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2012 KANSAS CITY ROYALS

+    Level: MLB
Location:  Kansas City,MO
Team Record:  72-90   .444
Result:   3rd in American League - Central Division
Manager(s):  Ned Yost
General Manager:   Dayton Moore
Stadium:  Kauffman Stadium
Attendance:  1,739,859
Payroll:  $60,916,225
Playoffs:  -

Kansas City Royals affiliate history
Oldest Player:  Bruce Chen (35)
Youngest Player:  Salvador Perez (22)
Longest Tenure:  Billy Butler, Alex Gordon, Mitch Maier (6)
Top Hitter:  Billy Butler (8)
Top Pitcher:  Bruce Chen (16)
Top Draft Pick:  Kyle Zimmer (#5)

Roster Continuity:  71.73%
Top Prospect:   Mike Montgomery
American League Standings
CentralWLPctGB
Detroit8874.543--
Chi White Sox8577.5253.0
KC Royals7290.44416.0
Cleveland6894.42020.0
Minnesota6696.40722.0

TEAM INFORMATION
Contract data is available from the mid 2000s until the present day. Shaded records are players who signed multi-year contracts. The list of contracts may not be complete. Visit the Data Store if you're interested in purchasing the contract data.
Player NameContract Signed byStartEndLengthValuePer YearContract Notes
Tony AbreuKansas City Royals201220121$ 414,000 Minor league contract
Nate AdcockKansas City Royals201220121$ 493,200 
Yuniesky BetancourtKansas City Royals201220121$ 2,000,000 
Jason BourgeoisHouston Astros201220121$ 488,000 
Jonathan BroxtonKansas City Royals201220121$ 4,000,000 
Francisley BuenoKansas City Royals201220121$ 414,000 Minor league contract
Billy ButlerKansas City Royals201120144$ 30,000,000$ 7.50m$2m signing bonus. Avoided arbitration
Lorenzo CainKansas City Royals201220121$ 480,850 
Bruce ChenKansas City Royals201220132$ 9,000,000$ 4.50m
Louis ColemanKansas City Royals201220121$ 491,750 
Tim CollinsKansas City Royals201220121$ 495,725 
Roman ColonKansas City Royals201220121$ 414,000 Minor league contract
Aaron CrowKansas City Royals201020123$ 3,000,000$ 1.00m$1.5m signing bonus. Mutual option for 2011
Danny DuffyKansas City Royals201220121$ 487,750 
Jarrod DysonKansas City Royals201220121$ 483,625 
Alcides EscobarKansas City Royals201220121$ 519,500 
Alcides EscobarKansas City Royals201220154$ 10,500,000$ 2.63mClub options for 2016-2017, replaced deal signed in Feb
Irving FaluKansas City Royals201220121$ 414,000 Minor league contract
Chris GetzKansas City Royals201220121$ 967,500 Avoided arbitration
Johnny GiavotellaKansas City Royals201220121$ 483,600 
Alex GordonKansas City Royals201220154$ 37,500,000$ 9.38mPlayer option for 2016. Replaced deal signed in Feb
Alex GordonKansas City Royals201220121$ 4,775,000 
Jeremy GuthrieColorado Rockies201220121$ 8,200,000 Avoided arbitration
Kelvin HerreraKansas City Royals201220121$ 480,650 
Luke HochevarKansas City Royals201220121$ 3,100,000 Avoided arbitration
Greg HollandKansas City Royals201220121$ 497,150 
Eric HosmerKansas City Royals201220121$ 502,500 
Tommy HottovyKansas City Royals201220121$ 414,000 Minor league contract
Jeremy JeffressKansas City Royals201220121$ 481,725 
David LoughKansas City Royals201220121$ 480,000 
Mitch MaierKansas City Royals201220121$ 865,000 Avoided arbitration
Vincent MazzaroKansas City Royals201220121$ 490,875 
Luis MendozaKansas City Royals201220121$ 488,925 
Jose MijaresKansas City Royals201220121$ 925,000 
Mike MoustakasKansas City Royals201220121$ 487,250 
Felipe PaulinoKansas City Royals201220121$ 1,900,000 Avoided arbitration
Brayan PenaKansas City Royals201220121$ 835,000 Avoided arbitration
Salvador PerezKansas City Royals201220165$ 7,000,000$ 1.40mClub options for 2017-2019
Manuel PinaKansas City Royals201220121$ 480,425 
Humberto QuinteroHouston Astros201220121$ 1,000,000 Avoided arbitration
Clint RobinsonKansas City Royals201220121$ 480,000 
Jonathan SanchezKansas City Royals201220121$ 5,600,000 Avoided arbitration
Everett TeafordKansas City Royals201220121$ 488,000 
Ryan VerdugoKansas City Royals201220121$ 480,000 



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