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2008 Kansas City RoyalsSeason Roster
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Miguel Olivo played for the 2008 Kansas City Royals
LeagueAmerican LeagueDivisionCentralLevelMajor League Baseball
NicknameRoyals
LocationKansas City,Missouri
Record75-87 (4th in American League Central)League Rank11thMLB Rank20th
ManagerTrey HillmanGeneral ManagerDayton Moore
CoachesMichael Barnett (Hitting Coach), Rusty Kuntz (First Base Coach), Bob McClure (Pitching Coach), John Mizerock (Bullpen Coach), Dave Owen (Bench Coach), Luis Silverio (Third Base Coach)
PlayoffsNo playoff information
#1 Draft PickEric Hosmer (#3)
Payroll$58,245,500
Attendance1,578,922
Minor League AffiliatesOmaha Royals (AAA) 63-81 ... Northwest Arkansas Naturals (AA) 75-65 ... Wilmington Blue Rocks (A+) 69-71 ... Burlington Bees (A) 73-65 ... Arizona Royals (Rk) 23-33 ... Idaho Falls Chukars (Rk) 33-43 ... Burlington Royals (Rk) 24-41 ...
Years Available1969-2017

Team History -- 2008 Statistics -- 2008 Roster VR -- Game Log -- Batting Lineups -- Defensive Lineups -- Starting Pitchers -- Draft Picks -- Prospects -- Spring Training -- Payroll -- Organizational Roster -- Transactions

 
The players below represent ALL players who played at least 1 game for the 2008 Kansas City Royals.
Age displayed is as of June 30th for the 2008 baseball season.

2008 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)
30Mike AvilesSS5-9 195 R-R 1981-03-13 27New York,New York MLB2000-20172008-2017Middletown (Middletown,NY)Concordia Col
2003- 7- 192-KCA
Free Agent  
49John BaleP6-4 220 L-L 1974-05-22 34Cheverly,Maryland MLB1996-20111999-2009Crestview (Crestview,FL)So.Mississippi, Coastal Alabama CC-Brewton
1996- 5- 129-TOR
 
19Brian BannisterP6-1 207 R-R 1981-02-28 27Scottsdale,Arizona MLB2000-20102006-2010Chaparral (Scottsdale,AZ)USC
2003- 7- 199-NYN
 
14John BuckC6-3 210 R-R 1980-07-07 27Kemmerer,Wyoming MLB1998-20142004-2014Taylorsville (Salt Lake City,UT)
1998- 7- 212-HOU
Retired  
16Billy ButlerDH6-2 225 R-R 1986-04-18 22Orange Park,Florida MLB2004-20162007-2016Wolfson (Jacksonville,FL)
2004- 1-  14-KCA
Free Agent  
13Alberto Callaspo2B5-10 180 R-R 1983-04-19 25Maracay,Venezuela MLB2002-20172006-2015  
2001-   UDFA-ANA
Free Agent  
28Kyle DaviesP6-2 190 R-R 1983-09-09 24Decatur,Georgia MLB2001-20162005-2015Stockbridge (Stockbridge,GA)
2001- 4- 135-ATL
International  
9David DeJesusLF-CF6-0 175 L-L 1979-12-20 28Brooklyn,New York MLB1998-20152003-2015Manalapan (Manalapan,NJ)Rutgers U.
2000- 4- 104-KCA
Free Agent  
31Brandon DuckworthP6-2 185 B-R 1976-01-23 32Salt Lake City,Utah MLB1995-20132001-2008Kearns (Kearns,UT)Cal St Fullerton, Col. So.Idaho
1996-61-1608-ARI
Free Agent  
54Jeff FulchinoP6-5 240 R-R 1979-11-26 28Titusville,Florida MLB2001-20132006-2011Trinity (Manchester,NH)Connecticut
2001- 8- 242-FLO
 
2Joey GathrightCF5-10 175 L-R 1982-04-22 26Hattiesburg,Mississippi MLB2002-20132004-2011Bonnabel (Kenner,LA)
2001-32- 949-TBA
Free Agent  
3Esteban GermanLF-2B5-9 165 R-R 1978-12-26 29Santo Domingo,Dom Rep MLB1998-20152002-2011  
1996-   UDFA-OAK
 
7Ross Gload1B6-0 185 L-L 1976-04-05 32Brooklyn,New York MLB1995-20112000-2011East Hampton (East Hampton,NY)South Florida
1997-13- 396-FLO
 
41Jimmy GobbleP6-3 190 L-L 1981-07-19 26Bristol,Tennessee MLB1999-20102003-2009Battle (Bristol,VA)
1999- 1-  43-KCA
 
4Alex Gordon3B6-1 220 L-R 1984-02-10 24Lincoln,Nebraska MLB2003-20182007-2018Lincoln Southeast (Lincoln,NE)Nebraska
2005- 1-   2-KCA
ActiveKansas City Royals (MLB)
23Zack GreinkeP6-2 190 R-R 1983-10-21 24Orlando,Florida MLB2002-20182004-2018Apopka (Apopka,FL)
2002- 1-   6-KCA
ActiveArizona Diamondbacks (MLB)
15Mark Grudzielanek2B6-1 185 R-R 1970-06-30 38Milwaukee,Wisconsin MLB1991-20101995-2010Hanks (El Paso,TX)Trinidad St Junior Col
1991-11- 295-MON
 
