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2009 Kansas City RoyalsSeason Roster
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Tug Hulett played for the 2009 Kansas City Royals
LeagueAmerican LeagueDivisionCentralLevelMajor League Baseball
NicknameRoyals
LocationKansas City,Missouri
Record65-97 (3rd in American League Central)League Rank8thMLB Rank18th
BallparkKauffman Stadium
ManagerTrey HillmanGeneral ManagerDayton Moore
CoachesJohn Gibbons (Bench Coach), Rusty Kuntz (First Base Coach), Bob McClure (Pitching Coach), John Mizerock (Bullpen Coach), Dave Owen (Third Base Coach), Kevin Seitzer (Hitting Coach)
PlayoffsNo playoff information
#1 Draft PickAaron Crow (#12)
Payroll$70,519,333 (Rank: 21st)
Attendance1,797,887 (Rank: 25th)
Minor League AffiliatesOmaha Royals (AAA) 64-80 ... Northwest Arkansas Naturals (AA) 73-67 ... Wilmington Blue Rocks (A+) 84-55 ... Burlington Bees (A) 64-75 ... Burlington Royals (Rk) 24-44 ... Idaho Falls Chukars (Rk) 43-31 ... Arizona Royals (Rk) 20-35 ...
Years Available1969-2018

Team History -- 2009 Statistics -- 2009 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 2009 Kansas City Royals.
Age displayed is as of June 30th for the 2009 baseball season.

2009 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)
1Josh AndersonCF6-2 195 L-R 1982-08-10 26Somerset,Kentucky MLB2001-20102007-2009Pulaski County (Somerset,KY)Eastern Kentucky U.
2003- 4- 119-HOU
 
30Mike AvilesSS5-9 195 R-R 1981-03-13 28New 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 35Cheverly,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 28Scottsdale,Arizona MLB2000-20102006-2010Chaparral (Scottsdale,AZ)USC
2003- 7- 199-NYN
 
3Yuniesky BetancourtSS5-10 190 R-R 1982-01-31 27Santa Clara,Cuba MLB2005-20172005-2013  
2005-   UDFA-SEA
International  
8Willie BloomquistRF-SS5-11 185 R-R 1977-11-27 31Bremerton,Washington MLB1997-20152002-2015South Kitsap (Port Orchard,WA)Arizona St
1999- 3-  95-SEA
Retired  
14John BuckC6-3 210 R-R 1980-07-07 28Kemmerer,Wyoming MLB1998-20142004-2014Taylorsville (Salt Lake City,UT)
1998- 7- 212-HOU
Retired  
16Billy Butler1B6-2 225 R-R 1986-04-18 23Orange Park,Florida MLB2004-20162007-2016Wolfson (Jacksonville,FL)
2004- 1-  14-KCA
Free Agent  
13Alberto Callaspo2B5-10 180 R-R 1983-04-19 26Maracay,Venezuela MLB2002-20172006-2015  
2001-   UDFA-ANA
Free Agent  
52Bruce ChenP6-1 180 B-L 1977-06-19 32Panama City,Panama MLB1994-20151998-2015  
1993-   UDFA-ATL
Retired  
56Roman ColonP6-3 170 R-R 1979-08-13 29Monte Cristi,Dom Rep MLB1997-20132004-2012  
1995-   UDFA-ATL
Free Agent  
2Coco CrispCF6-0 185 B-R 1979-11-01 29Los Angeles,California MLB1999-20162002-2016Inglewood (Inglewood,CA)Los Angeles Pierce Col
1999- 7- 222-SLN
Free Agent  
37Juan CruzP6-2 155 R-R 1978-10-15 30Bonao,Dom Rep MLB1998-20122001-2012  
1997-   UDFA-CHN
Free Agent  
28Kyle DaviesP6-2 190 R-R 1983-09-09 25Decatur,Georgia MLB2001-20182005-2015Stockbridge (Stockbridge,GA)
2001- 4- 135-ATL
International  
9David DeJesusLF6-0 175 L-L 1979-12-20 29Brooklyn,New York MLB1998-20152003-2015Manalapan (Manalapan,NJ)Rutgers U.
2000- 4- 104-KCA
Free Agent  
41Lenny DiNardoP6-4 190 L-L 1979-09-09 29Miami,Florida MLB1999-20132004-2009Santa Fe (Alachua,FL)Stetson U.
2001- 3- 102-NYN
 
40Kyle FarnsworthP6-4 215 R-R 1976-04-14 33Wichita,Kansas MLB1994-20161999-2014Milton (Milton,GA)Abraham Baldwin Agricultural Col
1994-47-1290-CHN
MinorsHouston Astros (MLB)
26Ryan FreelRF5-10 185 R-R 1976-03-08 33Jacksonville,Florida MLB1995-20102001-2009Englewood (Jacksonville,FL)Tallahassee CC
1995-10- 272-TOR
 
