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Kevin Appier    \Ape-ee-er\

Robert Kevin Appier (Ape)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: December 6, 1967 in Lancaster, California, US
High School: Antelope Valley HS (Lancaster, CA)
Schools: Antelope Valley College (Lancaster, CA), California State University Fresno (Fresno, CA)

Drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the 1st round (9th) of the 1987 MLB June Amateur Draft from Antelope Valley College (Lancaster, CA).

Prospect Ratings by Baseball America:
Pre-1990: Rated #86 Prospect

Major League Stats


Minors Pitching

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1987 19 -2.2 Eugene NORW A- KCR 5 2 .714 3.04 15 15 0 0 0 0 77.0 81 43 26 2 29 0 72 2 1 7 1.429 9.5 0.2 3.4 8.4 2.48
1988 20 -2.8 2 Teams 2 Lgs A-AA KCR 12 9 .571 2.64 27 27 0 1 0 0 167.0 145 63 49 1 46 5 130 2 4 8 1.144 7.8 0.1 2.5 7.0 2.83
1988 20 -2.6 Baseball City FLOR A KCR 10 9 .526 2.75 24 24 0 1 0 0 147.1 134 58 45 1 39 5 112 2 4 7 1.174 8.2 0.1 2.4 6.8 2.87
1988 20 -3.9 Memphis SOUL AA KCR 2 0 1.000 1.83 3 3 0 0 0 0 19.2 11 5 4 0 7 0 18 0 0 1 0.915 5.0 0.0 3.2 8.2 2.57
1989 21 -5.5 Omaha AA AAA KCR 8 8 .500 3.95 22 22 0 3 2 0 139.0 141 70 61 6 42 1 109 2 1 5 1.317 9.1 0.4 2.7 7.1 2.60
1990 22 -4.6 Omaha AA AAA KCR 2 0 1.000 1.50 3 3 0 0 0 0 18.0 15 3 3 0 3 0 17 1 0 0 1.000 7.5 0.0 1.5 8.5 5.67
1998 30 4.6 4 Teams 4 Lgs AAA-AA-A-Rk KCR 3 4 .429 6.15 9 9 0 0 0 0 45.1 56 33 31 8 15 1 30 2 0 1 206 1.566 11.1 1.6 3.0 6.0 2.00
1998 30 10.6 Royals GULF Rk KCR 0 1 .000 2.70 1 1 0 0 0 0 3.1 3 3 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 16 1.200 8.1 0.0 2.7 5.4 2.00
1998 30 8.6 Lansing MIDW A KCR 0 0 2.25 1 1 0 0 0 0 4.0 4 1 1 0 0 0 5 2 0 0 17 1.000 9.0 0.0 0.0 11.2
1998 30 5.6 Wichita TL AA KCR 0 1 .000 6.00 1 1 0 0 0 0 6.0 8 4 4 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 25 1.667 12.0 1.5 3.0 1.5 0.50
1998 30 3.3 Omaha PCL AAA KCR 3 2 .600 7.03 6 6 0 0 0 0 32.0 41 25 25 7 12 1 22 0 0 1 148 1.656 11.5 2.0 3.4 6.2 1.83
2004 36 10.8 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-AAA KCR 0 0 5.30 5 5 0 0 0 0 18.2 26 12 11 2 6 0 5 0 0 2 87 1.714 12.5 1.0 2.9 2.4 0.83
2004 36 11.4 Wichita TL AA KCR 0 0 4.91 4 4 0 0 0 0 14.2 19 9 8 1 4 0 3 0 0 2 67 1.568 11.7 0.6 2.5 1.8 0.75
2004 36 8.6 Omaha PCL AAA KCR 0 0 6.75 1 1 0 0 0 0 4.0 7 3 3 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 20 2.250 15.8 2.2 4.5 4.5 1.00
2006 38 11.1 Tacoma PCL AAA SEA 1 2 .333 4.54 10 5 1 0 0 0 35.2 39 20 18 0 24 1 26 2 2 4 170 1.766 9.8 0.0 6.1 6.6 1.08
7 Seasons 31 25 .554 3.58 91 86 1 4 2 0 500.2 503 244 199 19 165 8 389 11 8 27 463 1.334 9.0 0.3 3.0 7.0 2.36
Rk (1 season) Rk 0 1 .000 2.70 1 1 0 0 0 0 3.1 3 3 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 16 1.200 8.1 0.0 2.7 5.4 2.00
A- (1 season) A- 5 2 .714 3.04 15 15 0 0 0 0 77.0 81 43 26 2 29 0 72 2 1 7 1.429 9.5 0.2 3.4 8.4 2.48
A (2 seasons) A 10 9 .526 2.74 25 25 0 1 0 0 151.1 138 59 46 1 39 5 117 4 4 7 17 1.170 8.2 0.1 2.3 7.0 3.00
AA (3 seasons) AA 2 1 .667 3.57 8 8 0 0 0 0 40.1 38 18 16 2 13 0 22 0 0 3 92 1.264 8.5 0.4 2.9 4.9 1.69
AAA (5 seasons) AAA 14 12 .538 4.33 42 37 1 3 2 0 228.2 243 121 110 14 83 3 176 5 3 10 338 1.426 9.6 0.6 3.3 6.9 2.12
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Minors Batting

