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1998 Kansas City Royals (MLB)

+ American League
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W-L Record: 72-89 .447
Rank: 3rd in American League Central
Run Differential: 714-898 -184
Manager(s): Tony Muser
General Manager: Herk Robinson
Location: Kansas City, Missouri
Ballpark: Kauffman Stadium
Payroll: $ 32,912,500 21/30
Attendance: 1,494,875 25/30
Playoffs:
Top Draft Pick: Jeff Austin (#4) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Bench Coach: Jamie Quirk
Bullpen Coach: Tom Burgmeier
First Base Coach: Frank White
Hitting Coach: Tom Poquette
Pitching Coach: Bruce Kison
Third Base Coach: Rich Dauer

#1 Draft Picks

Jeff King (#1), Joe Vitiello (#7), Kevin Appier (#9), Shane Mack (#11), Dee Brown (#14), Jim Pittsley (#17), Brian Barber (#22), Jermaine Allensworth (#34), Johnny Damon (#35)
American League Central Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
8973.549--
8082.4949.0
7289.44716.5
7092.43219.0
6597.40124.0
Full League Standings
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeDiffGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
18Johnny DamonCF24 642104178
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10
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18
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662612588444334.277.339.439778.162.274.2951.4535.7282710
30Jose Offerman2B29 607102191
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28
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13
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7
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664512899651267.315.403.438841.124.325.3611.0886.7266709
16Dean Palmer3B29 57284159
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27
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2
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34
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11982481346301318.278.333.510843.233.327.3002.7916.8292639
7Jeff King1B33 48683128
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17
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1
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24
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9310242732101010.263.319.451770.187.290.2611.7420.3219540
23Hal Morris1B-LF33 47250146
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27
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2
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1
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40103252164715.309.350.381731.072.142.3401.63472.0180516
22Larry SuttonRF-LF28 3102976
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14
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2
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5
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4233294633455.245.311.352663.106.200.2691.5962.0109351
19Jeff ConineLF-RF32 3093079
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26
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08
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4330266821068.256.312.417729.162.256.2972.6238.6129343
29Mike SweeneyC24 2823273
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18
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08
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3523243821217.259.320.408728.149.230.2741.5835.3115311
6Terry PendletonDH-3B37 2371761
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10
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03
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2910154901022.257.299.338637.080.148.3103.2779.080254
26Sal FasanoC26 2162149
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10
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08
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31101056161324.227.307.384691.157.208.2665.6027.083247
24Jermaine DyeRF24 2142450
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5
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1
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5
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2322114612048.234.270.336606.103.154.2694.1842.872230
31Shane MackLF-DH34 2073058
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15
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6
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2982153660016.280.345.449794.169.271.3132.4034.593229
32Mendy LopezSS23 2061850
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2
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1552124010516.243.286.325611.083.155.2953.33206.067225
4Shane HalterSS28 2041745
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12
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02
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1325123810723.221.265.309574.088.132.2593.17102.063226
3Luis RiveraSS34 891422
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0071171700201.247.302.292594.045.124.3062.43--2698
14Felix MartinezSS24 85711
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053152110401.129.187.165352.035.118.1724.20--1495
46Jermaine AllensworthCF26 731515
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0037091740500.205.326.274600.068.288.2681.89--2091
36Carlos BeltranCF21 581216
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073031210012.276.317.466783.190.293.3404.00--2763
15Jeremy GiambiLF-DH23 58613
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80111900013.224.343.397740.172.345.2290.8229.02370
12Ernie YoungRF28 53210
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3212910003.189.232.302534.113.170.2094.5053.01656
8Scott Leius3B32 4628
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0004001600002.174.191.174365.000.022.2006.00--847
43Carlos Febles2B22 25510
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02214700000.400.483.6001083.200.400.5561.75--1529
2Tim SpehrC31 2556
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2008320101.240.457.440897.200.520.2380.3825.01136
51Chris HatcherLF29 1501
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0001001700000.067.125.067192.000.067.1257.00--116
15Mike MacFarlaneC34 1111
