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1997 Kansas City RoyalsSeason Roster
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Mike Perez played for the 1997 Kansas City Royals
LeagueAmerican LeagueDivisionCentralLevelMajor League Baseball
NicknameRoyals
LocationKansas City,Missouri
Record67-94 (5th in American League Central)League Rank13thMLB Rank27th
ManagerTony Muser,Bob BooneGeneral ManagerHerk Robinson
CoachesRich Dauer (Third Base Coach), Guy Hansen (Bullpen Coach), Bruce Kison (Pitching Coach), Greg Luzinski (Hitting Coach), Mitchell Page (First Base Coach), Tom Poquette (Hitting Coach), Jamie Quirk (Bench Coach), Frank White (First Base Coach)
PlayoffsNo playoff information
#1 Draft PickDan Reichert (#7)
Minor League AffiliatesOmaha Royals (AAA) 61-83 ... Wichita Wranglers (AA) 64-76 ... Wilmington Blue Rocks (A+) 62-78 ... Lansing Lugnuts (A) 69-68 ... Spokane Indians (A-) 45-31 ... Gulf Coast Royals (Rk) 36-24 ...
Years Available1969-2017

Team History -- 1997 Statistics -- 1997 Roster VR -- Game Log -- Batting Lineups -- Defensive Lineups -- Starting Pitchers -- Draft Picks -- Prospects -- Payroll -- Organizational Roster -- Transactions

 
The players below represent ALL players who played at least 1 game for the 1997 Kansas City Royals.
Age displayed is as of June 30th for the 1997 baseball season.

1997 Kansas City Royals Roster

TopPREV   NEXT Visual Roster Major Leaguers Active Players Drafted Players 1st Round Draft Picks Still Active on Roster
UnifPlayer NamePosHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsHigh SchoolCollege(s)Draft InformationStatusCurrent Org (Level)
17Kevin AppierP6-2 200 R-R 1967-12-06 29Lancaster,California MLB1987-20061989-2004Antelope Valley (Lancaster,CA)Antelope Valley Col
1987- 1-   9-KCA
 
41Tim BelcherP6-3 225 R-R 1961-10-19 35Mount Gilead,Ohio MLB1984-20001987-2000Highland (Sparta,OH)Mount Vernon Nazarene U.
1984- 1-   1-NYA
 
28Jay BellSS6-0 182 R-R 1965-12-11 31Valparaiso,Florida MLB1984-20031986-2003Tate (Cantonment,FL)
1984- 1-   8-MIN
 
39Yamil BenitezLF-RF6-2 195 R-R 1972-05-10 25San Juan,Puerto Rico MLB1990-20021995-1998  
1989-   UDFA-MON
 
57Brian BevilP6-4 225 R-R 1971-09-05 25Houston,Texas MLB1990-19981996-1998MacArthur (Houston,TX)Angelina Col
1990-30- 817-KCA
 
27Ricky BonesP6-0 202 R-R 1969-04-07 28Salinas,Puerto Rico MLB1986-20031991-2001  
1986-   UDFA-SDN
 
58Hector CarrascoP6-2 220 R-R 1969-10-22 27San Pedro de Mac,Dom Rep MLB1988-20111994-2007  
1988-   UDFA-NYN
 
45Larry CasianP6-0 175 R-L 1965-10-28 31Lynwood,California MLB1984-19981990-1998Lakewood (Lakewood,CA)Cal St Fullerton, Oral Roberts U.
1987- 6- 139-MIN
 
38Jim ConverseP5-9 180 L-R 1971-08-17 25San Francisco,California MLB1990-20001993-1997Casa Roble (Orangevale,CA)
1990-16- 431-SEA
 
14,16Scott Cooper3B6-3 200 L-R 1967-10-13 29St. Louis,Missouri MLB1986-19981990-1997Pattonville (Maryland Heights,MO)
1986- 3-  69-BOS
 
18Johnny DamonCF-LF6-2 190 L-L 1973-11-05 23Fort Riley,Kansas MLB1992-20121995-2012Dr. Phillips (Orlando,FL)
1992- 1-  35-KCA
Free Agent  
44Chili DavisDH6-3 210 B-R 1960-01-17 37Kingston,Jamaica MLB1978-19991981-1999Dorsey (Los Angeles,CA)
1977-11- 270-SFN
 
