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2009 Kansas City Royals

Roster (40-man)

Franchise Encyclopedia: 2008 / 2010

65-97, Finished 4th in AL Central (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Trey Hillman (65-97)
GM: Dayton Moore, Farm Dir: J.J. Picollo, Scouting Dir: J.J. Picollo
Scored 686 runs, Allowed 842 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 66-96

Ballparks: Kauffman Stadium · Attendance: 1,797,891 (12th of 14)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 97, Pitching - 99 · one-year: Batting - 101, Pitching - 103

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2008 / 2010 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
Josh Anderson 26 L R 6' 2" 195 Aug 10, 1982 3 44 30 44 42 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 31 11 43 1 3 4 -0.6
Mike Aviles 28 R R 5' 10" 205 Mar 13, 1981 2 36 34 36 35 0 0 0 0 2 34 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 -0.7 $424,500
John Bale 35 L L 6' 4" 210 May 22, 1974 7 43 0 4 42 43 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.0 $1,200,000
Brian Bannister 28 R R 6' 2" 202 Feb 28, 1981 4 26 26 2 26 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.5 $1,737,500
Yuniesky Betancourt 27 R R 5' 10" 205 Jan 31, 1982 5 71 70 71 71 0 0 0 0 0 71 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -1.4
Willie Bloomquist 31 R R 5' 11" 190 Nov 27, 1977 8 125 105 125 122 0 0 3 14 3 38 9 22 61 92 1 11 4 -0.5 $1,400,000
John Buck 28 R R 6' 3" 245 Jul 7, 1980 6 59 49 59 46 0 46 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 6 0 0.5 $2,900,000
Billy Butler 23 R R 6' 1" 240 Apr 18, 1986 3 159 154 159 145 0 0 145 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 4 0 2.3 $421,000
Alberto Callaspo 26 B R 5' 9" 225 Apr 19, 1983 4 155 153 155 155 0 0 0 146 14 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2.4 $415,500
Bruce Chen 32 L L 6' 2" 215 Jun 19, 1977 11 17 9 1 17 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.3
Roman Colon 29 R R 6' 5" 245 Aug 13, 1979 4 43 0 3 43 43 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.6 $435,000
Coco Crisp 29 B R 5' 10" 185 Nov 1, 1979 8 49 49 49 49 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 49 0 49 0 0 0 1.4 $6,083,333
Juan Cruz 30 R R 6' 2" 170 Oct 15, 1978 9 46 0 3 46 46 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.2 $2,250,000
Kyle Davies 25 R R 6' 1" 210 Sep 9, 1983 5 22 22 1 22 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.0 $1,300,000
David DeJesus 29 L L 5' 11" 190 Dec 20, 1979 7 144 142 144 144 0 0 0 0 0 0 139 3 2 144 0 1 0 2.2 $3,600,000
Lenny DiNardo 29 L L 6' 2" 220 Sep 19, 1979 6 5 5 0 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.9
Kyle Farnsworth 33 R R 6' 4" 230 Apr 14, 1976 11 41 0 2 41 41 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.2 $4,250,000
Ryan Freel 33 R R 5' 10" 185 Mar 8, 1976 8 18 11 18 16 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 4 12 17 0 1 4 -0.0
Alex Gordon 25 L R 6' 1" 220 Feb 10, 1984 3 49 48 49 49 0 0 0 0 49 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.3 $457,000
Zack Greinke 25 R R 6' 2" 195 Oct 21, 1983 6 33 33 2 33 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10.4 $3,750,000 All-Star
Jose Guillen 33 R R 5' 11" 165 May 17, 1976 13 81 78 81 69 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 65 69 12 3 0 -2.0 $12,000,000
Luis Hernandez 25 B R 5' 10" 190 Jun 26, 1984 3 37 19 37 35 0 0 0 8 5 23 0 0 0 0 0 6 3 -0.4 $400,000
Luke Hochevar 25 R R 6' 5" 225 Sep 15, 1983 3 25 25 2 25 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.6 $1,325,000
Dusty Hughes 27 L L 5' 10" 190 Jun 29, 1982 1st 8 1 0 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 $400,000
Tug Hulett 26 L R 5' 10" 185 Feb 28, 1983 2 15 2 15 8 0 0 0 5 1 1 1 0 2 3 2 6 4 -0.5
Mike Jacobs 28 L R 6' 3" 210 Oct 30, 1980 5 128 115 128 15 0 0 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 106 13 0 -0.3 $3,275,000
Anthony Lerew 26 L R 6' 4" 225 Oct 28, 1982 4 3 2 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.2 $400,000
Ron Mahay 38 L L 6' 2" 200 Jun 28, 1971 14 41 0 1 41 41 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 $4,000,000
Mitch Maier 27 L R 6' 3" 210 Jun 30, 1982 3 127 93 127 123 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 85 36 138 1 6 10 0.6 $400,500
Victor Marte 28 R R 6' 2" 260 Nov 8, 1980 1st 8 0 0 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.2 $400,000
Gil Meche 30 R R 6' 3" 180 Sep 8, 1978 9 23 23 1 23 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.1 $11,400,000
Miguel Olivo 30 R R 6' 0" 230 Jul 15, 1978 8 114 105 114 103 0 103 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 4 0 1.4 $2,700,000
Brayan Pena 27 B R 5' 9" 230 Jan 7, 1982 5 64 38 64 30 0 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 20 0 0.2 $405,000
Tony Pena 28 R R 6' 2" 180 Mar 23, 1981 4 40 15 40 40 0 0 0 0 0 40 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 -1.2 $425,000
Sidney Ponson 32 R R 6' 1" 220 Nov 2, 1976 12 14 9 0 14 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.7
Horacio Ramirez 29 L L 6' 1" 220 Nov 24, 1979 7 19 1 2 19 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.0 $1,800,000
Carlos Rosa 24 R R 6' 1" 195 Sep 21, 1984 2 7 0 0 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.2 $400,000
Joakim Soria 25 R R 6' 3" 200 May 18, 1984 3 47 0 4 47 47 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.7 $1,000,000
Mark Teahen 27 L R 6' 3" 230 Sep 6, 1981 5 144 139 144 143 0 0 11 3 107 0 0 0 32 32 0 2 2 -0.2 $3,575,000
Rob Tejeda 27 R R 6' 2" 245 Mar 24, 1982 5 35 6 0 35 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.9 $437,000
Doug Waechter 28 R R 6' 4" 200 Jan 28, 1981 6 5 0 0 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.1 $640,000
Jamey Wright 34 R R 6' 6" 240 Dec 24, 1974 14 65 0 3 65 65 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.0
Yasuhiko Yabuta 36 R R 6' 2" 190 Jun 19, 1973 2 12 0 0 12 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.9
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.

2008 / 2010 Roster (40-man)