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1978 Kansas City Royals (MLB)

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W-L Record: 92-70 .568
Rank: 1st in American League West
Run Differential: 743-634 + 109
Roster Continuity 84.63% 4/26
Manager(s): Whitey Herzog
General Manager: Joe Burke
Location: Kansas City, Missouri
Ballpark: Royals Stadium
Attendance: 2,255,493 6/26
Playoffs: Lost ALCS (Yankees)
Top Draft Pick: Buddy Biancalana (#25) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Assistant Coach: Steve Boros
Hitting Coach: Charlie Lau
Pitching Coach: Galen Cisco
Third Base Coach: Chuck Hiller

#1 Draft Picks

Darrell Porter (#4), Clint Hurdle (#9), Jamie Quirk (#18)
American League West Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
9270.568--
8775.5375.0
8775.5375.0
7389.45119.0
7190.44120.5
6993.42623.0
56104.35035.0
  • The organization roster is a complete listing of all players, for a given season, who appeared in at least 1 game with either the Major League parent team or any of the affiliated teams at the various classifications (AAA,AA,A+,A,A-,Rookie)
  • A player may appear on multiple organizational rosters for a season since he have switched organizations during the season.
  • Organizational Roster for 1978 Kansas City Royals season
    PlayerTeamLeagueLevelPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh Level
    Gerald AkoFort MyersFSLA+P5-8165R-R20KCA: 1977-8-203AAA
      JacksonvilleSouAAP                
    Mark BallingerOmahaAmerAAAP6-6205R-R29CLE: 1967-2-31MLB
    German BarrancaJacksonvilleSouAA2B6-0160L-R21Not draftedMLB
      OmahaAmerAAA2B                
    Randy BassOmahaAmerAAA1B6-1210L-R24MIN: 1972-7-152MLB
      KC RoyalsALMLB1B                
    Roger BegueGCL RoyalsGCLRkP6-5195B-R19Not draftedA+
    Buddy BiancalanaGCL RoyalsGCLRkSS-2B5-11160B-R18KCA: 1978-1-25MLB
    Doug BirdKC RoyalsALMLBP6-4180R-R28SE1: 1969-8-152MLB
    Mitch BobingerJacksonvilleSouAAP6-3190R-L24LAN: 1972-5-113AAA
      OmahaAmerAAAP                
    Steve BraunKC RoyalsALMLBOF-3B5-10180L-R30MIN: 1966-10-200MLB
    Raymond BresnahanGCL RoyalsGCLRk2B5-11175R-R21Not draftedA+
    George BrettKC RoyalsALMLB3B-1B6-0205L-R25KCA: 1971-2-29MLB
    Steve BusbyGCL RoyalsGCLRkP6-2205R-R28KCA: 1971-2-39MLB
      OmahaAmerAAAP                
      KC RoyalsALMLBP                
    James CanfieldGCL RoyalsGCLRkP6-2185L-L18KCA: 1978-17-441RK
    William CasboltFort MyersFSLA+P5-11165L-L23Not draftedAA
    Gary ChristensonJacksonvilleSouAAP6-5200L-L25DET: 1971-13-306MLB
      OmahaAmerAAAP                
    Jim ColbornKC RoyalsALMLBP6-0191R-R32Not draftedMLB
    Onix ConcepcionFort MyersFSLA+SS-2B5-6180R-R20Not draftedMLB
    Jeff CornellGCL RoyalsGCLRkP5-11170B-R21KCA: 1978-8-207MLB
      JacksonvilleSouAAP                
    Al CowensKC RoyalsALMLBOF6-2200R-R26KCA: 1969-75-1028MLB
    Jerry CramOmahaAmerAAAP6-0180R-R30Not draftedMLB
    Dave CripeOmahaAmerAAA3B6-0180R-R27Not draftedMLB
