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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

TEAM INFORMATION
Players with a dark gray box next to their salary have salaries above the league average. Players who did not start the season on a Major League roster were assumed to earn the major league minimum unless otherwise specified. Check out the payrolls section for more information.
PlayerPosAgeSalaryAvg?Lg Rank 
Jay BellSS-2B31$ 5,000,000  47 
Kevin AppierP29$ 4,800,000  59 
Dean Palmer3B28$ 4,800,000  58 
Chili DavisOF37$ 3,800,000  92 
Jeff King3B-1B32$ 2,500,000   
Tim BelcherP35$ 2,300,000   
Jeff MontgomeryP35$ 2,300,000   
Bip Roberts2B-LF33$ 1,950,000   
Chris HaneyP28$ 1,700,000   
Jose OffermanSS-2B28$ 1,600,000   
Tom GoodwinCF-LF28$ 1,050,000   
Mike MacFarlaneC33$ 887,500   
Hipolito PichardoP27$ 780,000   
David HowardSS-2B30$ 762,500   
Hector CarrascoP27$ 560,000   
Gregg OlsonP30$ 400,000   
Ricky BonesP28$ 390,000   
Scott Cooper3B-1B29$ 375,000   
Ricky BonesP28$ 350,000   
Larry CasianP31$ 350,000   
Craig Paquette3B-LF28$ 340,000   
Tim SpehrC30$ 260,000   
Johnny DamonLF23$ 240,000   
Scott ServiceP30$ 225,000   
Jason JacomeP26$ 220,000   
Gregg OlsonP30$ 210,000   
Joe Vitiello1B-LF27$ 210,000   
Jose RosadoP22$ 200,000   
Jon NunnallyRF-CF25$ 190,000   
Randy VeresP31$ 185,000   
Jermaine DyeRF23$ 175,000   
Mike Sweeney1B-C23$ 175,000   
Yamil BenitezLF-RF25$ 150,000   
Brian BevilP25$ 150,000   
Jim ConverseP25$ 150,000   
Roland De La MazaP25$ 150,000   
Sal FasanoC25$ 150,000   
Shane HalterSS-3B27$ 150,000   
Jed Hansen2B24$ 150,000   
Ryan LongRF-LF24$ 150,000   
Felix MartinezSS23$ 150,000   
Allen McDillP25$ 150,000   
Rod MyersCF-LF24$ 150,000   
Mike PerezP32$ 150,000   
Jim PittsleyP23$ 150,000   
Glendon RuschP22$ 150,000   
Jose SantiagoP22$ 150,000   
Tim SpehrC30$ 150,000   
Andy StewartC26$ 150,000   
Larry Sutton1B-RF27$ 150,000   
Jamie WalkerP25$ 150,000   
Matt WhisenantP26$ 150,000   
Matt WhisenantP26$ 150,000   
Mike WilliamsP28$ 150,000   
Mitch WilliamsP32$ 150,000   


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