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2008 Kansas City Royals (MLB)

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W-L Record: 75-87 .463
Rank: 4th in American League Central
Run Differential: 691-781 -90
Manager(s): Trey Hillman
General Manager: Dayton Moore
Location: Kansas City, Missouri
Ballpark: Kauffman Stadium
Payroll: $ 58,245,500 24/30
Attendance: 1,578,922 29/30
Playoffs:
Top Draft Pick: Eric Hosmer (#3) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Bench Coach: Dave Owen
Bullpen Coach: John Mizerock
First Base Coach: Rusty Kuntz
Hitting Coach: Michael Barnett
Pitching Coach: Bob McClure
Third Base Coach: Luis Silverio

#1 Draft Picks

Luke Hochevar (#1), Alex Gordon (#2), Zack Greinke (#6), Billy Butler (#14), Kip Wells (#16), Gil Meche (#22), Mitch Maier (#30), Mark Teahen (#39), Jimmy Gobble (#43)
American League Central Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
8974.546--
8875.5401.0
8181.5007.5
7587.46313.5
7488.45714.5
Full League Standings
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
30Mike AvilesSS2741968136
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51831858240212.325.351.480831.155.210.3573.2241.9201439
19Brian BannisterP27401
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0000000000100.250.250.250500.000.000.250----15
14John BuckC273704883
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1
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9
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48033896620412.224.294.365659.141.235.2752.5341.1135412
16Billy ButlerDH2244344122
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011
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55013357000223.275.324.400724.124.196.2941.7340.3177478
13Alberto Callaspo2B252132165
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01621191400116.305.361.371732.066.160.3250.74--79234
28Kyle DaviesP242000000000100100.000.000.0000.000.000.000----03
9David DeJesusLF-CF2851870159
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731184671534410.307.361.452813.145.239.3351.5443.2234572
2Joey GathrightCF262794171
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0222142040401023.254.302.272574.018.151.2952.00--76311
3Esteban GermanLF-2B292163053
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02273184211435.245.300.338638.093.194.2992.33--73241
7Ross Gload1B3238846106
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37342339341312.273.312.348660.075.131.2951.70129.3135415
4Alex Gordon3B2449372128
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59926612065158.260.344.432776.172.320.3091.8230.8213565
23Zack GreinkeP24702
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000000100101.286.286.429715.143.143.333----38
15Mark Grudzielanek2B383313699
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2421194151328.299.335.399734.100.160.3322.16110.3132355
11Jose GuillenRF-LF3259866158
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972123106930323.264.290.438728.174.214.2914.6129.9262624
44Luke HochevarP243000000000300100.000.000.0000.000.000-----04
25Kila Ka'aihueDH-1B242146
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1003200000.286.375.429804.143.286.2780.6721.0924
35Mitch MaierCF2691926
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090221820203.286.301.319620.033.033.3569.00--2995
55Gil MecheP29411
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0001000100000.250.250.250500.000.000.333----14
21Miguel OlivoC293062978
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012
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417078232016.255.271.444715.190.235.31011.7125.5136314
1Tony PenaSS272252238
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143164902224.169.189.209398.040.076.2098.17225.047235
43Ryan Shealy1B28731222
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200051910002.301.346.603949.301.370.3193.8010.44478
26Jason Smith2B-3B302866
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0010101200000.214.214.286500.071.036.375----828
24Mark TeahenRF2657266146
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59434613134026.255.310.402712.147.229.3062.8538.1230620
25Brett TomkoP353000000000200000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----03
12Matt TupmanC28101
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Batting Totals165956086911507303281206507938392100550313236144.269.315.397712.128.205.3072.5646.722266068
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
40Kip Wells31019.0010000201010101011191002.109.000.909.908.100.82
28Kyle Davies24974.062121000011312157511043718121.459.640.803.425.651.65
