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1987 Kansas City RoyalsAmerican League (MLB)
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Steve Balboni played for the 1987 Kansas City Royals
LeagueAmerican LeagueDivisionWestLevelMajor League Baseball
NicknameRoyals
LocationKansas City,Missouri
Record83-79 (2nd in American League West)League Rank6thMLB Rank11th
ManagerJohn Wathan,Billy GardnerGeneral ManagerJohn Schuerholz
CoachesGary Blaylock (Pitching Coach), Joe Jones (First Base Coach), Jose Martinez (Third Base Coach), Hal McRae (Hitting Coach), Ed Napoleon (Bench Coach), Jimmie Schaffer (Bullpen Coach)
PlayoffsNo playoff information
#1 Draft PickKevin Appier (#9)
Attendance2,392,471
Minor League AffiliatesOmaha Royals (AAA) 64-76 ... Memphis Chicks (AA) 72-71 ... Fort Myers Royals (A+) 54-87 ... Appleton Foxes (A) 71-69 ... Eugene Emeralds (A-) 45-30 ... Gulf Coast Royals (Rk) 40-23 ...
Years Available1969-2018

Team History -- 1987 Statistics -- 1987 Roster VR -- Game Log -- Batting Lineups -- Defensive Lineups -- Starting Pitchers -- Draft Picks -- Prospects -- Organizational Roster -- Transactions
Batting Stats -- Pitching Stats -- Fielding Stats -- Team Personnel

 

1987 Batting Statistics

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UnifPlayerPosBaAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%Draft InformationStatusCurrent Org (Level)
33Kevin Seitzer3bR2516164110520733815831278085211018.323.399.470.86930156725.354.147.279.38311.011.71.12.142.727.1
1983-11- 283-KCA
 
6Willie WilsonofB311466109717018154305911328864129.279.320.377.69723037653.320.098.230.3074.913.52.80.6152.521.8
1974-16- 381-LAN
 
4Danny TartabullofR2415858295180273341019479136105214.309.390.541.93131564667.350.232.376.40011.820.41.75.117.135.6
1980- 3-  71-CIN
 
20Frank White2bR36154563671383221778135186244516.245.308.400.70822551624.261.155.242.3088.213.81.72.733.137.0
1970-   UDFA-KCA
 
5George Brett1bL341154277112418222786372471081410.290.388.496.88421242508.279.206.382.37514.29.30.74.319.433.9
1971- 2-  29-KCA
 
16Bo JacksonofR24116396469317222531043015851203.235.296.455.75118041434.326.220.311.3246.936.45.35.118.044.1
1986- 4- 105-KCA
 
45Steve Balboni1b-dhR3012138644801112460003497203111.207.273.427.70016536425.209.220.308.3028.022.82.95.716.145.0
1978- 2-  52-NYA
 
2Angel SalazarssR251163172465702214464608106.205.219.246.465789332.233.041.060.2071.813.97.70.6158.513.9
1980-   UDFA-MON
 
9Jamie QuirkcL32109296247017053310285642418.236.307.345.65210222334.272.109.206.2918.416.82.01.559.231.4
1972- 1-  18-KCA
 
12Juan Beniquezof-dhR375717414417032600112612219.236.282.328.6105710190.259.092.155.2695.813.72.41.658.024.4
1968-   UDFA-BOS
 
21Lonnie SmithofR31481672642713894243140201.251.355.359.7146011197.289.108.281.32512.215.71.31.555.726.2
1974- 1-   3-PHI
 
24Larry OwencR327616417316051400165107105.189.260.317.5775211188.239.128.226.2598.527.13.22.732.835.5
1977-17- 420-ATL
 
32Bill PecotassR276615622435131450152510003.276.343.378.721599172.313.102.231.3248.714.51.71.752.020.9
1981-10- 234-KCA
 
27Thad BosleyofL30801401339611160092601222.279.318.357.675508152.330.078.143.2945.917.12.90.7140.020.5
1974- 4-  82-CAL
 
3Ross JonesssR27391141029420101051511305.254.285.325.610376124.284.071.123.2684.012.13.00.00.020.7
1980- 1-   9-LAN
 
22Jim EisenreichdhL28441051025824211171300322.238.278.467.7454914115.231.229.295.3076.111.31.93.526.356.0
1980-16- 402-MIN
 
25Gary ThurmanofR222781122420057282001001.296.360.321.68126290.393.025.185.3138.922.22.50.00.08.3
1983- 1-  21-KCA
 
3Jorge OrtadhL362150394024003800010.180.226.380.60619653.175.200.260.2535.715.12.73.825.066.7
1971-   UDFA-CHA
 
