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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:
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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
  • 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 2009 Kansas City Royals season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    1Josh AndersonOF6-2195L-R262007HOU: 2003-4-119MLBCincinnati Reds
    30Mike Aviles3B-SS5-9195R-R282008KCA: 2003-7-192MLBDetroit TigersMLB-Active
    49John BaleP6-4220L-L351999TOR: 1996-5-129MLBKansas City Royals
    19Brian BannisterP6-1207R-R282006NYN: 2003-7-199MLBKansas City Royals
    3Yuniesky Betancourt1B-3B5-10190R-R272005Not draftedMLB-Int
    8Willie Bloomquist2B-SS5-11185R-R312002SEA: 1999-3-95MLB-Retired
    14John BuckC6-3210R-R282004HOU: 1998-7-212MLB-Retired
    16Billy ButlerDH6-2225R-R232007KCA: 2004-1-14MLBOakland AthleticsMLB-Active
    13Alberto Callaspo3B5-10180R-R262006Not draftedMLB-Free Agent
    52Bruce ChenP6-1180B-L321998UDFAMLB-Retired
    56Roman ColonP6-3170R-R292004Not draftedMLBKansas City RoyalsMinors
    2Coco CrispCF6-0185B-R292002SLN: 1999-7-222MLBOakland AthleticsMLB-Active
    37Juan CruzP6-2155R-R302001Not draftedMLB-Free Agent
    28Kyle DaviesP6-2190R-R252005ATL: 2001-4-135MLB-Int
    9David DeJesusCF6-0175L-L292003KCA: 2000-4-104MLB-Free Agent
    41Lenny DiNardoP6-4190L-L292004NYN: 2001-3-102MLBOakland Athletics
    40Kyle FarnsworthP6-4215R-R331999CHN: 1994-47-1290MLBHouston AstrosMinors
    26Ryan FreelCF-3B5-10185R-R332001TOR: 1995-10-272MLBCincinnati Reds
    4Alex GordonLF6-1220L-R252007KCA: 2005-1-2MLBKansas City Royals15-day DL
    23Zack GreinkeP6-2190R-R252004KCA: 2002-1-6MLBArizona DiamondbacksMLB-Active
    11Jose GuillenRF-LF5-11195R-R331997Not draftedMLBKansas City Royals
    46Luis Hernandez2B5-10140B-R252007UDFAMLB-Free Agent
    44Luke HochevarP6-5205R-R252007KCA: 2006-1-1MLBKansas City RoyalsMLB-Active
    37Dusty HughesP5-9195L-L272009KCA: 2003-11-312MLB-Free Agent
    7Tug Hulett3B5-10175L-R262008TEX: 2004-14-411MLB-Free Agent
    17Mike Jacobs1B6-2200L-R282005NYN: 1999-38-1156MLB-Free Agent
    54Anthony LerewP6-3210L-R262005ATL: 2001-11-345MLB-Free Agent
    32Ron MahayP6-2190L-L381995BOS: 1991-18-486MLB-Retired
    35Mitch MaierOF6-2195L-R272006KCA: 2003-1-30MLB-Free Agent
    47Victor MarteP6-2190R-R282009Not draftedMLB-Free Agent
    55Gil MecheP6-3180R-R301999SEA: 1996-1-22MLBKansas City Royals
    21Miguel OlivoC6-0180R-R302002Not draftedMLBSacramento (AAA) >> San Francisco GiantsMinors
    27Brayan PenaC5-11210B-R272005Not draftedMLBSt. Louis Cardinals15-day DL
    1Tony PenaP6-1160R-R282006Not draftedMLB-Int
    47Sidney PonsonP6-1225R-R321998Not draftedMLBKansas City Royals
    52Horacio RamirezP6-1170L-L292003ATL: 1997-5-172MLB-Free Agent
    53Carlos RosaP6-0160R-R242008Not draftedMLBKansas City Royals
    48Joakim SoriaP6-3180R-R252007Not draftedMLBKansas City RoyalsMLB-Active
    24Mark Teahen3B-OF6-3210L-R272005OAK: 2002-1-39MLB-Retired
    51Robinson TejedaP6-3188R-R272005Not draftedMLB-Free Agent
    45Doug WaechterP6-4200R-R282003TBA: 1999-3-85MLBKansas City Royals
    34Jamey WrightP6-5221R-R351996COL: 1993-1-28MLB-Retired
    57Yasuhiko YabutaP6-1187R-R362008Not draftedMLBKansas City Royals


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