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2008 Kansas City Royals

Roster (40-man)

Franchise Encyclopedia: 2007 / 2009

75-87, Finished 4th in AL Central (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Trey Hillman (75-87)
GM: Dayton Moore, Scouting Dir: Deric Ladnier
Scored 691 runs, Allowed 781 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 72-90

Ballparks: Kauffman Stadium · Attendance: 1,578,922 (14th of 14)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 98, Pitching - 99 · one-year: Batting - 94, Pitching - 96

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2007 / 2009 Roster (40-man)

Team Roster & Games By Position

Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Yrs G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR WAR Salary
Mike Aviles 27 R R 5' 10" 205 Mar 13, 1981 1st 102 101 102 102 0 0 0 28 7 91 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.7
John Bale 34 L L 6' 4" 210 May 22, 1974 6 13 3 0 13 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.4 $2,200,000
Brian Bannister 27 R R 6' 2" 202 Feb 28, 1981 3 32 32 2 32 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.3 $421,000
John Buck 27 R R 6' 3" 245 Jul 7, 1980 5 109 106 109 107 0 107 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 -0.3 $2,200,000
Billy Butler 22 R R 6' 1" 240 Apr 18, 1986 2 124 115 124 34 0 0 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 84 9 0 -0.4 $399,000
Alberto Callaspo 25 B R 5' 9" 225 Apr 19, 1983 3 74 53 74 67 0 0 0 46 1 18 3 0 0 3 0 17 0 1.2 $394,000
Kyle Davies 24 R R 6' 1" 210 Sep 9, 1983 4 21 21 1 21 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.1
David DeJesus 28 L L 5' 11" 190 Dec 20, 1979 6 135 131 135 133 0 0 0 0 0 0 71 68 23 162 1 0 0 2.2 $2,500,000
Brandon Duckworth 32 R R 6' 2" 215 Jan 23, 1976 8 7 7 0 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.6
Jeff Fulchino 28 R R 6' 4" 270 Nov 26, 1979 2 12 0 2 12 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.4
Joey Gathright 27 L R 5' 10" 175 Apr 27, 1981 5 105 74 105 103 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 100 0 103 0 4 8 -0.4 $427,000
Esteban German 30 R R 5' 9" 195 Jan 26, 1978 7 89 56 89 77 0 0 0 35 6 3 39 0 0 39 5 11 10 -0.9 $1,000,000
Ross Gload 32 L L 6' 1" 190 Apr 5, 1976 7 122 104 122 119 0 0 111 0 0 0 8 0 3 11 0 4 5 -0.7 $1,300,000
Jimmy Gobble 26 L L 6' 3" 190 Jul 19, 1981 6 39 0 2 39 39 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.9 $1,312,500
Alex Gordon 24 L R 6' 1" 220 Feb 10, 1984 2 134 134 134 133 0 0 0 0 133 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2.8 $406,000
Zack Greinke 24 R R 6' 2" 195 Oct 21, 1983 5 32 32 3 32 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.4 $1,400,000
Mark Grudzielanek 38 R R 6' 1" 185 Jun 30, 1970 14 86 85 86 85 0 0 0 85 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.8 $4,500,000
Jose Guillen 32 R R 5' 11" 165 May 17, 1976 12 153 151 153 109 0 0 0 0 0 0 45 0 67 112 43 2 0 -0.5 $12,000,000
Luke Hochevar 24 R R 6' 5" 225 Sep 15, 1983 2 22 22 1 22 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.4 $1,200,000
Kila Ka'aihue 24 L R 6' 4" 235 Mar 29, 1984 1st 12 5 12 4 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 5 1 -0.0
Devon Lowery 25 L R 6' 1" 195 Mar 24, 1983 1st 5 0 0 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.1
Ron Mahay 37 L L 6' 2" 200 Jun 28, 1971 13 57 0 5 57 57 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.4 $4,000,000
Mitch Maier 26 L R 6' 3" 210 Jun 30, 1982 2 34 24 34 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 33 4 37 0 1 2 0.1
Gil Meche 29 R R 6' 3" 180 Sep 8, 1978 8 34 34 1 34 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.1 $11,400,000
Neal Musser 27 L L 6' 1" 235 Aug 25, 1980 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Josh Newman 26 L L 6' 1" 200 Jun 11, 1982 2 4 0 0 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.2
Hideo Nomo 39 R R 6' 2" 210 Aug 31, 1968 12 3 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.4
Miguel Olivo 29 R R 6' 0" 230 Jul 15, 1978 7 84 77 84 58 0 58 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 21 6 0 0.7 $2,050,000
Juan Carlos Oviedo 26 R R 6' 2" 195 Mar 15, 1982 4 45 0 1 45 45 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.2 $405,000
Tony Pena 27 R R 6' 2" 180 Mar 23, 1981 3 95 61 95 94 1 0 0 0 0 94 0 0 0 0 1 3 5 -1.7 $405,000
Joel Peralta 32 R R 5' 11" 210 Mar 23, 1976 4 40 0 0 40 40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.2
Horacio Ramirez 28 L L 6' 1" 220 Nov 24, 1979 6 15 0 0 15 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.6
Ramon Ramirez 26 R R 5' 11" 200 Aug 31, 1981 3 71 0 5 71 71 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.5 $397,000
Carlos Rosa 23 R R 6' 1" 195 Sep 21, 1984 1st 2 0 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.1
Ryan Shealy 28 R R 6' 5" 240 Aug 29, 1979 4 20 20 20 20 0 0 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.5
Jason Smith 30 L R 6' 3" 195 Jul 24, 1977 8 22 4 22 16 0 0 1 9 5 0 1 0 0 1 6 5 11 0.0
Joakim Soria 24 R R 6' 3" 200 May 18, 1984 2 63 0 4 63 63 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.7 $426,500 All-Star
Mark Teahen 26 L R 6' 3" 230 Sep 6, 1981 4 149 148 149 148 0 0 14 0 19 0 31 1 92 124 1 0 1 -1.2 $2,337,500
Rob Tejeda 26 R R 6' 2" 245 Mar 24, 1982 4 25 1 0 25 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.7
Brett Tomko 35 R R 6' 4" 220 Apr 7, 1973 12 16 10 1 16 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.5 $3,000,000
Matt Tupman 28 L R 5' 11" 185 Nov 25, 1979 1st 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.1 $390,000
Kip Wells 31 R R 6' 3" 205 Apr 21, 1977 10 10 0 0 10 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.2
Yasuhiko Yabuta 35 R R 6' 2" 190 Jun 19, 1973 1st 31 0 3 31 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.3 $2,500,000
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Yrs G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR WAR Salary
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

2007 / 2009 Roster (40-man)