      KC RoyalsALMLB3B                
    Mark CunninghamJacksonvilleSouAAIF5-11175R-R25MON: 1973-2-31AA
    Ken CvejdlikJacksonvilleSouAAP6-3195R-R21KCA: 1975-17-393AAA
    Chris CzarkaGCL RoyalsGCLRkP6-1185R-R22KCA: 1978-25-613RK
    Mark DalyJacksonvilleSouAAP6-1197R-L23KCA: 1977-2-44AAA
      OmahaAmerAAAP                
    PlayerTeamLeagueLevelPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh Level
    James DavidsonGCL RoyalsGCLRkOF6-3185R-R21KCA: 1978-13-337A+
    Art DeFilippisJacksonvilleSouAAP-OF6-0180L-L26WS2: 1970-2-38AAA
    Mike DeneviOmahaAmerAAASS6-1185R-R25MIL: 1975-2-34AAA
    Bob DetherageOmahaAmerAAAOF6-0180R-R23LAN: 1972-3-65MLB
    Chris DiLorenzoGCL RoyalsGCLRkP6-4200R-R22BOS: 1973-11-257AA
    Paul DjakanowJacksonvilleSouAA3B5-11185R-R26SFN: 1971-5-98AAA
    Rich DubeeJacksonvilleSouAAP6-2200B-R20KCA: 1976-3-66AAA
    Craig EatonJacksonvilleSouAAP5-11175R-R23KCA: 1974-6-138MLB
      OmahaAmerAAAP                
    Bob EngelmeyerFort MyersFSLA+P6-3185L-L22KCA: 1977-3-73A+
    George EnrightJacksonvilleSouAAC5-11175R-R24CHA: 1972-6-132MLB
    Jim EschenJacksonvilleSouAAIF5-11170B-R28DET: 1971-26-603AAA
    Larry FosterJacksonvilleSouAAOF5-11190R-R27Not draftedAAA
      OmahaAmerAAAOF                
    Steve FoucaultKC RoyalsALMLBP6-0205L-R28WS2: 1969-43-912MLB
    Jim FullerOmahaAmerAAAOF6-3215R-R27BAL: 1970-2-41MLB
    Rich GaleOmahaAmerAAAP6-7225R-R24KCA: 1975-5-105MLB
      KC RoyalsALMLBP                
    Bob GangerGCL RoyalsGCLRkP5-11180R-R23KCA: 1978-12-311AA
      Fort MyersFSLA+P                
    Danny GarciaFort MyersFSLA+OF-1B6-1182L-L24KCA: 1975-11-249MLB
    Jim GaudetOmahaAmerAAAC6-0185R-R23KCA: 1976-6-138MLB
      KC RoyalsALMLBC                
    Kevin GillenJacksonvilleSouAAOF6-1188L-L21KCA: 1975-7-153AAA
    Robert GlassJacksonvilleSouAA3B5-10180R-R24CLE: 1974-11-163AA
    Ben GrzybekJacksonvilleSouAAP6-5205L-R20KCA: 1976-1-18AA
    Larry GuraKC RoyalsALMLBP6-1185B-L30CHN: 1969-2-40MLB
    John HaleyGCL RoyalsGCLRkOF6-1179R-R20KCA: 1978-2-31AA
      Fort MyersFSLA+OF                
      JacksonvilleSouAAOF                
    Steve HamrickOmahaAmerAAAP6-1195R-L26CHN: 1974-15-343AAA
    Jeff HanslovanGCL RoyalsGCLRkP6-2200L-L20CAL: 1978-5-113AA
    PlayerTeamLeagueLevelPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh Level
    Elwaine HardtkeGCL RoyalsGCLRkP6-1175R-R18KCA: 1977-13-333A+
      Fort MyersFSLA+P                
    Daryl HarperFort MyersFSLA+IF6-0175B-R22Not draftedAA
    Kevin HarveyGCL RoyalsGCLRkSS5-10175R-R23Not draftedRK
    David HasbachGCL RoyalsGCLRkP6-2220R-R26KCA: 1974-1-1AAA
    Andy HasslerKC RoyalsALMLBP6-5220L-L26CAL: 1969-25-581MLB
    Kelly HeathJacksonvilleSouAA2B5-7155R-R20KCA: 1977-7-177MLB
    Erik HendricksGCL RoyalsGCLRkP6-3205R-R22KCA: 1978-9-233AA
      Fort MyersFSLA+P                
    David HoggFort MyersFSLA+C6-1195R-R21KCA: 1978-5-129AAA
    John HoscheidtFort MyersFSLA+OF5-11175R-R24NYA: 1975-13-307A+
    Al HraboskyKC RoyalsALMLBP5-11185R-L28SLN: 1969-1-19MLB
