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2008 KANSAS CITY ROYALS

+    Level: MLB
Location:  Kansas City,MO
Team Record:  75-87   .463
Result:   4th in American League - Central Division
Manager(s):  Trey Hillman
General Manager:   Dayton Moore
Stadium:  Kauffman Stadium
Attendance:  1,578,922
Payroll:  $58,245,500
Playoffs:  -

Kansas City Royals affiliate history
Oldest Player:  Hideo Nomo (39)
Youngest Player:  Billy Butler (22)
Longest Tenure:  David DeJesus (6)
Top Hitter:  Jose Guillen (37)
Top Pitcher:  Gil Meche (12)
Top Draft Pick:  Eric Hosmer (#3)

Roster Continuity:  71.40%
Top Prospect:   Mike Moustakas
American League Standings
CentralWLPctGB
Chi White Sox8974.546--
Minnesota8875.5401.0
Cleveland8181.5007.5
KC Royals7587.46313.5
Detroit7488.45714.5

BATTING STATISTICS
BatterGameSeasonResultABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFGDPC-GC-HC-HRC-RBIC-SBFeat Description
Yasuhiko Yabuta2008-04-052008L  6-4 @ MIN000000000000000100001st career game
Joey Gathright2008-04-082008W  5-2 vs KCA422000030011000310236175593 stolen bases
Jose Guillen2008-04-222008L  15-1 vs KCA40000000004000012881243167682274 strikeouts
Mark Grudzielanek2008-04-292008W  9-5 @ TEX63430000001000017031933876071303 Doubles, 4 hits
Jose Guillen2008-04-292008W  9-5 @ TEX42200150010000012941249169688275 RBis
Matt Tupman2008-05-182008W  9-3 @ FLO101000000000000110001st career game, 1st career hit
Jose Guillen2008-05-222008L  11-8 @ BOS53410130001000013131274172707274 hits
Miguel Olivo2008-05-222008L  11-8 @ BOS51320150001000058145367243245 RBis
Mike Aviles2008-05-292008L  5-1 vs KCA300000000010000100001st career game
Mike Aviles2008-06-062008W  2-1 @ NYA312200000000000220001st career hit
Mike Aviles2008-06-072008L  12-11 @ NYA421010100110000330101st career RBI
Jose Guillen2008-06-072008L  12-11 @ NYA42300270000000013281292175718282 home runs, 7 RBis
Mike Aviles2008-06-102008L  6-5 vs KCA411000010010000660111st career stolen base
Mike Aviles2008-06-122008W  6-5 vs KCA311001200000000891311st career home run
Mike Aviles2008-06-142008W  12-3 @ ARI54420120000000010132514 runs scored, 4 hits
Carlos Rosa2008-06-142008W  12-3 @ ARI000000000000000100001st career game
David DeJesus2008-06-152008W  8-3 @ ARI52310150001000056260838242345 RBis
Mark Grudzielanek2008-06-292008L  9-6 vs KCA53420010000000017471985896201314 hits
Mark Grudzielanek2008-07-032008W  10-7 @ BAL52410010001000017511992896231314 hits
Mike Aviles2008-07-082008L  8-7 vs KCA714000200010000313741824 hits
Esteban German2008-07-082008L  8-7 vs KCA634100110000000319226789224 hits
Mark Grudzielanek2008-07-122008W  5-4 vs KCA40200010001000017592000906251312000th career hit
Mark Grudzielanek2008-07-262008L  5-3 vs KCA51330000000000017692009906281313 Doubles
Alex Gordon2008-07-302008W  4-3 @ OAK00000000050000025623327107185 walks
Mitch Maier2008-07-302008W  4-3 @ OAK4120001000101001150101st career RBI
Mike Aviles2008-08-032008W  14-3 vs KCA414001300000000527173134 hits
Mike Aviles2008-08-082008L  4-1 vs KCA514000000000000567773134 hits
John Buck2008-08-132008L  4-0 @ CHA300000000000000500386612143500th career game
Ross Gload2008-08-222008L  4-3 vs KCA41400000000000046833322158104 hits
Mark Teahen2008-08-232008L  4-0 vs KCA3010000000000005004894222633500th career game
Billy Butler2008-08-302008W  13-3 @ DET523002400010000197199179802 home runs
Kila Ka'aihue2008-09-042008W  9-6 vs KCA000000000000000100001st career game
Kila Ka'aihue2008-09-052008L  9-3 vs KCA411000000000000210001st career hit
Devon Lowery2008-09-052008L  9-3 vs KCA000000000000000100001st career game
Jose Guillen2008-09-122008L  12-5 @ CLE42200220001000014061370186763292 home runs
Ryan Shealy2008-09-132008W  8-4 @ CLE524001200000000150131147824 hits
Mark Teahen2008-09-132008W  8-4 @ CLE52200220000000051851046237332 home runs
Ryan Shealy2008-09-142008W  13-3 @ CLE523002500000000151134168322 home runs, 5 RBis
Kila Ka'aihue2008-09-202008W  5-2 vs KCA311001100000000951101st career home run, 1st career RBI
David DeJesus2008-09-222008W  6-2 @ DET42411010010000063970143282404 hits


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