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1987 19 -2.0 Eugene NORW A- KCR 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1988 20 2 Teams 2 Lgs A-AA KCR 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1988 20 -2.1 Baseball City FLOR A KCR 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1988 20 -3.7 Memphis SOUL AA KCR 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1989 21 -5.3 Omaha AA AAA KCR 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1990 22 -4.3 Omaha AA AAA KCR 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1998 30 4 Teams 4 Lgs A-AA-AAA-Rk KCR 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1998 30 10.7 Royals GULF Rk KCR 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1998 30 8.5 Lansing MIDW A KCR 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1998 30 5.9 Wichita TL AA KCR 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1998 30 3.1 Omaha PCL AAA KCR 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2004 36 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-AAA KCR 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2004 36 11.7 Wichita TL AA KCR 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2004 36 8.8 Omaha PCL AAA KCR 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006 38 11.2 Tacoma PCL AAA SEA 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Seasons 91 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rk (1 season) Rk 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
A- (1 season) A- 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
A (2 seasons) A 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
AA (3 seasons) AA 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
AAA (5 seasons) AAA 42 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Minors Fielding

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G CG Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/G SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Rctch Rtz
1987 19 Eugene NORW A- KCR P 15 19 10 8 1 0 .947 1.20
1988 20 2 Teams 2 Lgs A-AA KCR P 27 27 7 20 0 0 1.000 1.00
1988 20 Baseball City FLOR A KCR P 24 25 7 18 0 0 1.000 1.04
1988 20 Memphis SOUL AA KCR P 3 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 0.67
1989 21 Omaha AA AAA KCR P 22 31 9 20 2 0 .935 1.32
1990 22 Omaha AA AAA KCR P 3 3 0 3 0 0 1.000 1.00
1998 30 4 Teams 4 Lgs AAA-AA-Rk-A KCR P 9 7 2 3 2 0 .714 0.56 13 1 7%
1998 30 Royals GULF Rk KCR P 1 1 0 0 1 0 .000 0.00 4 0 0%
1998 30 Lansing MIDW A KCR P 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 0 0
1998 30 Wichita TL AA KCR P 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1 0 0%
1998 30 Omaha PCL AAA KCR P 6 5 1 3 1 0 .800 0.67 8 1 11%
2004 36 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-AAA KCR P 5 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 0.40
2004 36 Wichita TL AA KCR P 4 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0.25
2004 36 Omaha PCL AAA KCR P 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00
2006 38 Tacoma PCL AAA SEA P 10 6 4 1 1 0 .833 0.50 2 1 33%
7 Seasons 91 95 33 56 6 0 .937 0.98 15 2 12%
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Teams Played For

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff
1987 19 Eugene Emeralds Northwest League A- KCR
1988 20 Memphis Chicks Southern League AA KCR
1988 20 Baseball City Royals Florida State League A KCR
1989 21 Omaha Royals American Association AAA KCR
1989 21 Kansas City Royals American League MLB KCR 1 1989-06-04 1989-07-02
1990 22 Omaha Royals American Association AAA KCR
1990 22 Kansas City Royals American League MLB KCR 1 1990-04-28 1990-09-30
1991 23 Kansas City Royals American League MLB KCR 1 1991-04-10 1991-10-05
1992 24 Kansas City Royals American League MLB KCR 1 1992-04-06 1992-09-09
1993 25 Kansas City Royals American League MLB KCR 1 1993-04-05 1993-10-03
1994 26 Kansas City Royals American League MLB KCR 1 1994-04-04 1994-08-09
1995 27 Kansas City Royals American League MLB KCR 1 1995-04-26 1995-09-29
1996 28 Kansas City Royals American League MLB KCR 1 1996-04-02 1996-09-25
1997 29 Kansas City Royals American League MLB KCR 1 1997-04-02 1997-09-26
1998 30 GCL Royals Gulf Coast League Rk KCR
1998 30 Omaha Royals Pacific Coast League AAA KCR
1998 30 Wichita Wranglers Texas League AA KCR
1998 30 Lansing Lugnuts Midwest League A KCR
1998 30 Kansas City Royals American League MLB KCR 1 1998-09-11 1998-09-23
1999 31 Kansas City Royals American League MLB KCR 1 1999-04-05 1999-07-27
1999 31 Oakland Athletics American League MLB OAK 2 1999-08-02 1999-10-01
2000 32 Oakland Athletics American League MLB OAK 1 2000-04-03 2000-09-28
2001 33 New York Mets National League MLB NYM 1 2001-04-04 2001-10-06
2002 34 Anaheim Angels American League MLB ANA 1 2002-04-02 2002-09-24
2003 35 Anaheim Angels American League MLB ANA 1 2003-04-04 2003-07-29
2003 35 Kansas City Royals American League MLB KCR 2 2003-08-08 2003-08-24
2004 36 Wichita Wranglers Texas League AA KCR 2004-04-12 2004-06-24
2004 36 Omaha Royals Pacific Coast League AAA KCR 2004-06-29 2004-06-29
2004 36 Kansas City Royals American League MLB KCR 1 2004-04-17 2004-04-23
2005 37 Voluntarily Retired
2006 38 Tacoma Rainiers Pacific Coast League AAA SEA 2006-04-19 2006-05-31

Sabr ID: b160a509

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