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2005 KANSAS CITY ROYALS

+    Level: MLB
Location:  Kansas City,MO
Team Record:  56-106   .346
Result:   5th in American League - Central Division
Manager(s):  Buddy Bell, Tony Pena, Bob Schaefer
General Manager:   Allard Baird
Stadium:  Kauffman Stadium
Attendance:  1,371,181
Payroll:  $36,881,000
Playoffs:  -

Kansas City Royals affiliate history
Oldest Player:  Matt Stairs (37)
Youngest Player:  Ambiorix Burgos (21)
Longest Tenure:  Mike Sweeney (11)
Top Hitter:  Angel Berroa (31)
Top Pitcher:  Jose Lima (42)
Top Draft Pick:  Alex Gordon (#2)

Roster Continuity:  57.83%
Top Prospect:   Billy Butler
American League Standings
CentralWLPctGB
Chi White Sox9963.611--
Cleveland9369.5746.0
Minnesota8379.51216.0
Detroit7191.43828.0
KC Royals56106.34643.0

TEAM INFORMATION
Contract data is available from the mid 2000s until the present day. Shaded records are players who signed multi-year contracts. The list of contracts may not be complete. Visit the Data Store if you're interested in purchasing the contract data.
Player NameContract Signed byStartEndLengthValuePer YearContract Notes
Jeremy AffeldtKansas City Royals200520051$ 950,000 Lost arbitration. Wanted $1.2m
Chip AmbresKansas City Royals200520051$ 300,000 Minor League Contract
Brian AndersonKansas City Royals200420052$ 6,500,000$ 3.25m
Denny BautistaKansas City Royals200520051$ 316,000 
Jonah BaylissKansas City Royals200520051$ 300,000 
Angel BerroaKansas City Royals200520084$ 11,000,000$ 2.75mClub option for 2009, not exercised
Andres BlancoKansas City Royals200520051$ 300,000 
Emil BrownKansas City Royals200520051$ 355,000 Minor league contract
John BuckKansas City Royals200520051$ 318,500 
Ambiorix BurgosKansas City Royals200520051$ 300,000 
Shawn CampKansas City Royals200520051$ 319,500 
D.J. CarrascoKansas City Royals200520051$ 300,000 
Alberto CastilloOakland Athletics200520051$ 450,000 
Jaime CerdaKansas City Royals200520051$ 341,500 
Shane CostaKansas City Royals200520051$ 300,000 Contract purchased from minors
David DeJesusKansas City Royals200520051$ 320,000 
Chris DemariaKansas City Royals200520051$ 300,000 Contract purchased from minors
Matt DiazKansas City Royals200520051$ 300,000 Minor league contract
Nate FieldKansas City Royals200520051$ 327,500 
Jimmy GobbleKansas City Royals200520051$ 300,000 
Ruben GotayKansas City Royals200520051$ 316,000 
Tony GraffaninoKansas City Royals200420052$ 2,200,000$ 1.10m
Zack GreinkeKansas City Royals200520051$ 330,500 
Aaron GuielKansas City Royals200520051$ 300,000 Minor league contract
Ken HarveyKansas City Royals200520051$ 300,000 
Runelvys HernandezKansas City Royals200520051$ 325,000 
Denny HockingKansas City Royals200520051$ 300,000 Minor league contract
J.P. HowellKansas City Royals200520051$ 300,000 Contract purchased from minors
Justin HuberKansas City Royals200520051$ 300,000 Contract purchased from minors
Ryan JensenKansas City Royals200520051$ 300,000 Contract purchased from minors
Jose LimaKansas City Royals200520051$ 2,500,000 
Terrence LongOakland Athletics200220054$ 11,600,000$ 2.90mContract extension signed during 2001 season
Mike MacDougalKansas City Royals200520051$ 352,000 
Eli MarreroAtlanta Braves200420051$ 3,200,000 Contract extended during 2004 Spring Training
Joe McEwingKansas City Royals200520051$ 300,000 Minor league contract
Donnie MurphyKansas City Royals200520051$ 300,000 Contract purchased from minors
Juan Carlos OviedoKansas City Royals200520051$ 300,000 
Paul PhillipsKansas City Royals200520051$ 300,000 
Calvin PickeringKansas City Royals200520051$ 323,500 
Andy SiscoKansas City Royals200520051$ 316,000 
Kyle SnyderKansas City Royals200520051$ 300,000 
Matt StairsKansas City Royals200520051$ 1,200,000 
Steve StemleKansas City Royals200520051$ 300,000 Minor league contract
Mike SweeneyKansas City Royals200320075$ 55,000,000$ 11.00m
Mark TeahenKansas City Royals200520051$ 316,000 
Mike WoodKansas City Royals200520051$ 319,000 



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