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1998 Kansas City RoyalsSeason Roster
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Hector Ortiz played for the 1998 Kansas City Royals
LeagueAmerican LeagueDivisionCentralLevelMajor League Baseball
NicknameRoyals
LocationKansas City,Missouri
Record72-89 (3rd in American League Central)League Rank11thMLB Rank23rd
ManagerTony MuserGeneral ManagerHerk Robinson
CoachesTom Burgmeier (Bullpen Coach), Rich Dauer (Third Base Coach), Bruce Kison (Pitching Coach), Tom Poquette (Hitting Coach), Jamie Quirk (Bench Coach), Frank White (First Base Coach)
PlayoffsNo playoff information
#1 Draft PickJeff Austin (#4)
Payroll$32,912,500 (Rank: 21st)
Attendance1,494,875 (Rank: 25th)
Minor League AffiliatesOmaha Royals (AAA) 79-84 ... Wichita Wranglers (AA) 75-65 ... Wilmington Blue Rocks (A+) 86-54 ... Lansing Lugnuts (A) 71-69 ... Spokane Indians (A-) 47-29 ... Gulf Coast Royals (Rk) 32-28 ...
Years Available1969-2018

Team History -- 1998 Statistics -- 1998 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 1998 Kansas City Royals.
Age displayed is as of June 30th for the 1998 baseball season.

1998 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)
46Jermaine AllensworthCF6-0 190 R-R 1972-01-11 26Anderson,Indiana MLB1991-20081996-1999Madison Heights (Anderson,IN)Purdue U.
1993- 1-  34-PIT
 
17Kevin AppierP6-2 200 R-R 1967-12-06 30Lancaster,California MLB1987-20061989-2004Antelope Valley (Lancaster,CA)Antelope Valley Col
1987- 1-   9-KCA
 
44Brian BarberP6-1 190 R-R 1973-03-04 25Hamilton,Ohio MLB1991-20001995-1999Dr. Phillips (Orlando,FL)
1991- 1-  22-SLN
 
41Tim BelcherP6-3 225 R-R 1961-10-19 36Mount Gilead,Ohio MLB1984-20001987-2000Highland (Sparta,OH)Mount Vernon Nazarene U.
1984- 1-   1-NYA
 
36Carlos BeltranCF6-1 190 B-R 1977-04-24 21Manati,Puerto Rico MLB1995-20171998-2017Fernando Callejo (Manati,PR)
1995- 2-  49-KCA
Retired  
47Brian BevilP6-4 225 R-R 1971-09-05 26Houston,Texas MLB1990-19981996-1998MacArthur (Houston,TX)Angelina Col
1990-30- 817-KCA
 
49Ricky BonesP6-0 202 R-R 1969-04-07 29Salinas,Puerto Rico MLB1986-20031991-2001  
1986-   UDFA-SDN
 
27Dee BrownDH-RF6-0 215 L-R 1978-03-27 20Bronx,New York MLB1996-20111998-2007Marlboro Central (Marlboro,NY)
1996- 1-  14-KCA
 
55Tim ByrdakP5-11 180 L-L 1973-10-31 24Oak Lawn,Illinois MLB1994-20131998-2013Oak Forest (Oak Forest,IL)Rice U., South Suburban Col
1994- 5- 135-KCA
Free Agent  
19Jeff ConineLF-RF6-1 220 R-R 1966-06-27 32Tacoma,Washington MLB1985-20071990-2007Eisenhower (Rialto,CA)UCLA
1987-58-1226-KCA
 
18Johnny DamonCF6-2 190 L-L 1973-11-05 24Fort Riley,Kansas MLB1992-20121995-2012Dr. Phillips (Orlando,FL)
1992- 1-  35-KCA
Free Agent  
24Jermaine DyeRF6-5 220 R-R 1974-01-28 24Vacaville,California MLB1993-20091996-2009Will C. Wood (Vacaville,CA)Cosumnes River Col
1993-17- 488-ATL
 
