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2009 Kansas City Royals (MLB)

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W-L Record: 65-97 .401
Rank: 5th in American League Central
Run Differential: 686-842 -156
Roster Continuity 68.59% 11/30
Manager(s): Trey Hillman
General Manager: Dayton Moore
Location: Kansas City, Missouri
Ballpark: Kauffman Stadium
Payroll: $ 70,519,333 21/30
Attendance: 1,797,887 25/30
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Top Draft Pick: Aaron Crow (#12) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Bench Coach: John Gibbons
Bullpen Coach: John Mizerock
First Base Coach: Rusty Kuntz
Hitting Coach: Kevin Seitzer
Pitching Coach: Bob McClure
Third Base Coach: Dave Owen

#1 Draft Picks

Luke Hochevar (#1), Alex Gordon (#2), Zack Greinke (#6), Billy Butler (#14), Gil Meche (#22), Jamey Wright (#28), Mitch Maier (#30), Mark Teahen (#39)
American League Central Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
8776.534--
8677.5281.0
7983.4887.5
6597.40121.5
6597.40121.5
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeDiffGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
16Billy Butler1B23   60878183
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931058103230420.301.362.492854.191.288.3321.7829.0299672
13Alberto Callaspo2B26   57679173
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73215251140515.300.356.457813.156.248.3120.9852.4263634
9David DeJesusLF29   55874157
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71495187805510.281.347.434781.152.235.3111.7142.9242627
24Mark Teahen3B27   52469142
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12
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508137123642211.271.325.408733.137.221.3323.3243.7214571
8Willie BloomquistRF-SS31   43452115
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29256277311427.265.308.355663.090.196.3092.70108.5154468
17Mike JacobsDH28   4344699
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61004113222019.228.297.401698.173.267.2823.2222.8174478
21Miguel OlivoC30   3905197
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655219126501110.249.292.490782.241.297.3066.6317.0191416
35Mitch MaierCF27   3414283
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3192437642726.243.333.331664.088.235.3031.77113.7113397
11Jose GuillenRF33   2813068
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40102250810113.242.314.367681.125.206.2652.2731.2103312
3Yuniesky BetancourtSS27   2462559
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2702112600338.240.269.370639.130.167.2512.3661.591263
14John BuckC28   1861646
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3611135510112.247.299.484783.237.306.3064.2323.390202
2Coco CrispCF29   1803041
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14132292311414.228.336.378714.150.372.2450.7960.068215
27Brayan PenaC27   1651745
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1800121802425.273.318.442760.170.242.2731.5027.573183
4Alex Gordon3B25   1642838
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2250214320115.232.324.378702.146.305.2762.0527.362189
30Mike AvilesSS28   1201022
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81042600213.183.208.250458.067.108.2236.50120.030127
1Josh AndersonCF26   1182028
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812352100003.237.268.288556.051.169.2814.20118.034123
46Luis HernandezSS25   73415
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0041041810302.205.256.219475.014.082.2734.50--1681
1Tony PenaSS28   5135
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0020021300001.098.132.118250.020.059.1326.50--653
26Ryan FreelRF33   45811
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0030041200000.244.306.289595.044.133.3333.00--1349
7Tug Hulett2B26   1842
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0001001600000.111.158.111269.000.056.1676.00--219
23Zack GreinkeP25   601
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000000200000.167.167.333500.167.167.250----26
19Brian BannisterP28   501
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0001000200001.200.200.200400.000.000.333----15
44Luke HochevarP25   5000000000400000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----05
55Gil MecheP30   2000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----02
52Bruce ChenP32   101
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00000010000001.0001.0001.0002000.0001.0001.0000.00--12
28Kyle DaviesP25   1000000000000100.000.000.0000.000.000.000----02
Batting Totals166855326861432276511446578829457109142203832135.259.314.405719.146.240.2982.3938.422426059
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeDiffWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
23Zack Greinke25   1682.1633336300229.1195645511512425041.077.660.432.009.514.75