52Roland De La MazaP6-2 195 R-R 1971-11-09 25Granada Hills,California MLB1993-19991997-1997St. Genevieve (Panorama City,CA)Sacramento St, Col. the Canyons
1993-15- 419-CLE
 
24Jermaine DyeRF6-5 220 R-R 1974-01-28 23Vacaville,California MLB1993-20091996-2009Will C. Wood (Vacaville,CA)Cosumnes River Col
1993-17- 488-ATL
 
26Sal FasanoC6-2 230 R-R 1971-08-10 25Chicago,Illinois MLB1992-20091996-2008Hoffman Estates (Hoffman Estates,IL)Evansville
1993-37-1029-KCA
 
42Tom GoodwinCF6-1 175 L-R 1968-07-27 28Fresno,California MLB1987-20051991-2004Fresno Central (Fresno,CA)Fresno St
1989- 1-  22-LAN
 
43Shane Halter2B-RF6-0 180 R-R 1969-11-08 27La Plata,Maryland MLB1991-20051997-2004Hooks (Hooks,TX)Texas, Seminole St
1991- 5- 132-KCA
 
33Chris HaneyP6-3 210 L-L 1968-11-16 28Baltimore,Maryland MLB1988-20021991-2002Orange County (Orange,VA)UNC Charlotte
1990- 2-  51-MON
 
2Jed Hansen2B6-1 195 R-R 1972-08-19 24Tacoma,Washington MLB1992-20061997-1999Capital (Olympia,WA)Stanford U.
1994- 2-  50-KCA
 
6David Howard2B6-0 175 B-R 1967-02-26 30Sarasota,Florida MLB1987-20011991-1999Riverview (Sarasota,FL)State Col Florida, Manatee-Sarasota
1986-32- 774-KCA
 
45Jason JacomeP6-1 185 L-L 1970-11-24 26Tulsa,Oklahoma MLB1990-20091994-1998Rincon (Tucson,AZ)Pima CC
1991-12- 329-NYN
 
7Jeff King1B6-1 188 R-R 1964-12-26 32Marion,Indiana MLB1984-19991989-1999Rampart (Colorado Springs,CO)Arkansas
1986- 1-   1-PIT
 
36Ryan LongRF6-2 215 R-R 1973-02-03 24Houston,Texas MLB1991-20001997-1997Dobie (Houston,TX)
1991- 2-  45-KCA
 
15Mike MacFarlaneC6-1 210 R-R 1964-04-12 33Stockton,California MLB1983-19991987-1999Lincoln (Stockton,CA)Santa Clara U.
1985- 4-  97-KCA
 
36Felix MartinezSS6-0 180 B-R 1974-05-18 23Nagua,Dom Rep MLB1993-20091997-2001  
1993-29- 825-OAK
 
56Allen McDillP6-0 155 L-L 1971-08-23 25Greenville,Mississippi MLB1992-20021997-2001Lake Hamilton (Pearcy,AR)Arkansas Tech U.
1992-20- 553-NYN
 
21Jeff MontgomeryP5-11 175 R-R 1962-01-07 35Wellston,Ohio MLB1983-19991987-1999Wellston (Wellston,OH)Marshall U.
1983- 9- 212-CIN
 
31Rod MyersLF-RF6-1 190 L-L 1973-01-14 24Conroe,Texas MLB1991-20031996-1997Conroe (Conroe,TX)
1991-13- 340-KCA
 
22Jon NunnallyRF5-10 190 L-R 1971-11-09 25Pelham,North Carolina MLB1992-20061995-2000Hargrave Military Academy (Chatham,VA)Miami-Dade Col
1992- 3-  70-CLE
 
30Jose Offerman2B6-0 190 B-R 1968-11-08 28San Pedro de Mac,Dom Rep MLB1988-20091990-2005  
1986-   UDFA-LAN
 
48Gregg OlsonP6-4 208 R-R 1966-10-11 30Scribner,Nebraska MLB1986-20011988-2001Northwest (Omaha,NE)Auburn U.
1988- 1-   4-BAL
 