1Buddy Biancalanass-2bB27374741010170011001001.213.229.298.52714249.250.085.106.2322.020.410.02.047.020.0
1978- 1-  25-KCA
 
11Hal McRaedhR4118325103019005100011.313.405.500.90516437.300.187.344.38813.52.70.22.732.040.0
1965- 6- 117-CIN
 
28Mike MacFarlanecR23819041003002200001.211.286.263.5495121.235.052.158.2559.59.51.00.00.025.0
1985- 4-  97-KCA
 
7Ed HearncR26617252003004200001.294.429.412.8417221.333.118.353.38219.19.50.50.00.040.0
1978- 4- 101-PHI
 
38Scotti Madison1b-cB27715443000001501000.267.313.467.7807317.400.200.267.3365.929.45.00.00.075.0
1980- 3-  64-MIN
 
Batting Totals: (23 players)162549971514432394016867712543523103430344232127.262.328.412.74022664476128.294.412.260.0008.516.92.02.732.731.0 

1987 Pitching Statistics

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UnifPlayerThAgePosHiLvlWLERAGGSGRCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBRA9WPctFIPDraftStatusCurrent Org (Level)
18Bret SaberhagenR23STMLB18103.363333015400257.0246999627531636161.168.610.951.865.713.083.47.6433.66
1982-19- 480-KCA
 
23Mark GubiczaR24STMLB13183.983535010200241.22311141071812016614161.468.600.674.476.181.384.25.4194.03
1981- 2-  34-KCA
 
37Charlie LeibrandtL30STMLB16113.41353508300240.12351049123741519311.298.800.862.775.652.043.89.5933.79
1978- 9- 225-CIN
 
15Danny JacksonL25STMLB9184.023634211210224.0219115100111091525071.468.800.444.386.111.394.62.3333.71
1982- 1-   1-KCA
 
40Bud BlackL30S/RMLB863.602918110041122.112663491635616051.329.271.182.574.491.744.63.5714.55
1979-17- 417-SEA
 
26Steve FarrR30RelMLB434.15470470019191.0974742944882021.559.590.894.358.702.004.65.5713.74
1976-   UDFA-PIT
 
39Jerry Don GleatonL29RelMLB444.26480480022550.2382824428444101.316.750.714.977.821.574.97.5003.82
1979- 1-  17-TEX
 
29Dan QuisenberryR34RelMLB412.76470470039849.0581515310170011.3910.650.551.843.121.702.76.8003.65
1975-   UDFA-KCA
 
49John DavisR24RelMLB522.27270270012243.2291311026242021.275.980.005.364.950.922.68.7143.70
1981- 7- 178-KCA
 
19Bob StoddardR30RelMLB134.2817215004140.0512619322234031.8311.480.684.955.181.055.85.2504.57
1978-10- 240-SEA
 
30Dave GumpertR29RelMLB006.05808003019.127161336131001.7312.571.402.796.052.177.45.0004.47
1980-   UDFA-DET
 
28Gene GarberR39RelMLB002.51130130012814.113541130000.998.160.630.631.883.003.14.0003.57
1965-20- 382-PIT
 
17Rick AndersonR30S/RMLB0213.85624001013.026222039120022.6918.002.086.238.311.3315.23.0006.56
1980- 8- 179-CHA
 
31Melido PerezR21STMLB117.84330000010.1181292550002.2815.681.744.354.351.0010.45.5005.87
1983-   UDFA-KCA
 
31Bob ShirleyL33RelMLB0014.7330300107.11012125611002.2512.276.147.361.230.1714.73.00013.92
1976- 1-   8-SDN
 
Pitching Totals: (15 players)83793.8716216222544111182614231424691612128548923546351.399.010.813.475.841.684.37.512  

