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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
Roster Continuity 71.40% 9/30
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: Did not qualify
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
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeDiffGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
11Jose GuillenRF-LF32   59866158
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972123106930323.264.300.438738.174.214.2914.6129.9262633
24Mark TeahenRF26   57266146
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4
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15
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59434613134026.255.313.402715.147.229.3062.8538.1230623
9David DeJesusLF-CF28   51870159
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731184671534410.307.366.452818.145.239.3351.5443.2234577
4Alex Gordon3B24   49372128
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16
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59926612065158.260.351.432783.172.320.3091.8230.8213571
16Billy ButlerDH22   44344122
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22
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011
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55013357000223.275.324.400724.124.196.2941.7340.3177478
30Mike AvilesSS27   41968136
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4
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51831858240212.325.354.480834.155.210.3573.2241.9201441
7Ross Gload1B32   38846106
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37342339341312.273.317.348665.075.131.2951.70129.3135418
14John BuckC27   3704883
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48033896620412.224.304.365669.141.235.2752.5341.1135418
15Mark Grudzielanek2B38   3313699
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2421194151328.299.345.399744.100.160.3322.16110.3132360
21Miguel OlivoC29   3062978
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22
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012
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417078232016.255.278.444722.190.235.31011.7125.5136317
2Joey GathrightCF26   2794171
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0222142040401023.254.311.272583.018.151.2952.00--76315
1Tony PenaSS27   2252238
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143164902224.169.189.209398.040.076.2098.17225.047235
3Esteban GermanLF-2B29   2163053
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02273184211435.245.303.338641.093.194.2992.33--73242
13Alberto Callaspo2B25   2132165
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01621191400116.305.361.371732.066.160.3250.74--79234
35Mitch MaierCF26   91926
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090221820203.286.316.319635.033.033.3569.00--2997
43Ryan Shealy1B28   731222
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200051910002.301.354.603957.301.370.3193.8010.44479
26Jason Smith2B-3B30   2866
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0010101200000.214.214.286500.071.036.375----828
25Kila Ka'aihueDH-1B24   2146
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1003200000.286.375.429804.143.286.2780.6721.0924
23Zack GreinkeP24   702
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000000100101.286.286.429715.143.143.333----38
19Brian BannisterP27   401
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0000000000100.250.250.250500.000.000.250----15
55Gil MecheP29   411
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0001000100000.250.250.250500.000.000.333----14
44Luke HochevarP24   3000000000300100.000.000.0000.000.000-----04
25Brett TomkoP35   3000000000200000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----03
28Kyle DaviesP24   2000000000100100.000.000.0000.000.000.000----03
12Matt TupmanC28   101
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00000000000001.0001.0001.0002000.000.0001.000----11
Batting Totals165956086911507303281206507938392100550313236144.269.315.397712.128.205.3072.5646.722266068
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeDiffWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
55Gil Meche29   14113.9934340000210.1204989319731835001.328.740.813.137.842.51
23Zack Greinke24   13103.4832321000202.1202877821561838141.289.000.942.508.153.27
19Brian Bannister27   9165.7532321000182.221512711729581137171.4910.571.432.855.561.95
44Luke Hochevar24   6125.5122220000129.014384791247727051.479.980.843.285.021.53
28Kyle Davies24   974.0621210000113.012157511043718121.459.640.803.425.651.65
56Ramon Ramirez26   322.637100015171.2572321231706101.227.130.253.888.752.26
48Joakim Soria24   231.6163000574267.1391312519661160.875.240.672.558.873.47
45,32Ron Mahay37   503.46570003064.2612725629491011.388.450.834.026.781.69
25Brett Tomko35   276.931610001060.28049471113404001.5211.801.621.925.903.08
57Joel Peralta32   125.944000012052.25637351514381021.329.512.552.386.452.71
46Juan Carlos Oviedo24   413.004500012048.1451916215263041.258.440.382.814.881.73
51Robinson Tejeda26   223.232510014039.1221714319415011.055.080.694.389.462.16
31Brandon Duckworth32   334.5077000038.0382019219200031.509.000.474.504.741.05
27Yasuhiko Yabuta35   134.743100012037.2412120617251001.539.711.424.035.921.47
41Jimmy Gobble26   028.723900010131.2393131523276021.9410.971.416.477.591.17
49John Bale34   034.33133001026.229131316141001.309.670.332.004.672.33
52Horacio Ramirez28   112.63150004024.1219711111020.927.880.380.384.1311.00
54Jeff Fulchino28   019.00120007014.021151428121012.0713.501.295.147.711.50
40Kip Wells31   019.00100002010.110101011191002.109.000.909.908.100.82
63Josh Newman26   007.714000307.010961620002.2912.861.297.712.570.33
52Devon Lowery25   0011.255000204.16552260002.0013.504.504.5013.503.00
11Hideo Nomo39   0020.253000204.110993431003.5022.506.759.006.750.75
53Carlos Rosa23   003.002000103.13110030001.009.000.000.009.00--
1Tony Pena27   000.001000101.00000010000.000.000.000.009.00--
58Neal Musser27   000.001000101.00000100001.000.000.009.000.000.00
Batting 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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