4Alex Gordon3B6-1 220 L-R 1984-02-10 25Lincoln,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 25Orlando,Florida MLB2002-20182004-2018Apopka (Apopka,FL)
2002- 1-   6-KCA
ActiveArizona Diamondbacks (MLB)
11Jose GuillenRF5-11 195 R-R 1976-05-17 33San Cristobal,Dom Rep MLB1994-20101997-2010  
1992-   UDFA-PIT
 
46Luis HernandezSS5-10 140 B-R 1984-06-26 25Quibor,Venezuela MLB2002-20172007-2012  
2000-   UDFA-ATL
Free Agent  
44Luke HochevarP6-5 205 R-R 1983-09-15 25Fowler,Colorado MLB2003-20162007-2016Fowler (Fowler,CO)Tennessee
2006- 1-   1-KCA
Free Agent  
37Dusty HughesP5-9 195 L-L 1982-06-29 27Tupelo,Mississippi MLB2001-20132009-2011Horn Lake (Horn Lake,MS)Delta St
2003-11- 312-KCA
Free Agent  
7Tug Hulett2B5-10 175 L-R 1983-02-28 26Springfield,Illinois MLB2002-20122008-2009Evangel Christian Academy (Shreveport,LA)Auburn U.
2004-14- 411-TEX
Free Agent  
17Mike JacobsDH6-2 200 L-R 1980-10-30 28Chula Vista,California MLB1999-20162005-2012Hilltop (Chula Vista,CA)Grossmont Col
1999-38-1156-NYN
Free Agent  
54Anthony LerewP6-3 210 L-R 1982-10-28 26Carlisle,Pennsylvania MLB2001-20152005-2010Northern (Dillsburg,PA)
2001-11- 345-ATL
Free Agent  
32Ron MahayP6-2 190 L-L 1971-06-28 38Crestwood,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 27Petoskey,Michigan MLB2001-20142006-2012Novi (Novi,MI)Toledo
2003- 1-  30-KCA
Free Agent  
47Victor MarteP6-2 190 R-R 1980-11-08 28Puerto Plata,Dom Rep MLB1977-20152009-2013  
2000-   UDFA-KCA
Free Agent  
55Gil MecheP6-3 180 R-R 1978-09-08 30Lafayette,Louisiana MLB1996-20101999-2010Acadiana (Lafayette,LA)
1996- 1-  22-SEA
 
21Miguel OlivoC6-0 180 R-R 1978-07-15 30Villa Vasquez,Dom Rep MLB1998-20172002-2014  
1996-   UDFA-OAK
Free Agent  
27Brayan PenaC5-11 210 B-R 1982-01-07 27Havana,Cuba MLB2001-20172005-2016  
2000-   UDFA-ATL
Free Agent  
1Tony PenaSS6-1 160 R-R 1981-03-23 28Santiago,Dom Rep MLB2000-20172006-2009  
1999-   UDFA-ATL
MinorsKansas City Royals (MLB)
47Sidney PonsonP6-1 225 R-R 1976-11-02 32Oranjestad,Aruba MLB1994-20101998-2009  
1993-   UDFA-BAL
 
52Horacio RamirezP6-1 170 L-L 1979-11-24 29Carson,California MLB1997-20172003-2011Inglewood (Inglewood,CA)
1997- 5- 172-ATL
Free Agent  
53Carlos RosaP6-0 160 R-R 1984-09-21 24San Francisco de Macoris,Dom Rep MLB2002-20162008-2010  
2001-   UDFA-KCA
 
48Joakim SoriaP6-3 180 R-R 1984-05-18 25Monclova,Mexico MLB2002-20182007-2018  
2001-   UDFA-LAN
ActiveMilwaukee Brewers (MLB)
24Mark Teahen3B6-3 210 L-R 1981-09-06 27Redlands,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 27Bani,Dom Rep MLB1999-20152005-2011  
1998-   UDFA-PHI
Free Agent  
45Doug WaechterP6-4 200 R-R 1981-01-28 28St. Petersburg,Florida MLB1999-20092003-2009Northeast (St. Petersburg,FL)
1999- 3-  85-TBA
 
34Jamey WrightP6-5 221 R-R 1974-02-24 35Oklahoma City,Oklahoma MLB1993-20141996-2014Westmoore (Oklahoma City,OK)
1993- 1-  28-COL
Retired  
57Yasuhiko YabutaP6-1 187 R-R 1973-06-19 36Osaka,Japan MLB1996-20122008-2009  
2007-   UDFA-KCA
 
43 Players