45Bart EvansP6-2 210 R-R 1970-12-30 27Springfield,Missouri MLB1992-20001998-1998Mansfield (Mansfield,MO)Missouri St
1992- 9- 246-KCA
 
26Sal FasanoC6-2 230 R-R 1971-08-10 26Chicago,Illinois MLB1992-20091996-2008Hoffman Estates (Hoffman Estates,IL)Evansville
1993-37-1029-KCA
 
43Carlos Febles2B5-11 185 R-R 1976-05-24 22El Seybo,Dom Rep MLB1995-20041998-2003  
1993-   UDFA-KCA
 
15Jeremy GiambiLF-DH6-0 200 L-L 1974-09-30 23San Jose,California MLB1994-20051998-2003South Hills (West Covina,CA)Cal St Fullerton
1996- 6- 169-KCA
 
4Shane HalterSS6-0 180 R-R 1969-11-08 28La Plata,Maryland MLB1991-20051997-2004Hooks (Hooks,TX)Texas, Seminole St
1991- 5- 132-KCA
 
33Chris HaneyP6-3 210 L-L 1968-11-16 29Baltimore,Maryland MLB1988-20021991-2002Orange County (Orange,VA)UNC Charlotte
1990- 2-  51-MON
 
2Jed Hansen2B6-1 195 R-R 1972-08-19 25Tacoma,Washington MLB1992-20061997-1999Capital (Olympia,WA)Stanford U.
1994- 2-  50-KCA
 
51Chris HatcherLF6-3 220 R-R 1969-01-07 29Anaheim,California MLB1990-20021998-1998Thomas Jefferson (Council Bluffs,IA)Iowa
1990- 3-  88-HOU
 
7Jeff King1B6-1 188 R-R 1964-12-26 33Marion,Indiana MLB1984-19991989-1999Rampart (Colorado Springs,CO)Arkansas
1986- 1-   1-PIT
 
8Scott Leius3B6-3 208 R-R 1965-09-24 32Yonkers,New York MLB1986-19991990-1999Mamaroneck (Mamaroneck,NY)Concordia Col
1986-13- 325-MIN
 
32Mendy LopezSS6-2 190 R-R 1974-10-15 23Santo Domingo,Dom Rep MLB1994-20131998-2004  
1992-   UDFA-KCA
 
15Mike MacFarlaneC6-1 210 R-R 1964-04-12 34Stockton,California MLB1983-19991987-1999Lincoln (Stockton,CA)Santa Clara U.
1985- 4-  97-KCA
 
31Shane MackLF-DH6-0 190 R-R 1963-12-07 34Los Angeles,California MLB1982-19981987-1998Gahr (Cerritos,CA)UCLA
1984- 1-  11-SDN
 
14Felix MartinezSS6-0 180 B-R 1974-05-18 24Nagua,Dom Rep MLB1993-20091997-2001  
1993-29- 825-OAK
 
55Allen McDillP6-0 155 L-L 1971-08-23 26Greenville,Mississippi MLB1992-20021997-2001Lake Hamilton (Pearcy,AR)Arkansas Tech U.
1992-20- 553-NYN
 
21Jeff MontgomeryP5-11 175 R-R 1962-01-07 36Wellston,Ohio MLB1983-19991987-1999Wellston (Wellston,OH)Marshall U.
1983- 9- 212-CIN
 
23Hal Morris1B-LF6-2 195 L-L 1965-04-09 33Fort Rucker,Alabama MLB1986-20001988-2000Munster (Munster,IN)Michigan
1986- 8- 210-NYA
 
30Jose Offerman2B6-0 190 B-R 1968-11-08 29San Pedro de Mac,Dom Rep MLB1988-20091990-2005  
1986-   UDFA-LAN
 
52Hector OrtizC6-0 205 R-R 1969-10-14 28Rio Piedras,Puerto Rico MLB1988-20051998-2002   Ranger Col
1988-35- 894-LAN
 
