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1998 KANSAS CITY ROYALS

+    Level: MLB
Location:  Kansas City,MO
Team Record:  72-89   .447
Result:   3rd in American League - Central Division
Manager(s):  Tony Muser
General Manager:   Herk Robinson
Stadium:  Kauffman Stadium
Attendance:  1,494,875
Payroll:  $32,912,500
Playoffs:  -

Kansas City Royals affiliate history
Oldest Player:  Terry Pendleton (37)
Youngest Player:  Dee Brown (20)
Longest Tenure:  Jeff Montgomery (11)
Top Hitter:  Jose Offerman (10)
Top Pitcher:  Tim Belcher (16)
Top Draft Pick:  Jeff Austin (#4)

Roster Continuity:  65.00%
American League Standings
CentralWLPctGB
Cleveland8973.549--
Chi White Sox8082.4949.0
KC Royals7289.44716.5
Minnesota7092.43219.0
Detroit6597.40124.0

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 
Dean Palmer3B29$ 5,825,000  37 
Kevin AppierP30$ 4,800,000  73 
Jeff King3B-1B33$ 4,000,000  99 
Jeff MontgomeryP36$ 2,800,000   
Tim BelcherP36$ 2,300,000   
Jeff Conine1B-LF32$ 2,240,000   
Hipolito PichardoP28$ 2,150,000   
Jose OffermanSS-2B29$ 2,000,000   
Chris HaneyP29$ 1,800,000   
Hal Morris1B33$ 1,400,000   
Pat RappP30$ 800,000   
Mike MacFarlaneC34$ 725,000   
Johnny DamonLF24$ 460,000   
Shane MackLF-CF34$ 450,000   
Terry Pendleton3B37$ 425,000   
Ricky BonesP29$ 400,000   
Tim SpehrC31$ 285,000   
Jermaine AllensworthCF26$ 260,000   
Luis RiveraSS34$ 245,000   
Jose RosadoP23$ 242,500   
Jermaine DyeRF24$ 230,000   
Scott ServiceP31$ 230,000   
Mike Sweeney1B-C24$ 230,000   
Joe Vitiello1B-LF28$ 225,000   
Glendon RuschP23$ 220,000   
Jim PittsleyP24$ 215,000   
Ernie YoungCF-RF28$ 215,000   
Jeff SuppanP23$ 214,000   
Jamie WalkerP26$ 205,000   
Shane HalterSS-3B28$ 200,000   
Matt WhisenantP27$ 185,000   
Scott Leius3B32$ 180,000   
Brian BarberP25$ 175,000   
Brian BevilP26$ 175,000   
Sal FasanoC26$ 175,000   
Jed Hansen2B25$ 172,500   
Larry Sutton1B-RF28$ 172,500   
Carlos BeltranRF21$ 170,000   
Dee BrownLF20$ 170,000   
Tim ByrdakP24$ 170,000   
Bart EvansP27$ 170,000   
Carlos Febles2B22$ 170,000   
Jeremy GiambiRF-LF23$ 170,000   
Chris HatcherLF29$ 170,000   
Mendy LopezSS-2B23$ 170,000   
Felix MartinezSS24$ 170,000   
Allen McDillP26$ 170,000   
Hector OrtizC28$ 170,000   
Danny RiosP25$ 170,000   
Jose SantiagoP23$ 170,000   
Chris TurnerC29$ 170,000   


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