23Zack Greinke2413103.4832321000202202877821561838141.289.000.942.508.153.27
52Devon Lowery250011.2550002046552260002.0013.504.504.5013.503.00
46Juan Carlos Oviedo24413.004500012048451916215263041.258.440.382.814.881.73
53Carlos Rosa23003.0020001033110030001.009.000.000.009.00--
48Joakim Soria24231.6163000574267391312519661160.875.240.672.558.873.47
19Brian Bannister279165.753232100018221512711729581137171.4910.571.432.855.561.95
63Josh Newman26007.71400030710961620002.2912.861.297.712.570.33
44Luke Hochevar246125.512222000012914384791247727051.479.980.843.285.021.53
56Ramon Ramirez26322.637100015171572321231706101.227.130.253.888.752.26
51Robinson Tejeda26223.232510014039221714319415011.055.080.694.389.462.16
52Horacio Ramirez28112.63150004024219711111020.927.880.380.384.1311.00
57Joel Peralta32125.9440000120525637351514381021.329.512.552.386.452.71
25Brett Tomko35276.9316100010608049471113404001.5211.801.621.925.903.08
11Hideo Nomo390020.25300020410993431003.5022.506.759.006.750.75
55Gil Meche2914113.9934340000210204989319731835001.328.740.813.137.842.51
31Brandon Duckworth32334.5077000038382019219200031.509.000.474.504.741.05
49John Bale34034.3313300102629131316141001.309.670.332.004.672.33
45,32Ron Mahay37503.46570003064612725629491011.388.450.834.026.781.69
54Jeff Fulchino28019.0012000701421151428121012.0713.501.295.147.711.50
41Jimmy Gobble26028.723900010131393131523276021.9410.971.416.477.591.17
58Neal Musser27000.0010001010000100001.000.000.009.000.000.00
1Tony Pena27000.0010001010000010000.000.000.000.009.00--
27Yasuhiko Yabuta35134.743100012037412120617251001.539.711.424.035.921.47
Pitching Totals75874.506011622016044144614737817231595151085685401.379.170.993.216.752.11
Fielding Statistics
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
John BuckC1079507512486.9907.34
Miguel OlivoC584943783256.9887.47
Matt TupmanC110000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Ross Gload1B11187883743486.9959.02
Billy Butler1B342602339227.9928.38
Ryan Shealy1B2016915512218.9888.89
Mark Teahen1B1412113010113.99310.41
Kila Ka'aihue1B415121021.0007.80
Jason Smith1B1220001.0009.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Mark Grudzielanek2B85710135257458.9904.97
Alberto Callaspo2B46365741190361.0004.76
Esteban German2B352144177319.9754.96
Mike Aviles2B281142633051.0004.66
Jason Smith2B941516021.0004.61
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Alex Gordon3B13311801122301621.9552.61
Mark Teahen3B19166182433.9332.28
Mike Aviles3B72933001.0001.86
Esteban German3B64325021.0001.47
Jason Smith3B51951001.0002.84
Alberto Callaspo3B1815011.0006.75
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Tony PenaSS9459274180935.9663.86
Mike AvilesSS917471412381065.9744.57
Alberto CallaspoSS1884183028.9605.14
Esteban GermanSS3222410.8572.45
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
David DeJesusLF714821361001.0002.56
Jose GuillenLF4537383311.9892.08
Esteban GermanLF3923554020.9642.07
Mark TeahenLF31267753011.0002.63
Ross GloadLF864180001.0002.53
Alberto CallaspoLF3140000.0000.00
Joey GathrightLF3920001.0002.00
Jason SmithLF110000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Joey GathrightCF100720197510.9952.53
David DeJesusCF68507151211.9942.72
Mitch MaierCF3321769010.9862.86
Mark TeahenCF110000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Mark TeahenRF92756185422.9902.25
Jose GuillenRF67539121731.9772.14
David DeJesusRF24123230001.0001.68
Mitch MaierRF41420001.0001.29
Ross GloadRF31330001.0002.08
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Ramon RamirezP71712811.9091.27
Joakim SoriaP636766011.0001.61
Ron MahayP57640811.8891.13
Juan Carlos OviedoP45481410.8330.94
Joel PeraltaP405232001.0000.87
Jimmy GobbleP393102001.0000.58
Gil MecheP3421062841.8951.46
Brian BannisterP32182122823.9521.98
Zack GreinkeP32202112411.9721.56
Yasuhiko YabutaP31374210.8571.46
Robinson TejedaP25391220.6000.69
Luke HochevarP2212961112.9441.19
Kyle DaviesP2111341010.9331.12
Brett TomkoP1660211001.0001.95
Horacio RamirezP152428001.0003.75
John BaleP132609011.0003.12
Jeff FulchinoP12140000.0000.00
Kip WellsP101001001.0000.90
Brandon DuckworthP73825011.0001.66
Devon LoweryP540000.0000.00
Josh NewmanP4710001.0001.29
Hideo NomoP340000.0000.00
Carlos RosaP230000.0000.00
Neal MusserP110000.0000.00
Tony PenaP1101001.0009.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Billy ButlerDH82.0000.00
Jose GuillenDH43.0000.00
Miguel OlivoDH21.0000.00
Kila Ka'aihueDH4.0000.00
David DeJesusDH1.0000.00
Alex GordonDH1.0000.00
Mark TeahenDH1.0000.00


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