.450.921827.611.726.10.664.145728417356
22Larry Sutton1b-rf-271992-21-582MLB277550105.4.327-.217.1160.422.716420.06.716.00.293.929618211423
26Sal Fasanoc-251993-37-1029MLB13393121.9.280-.184.1310.082.65337.52.630.80.673.3127854218
2Tim Spehrc-301988-5-127MLB17382911.0.227-.114.0860.172.65116.75.331.60.774.0151965521
36Felix Martinezss-231993-29-825MLB16382643.8.304-.032.0970.750.05228.615.821.11.403.6135795610
22Jon Nunnallyrf-cf-251992-3-70MLB13342255.7.286-.069.1730.712.95228.614.720.60.472.584552912
36Ryan Longrf-lf-241991-2-69MLB610701.6.333-.222.0000.000.0200.00.030.00.503.1312387
63Andy Stewartc-26UDFA: 1989MLB58712.5.250-.250.125--0.01150.00.00.01.673.3261792
17Kevin Appierp-291987-1-9MLB366--.000.000.0000.000.0000.00.083.3--3.7221667
41Tim Belcherp-351984-1-1MLB267-1-4.0.000.000.0000.000.0000.00.016.74.002.314951
53Glendon Ruschp-221993-17-469MLB233--.000.000.0000.000.0000.00.066.7--2.06332
50Jose Rosadop-221994-12-331MLB222--.000.000.0000.000.0000.00.050.0--2.04401
34Jim Pittsleyp-231992-1-17MLB121124.61.000-.500.5000.000.001100.00.050.00.003.57522
Totals: (31 players)--629543887994.9.299-.152.0000.532.5102944930.48.916.90.813.71233251443988862057
FIELDING STATISTICS


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