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0000000200000.091.091.091182.000.000.111----111
15Chris TurnerC29 9000000000410001.000.100.000100.000.000.000----010
44Joe VitielloDH28 701
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0000001200000.143.250.143393.000.143.2002.00--18
41Tim BelcherP36 511
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0000000200100.200.200.200400.000.000.333----16
52Hector OrtizC28 4100000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----04
27Dee BrownDH-RF20 3200000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----03
2Jed Hansen2B25 3000000000300000.000.000.0000.000.000-----03
53Glendon RuschP23 3000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----03
35Hipolito PichardoP28 2000000000200000.000.000.0000.000.000-----02
34Jim PittsleyP24 2000000000200100.000.000.0000.000.000-----03
28Pat RappP30 2000000000100100.000.000.0000.000.000.000----03
50Jose RosadoP23 201
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0000000000001.500.500.5001000.000.000.500----12
49Ricky BonesP29 1000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----01
48Scott ServiceP31 1000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000-----01
Batting Totals171255467141459274401346861355047598460244565118.263.318.399717.136.237.2952.0741.422156131
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeDiffWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
41Tim Belcher36 14144.273434200023424712711137731306171.379.501.422.815.001.78
28Pat Rapp30 12135.313232110018820811711124107132140101.689.961.155.126.321.23
50Jose Rosado23 8114.68382521111741801069125571356151.359.261.292.936.942.37
53Glendon Rusch23 6155.86292411211541911041012250941041.5511.091.282.905.461.88
35Hipolito Pichardo28 785.142718002111212673641143552041.5110.130.883.464.421.28
33Chris Haney29 667.05331200209712578761836514151.6611.601.673.344.731.42
48Scott Service31 643.4773000264827035327349510191.257.590.763.6910.302.79
34Jim Pittsley24 116.6239200110688856501337446021.8411.651.724.905.821.19
56Matt Whisenant27 214.877000023260613733333459031.549.000.444.876.641.36
21Jeff Montgomery36 254.9856000543656583531822540121.439.321.293.548.682.45
49Ricky Bones29 223.063200012153491818424382011.388.320.684.086.451.58
44Brian Barber25 246.0088000042452828513244011.389.641.072.795.141.85
47Brian Bevil26 316.303900010040472928422476031.7310.580.904.9510.582.14
57Jamie Walker26 0110.066200201730201953150021.9415.882.651.597.945.00
17Kevin Appier30 127.80330000152113133591011.7312.601.803.005.401.80
37Jeff Suppan23 000.694100201291111120000.776.230.690.698.3112.00
45Bart Evans27 002.0080003097321070000.787.001.000.007.00--
51Danny Rios25 016.4350001079851661012.1411.571.297.717.711.00
55Allen McDill26 0010.5070001069773230001.8313.504.503.004.501.50
46Jose Santiago23 009.0020002024220020002.0018.000.000.009.00--
55Tim Byrdak24 004.5030000015111010002.5022.504.500.004.50--
4Shane Halter28 000.0010001011000000001.009.000.000.000.00--
Pitching Totals72895.16549161631554614361590898824196568999725601.509.971.233.566.261.76
Fielding Statistics
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Mike SweeneyC915173396.9840.00
Sal FasanoC704212525.9960.00
Tim SpehrC11622001.0000.00
Chris TurnerC4160001.0000.00
Mike MacFarlaneC3133011.0000.00
Hector OrtizC340001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Jeff King1B112932855103.9950.00
Hal Morris1B4634934435.9900.00
Jeff Conine1B1210130151.0000.00
Larry Sutton1B6323051.0000.00
Sal Fasano1B5160021.0000.00
Shane Halter1B120001.0000.00
Hector Ortiz1B10000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Jose Offerman2B15227744019113.9740.00
Carlos Febles2B111618021.0000.00
Shane Halter2B62810.9090.00
Luis Rivera2B656001.0000.00
Jed Hansen2B210001.0000.00
Felix Martinez2B20000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Dean Palmer3B129691872216.9210.00
Terry Pendleton3B23123322.9570.00
Scott Leius3B1581842.8670.00
Shane Halter3B813001.0000.00
Luis Rivera3B613001.0000.00
Jeff King3B436021.0000.00
Mendy Lopez3B214001.0000.00
Sal Fasano3B10000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Mendy LopezSS721012211553.9550.00
Shane HalterSS6673166929.9640.00
Felix MartinezSS324980623.9560.00
Luis RiveraSS304281520.9610.00
Scott LeiusSS201001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Jeff ConineLF50884001.0000.00
Hal MorrisLF39471001.0000.00
Larry SuttonLF39562001.0000.00
Shane MackLF3052110.9810.00
Johnny DamonLF14130001.0000.00
Jeremy GiambiLF9141001.0000.00
Shane HalterLF690001.0000.00
Chris HatcherLF570001.0000.00
Jermaine AllensworthLF10000.0000.00
Ernie YoungLF10000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Johnny DamonCF130315921.9940.00
Jermaine AllensworthCF2453010.9810.00
Carlos BeltranCF1444010.9780.00
Ernie YoungCF591001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Jermaine DyeRF59153423.9870.00
Larry SuttonRF4791221.9790.00
Jeff ConineRF3146010.9790.00
Johnny DamonRF2443120.9570.00
Ernie YoungRF19341001.0000.00
Shane HalterRF340001.0000.00
Shane MackRF320001.0000.00
Jermaine AllensworthRF210001.0000.00
Dee BrownRF210001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Scott ServiceP738241510.9502.08
Matt WhisenantP7060310011.0001.94
Jeff MontgomeryP565654011.0001.45
Brian BevilP394011001.0000.45
Jim PittsleyP396851121.8892.11
Jose RosadoP3817482821.9471.86
Tim BelcherP34234181723.9461.35
Chris HaneyP3397321031.0002.22
Ricky BonesP325381511.9583.90
Pat RappP32188202310.9772.06
Glendon RuschP2915492214.9691.81
Hipolito PichardoP271121118051.0002.33
Brian BarberP84203001.0000.64
Bart EvansP8911001.0002.00
Allen McDillP7601001.0001.50
Jamie WalkerP61724011.0003.16
Danny RiosP5710001.0001.27
Jeff SuppanP41213011.0002.95
Kevin AppierP31501001.0000.60
Tim ByrdakP310000.0000.00
Jose SantiagoP2201001.0004.50
Shane HalterP1110001.0009.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Terry PendletonDH40.0000.00
Hal MorrisDH39.0000.00
Dean PalmerDH22.0000.00
Shane MackDH21.0000.00
Jeff KingDH16.0000.00
Jeremy GiambiDH7.0000.00
Jose OffermanDH6.0000.00
Dee BrownDH3.0000.00
Jeff ConineDH3.0000.00
Larry SuttonDH3.0000.00
Joe VitielloDH2.0000.00
Scott LeiusDH1.0000.00


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