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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

TEAM INFORMATION
Players with a dark gray box next to their salary have salaries above the league average. Players who did not start the season on a Major League roster were assumed to earn the major league minimum unless otherwise specified. Check out the payrolls section for more information.
PlayerPosAgeSalaryAvg?Lg Rank 
Jose GuillenRF-LF32$ 12,000,000  57 
Gil MecheP29$ 11,400,000  63 
Mark Grudzielanek2B-SS38$ 4,500,000   
Ron MahayP37$ 4,000,000   
Kip WellsP31$ 3,100,000   
Brett TomkoP35$ 3,000,000   
David DeJesusCF28$ 2,500,000   
Yasuhiko YabutaP35$ 2,500,000   
Mark Teahen3B-OF26$ 2,337,500   
John BaleP34$ 2,200,000   
John BuckC27$ 2,200,000   
Miguel OlivoC29$ 2,050,000   
Zack GreinkeP24$ 1,400,000   
Jimmy GobbleP26$ 1,312,500   
Ross Gload1B32$ 1,300,000   
Esteban German3B-2B29$ 1,000,000   
Joey GathrightCF26$ 427,000   
Joakim SoriaP24$ 426,500   
Brian BannisterP27$ 421,000   
Alex GordonLF24$ 406,000   
Juan Carlos OviedoP24$ 405,000   
Tony PenaP27$ 405,000   
Billy ButlerDH22$ 399,000   
Ramon RamirezP26$ 397,000   
Alberto Callaspo3B25$ 394,000   
Matt TupmanC28$ 390,000   


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