1987 Fielding Statistics

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PosPlayer NameAgeHiLvlC-PosGGSInnPOAEDPTCFPctRFgRFiSBCSPBGPShareTm-ShareFielding by Day
PJerry Don Gleaton29MLBp48-502121115.9330.290.28---48100.029.6Fielding by Day
PSteve Farr30MLBp47-91362011.8180.190.10---47100.029.0Fielding by Day
PDan Quisenberry34MLBp47-4961303191.0000.400.39---47100.029.0Fielding by Day
PDanny Jackson25MLBp36-22413232238.9471.000.16---36100.022.2Fielding by Day
PCharlie Leibrandt30MLBp35-24015554474.9462.000.29---35100.021.6Fielding by Day
PMark Gubicza24MLBp35-24132402774.9732.060.30---35100.021.6Fielding by Day
PBret Saberhagen23MLBp33-25721342557.9651.670.21---33100.020.4Fielding by Day
PBud Black30MLBp29-12241900231.0000.790.19---29100.017.9Fielding by Day
PJohn Davis24MLBp27-43571113.9230.440.28---27100.016.7Fielding by Day
PBob Stoddard30MLBp17-4041001141.0000.820.35---17100.010.5Fielding by Day
PGene Garber39MLBp13-14230051.0000.380.36---13100.08.0Fielding by Day
PDave Gumpert29MLBp8-19140151.0000.630.26---8100.04.9Fielding by Day
PRick Anderson30MLBp6-13130041.0000.670.31---6100.03.7Fielding by Day
PMelido Perez21MLBp3-1000101.0000.000.00---3100.01.9Fielding by Day
PBob Shirley33MLBp3-7100011.0000.330.14---3100.01.9Fielding by Day
PosPlayer NameAgeHiLvlC-PosGGSInnPOAEDPTCFPctRFgRFiSBCSPBGPShareTm-ShareFielding by Day
CJamie Quirk32MLBc-3b108--5324083580.9865.300.0076331110999.166.7Fielding by Day
CLarry Owen32MLBc75--3703874415.9835.440.00362757698.746.3Fielding by Day
CMike MacFarlane23MLBc8--29200311.0003.880.0044-8100.04.9Fielding by Day
CEd Hearn26MLBc5--25000251.0005.000.00311683.33.1Fielding by Day
CScotti Madison27MLB3b-c3--813012.7503.000.0051-742.91.9Fielding by Day
PosPlayer NameAgeHiLvlC-PosGGSInnPOAEDPTCFPctRFgRFiSBCSPBGPShareTm-ShareFielding by Day
1BGeorge Brett34MLB3b-1b83--79850669854.99310.220.00---11572.251.2Fielding by Day
1BSteve Balboni30MLB1b55--52141639568.98910.220.00---12145.534.0Fielding by Day
1BKevin Seitzer25MLB3b-1b25--18323219208.9908.240.00---16115.515.4Fielding by Day
1BJuan Beniquez37MLBof6--50106511.0008.500.00---5710.53.7Fielding by Day
1BScotti Madison27MLB3b-c4--20204221.0005.500.00---757.12.5Fielding by Day
PosPlayer NameAgeHiLvlC-PosGGSInnPOAEDPTCFPctRFgRFiSBCSPBGPShareTm-ShareFielding by Day
2BFrank White36MLB2b152--3204581089788.9875.120.00---15498.793.8Fielding by Day
2BBill Pecota27MLB3b-ss15--202706471.0003.130.00---6622.79.3Fielding by Day
2BBuddy Biancalana27MLBss-2b12--91806271.0002.250.00---3732.47.4Fielding by Day
2BRoss Jones27MLBss3--420261.0002.000.00---397.71.9Fielding by Day
PosPlayer NameAgeHiLvlC-PosGGSInnPOAEDPTCFPctRFgRFiSBCSPBGPShareTm-ShareFielding by Day
3BKevin Seitzer25MLB3b-1b141--1052922232419.9472.820.00---16187.687.0Fielding by Day
3BBill Pecota27MLB3b-ss17--7233233.9091.760.00---6625.810.5Fielding by Day
3BGeorge Brett34MLB3b-1b11--7193329.8972.360.00---1159.66.8Fielding by Day
3BJuan Beniquez37MLBof6--04105.8000.670.00---5710.53.7Fielding by Day
PosPlayer NameAgeHiLvlC-PosGGSInnPOAEDPTCFPctRFgRFiSBCSPBGPShareTm-ShareFielding by Day
SSAngel Salazar25MLBss116--134332956475.9814.020.00---116100.071.6Fielding by Day
SSRoss Jones27MLBss36--42109413155.9744.190.00---3992.322.2Fielding by Day
SSBill Pecota27MLB3b-ss36--4085320128.9773.470.00---6654.522.2Fielding by Day
SSBuddy Biancalana27MLBss-2b22--12275444.8861.770.00---3759.513.6Fielding by Day
SSJamie Quirk32MLBc-3b1--000000.000.00---1090.90.6Fielding by Day
PosPlayer NameAgeHiLvlC-PosGGSInnPOAEDPTCFPctRFgRFiSBCSPBGPShareTm-ShareFielding by Day
OFDanny Tartabull24MLBrf149--2281161245.9761.600.00---15894.392.0Fielding by Day
OFWillie Wilson31MLBof143--342311346.9972.410.00---14697.988.3Fielding by Day
OFBo Jackson24MLBlf-cf113--180991198.9551.670.00---11697.469.8Fielding by Day
OFLonnie Smith31MLBlf-of32--5225059.9151.690.00---4866.719.8Fielding by Day
OFThad Bosley30MLBof28--2801029.9661.000.00---8035.017.3Fielding by Day
OFGary Thurman22MLBrf-lf27--6152168.9712.440.00---27100.016.7Fielding by Day
OFJuan Beniquez37MLBof22--33000331.0001.500.00---5738.613.6Fielding by Day
OFKevin Seitzer25MLB3b-1b3--200021.0000.670.00---1611.91.9Fielding by Day
PosPlayer NameAgeHiLvlC-PosGGSInnPOAEDPTCFPctRFgRFiSBCSPBGPShareTm-ShareFielding by Day
DHSteve Balboni30MLB1b52--000000.000.00---12143.032.1Fielding by Day
DHJim Eisenreich28MLBrf-lf26--000000.000.00---4459.116.0Fielding by Day
DHGeorge Brett34MLB3b-1b21--000000.000.00---11518.313.0Fielding by Day
DHJuan Beniquez37MLBof15--000000.000.00---5726.39.3Fielding by Day
DHLonnie Smith31MLBlf-of15--000000.000.00---4831.39.3Fielding by Day
DHThad Bosley30MLBof13--000000.000.00---8016.38.0Fielding by Day
DHJorge Orta36MLB2b-of12--000000.000.00---2157.17.4Fielding by Day
DHHal McRae41MLBof7--000000.000.00---1838.94.3Fielding by Day
DHDanny Tartabull24MLBrf6--000000.000.00---1583.83.7Fielding by Day
DHWillie Wilson31MLBof2--000000.000.00---1461.41.2Fielding by Day
DHBill Pecota27MLB3b-ss1--000000.000.00---661.50.6Fielding by Day
DHBo Jackson24MLBlf-cf1--000000.000.00---1160.90.6Fielding by Day
DHFrank White36MLB2b1--000000.000.00---1540.60.6Fielding by Day
DHKevin Seitzer25MLB3b-1b1--000000.000.00---1610.60.6Fielding by Day
DHBuddy Biancalana27MLBss-2b1--000000.000.00---372.70.6Fielding by Day