19Brian Bannister28   7124.7326260000154.0161948115509812241.379.410.882.925.731.96
44Luke Hochevar25   7136.5525252100143.016710910423461069081.4910.511.452.906.672.30
55Gil Meche30   6105.0923231100129.014481731758957031.5710.051.194.056.631.64
28Kyle Davies25   895.2722221000123.0122767218668610041.538.931.324.836.291.30
34Jamey Wright35   354.336500014079.0735138844607071.488.320.915.016.841.36
51Robinson Tejeda27   423.53356005073.2433029450876131.265.230.496.0810.581.74
52Bruce Chen32   165.81179004062.17442401225454041.6010.741.743.636.531.80
47Sidney Ponson32   177.32149000058.2795048625322021.7612.050.923.814.881.28
48Joakim Soria25   322.2147000413053.0441413516693021.137.470.852.7211.724.31
56Roman Colon29   234.864300013050.1502727722291221.449.001.263.965.221.32
37Juan Cruz30   345.764600018250.1463432629386011.508.281.085.226.841.31
32Ron Mahay38   114.834100011041.1552622919344021.8012.071.984.177.461.79
40Kyle Farnsworth33   154.624100018037.1432219314422111.5410.460.733.4110.223.00
49John Bale35   015.794300012128.1341918318242011.8610.930.965.797.711.33
52Horacio Ramirez29   025.87191001022.2271615311131001.6510.571.174.305.091.18
41Lenny DiNardo29   0310.2955000021.141282421581012.6717.570.866.433.430.53
57Yasuhiko Yabuta36   2113.50120003014.02921213794002.5718.641.934.505.791.29
37Dusty Hughes27   025.1481000014.0139828151021.508.361.295.149.641.88
54Anthony Lerew26   014.1532000013.114864870001.699.692.775.544.850.88
47Victor Marte28   008.2580004012.013121121271002.089.751.509.005.250.58
53Carlos Rosa24   003.2770005110.210441340001.188.180.822.453.271.33
45Doug Waechter28   009.005000305.19552331002.4016.203.605.405.401.00
Batting Totals65974.8358816210515234142614868427651666001153896511.469.381.053.797.281.92
Fielding Statistics
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Miguel OlivoC1038457184785.9908.15
John BuckC463663091484.9767.94
Brayan PenaC302131687021.0007.39
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Billy Butler1B145124811419210123.9928.89
Mike Jacobs1B151129414213.9828.68
Mark Teahen1B1160603041.0009.45
Willie Bloomquist1B3630011.0004.50
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Alberto Callaspo2B14612402333791796.9734.44
Willie Bloomquist2B141072435210.9674.96
Luis Hernandez2B83637001.0002.50
Tug Hulett2B51827011.0004.50
Mark Teahen2B32356011.0004.30
Ryan Freel2B120000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Mark Teahen3B107869661711114.9562.45
Alex Gordon3B494062194108.9202.55
Alberto Callaspo3B14991113021.0002.18
Luis Hernandez3B51942001.0002.84
Willie Bloomquist3B32125001.0003.00
Mike Aviles3B2100000.0000.00
Tug Hulett3B120010.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Yuniesky BetancourtSS71611111181940.9704.30
Tony PenaSS40166294459.9363.96
Willie BloomquistSS382375180622.9564.97
Mike AvilesSS342695192429.9734.78
Luis HernandezSS231392052113.9864.66
Alberto CallaspoSS1210001.0004.50
Tug HulettSS110000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
David DeJesusLF139120429413031.0002.29
Mitch MaierLF17108230001.0001.91
Willie BloomquistLF969240001.0003.13
Jose GuillenLF43320001.0000.55
Josh AndersonLF110000.0000.00
Ryan FreelLF1921001.0003.00
Tug HulettLF110000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Mitch MaierCF8559318110041.0002.90
Coco CrispCF49412120030.9762.62
Josh AndersonCF31199552001.0002.58
Willie BloomquistCF22164340001.0001.86
Ryan FreelCF43250001.0001.41
David DeJesusCF325100001.0003.60
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Jose GuillenRF6550496440.9621.79
Willie BloomquistRF6132976321.9752.16
Mitch MaierRF36178461011.0002.38
Mark TeahenRF3225139010.9751.40
Ryan FreelRF126490001.0001.27
Josh AndersonRF118738010.9743.93
David DeJesusRF21060001.0005.40
Tug HulettRF2320001.0006.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Jamey WrightP657911622.8951.94
Joakim SoriaP47532511.8751.19
Juan CruzP465015011.0001.08
John BaleP43283511.8892.56
Roman ColonP43508410.9232.16
Kyle FarnsworthP41370310.7500.73
Ron MahayP414154001.0001.97
Robinson TejedaP357335011.0000.98
Zack GreinkeP33229113514.9791.81
Brian BannisterP261541024011.0001.99
Luke HochevarP251431020011.0001.89
Gil MecheP23129821021.0002.02
Kyle DaviesP22123101021.9091.46
Horacio RamirezP192242001.0002.43
Bruce ChenP17623910.9231.74
Sidney PonsonP145841611.9523.09
Yasuhiko YabutaP121401001.0000.64
Dusty HughesP81412001.0001.93
Victor MarteP81230001.0002.25
Carlos RosaP7100000.0000.00
Lenny DiNardoP52101001.0000.43
Doug WaechterP550000.0000.00
Anthony LerewP31322011.0002.75
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Mike JacobsDH102.0000.00
Brayan PenaDH14.0000.00
Billy ButlerDH11.0000.00
Jose GuillenDH10.0000.00
John BuckDH8.0000.00
Miguel OlivoDH8.0000.00


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