    Clint HurdleKC RoyalsALMLBOF6-3195L-R20KCA: 1975-1-9MLB
    Leo IceGCL RoyalsGCLRk3B0L-R-Not draftedRK
    Ulises InfanteGCL RoyalsGCLRk2B6-1171R-R18KCA: 1978-11-285A
    Tim IrelandJacksonvilleSouAA2B-1B6-0180R-R25MON: 1973-25-563MLB
      OmahaAmerAAA2B-1B                
    Andre JacksonGCL RoyalsGCLRkOF6-1175L-L18Not draftedRK
    Patrick JacksonGCL RoyalsGCLRkC6-1190R-R-Not draftedA+
    Ron JohnsonGCL RoyalsGCLRk1B6-3215R-R22KCA: 1978-24-595MLB
      Fort MyersFSLA+1B                
    T.J. JohnsonFort MyersFSLA+C6-0185R-R21Not draftedA+
    Mike JonesFort MyersFSLA+P6-6215L-L18SFN: 1982-1-12MLB
    Sammie Lee JonesJacksonvilleSouAAOF5-9160R-R24Not draftedAA
    Rudy KinardOmahaAmerAAA2B6-0170R-R28SFN: 1971-2-31AAA
    Tom KrattliFort MyersFSLA+OF6-1178L-R23KCA: 1976-12-282A+
    Art KusnyerOmahaAmerAAAC6-2198R-R32CHA: 1966-37-698MLB
      KC RoyalsALMLBC                
    James LackeyGCL RoyalsGCLRk6-2190L-L19Not draftedA+
      Fort MyersFSLA+                
    Pete LaCockKC RoyalsALMLB1B-OF6-3210L-L26CHN: 1970-1-20MLB
    PlayerTeamLeagueLevelPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh Level
    Joe LahoudKC RoyalsALMLBOF6-0202L-L31Not draftedMLB
    Gary LanceOmahaAmerAAAP6-3195B-R29CHN: 1967-20-382MLB
    Bill LaskeyGCL RoyalsGCLRkP6-5190R-R20KCA: 1978-2-27MLB
      JacksonvilleSouAAP                
    James LaughtonGCL RoyalsGCLRkP6-6210R-R18Not draftedA
    Dennis LeonardKC RoyalsALMLBP6-1190R-R27KCA: 1972-2-42MLB
    Tod LewisGCL RoyalsGCLRkC5-11180R-R19Not draftedAA
    Melville LowmanFort MyersFSLA+P6-20R-R20Not draftedA+
    Jesse LuciousGCL RoyalsGCLRkOF6-2185R-R18KCA: 1978-6-155RK
    David MangrumGCL RoyalsGCLRkP6-5195R-R19KCA: 1978-4-103RK
    Renie MartinFort MyersFSLA+P6-4190R-R22KCA: 1977-19-486MLB
      OmahaAmerAAAP                
    Frank McCannFort MyersFSLA+IF6-0175R-R24NYA: 1976-2-35AAA
    Jim McCoyGCL RoyalsGCLRkP6-0185R-R21KCA: 1978-23-576RK
    Randy McGilberryOmahaAmerAAAP6-1195B-R24KCA: 1975-14-321MLB
      KC RoyalsALMLBP                
    Hal McRaeKC RoyalsALMLBOF5-11185R-R32CIN: 1965-6-117MLB
    John MelodyFort MyersFSLA+P6-3205L-L23KCA: 1978-8-178A+
    William MillerFort MyersFSLA+P6-0190R-R20KCA: 1977-4-99A+
    Steve MingoriKC RoyalsALMLBP5-10170L-L34Not draftedMLB
    Michael MorleyFort MyersFSLA+P5-11175R-L19KCA: 1977-2-47AAA
      JacksonvilleSouAAP                
    Darryl MotleyGCL RoyalsGCLRkOF5-9196R-R18KCA: 1978-2-51MLB
      Fort MyersFSLA+OF                
    Brian MurphyOmahaAmerAAA2B-SS5-11170R-R34Not draftedAAA
    Brian NakamotoOmahaAmerAAAC-OF5-11190R-R27Not draftedAAA
    Geoffrey NashGCL RoyalsGCLRkOF6-0160L-R19KCA: 1977-15-385RK
    Douglas NelsonJacksonville/NashvilleSouAAP6-3195L-L23PIT: 1973-2-48AAA
    Jim NettlesOmahaAmerAAAOF6-0186L-L31MIN: 1968-4-76MLB
    Mike OndinaJacksonvilleSouAAOF6-2190L-R24CHA: 1972-1-12AAA
    PlayerTeamLeagueLevelPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh Level
