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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
Playoffs:
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
TeamWLWPctGBL
8974.546--
8875.5401.0
8181.5007.5
7587.46313.5
7488.45714.5
Full League Standings
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
11Jose GuillenRF-LF3259866158
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1
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972123106930323.264.300.438738.174.214.2914.6129.9262633
24Mark TeahenRF2657266146
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4
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15
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59434613134026.255.313.402715.147.229.3062.8538.1230623
9David DeJesusLF-CF2851870159
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731184671534410.307.366.452818.145.239.3351.5443.2234577
4Alex Gordon3B2449372128
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59926612065158.260.351.432783.172.320.3091.8230.8213571
16Billy ButlerDH2244344122
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22
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011
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55013357000223.275.324.400724.124.196.2941.7340.3177478
30Mike AvilesSS2741968136
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51831858240212.325.354.480834.155.210.3573.2241.9201441
7Ross Gload1B3238846106
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37342339341312.273.317.348665.075.131.2951.70129.3135418
14John BuckC273704883
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48033896620412.224.304.365669.141.235.2752.5341.1135418
15Mark Grudzielanek2B383313699
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2421194151328.299.345.399744.100.160.3322.16110.3132360
21Miguel OlivoC293062978
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012
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417078232016.255.278.444722.190.235.31011.7125.5136317
2Joey GathrightCF262794171
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0222142040401023.254.311.272583.018.151.2952.00--76315
1Tony PenaSS272252238
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143164902224.169.189.209398.040.076.2098.17225.047235
3Esteban GermanLF-2B292163053
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02273184211435.245.303.338641.093.194.2992.33--73242
13Alberto Callaspo2B252132165
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01621191400116.305.361.371732.066.160.3250.74--79234
35Mitch MaierCF2691926
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090221820203.286.316.319635.033.033.3569.00--2997
43Ryan Shealy1B28731222
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200051910002.301.354.603957.301.370.3193.8010.44479
26Jason Smith2B-3B302866
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0010101200000.214.214.286500.071.036.375----828
25Kila Ka'aihueDH-1B242146
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1003200000.286.375.429804.143.286.2780.6721.0924
23Zack GreinkeP24702
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000000100101.286.286.429715.143.143.333----38
19Brian BannisterP27401
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55Gil MecheP29411
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0001000100000.250.250.250500.000.000.333----14
44Luke HochevarP243000000000300100.000.000.0000.000.000-----04
25Brett TomkoP353000000000200000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----03
28Kyle DaviesP242000000000100100.000.000.0000.000.000.000----03
12Matt TupmanC28101
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Batting Totals165956086911507303281206507938392100550313236144.269.315.397712.128.205.3072.5646.722266068
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
55Gil Meche2914113.9934340000210204989319731835001.328.740.813.137.842.51
23Zack Greinke2413103.4832321000202202877821561838141.289.000.942.508.153.27
19Brian Bannister279165.753232100018221512711729581137171.4910.571.432.855.561.95
44Luke Hochevar246125.512222000012914384791247727051.479.980.843.285.021.53
28Kyle Davies24974.062121000011312157511043718121.459.640.803.425.651.65
56Ramon Ramirez26322.637100015171572321231706101.227.130.253.888.752.26
48Joakim Soria24231.6163000574267391312519661160.875.240.672.558.873.47
45,32Ron Mahay37503.46570003064612725629491011.388.450.834.026.781.69
25Brett Tomko35276.9316100010608049471113404001.5211.801.621.925.903.08
57Joel Peralta32125.9440000120525637351514381021.329.512.552.386.452.71
46Juan Carlos Oviedo24413.004500012048451916215263041.258.440.382.814.881.73
51Robinson Tejeda26223.232510014039221714319415011.055.080.694.389.462.16
31Brandon Duckworth32334.5077000038382019219200031.509.000.474.504.741.05
27Yasuhiko Yabuta35134.743100012037412120617251001.539.711.424.035.921.47
41Jimmy Gobble26028.723900010131393131523276021.9410.971.416.477.591.17
49John Bale34034.3313300102629131316141001.309.670.332.004.672.33
52Horacio Ramirez28112.63150004024219711111020.927.880.380.384.1311.00
54Jeff Fulchino28019.0012000701421151428121012.0713.501.295.147.711.50
40Kip Wells31019.0010000201010101011191002.109.000.909.908.100.82
63Josh Newman26007.71400030710961620002.2912.861.297.712.570.33
52Devon Lowery250011.2550002046552260002.0013.504.504.5013.503.00
11Hideo Nomo390020.25300020410993431003.5022.506.759.006.750.75
53Carlos Rosa23003.0020001033110030001.009.000.000.009.00--
1Tony Pena27000.0010001010000010000.000.000.000.009.00--
58Neal Musser27000.0010001010000100001.000.000.009.000.000.00
Pitching Totals75874.506011622016044144614737817231595151085685401.379.170.993.216.752.11


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