1987 Team Personnel

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Player NameRoleBornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsDraft InformationPos
Carl BlandoScout -- --   SCOUT
Gary BlaylockPitching Coach1931-10-11 55Clarkton,Missouri MLB1959-19591959-1959   P
John BolesDirector of Player Development1948-08-19 38Chicago,Illinois --   COACH
Billy GardnerManager1927-07-19 59Waterford,Connecticut MLB1954-19631954-1963   2B
Ken GonzalesScout -- --   SCOUT
Guy HansenScout1947-11-12 39Woodland Hills,California --
1969-44- 931-KCA
P
Ron HopkinsScout -- --   SCOUT
Gary JohnsonScout1939-12-18 47Youngstown,Ohio --   SCOUT
Joe JonesFirst Base Coach1941-12-13 45Lebanon,Tennessee --   COACH
Kevin KocksScout -- --   COACH
Tony LevatoScout1934-09-16 52Chicago,Illinois --   SCOUT
Jose MartinezThird Base Coach1942-07-26 44Cardenas,Cuba MLB1969-19701969-1970
1960-   UDFA-PIT
2B-SS
Chuck McMichaelScout1957-- 30Glendale,California A1980-1981-
1975-10- 222-NYN
P
Hal McRaeHitting Coach1945-07-10 41Avon Park,Florida MLB1965-19871968-1987
1965- 6- 117-CIN
OF
Jim MoranScout -- --   SCOUT
Ed NapoleonBench Coach1937-09-13 49Baltimore,Maryland --   COACH
Johnny RamosScout -- --   SCOUT
Herb RaybournScout1935-- 52San Francisco,California --   SCOUT
Herk RobinsonAssistant General Manager1941-- 46- --   EXEC
Will RutenschroerScout -- --   SCOUT
Jimmie SchafferBullpen Coach1936-04-05 51Limeport,Pennsylvania MLB1961-19681961-1968   C
John SchuerholzGeneral Manager1940-10-01 46Baltimore,Maryland --   EXEC
Luis SilverioScout1956-10-23 30Villa Gonzalez,Dom Rep MLB1977-20121978-1978
1974-   UDFA-KCA
OF
Hilario SorianoScout1955-- 32- AAA1977-1984-   C
Jerry StephensScout -- --   SCOUT
Roy TannerScout1950-12-27 36Palatka,Florida A+1977-1977-   2B-OF
Dean TaylorSpecial Assistant to GM1951-04-19 36Brawley,California --   EXEC
John WathanManager1949-10-04 37Cedar Rapids,Iowa MLB1971-19851976-1985
1971- 1-   4-KCA
C-1B
Terry WetzelScout1957-07-21 29Grand Island,Nebraska --   P