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2008 Kansas City Royals (MLB)

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W-L Record: 75-87 .463
Rank: 4th in American League Central
Run Differential: 691-781 -90
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
Top Draft Pick: Eric Hosmer (#3) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

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
Full League Standings
  • A roster of all players who participated in at least one game for this team for this season.
  • The roster is sortable but defaults to an alphabetical listing.
  • Uniform numbers may not be complete for non-MLB teams. It is difficult to come by this information historically. See Data coverage
  • For MLB and Minor league teams, this roster was never an actual roster at any given point during the season.
  • Colleges may be missing players who were either red-shirted or who did not get into game action
  • Full Team Roster for 2008 Kansas City Royals season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    30Mike Aviles3B-SS5-9195R-R272008KCA: 2003-7-192MLBCleveland IndiansMLB-Active
    49John BaleP6-4220L-L341999TOR: 1996-5-129MLB--
    19Brian BannisterP6-1207R-R272006NYN: 2003-7-199MLB--
    14John BuckC6-3210R-R272004HOU: 1998-7-212MLBAtlanta BravesMinors
    16Billy ButlerDH6-2225R-R222007KCA: 2004-1-14MLBOakland AthleticsMLB-Active
    13Alberto Callaspo3B5-10180R-R252006UDFAMLBAtlanta BravesMLB-Active
    28Kyle DaviesP6-2190R-R242005ATL: 2001-4-135MLBNew York YankeesMinors
    9David DeJesusCF6-0175L-L282003KCA: 2000-4-104MLBTampa Bay RaysMLB-Active
    31Brandon DuckworthP6-2185B-R322001UDFAMLB-Free Agent
    54Jeff FulchinoP6-5240R-R282006FLO: 2001-8-242MLB--
    2Joey GathrightCF5-10175L-R262004TBA: 2001-32-949MLB-Free Agent
    3Esteban German3B-2B5-9165R-R292002UDFAMLB--
    7Ross Gload1B6-0185L-L322000FLO: 1997-13-396MLB--
    41Jimmy GobbleP6-3190L-L262003KCA: 1999-1-43MLB--
    4Alex GordonLF6-1220L-R242007KCA: 2005-1-2MLB--
    23Zack GreinkeP6-2190R-R242004KCA: 2002-1-6MLBLos Angeles DodgersMLB-Active
    15Mark Grudzielanek2B-SS6-1185R-R381995MON: 1991-11-296MLB--
    11Jose GuillenRF-LF5-11195R-R321997UDFAMLB--
    44Luke HochevarP6-5205R-R242007KCA: 2006-1-1MLBKansas City RoyalsMLB-Active
    25Kila Ka'aihue1B6-3210L-R242008KCA: 2002-15-438MLBWashington NationalsMinors
    52Devon LoweryP6-1190L-R252008KCA: 2001-14-415MLB-Free Agent
    45,32Ron MahayP6-2190L-L371995BOS: 1991-18-487MLB-Retired
    35Mitch MaierOF6-2195L-R262006KCA: 2003-1-30MLBKansas City RoyalsMinors
    55Gil MecheP6-3180R-R291999SEA: 1996-1-22MLB--
    58Neal MusserP6-2209L-L272007NYN: 1999-2-73MLB--
    63Josh NewmanP6-1215L-L262007COL: 2004-19-560MLB--
    11Hideo NomoP6-2230R-R391995UDFAMLB--
    21Miguel OlivoC6-0180R-R292002UDFAMLB-Free Agent
    46Juan Carlos OviedoP6-1150R-R242005UDFAMLBTexas RangersMinors
    1Tony PenaP6-1160R-R272006UDFAMLB-Int
    57Joel PeraltaP5-11155R-R322005UDFAMLBLos Angeles DodgersMLB-Active
    52Horacio RamirezP6-1170L-L282003ATL: 1997-5-172MLB-Free Agent
    56Ramon RamirezP5-11170R-R262006UDFAMLB-Free Agent
    53Carlos RosaP6-0160R-R232008UDFAMLB--
    43Ryan Shealy1B6-5240R-R282005COL: 2002-11-321MLB--
    26Jason Smith2B-SS6-3190L-R302001TBA: 1996-43-1287MLB--
    48Joakim SoriaP6-3180R-R242007UDFAMLBDetroit TigersMLB-Active
    24Mark Teahen3B-OF6-3210L-R262005OAK: 2002-1-39MLB-Retired
    51Robinson TejedaP6-3188R-R262005UDFAMLB-Free Agent
    25Brett TomkoP6-4216R-R351997CIN: 1995-2-54MLB-Free Agent
    12Matt TupmanC6-0190L-R282008KCA: 2002-9-258MLB--
    40Kip WellsP6-3196R-R311999CHA: 1998-1-16MLB-Retired
    27Yasuhiko YabutaP6-1187R-R352008UDFAMLB--

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