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1998 Kansas City Royals (MLB)

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W-L Record: 72-89 .447
Rank: 3rd in American League Central
Run Differential: 714-898 -184
Roster Continuity 65.00% 13/28
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: Did not qualify
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
  • A roster of all players who participated in at least one game for this team for this season.
  • The roster is sortable but defaults to an alphabetical listing.
  • Uniform numbers may not be complete for non-MLB teams. It is difficult to come by this information historically. See Data coverage
  • For MLB and Minor league teams, this roster was never an actual roster at any given point during the season.
  • Colleges may be missing players who were either red-shirted or who did not get into game action
  • Full Team Roster for 1998 Kansas City Royals season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    46Jermaine AllensworthCF6-0190R-R261996PIT: 1993-1-34MLB--
    17Kevin AppierP6-2200R-R301989KCA: 1987-1-9MLB--
    44Brian BarberP6-1190R-R251995SLN: 1991-1-22MLB--
    41Tim BelcherP6-3225R-R361987NYA: 1984-1-1MLB--
    36Carlos BeltranRF6-1190B-R211998KCA: 1995-2-49MLB-Retired
    47Brian BevilP6-4225R-R261996KCA: 1990-30-817MLB--
    49Ricky BonesP6-0202R-R291991Not draftedMLB--
    27Dee BrownLF6-0215L-R201998KCA: 1996-1-14MLB--
    55Tim ByrdakP5-11180L-L241998KCA: 1994-5-135MLB-Free Agent
    19Jeff Conine1B-LF6-1220R-R321990KCA: 1987-58-1226MLB--
    18Johnny DamonLF6-2190L-L241995KCA: 1992-1-35MLB-Free Agent
    24Jermaine DyeRF6-5220R-R241996ATL: 1993-17-488MLB--
    45Bart EvansP6-2210R-R271998KCA: 1992-9-246MLB--
    26Sal FasanoC6-2230R-R261996KCA: 1993-37-1029MLB--
    43Carlos Febles2B5-11185R-R221998Not draftedMLB--
    15Jeremy GiambiRF-LF6-0200L-L231998KCA: 1996-6-169MLB--
    4Shane HalterSS-3B6-0180R-R281997KCA: 1991-5-132MLB--
    33Chris HaneyP6-3210L-L291991MON: 1990-2-51MLB--
    2Jed Hansen2B6-1195R-R251997KCA: 1994-2-50MLB--
    51Chris HatcherLF6-3220R-R291998HOU: 1990-3-88MLB--
    7Jeff King3B-1B6-1188R-R331989PIT: 1986-1-1MLB--
    8Scott Leius3B6-3208R-R321990MIN: 1986-13-325MLB--
    32Mendy LopezSS-2B6-2190R-R231998Not draftedMLB--
    15Mike MacFarlaneC6-1210R-R341987KCA: 1985-4-97MLB--
    31Shane MackLF-CF6-0190R-R341987SDN: 1984-1-11MLB--
    14Felix MartinezSS6-0180B-R241997OAK: 1993-29-825MLB--
    55Allen McDillP6-0155L-L261997NYN: 1992-20-553MLB--
    21Jeff MontgomeryP5-11175R-R361987CIN: 1983-9-212MLB--
    23Hal Morris1B6-2195L-L331988NYA: 1986-8-210MLB--
    30Jose OffermanSS-2B6-0190B-R291990Not draftedMLB--
    52Hector OrtizC6-0205R-R281998LAN: 1988-35-894MLB--
    16Dean Palmer3B6-1210R-R291989TEX: 1986-3-59MLB--
    6Terry Pendleton3B5-9195B-R371984SLN: 1982-7-179MLB--
    35Hipolito PichardoP6-1195R-R281992UDFAMLB--
    34Jim PittsleyP6-7220R-R241995KCA: 1992-1-17MLB--
    28Pat RappP6-3215R-R301992SFN: 1989-15-388MLB--
    51Danny RiosP6-2192R-R251997NYA: 1990-72-1456MLB--
    3Luis RiveraSS5-9175R-R341986Not draftedMLB--
    50Jose RosadoP6-0185L-L231996KCA: 1994-12-331MLB--
    53Glendon RuschP6-1200L-L231997KCA: 1993-17-469MLB--
    46Jose SantiagoP6-3215R-R231997KCA: 1994-70-1627MLB--
    48Scott ServiceP6-6240R-R311988Not draftedMLB--
    2Tim SpehrC6-2200R-R311991KCA: 1988-5-127MLB--
    37Jeff SuppanP6-2210R-R231995BOS: 1993-2-49MLB-Retired
    22Larry Sutton1B-RF6-0185L-L281997KCA: 1992-21-582MLB--
    29Mike Sweeney1B-C6-2215R-R241995KCA: 1991-10-262MLB--
    15Chris TurnerC6-3200R-R291993CAL: 1991-7-194MLB--
    44Joe Vitiello1B-LF6-3230R-R281995KCA: 1991-1-7MLB--
    57Jamie WalkerP6-2190L-L261997HOU: 1992-10-265MLB--
    56Matt WhisenantP6-3215R-L271997PHI: 1989-18-456MLB--
    12Ernie YoungCF-RF6-1234R-R281994OAK: 1990-10-289MLB--

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