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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


PITCHING STATISTICS
PitcherGameSeasonResultDecisionIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBTBFPitchesStrBalStr%Career GCareer W-LFeat Description
Yasuhiko Yabuta2008-04-052008L  6-4 @ MIN  11000000003159660%10-01st career game
Ron Mahay2008-04-122008L  2-0 vs MIN  1.210000300052217577%36319-10Threw 77% strikes
Brian Bannister2008-04-132008W  5-1 vs MINWCG931001300131109703964%3817-103-hitter
Jimmy Gobble2008-04-152008L  11-6 @ SEA  0.20000110003115645%20022-21200th career game
Joel Peralta2008-04-222008L  15-1 vs CLE  2.22200030011244341077%1573-7Threw 77% strikes
Luke Hochevar2008-04-262008W  2-1 vs TORW 66110230002599633664%61-21st career win
Joel Peralta2008-06-052008L  6-2 @ CHA  2.1311101001102721678%1713-8Threw 78% strikes
Yasuhiko Yabuta2008-06-092008W  3-2 @ NYAW 0.1000000000174357%211-01st career win
Carlos Rosa2008-06-142008W  12-3 @ ARI  10000010003129375%10-01st career game
Gil Meche2008-06-152008W  8-3 @ ARIW 7.1433011000027113714263%19668-6510 Strikeouts
Zack Greinke2008-06-242008W  7-3 vs COLW 693310100002597682970%12828-3910 Strikeouts
Ron Mahay2008-06-302008W  6-5 @ BALW 210000100072418675%39423-10Threw 75% strikes
Gil Meche2008-07-072008W  7-4 @ TBA  5.172204500028118714760%20070-66200th career game
Ron Mahay2008-07-192008W  9-1 @ CHA  0.20000100003147750%40024-10400th career game
Tony Pena2008-07-212008L  19-4 vs DET  10000010003128467%10-01st career game
Robinson Tejeda2008-07-222008L  7-1 vs DET  232000210092621581%7314-19Threw 81% strikes
Zack Greinke2008-07-282008W  4-2 @ OAKW 7.1722011100130104663863%13429-4211 Strikeouts
Robinson Tejeda2008-08-032008W  14-3 vs CHA  2.211110500093124777%7414-19Threw 77% strikes
Juan Carlos Oviedo2008-08-052008L  8-2 vs BOS  1.1653000000112821775%888-7Threw 75% strikes
Joakim Soria2008-09-042008W  5-4 vs OAKW 210000101072519676%1174-6Threw 76% strikes
Ramon Ramirez2008-09-042008W  9-6 vs OAKSv 10000020003127558%1478-71st career save
Devon Lowery2008-09-052008L  9-3 vs CLE  1000012000431201165%10-01st career game
Gil Meche2008-09-062008W  3-1 vs CLEW 7311021000025109684162%21175-6710 Strikeouts
Juan Carlos Oviedo2008-09-132008W  8-3 @ CLE  200000100062117481%1019-7Threw 81% strikes


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