16Dean Palmer3B6-1 210 R-R 1968-12-27 29Tallahassee,Florida MLB1986-20031989-2003Florida State University (Tallahassee,FL)
1986- 3-  59-TEX
 
6Terry PendletonDH-3B5-9 195 B-R 1960-07-16 37Los Angeles,California MLB1982-19981984-1998Channel Islands (Oxnard,CA)Fresno St, Oxnard Col
1982- 7- 179-SLN
 
35Hipolito PichardoP6-1 195 R-R 1969-08-22 28Esperanza,Dom Rep MLB1988-20041992-2002  
1987-   UDFA-KCA
 
34Jim PittsleyP6-7 220 R-R 1974-04-03 24DuBois,Pennsylvania MLB1992-19991995-1999Dubois Area (Dubois,PA)
1992- 1-  17-KCA
 
28Pat RappP6-3 215 R-R 1967-07-13 30Jennings,Louisiana MLB1988-20011992-2001Sulphur (Sulphur,LA)So.Mississippi
1989-15- 388-SFN
 
51Danny RiosP6-2 192 R-R 1972-11-11 25Madrid,Spain MLB1993-20081997-1998Monsignor Edward Pace (Miami,FL)Miami
1990-72-1456-NYA
 
3Luis RiveraSS5-9 175 R-R 1964-01-03 34Cidra,Puerto Rico MLB1982-19981986-1998  
1981-   UDFA-MON
 
50Jose RosadoP6-0 185 L-L 1974-11-09 23Jersey 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 23Seattle,Washington MLB1993-20091997-2009Shorecrest (Shoreline,WA)
1993-17- 469-KCA
 
46Jose SantiagoP6-3 215 R-R 1974-11-05 23Fajardo,Puerto Rico MLB1994-20081997-2005Carlos Escobar Lopez (Loiza,PR)
1994-70-1627-KCA
 
48Scott ServiceP6-6 240 R-R 1967-02-26 31Cincinnati,Ohio MLB1986-20041988-2004Aiken (Cincinnati,OH)
1985-   UDFA-PHI
 
2Tim SpehrC6-2 200 R-R 1966-07-02 31Excelsior Springs,Missouri MLB1988-20011991-1999Richfield (Waco,TX)Arizona St
1988- 5- 127-KCA
 
37Jeff SuppanP6-2 210 R-R 1975-01-02 23Oklahoma City,Oklahoma MLB1993-20121995-2012Crespi Carmelite (Encino,CA)
1993- 2-  49-BOS
Retired  
22Larry SuttonRF-LF6-0 185 L-L 1970-05-14 28West Covina,California MLB1989-20041997-2004Mater Dei (Santa Ana,CA)Illinois
1992-21- 582-KCA
 
29Mike SweeneyC6-2 215 R-R 1973-07-22 24Orange,California MLB1991-20101995-2010Ontario (Ontario,CA)
1991-10- 262-KCA
 
15Chris TurnerC6-3 200 R-R 1969-03-23 29Bowling Green,Kentucky MLB1991-20001993-2000Warren Central (Bowling Green,KY)Western Kentucky U.
1991- 7- 194-CAL
 
44Joe VitielloDH6-3 230 R-R 1970-04-11 28Cambridge,Massachusetts MLB1989-20041995-2003Stoneham (Stoneham,MA)Alabama
1991- 1-   7-KCA
 
57Jamie WalkerP6-2 190 L-L 1971-07-01 26McMinnville,Tennessee MLB1990-20091997-2009Warren County (McMinnville,TN)Austin Peay St
1992-10- 265-HOU
 
56Matt WhisenantP6-3 215 R-L 1971-06-08 27Los Angeles,California MLB1990-20011997-2000La Canada (La Canada,CA)Glendale CC
1989-18- 456-PHI
 
12Ernie YoungRF6-1 234 R-R 1969-07-08 28Chicago,Illinois MLB1988-20071994-2004Mendel Catholic (Chicago,IL)Lewis U.
1990-10- 289-OAK
 
51 Players