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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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3
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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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3
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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 HochevarP243000000000300100.000.000.0000.000.000.000----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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Pitching Statistics
#PlayerWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BBBABIP
40Kip Wells019.0010000201010101011191002.109.000.909.908.100.82--
28Kyle Davies974.062121000011312157511043718121.459.640.803.425.651.65-1.370
23Zack Greinke13103.4832321000202202877821561838141.289.000.942.508.153.27-.887
52Devon Lowery0011.2550002046552260002.0013.504.504.5013.503.00-.500
46Juan Carlos Oviedo413.004500012048451916215263041.258.440.372.814.871.73-1.536
53Carlos Rosa003.0020001033110030001.009.000.000.009.00---1.000
48Joakim Soria231.6163000574267391312519661160.875.240.672.558.873.47-.479
19Brian Bannister9165.753232100018221512711729581137171.4910.571.432.855.561.95-1.310
63Josh Newman007.71400030710961620002.2912.861.297.712.570.33--
44Luke Hochevar6125.512222000012914384791247727051.479.980.843.285.021.53-1.560
56Ramon Ramirez322.627100015171572321231706101.227.120.253.888.752.26-.764
51Robinson Tejeda223.232510014039221714319415011.055.080.694.389.462.16-.432
52Horacio Ramirez112.62150004024219711111020.927.870.370.384.1211.00-1.667
57Joel Peralta125.9440000120525637351514381021.329.512.552.386.452.71-.774
25Brett Tomko276.9316100010608049471113404001.5211.801.621.925.903.08-1.353
11Hideo Nomo0020.25300020410993431003.5022.506.759.006.750.75-1.167
55Gil Meche14113.9934340000210204989319731835001.328.740.813.137.842.51-.916
31Brandon Duckworth334.5077000038382019219200031.509.000.474.504.741.05-1.636
49John Bale034.3313300102629131316141001.309.670.332.004.672.33-1.867
45,32Ron Mahay503.46570003064612725629491011.388.450.834.026.781.69-1.000
54Jeff Fulchino019.0012000701421151428121012.0713.501.295.147.711.50-1.357
41Jimmy Gobble028.723900010131393131523276021.9410.971.416.477.591.17-1.063
58Neal Musser000.0010001010000100001.000.000.009.000.000.00.000
1Tony Pena000.0010001010000010000.000.000.000.009.00--.000
27Yasuhiko Yabuta134.743100012037412120617251001.539.711.424.035.921.47-1.129


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