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2008 Kansas City Royals (MLB)

+ Spring Training Statistics
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W-L Record: 75-87 .463
Rank: 4th in American League Central
Run Differential: 691-781 -90
Roster Continuity 71.40% 9/30
Manager(s): Trey Hillman
General Manager: Dayton Moore
Location: Kansas City, Missouri
Ballpark: Kauffman Stadium
Payroll: $ 58,245,500 24/30
Attendance: 1,578,922 29/30
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Top Draft Pick: Eric Hosmer (#3) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Bench Coach: Dave Owen
Bullpen Coach: John Mizerock
First Base Coach: Rusty Kuntz
Hitting Coach: Michael Barnett
Pitching Coach: Bob McClure
Third Base Coach: Luis Silverio

#1 Draft Picks

Luke Hochevar (#1), Alex Gordon (#2), Zack Greinke (#6), Billy Butler (#14), Kip Wells (#16), Gil Meche (#22), Mitch Maier (#30), Mark Teahen (#39), Jimmy Gobble (#43)
American League Central Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
8974.546--
8875.5401.0
8181.5007.5
7587.46313.5
7488.45714.5
  • Spring training is the name of the MLB exhibition season that takes place in Florida and Arizona. Teams are split among the 2 states and generally play all their exhibition games between teams in the same state. The division of teams has nothing to do with their league.
  • The season is ~30 games, begins in early March and lasts until early April.
  • The purpose of Spring Training is to prepare players for the Major League regular season and to give teams a chance to see their players and prospects up close for evaluation purposes.
  • A team's win-loss record is generally ignored since a team's primary goal is not necessarily victory. The primary goal is to let Major Leaguers get their work in and to evaluate minor leaguers in different situations. Pitchers may use the games to work on new pitches or try to improve on existing pitches.
  • 2008 Kansas City Royals Spring Training Batting Statistics
    PlayerPosHigh LevelAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTB
    Billy ButlerDHMLB2227741227614130091000002.365.434.635106947
    Mark Teahen3B-OFMLB26247014198031220101500001.271.362.51487636
    Mike Jacobs1BMLB2723649174151211111200001.266.373.59496738
    Joey GathrightCFMLB262563182211091204500000.349.388.39778525
    Alberto Callaspo3BMLB25276382271112105300002.349.397.54093734
    Ross Gload1BMLB32206271521210010500003.242.242.40364525
    Tony PenaPMLB2723596152008113620002.254.290.28857817
    Alex GordonLFMLB242258818311912121010000.310.429.44887726
    Esteban German3B-2BMLB29235481222011205800014.222.283.33361618
    David DeJesusCFMLB28185215174217109510003.327.426.53896428
    Mitch MaierOFMLB2627511192002206700000.176.263.21647911
    Ryan Shealy1BMLB282050111421410205400002.280.345.60094530
    Damon HollinsLF-RFMLB34235081740217302600120.340.352.54089227
    Jason Smith2B-SSMLB30244611166229212900020.348.360.696105632
    John BuckCMLB27174681341170051700011.283.346.47882422
    Angel BerroaSS-2BMLB282233471001103510000.212.278.2425208
    Miguel OlivoCMLB2913335125028222620011.364.389.697108623
    Mike Aviles3B-SSMLB2718317132106114200000.419.486.548103417
    Jose GuillenRF-LFMLB321127350015111500001.185.214.2965108
    Mark Grudzielanek2B-SSMLB38925640011002210001.160.222.2805027
    Matt TupmanCMLB281623461002005300111.261.379.3046837
    Shane CostaOFMLB261017240001012100010.235.300.2355354
    Mario Lisson1B-3BAAA24915362014002500001.400.471.733120411
    Chris LubanskiLFAAA23611120101000300000.182.182.3645464
    Ken HuckabyCMLB371110221001000200001.200.200.3005003
    Mike StodolkaPAAA2669131002000000000.333.333.4447774
    Damaso EspinoCAAA2522000000000100000.000.000.00000
    Brett TomkoPMLB3522000000000000100.000.000.00000
    Ramon RamirezPMLB2652000000000100000.000.000.00000
    Gil MechePMLB2912000000000000000.000.000.00000
    Brian BannisterPMLB2712000000000000000.000.000.00000
    John BalePMLB3412000000000200000.000.000.00000
    Adam DonachieCAAA2422111000000100000.500.5001.00015002
    Zack GreinkePMLB2412000000000100000.000.000.00000
    Brian BuchananRF-1BMLB34110100000000000001.0001.0001.00020001
    Hideo NomoPMLB3921000000000100000.000.000.00000
    Marc Maddox2BAAA2411000000000000100.000.000.00000
    Angel Sanchez3B-SSMLB2411000000000100000.000.000.00000
    Dave Matranga2BMLB3110000000000010000.000.000.00000
    2008 Kansas City Royals Spring Training Pitching Statistics
    PlayerHigh LevelAgeWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9
    Zack GreinkeMLB24114.506600002625131346201.198.651.382.086.92
    Brian BannisterMLB27125.5655000022.233151432141.5413.101.190.795.56
    Gil MecheMLB29323.7455000021.22310914141.259.550.421.665.82
    Brett TomkoMLB35217.2355000018.231211524131.8714.950.961.936.27
    Hideo NomoMLB39104.8071001015199813171.4711.400.601.8010.20
    John BaleMLB34014.9144000014.2138822111.027.981.231.236.75
    Ramon RamirezMLB26101.9311000301484315140.935.140.643.219.00
    Jorge De La RosaMLB27008.0342000012.118131138102.1113.142.195.847.30
    Joakim SoriaMLB24115.11100003012.1157712141.3810.950.731.4610.22
    Yasuhiko YabutaMLB35016.94120001011.2229904132.2316.970.003.0910.03
    Juan Carlos OviedoMLB24004.917000111112662291.279.821.641.647.36
    Joel PeraltaMLB32029.6411000629.11010102791.829.641.936.758.68
    Kyle DaviesMLB24104.00300000910542251.3310.002.002.005.00
    Ron MahayMLB37106.001000020911761681.8911.001.006.008.00
    Brad SalmonMLB28004.158000308.2104404131.6210.380.004.1513.50
    Jimmy GobbleMLB26014.3210000308.1107419102.2810.801.089.7210.80
    Mike MarothMLB30219.0041000089883752.0010.123.377.885.62
    Luke HochevarMLB24002.2531000087220131.007.870.001.133.37
    Brian LawrenceMLB32016.4330000078550471.7110.290.005.149.00
    Brandon DuckworthMLB32008.105000006.28660571.9510.800.006.759.45
    Chin-Hui TsaoMLB27209.0060000057551251.8012.601.803.609.00
    Carlos RosaMLB23109.00400020510551362.6018.001.805.4010.80
    Neal MusserMLB27001.8050003253110321.205.400.005.403.60
    Roberto GironAAA32000.006000213.10000010.000.000.000.002.70
    Julio PimentelAA220018.0030002036761222.6718.003.006.006.00
    Tyler LumsdenAAA25000.0020000021100211.504.500.009.004.50
    Ryan BraunMLB27004.5020001122110322.509.000.0013.509.00
    Dusty HughesMLB26009.0010000011111203.009.009.0018.000.00
    Matt PetersonAAA260018.0010000012221002.0018.009.000.000.00
    Matt WrightAAA26000.002000210.21000001.5013.500.000.000.00
    Ben HendricksonMLB27000.001000000.11000209.0127.030.0054.050.00


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