16Dean Palmer3B6-1 210 R-R 1968-12-27 28Tallahassee,Florida MLB1986-20031989-2003Florida State University (Tallahassee,FL)
1986- 3-  59-TEX
 
12Craig Paquette3B6-0 190 R-R 1969-03-08 28Long Beach,California MLB1989-20071993-2003Rancho Alamitos (Garden Grove,CA)Golden West Col
1989- 8- 218-OAK
 
52Mike PerezP6-0 187 R-R 1964-10-19 32Yauco,Puerto Rico MLB1985-19971990-1997Palm Beach (West Palm Beach,FL)Florida
1986-12- 312-SLN
 
35Hipolito PichardoP6-1 195 R-R 1969-08-22 27Esperanza,Dom Rep MLB1988-20041992-2002  
1987-   UDFA-KCA
 
34Jim PittsleyP6-7 220 R-R 1974-04-03 23DuBois,Pennsylvania MLB1992-19991995-1999Dubois Area (Dubois,PA)
1992- 1-  17-KCA
 
1Bip RobertsLF5-7 165 B-R 1963-10-27 33Berkeley,California MLB1982-19981986-1998Skyline (Oakland,CA)UNLV
1982- 1-  13-PIT
 
50Jose RosadoP6-0 185 L-L 1974-11-09 22Jersey City,New Jersey MLB1994-20001996-2000Jose S Alegria (Dorado,PR)Galveston Col
1994-12- 331-KCA
 
53Glendon RuschP6-1 200 L-L 1974-11-07 22Seattle,Washington MLB1993-20091997-2009Shorecrest (Shoreline,WA)
1993-17- 469-KCA
 
49Jose SantiagoP6-3 215 R-R 1974-11-05 22Fajardo,Puerto Rico MLB1994-20081997-2005Carlos Escobar Lopez (Loiza,PR)
1994-70-1627-KCA
 
46Scott ServiceP6-6 240 R-R 1967-02-26 30Cincinnati,Ohio MLB1986-20041988-2004Aiken (Cincinnati,OH)
1985-   UDFA-PHI
 
2Tim SpehrC6-2 200 R-R 1966-07-02 30Excelsior Springs,Missouri MLB1988-20011991-1999Richfield (Waco,TX)Arizona St
1988- 5- 127-KCA
 
63Andy StewartC5-11 205 R-R 1970-12-05 26Oshawa,Ontario MLB1990-20041997-1997East Dale (Oshawa,ON)
1989-   UDFA-KCA
 
22Larry Sutton1B6-0 185 L-L 1970-05-14 27West Covina,California MLB1989-20041997-2004Mater Dei (Santa Ana,CA)Illinois
1992-21- 582-KCA
 
29Mike SweeneyC6-2 215 R-R 1973-07-22 23Orange,California MLB1991-20101995-2010Ontario (Ontario,CA)
1991-10- 262-KCA
 
51Randy VeresP6-3 210 R-R 1965-11-25 31Sacramento,California MLB1985-19971989-1997Cordova (Rancho Cordova,CA)Sacramento City Col
1985- 1-   2-MIL
 
31Joe VitielloRF-LF6-3 230 R-R 1970-04-11 27Cambridge,Massachusetts MLB1989-20041995-2003Stoneham (Stoneham,MA)Alabama
1991- 1-   7-KCA
 
57Jamie WalkerP6-2 190 L-L 1971-07-01 25McMinnville,Tennessee MLB1990-20091997-2009Warren County (McMinnville,TN)Austin Peay St
1992-10- 265-HOU
 
56Matt WhisenantP6-3 215 R-L 1971-06-08 26Los Angeles,California MLB1990-20011997-2000La Canada (La Canada,CA)Glendale CC
1989-18- 456-PHI
 
46Mike WilliamsP6-2 204 R-R 1968-07-29 28Radford,Virginia MLB1988-20031992-2003Giles (Pearisburg,VA)Virginia Tech
1990-14- 374-PHI
 
49Mitch WilliamsP6-4 205 L-L 1964-11-17 32Santa Ana,California MLB1982-20021986-1997West Linn (West Linn,OR)
1982- 8- 187-SDN
 
51 Players