    Larry OnesiFort MyersFSLA+P5-11185R-R23KCA: 1978-6-146A+
    Amos OtisKC RoyalsALMLBOF5-11166R-R31BOS: 1965-5-95MLB
    Darrell ParkerOmahaAmerAAAOF6-2188R-R22KCA: 1973-35-696AAA
    Bill PaschallOmahaAmerAAAP6-0175R-R24KCA: 1976-3-53MLB
      KC RoyalsALMLBP                
    Freddie PatekKC RoyalsALMLBSS5-5148R-R33PIT: 1965-22-421MLB
    Marty PattinKC RoyalsALMLBP5-11180R-R35CAL: 1965-7-127MLB
    Craig PerkinsOmahaAmerAAAC6-1195R-R29KCA: 1971-14-324AAA
      Omaha/DenverAmerAAAC                
    Ken PhelpsJacksonvilleSouAA1B6-1200L-L23KCA: 1976-15-354MLB
    Craig PippinGCL RoyalsGCLRkP6-2180R-R20KCA: 1978-30-693AAA
    Tom PoquetteKC RoyalsALMLBOF5-10175L-R26KCA: 1970-4-81MLB
    Darrell PorterKC RoyalsALMLBC6-0193L-R26MIL: 1970-1-4MLB
    Steven PorterGCL RoyalsGCLRkOF6-00R-R22KCA: 1978-21-535RK
    Raymond PrinceFort MyersFSLA+P6-0190R-R20KCA: 1976-14-330A+
    Jamie QuirkKC RoyalsALMLBC-3B6-4200L-R23KCA: 1972-1-18MLB
    Dan QuisenberryJacksonvilleSouAAP6-2185R-R25UDFAMLB
    Mickey ReichenbachFort MyersFSLA+1B6-5205L-R25KCA: 1977-14-359AA
      JacksonvilleSouAA1B                
    Angel RosaGCL RoyalsGCLRkOF6-0160L-L19Not draftedRK
    Mark RyalGCL RoyalsGCLRkOF6-1185L-L18KCA: 1978-3-77MLB
    Jim SadowskiJacksonvilleSouAAP6-3195R-R26Not draftedMLB
      OmahaAmerAAAP                
    Luis SilverioOmahaAmerAAAOF5-11165R-R21Not draftedMLB
      KC RoyalsALMLBOF                
    Paul SplittorffKC RoyalsALMLBP6-3210L-L31KCA: 1968-25-575MLB
    Jerry TerrellKC RoyalsALMLBSS-3B6-0170R-R31MIN: 1968-18-412MLB
    Hal ThomassonJacksonvilleSouAA3B-SS6-2190R-R24KCA: 1974-2-40AA
    George ThroopOmahaAmerAAAP6-7205R-R27KCA: 1972-16-378MLB
      KC RoyalsALMLBP                
    Raul TovarGCL RoyalsGCLRkOF6-1185R-R19Not draftedAAA
      Fort MyersFSLA+OF                
    PlayerTeamLeagueLevelPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh Level
    Ira TurnerGCL RoyalsGCLRk1B6-1197R-R20KCA: 1978-14-363AA
    Tony VilaGCL RoyalsGCLRkP6-3195B-R20Not draftedA+
      Fort MyersFSLA+P                
    Keith VraneshGCL RoyalsGCLRk3B6-0175R-R18KCA: 1978-3-78A
    Grady WarrenFort MyersFSLA+P6-2202R-R20Not draftedA+
    Anthony WashingtonGCL RoyalsGCLRkOF6-0185R-R23KCA: 1978-22-557RK
    U.L. WashingtonKC RoyalsALMLBSS5-11175B-R24Not draftedMLB
    John WathanKC RoyalsALMLBC-1B6-2205R-R28KCA: 1971-1-4MLB
    Dennis WebbFort MyersFSLA+OF6-0175L-R22KCA: 1977-17-437AA
    Phil WestendorfFort MyersFSLA+1B6-7195R-R23KCA: 1977-5-125AA
    Frank WhiteKC RoyalsALMLB2B5-11175R-R27Not draftedMLB
    Daniel WieserFort MyersFSLA+SS6-0175B-R22KCA: 1977-20-510AAA
    Willie WilsonKC RoyalsALMLBOF6-3195B-R22LAN: 1974-16-381MLB
    Marvin WootenFort MyersFSLA+1B6-2205L-R23CHN: 1973-29-641A+
    Gary WrightOmahaAmerAAAP6-0175L-L25KCA: 1974-21-481AAA
    William YarbroughJacksonvilleSouAAIF6-0185R-R21BAL: 1976-3-55AA
    Joe ZdebOmahaAmerAAAOF5-11185R-R25KCA: 1971-4-78MLB
      KC RoyalsALMLBOF                


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