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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
#PlayerPosHiLvlHtWtBatsThrowsBornAgePlaceDraft Information 
30Mike Aviles3B-SSMLB5-9195RightRight3/13/198127New York,New York20037192KC

49John BalePMLB6-4220LeftLeft5/22/197434Cheverly,Maryland19965129TOR
19Brian BannisterPMLB6-1207RightRight2/28/198127Scottsdale,Arizona20037199NYM
14John BuckCMLB6-3210RightRight7/7/198027Kemmerer,Wyoming19987212HOU
16Billy ButlerDHMLB6-2225RightRight4/18/198622Orange Park,Florida2004114KC
13Alberto Callaspo3BMLB5-10180RightRight4/19/198325Maracay,Venezuela2001UDFA ANA
28Kyle DaviesPMLB6-2190RightRight9/9/198324Decatur,Georgia20014135ATL
9David DeJesusCFMLB6-0175LeftLeft12/20/197928Brooklyn,New York20004104KC
31Brandon DuckworthPMLB6-2185BothRight1/23/197632Salt Lake City,Utah1997UDFA PHI
54Jeff FulchinoPMLB6-5240RightRight11/26/197928Titusville,Florida20018242FLA
2Joey GathrightCFMLB5-10175LeftRight4/22/198226Hattiesburg,Mississippi200132949TB
3Esteban German3B-2BMLB5-9165RightRight12/26/197829Santo Domingo,Dominican Republic1996UDFA OAK
7Ross Gload1BMLB6-0185LeftLeft4/5/197632Brooklyn,New York199713396FLA
41Jimmy GobblePMLB6-3190LeftLeft7/19/198126Bristol,Tennessee1999143KC
4Alex GordonLFMLB6-1220LeftRight2/10/198424Lincoln,Nebraska200512KC
23Zack GreinkePMLB6-2190RightRight10/21/198324Orlando,Florida200216KC
15Mark Grudzielanek2B-SSMLB6-1185RightRight6/30/197038Milwaukee,Wisconsin199111296MTL
11Jose GuillenRF-LFMLB5-11195RightRight5/17/197632San Cristobal,Dominican Republic1992UDFA PIT
44Luke HochevarPMLB6-5205RightRight9/15/198324Fowler,Colorado200611KC
25Kila Ka'aihue1BMLB6-3210LeftRight3/29/198424Kailua,Hawaii200215438KC
52Devon LoweryPMLB6-1190LeftRight3/24/198325Lincolnton,North Carolina200114415KC
45,32Ron MahayPMLB6-2190LeftLeft6/28/197137Crestwood,Illinois199118487BOS
35Mitch MaierOFMLB6-2195LeftRight6/30/198226Petoskey,Michigan2003130KC
55Gil MechePMLB6-3180RightRight9/8/197829Lafayette,Louisiana1996122SEA
58Neal MusserPMLB6-2209LeftLeft8/25/198027Otterbein,Indiana1999273NYM
63Josh NewmanPMLB6-1215LeftLeft6/11/198226Wheelersburg,Ohio200419560COL
11Hideo NomoPMLB6-2230RightRight8/31/196839Osaka,Japan1995UDFA LAD
21Miguel OlivoCMLB6-0180RightRight7/15/197829Villa Vasquez,Dominican Republic1996UDFA OAK
46Juan Carlos OviedoPMLB6-1150RightRight8/14/198324Jamao Norte,Dominican Republic2000UDFA PIT
1Tony PenaPMLB6-1160RightRight3/23/198127Santiago,Dominican Republic1999UDFA ATL
57Joel PeraltaPMLB5-11155RightRight3/23/197632Bonao,Dominican Republic1996UDFA OAK
52Horacio RamirezPMLB6-1170LeftLeft11/24/197928Carson,California19975172ATL
56Ramon RamirezPMLB5-11170RightRight8/31/198126Santiago,Dominican Republic2003UDFA NYY
53Carlos RosaPMLB6-0160RightRight9/21/198423San Francisco de Macoris,Dominican Republic2001UDFA KC
43Ryan Shealy1BMLB6-5240RightRight8/29/197928Fort Lauderdale,Florida200211321COL
26Jason Smith2B-SSMLB6-3190LeftRight7/24/197730Meridian,Mississippi1996431287TB
48Joakim SoriaPMLB6-3180RightRight5/18/198424Monclova,Mexico2001UDFA LAD
24Mark Teahen3B-OFMLB6-3210LeftRight9/6/198126Redlands,California2002139OAK
51Robinson TejedaPMLB6-3188RightRight3/24/198226Bani,Dominican Republic1998UDFA PHI
25Brett TomkoPMLB6-4216RightRight4/7/197335San Diego,California1995254CIN
12Matt TupmanCMLB6-0190LeftRight11/25/197928Concord,New Hampshire20029258KC
40Kip WellsPMLB6-3196RightRight4/21/197731Houston,Texas1998116CHW
27Yasuhiko YabutaPMLB6-1187RightRight6/19/197335Osaka,Japan2008UDFA KC
Team PersonnelPosition 
Michael BarnettHitting Coach 
Steve ConnellyScout 
Bob DavisBroadcaster 
Jim GabellaExtended Spring Training Coordinator 
Sean GibbsScout 
Steve GossageScout 
Trey HillmanManager 
Rusty KuntzFirst Base Coach 
Ryan LefebvreBroadcaster 
Jack MaloofSpecial Asst, Player Development 
Denny MatthewsBroadcaster 
Bob McClurePitching Coach 
John MizerockBullpen Coach 
Dayton MooreGeneral Manager 
Dave OwenBench Coach 
John RameyScout 
Luis SilverioThird Base Coach 
Doug SissonMinor League Field Coordinator 
Paul SplittorffBroadcaster 
Steve StewartBroadcaster 
Mike ToomeyScout 
Frank WhiteBroadcaster 


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