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2008 Kansas City Royals (MLB)

+ Batting and Pitching Feats and Milestones
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
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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
  • Batting and Pitching Feats may not always be a positive accomplishment. Outlying negative performances may also be highlighted.
  • Batting Feats and Milestones
    Yasuhiko YabutaKCAMINL 4-6 @MIN000000000000000011st career game
    Joey GathrightKCANYAW 5-2 vs NYA42200003001100003103 stolen bases
    Jose GuillenKCACLEL 1-15 vs CLE400000000040000012884 strikeouts
    Mark GrudzielanekKCATEXW 9-5 @TEX634300000010000017033 Doubles, 4 hits
    Jose GuillenKCATEXW 9-5 @TEX422001500100000012945 RBIs
    Matt TupmanKCAFLOW 9-3 @FLO101000000000000011st career game, 1st career hit
    Jose GuillenKCABOSL 8-11 @BOS534101300010000013134 hits
    Miguel OlivoKCABOSL 8-11 @BOS51320150001000005815 RBIs
    Mike AvilesKCAMINL 1-5 vs MIN300000000010000011st career game
    Mike AvilesKCANYAW 2-1 @NYA312200000000000021st career hit
    Mike AvilesKCANYAL 11-12 @NYA421010100110100031st career RBI
    Jose GuillenKCANYAL 11-12 @NYA423002700000000013282 home runs, 7 RBIs
    Mike AvilesKCATEXL 5-6 vs TEX411000010010000061st career stolen base
    Mike AvilesKCATEXW 6-5 vs TEX311001200000000081st career home run
    Mike AvilesKCAARIW 12-3 @ARI5442012000000000104 runs scored, 4 hits
    Carlos RosaKCAARIW 12-3 @ARI000000000000000011st career game
    David DeJesusKCAARIW 8-3 @ARI52310150001000005625 RBIs
    Mark GrudzielanekKCASLNL 6-9 vs SLN534200100000000017474 hits
    Mark GrudzielanekKCABALW 10-7 @BAL524100100010000017514 hits
    Mike AvilesKCACHAL 7-8 vs CHA7140002000100000314 hits
    Esteban GermanKCACHAL 7-8 vs CHA63410011000000003194 hits
    Mark GrudzielanekKCASEAW 5-4 vs SEA402000100010000017592000th career hit
    Mark GrudzielanekKCATBAL 3-5 vs TBA513300000000000017693 Doubles
    Alex GordonKCAOAKW 4-3 @OAK00000000050020002565 walks
    Mitch MaierKCAOAKW 4-3 @OAK4120001000100100111st career RBI
    Mike AvilesKCACHAW 14-3 vs CHA4140013000000000524 hits
    Mike AvilesKCAMINL 1-4 vs MIN5140000000000000564 hits
    John BuckKCACHAL 0-4 @CHA3000000000000000500500th career game
    Ross GloadKCADETL 3-4 vs DET41400000000000004684 hits
    Mark TeahenKCADETL 0-4 vs DET3010000000000000500500th career game
    Billy ButlerKCADETW 13-3 @DET52300240001000001972 home runs
    Kila Ka'aihueKCAOAKW 9-6 vs OAK000000000000000011st career game
    Kila Ka'aihueKCACLEL 3-9 vs CLE411000000000000021st career hit
    Devon LoweryKCACLEL 3-9 vs CLE000000000000000011st career game
    Jose GuillenKCACLEL 5-12 @CLE422002200010000014062 home runs
    Ryan ShealyKCACLEW 8-4 @CLE52400120000000001504 hits
    Mark TeahenKCACLEW 8-4 @CLE52200220000000005182 home runs
    Ryan ShealyKCACLEW 13-3 @CLE52300250000000001512 home runs, 5 RBIs
    Kila Ka'aihueKCACHAW 5-2 vs CHA311001100000000091st career home run, 1st career RBI
    David DeJesusKCADETW 6-2 @DET42411010010000006394 hits
    Pitching Feats and Milestones
    Game DatePlayerTeamOppResultDecNoteIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBTBFPitchesStrBalStr%Career GCareer W-LFeat Description
    Yasuhiko YabutaKCAMINL 4-6 @MIN 11000000003159660%10-01st career game
    Ron MahayKCAMINL 0-2 vs MIN 1.210000300052217577%36319-10Threw 77% strikes
    Brian BannisterKCAMINW 5-1 vs MINWCG931001300131109703964%3817-103-hitter
    Jimmy GobbleKCASEAL 6-11 @SEA 0.20000110003115645%20022-21200th career game
    Joel PeraltaKCACLEL 1-15 vs CLE 2.22200030011244341077%1573-7Threw 77% strikes
    Luke HochevarKCATORW 2-1 vs TORW 66110230002599633664%61-21st career win
    Joel PeraltaKCACHAL 2-6 @CHA 2.1311101001102721678%1713-8Threw 78% strikes
    Yasuhiko YabutaKCANYAW 3-2 @NYAW 0.1000000000174357%211-01st career win
    Carlos RosaKCAARIW 12-3 @ARI 10000010003129375%10-01st career game
    Gil MecheKCAARIW 8-3 @ARIW 7.1433011000027113714263%19668-6510 Strikeouts
    Zack GreinkeKCACOLW 7-3 vs COLW 693310100002597682970%12828-3910 Strikeouts
    Ron MahayKCABALW 6-5 @BALW 210000100072418675%39423-10Threw 75% strikes
    Gil MecheKCATBAW 7-4 @TBA 5.172204500028118714760%20070-66200th career game
    Ron MahayKCACHAW 9-1 @CHA 0.20000100003147750%40024-10400th career game
    Tony PenaKCADETL 4-19 vs DET 10000010003128467%10-01st career game
    Robinson TejedaKCADETL 1-7 vs DET 232000210092621581%7314-19Threw 81% strikes
    Zack GreinkeKCAOAKW 4-2 @OAKW 7.1722011100130104663863%13429-4211 Strikeouts
    Robinson TejedaKCACHAW 14-3 vs CHA 2.211110500093124777%7414-19Threw 77% strikes
    Juan Carlos OviedoKCABOSL 2-8 vs BOS 1.1653000000112821775%888-7Threw 75% strikes
    Joakim SoriaKCAOAKW 5-4 vs OAKW 210000101072519676%1174-6Threw 76% strikes
    Ramon RamirezKCAOAKW 9-6 vs OAKSv 10000020003127558%1478-71st career save
    Devon LoweryKCACLEL 3-9 vs CLE 1000012000431201165%10-01st career game
    Gil MecheKCACLEW 3-1 vs CLEW 7311021000025109684162%21175-6710 Strikeouts
    Juan Carlos OviedoKCACLEW 8-3 @CLE 200000100062117481%1019-7Threw 81% strikes

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