11Jose GuillenRF-LF5-11 195 R-R 1976-05-17 32San Cristobal,Dom Rep MLB1994-20101997-2010  
1992-   UDFA-PIT
 
44Luke HochevarP6-5 205 R-R 1983-09-15 24Fowler,Colorado MLB2003-20162007-2016Fowler (Fowler,CO)Tennessee
2006- 1-   1-KCA
Free Agent  
25Kila Ka'aihueDH-1B6-3 210 L-R 1984-03-29 24Kailua,Hawaii MLB2002-20152008-2012Iolani (Honolulu,HI)
2002-15- 438-KCA
Free Agent  
52Devon LoweryP6-1 190 L-R 1983-03-24 25Lincolnton,North Carolina MLB2001-20102008-2008South Point (Belmont,NC)
2001-14- 415-KCA
Free Agent  
45,32Ron MahayP6-2 190 L-L 1971-06-28 37Crestwood,Illinois MLB1991-20121995-2010Alan B. Shepard (Palos Heights,IL)South Suburban Col
1991-18- 486-BOS
Retired  
35Mitch MaierCF6-2 195 L-R 1982-06-30 26Petoskey,Michigan MLB2001-20142006-2012Novi (Novi,MI)Toledo
2003- 1-  30-KCA
Free Agent  
55Gil MecheP6-3 180 R-R 1978-09-08 29Lafayette,Louisiana MLB1996-20101999-2010Acadiana (Lafayette,LA)
1996- 1-  22-SEA
 
58Neal MusserP6-2 209 L-L 1980-08-25 27Otterbein,Indiana MLB1999-20102007-2008Benton Central (Oxford,IN)
1999- 2-  73-NYN
 
63Josh NewmanP6-1 215 L-L 1982-06-11 26Wheelersburg,Ohio MLB2001-20092007-2008Wheelersburg (Wheelersburg,OH)Ohio St
2004-19- 560-COL
 
11Hideo NomoP6-2 230 R-R 1968-08-31 39Osaka,Japan MLB1990-20081995-2008  
1995-   UDFA-LAN
 
21Miguel OlivoC6-0 180 R-R 1978-07-15 29Villa Vasquez,Dom Rep MLB1998-20172002-2014  
1996-   UDFA-OAK
Free Agent  
46Juan Carlos OviedoP6-1 150 R-R 1983-08-14 24Jamao Norte,Dom Rep MLB2001-20142005-2014  
2000-   UDFA-PIT
Free Agent  
1Tony PenaSS6-1 160 R-R 1981-03-23 27Santiago,Dom Rep MLB2000-20172006-2009  
1999-   UDFA-ATL
MinorsKansas City Royals (MLB)
57Joel PeraltaP5-11 155 R-R 1976-03-23 32Bonao,Dom Rep MLB2000-20162005-2016  
1996-   UDFA-OAK
Free Agent  
52Horacio RamirezP6-1 170 L-L 1979-11-24 28Carson,California MLB1997-20172003-2011Inglewood (Inglewood,CA)
1997- 5- 172-ATL
Free Agent  
56Ramon RamirezP5-11 170 R-R 1981-08-31 26Santiago,Dom Rep MLB2002-20172006-2014  
1996-   UDFA-TEX
Free Agent  
53Carlos RosaP6-0 160 R-R 1984-09-21 23San Francisco de Macoris,Dom Rep MLB2002-20162008-2010  
2001-   UDFA-KCA
 
43Ryan Shealy1B6-5 240 R-R 1979-08-29 28Fort Lauderdale,Florida MLB1999-20112005-2010Cardinal Gibbons (Fort Lauderdale,FL)Florida
2002-11- 321-COL
 
26Jason Smith2B-3B6-3 190 L-R 1977-07-24 30Meridian,Mississippi MLB1997-20152001-2009Demopolis (Demopolis,AL)Meridian CC
1996-43-1288-TBA
 
48Joakim SoriaP6-3 180 R-R 1984-05-18 24Monclova,Mexico MLB2002-20182007-2018  
2001-   UDFA-LAN
ActiveChicago White Sox (MLB)
24Mark TeahenRF6-3 210 L-R 1981-09-06 26Redlands,California MLB2000-20132005-2011Yucaipa (Yucaipa,CA)St. Mary's Col California
2002- 1-  39-OAK
Retired  
51Robinson TejedaP6-3 188 R-R 1982-03-24 26Bani,Dom Rep MLB1999-20152005-2011  
1998-   UDFA-PHI
Free Agent  
25Brett TomkoP6-4 216 R-R 1973-04-07 35San Diego,California MLB1995-20141997-2011El Dorado (Placentia,CA)Florida So.Col, Mount San Antonio Col
1995- 2-  54-CIN
Free Agent  
12Matt TupmanC6-0 190 L-R 1979-11-25 28Concord,New Hampshire MLB2001-20112008-2008Concord (Concord,NH)Massachusetts-Lowell, Plymouth St
2002- 9- 258-KCA
 
40Kip WellsP6-3 196 R-R 1977-04-21 31Houston,Texas MLB1996-20131999-2012Elkins (Missouri City,TX)Baylor U.
1998- 1-  16-CHA
Retired  
27Yasuhiko YabutaP6-1 187 R-R 1973-06-19 35Osaka,Japan MLB1996-20122008-2009  
2007-   UDFA-KCA
 
43 Players