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2008 Kansas City RoyalsAmerican League (MLB)
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Brian Bannister 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
Batting Stats -- Pitching Stats -- Fielding Stats -- Team Personnel

 

2008 Batting Statistics

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UnifPlayerPosBaAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%Draft InformationStatusCurrent Org (Level)
11Jose Guillenrf-lfR321535986615842120972123106903323.264.300.438.73826263633.291.174.214.3193.616.84.63.229.939.9
1992-   UDFA-PIT
 
24Mark TeahenrfL26149572661463141559434613130246.255.313.402.71523050623.306.147.229.3137.421.02.92.438.134.3
2002- 1-  39-OAK
Retired  
9David DeJesuslf-cfL281355187015925712731184671544310.307.366.452.81823444577.335.145.239.3588.012.31.52.143.227.7
2000- 4- 104-KCA
Free Agent  
4Alex Gordon3bL24134493721283511659926612061558.260.351.432.78321352571.309.172.320.34311.621.01.82.830.840.6
2005- 1-   2-KCA
DL-10Kansas City Royals (AAA)
16Billy ButlerdhR22124443441222201155013357002023.275.324.400.72417733478.294.125.196.3206.911.91.72.340.327.1
2004- 1-  14-KCA
Free Agent  
30Mike AvilesssR27102419681362741051831858202412.325.354.480.83420141441.357.155.210.3594.113.23.22.341.930.2
2003- 7- 192-KCA
Free Agent  
7Ross Gload1bL3212238846106181337342339313412.273.317.348.66513522418.295.075.131.2945.59.31.70.7129.320.8
1997-13- 396-FLO
 
14John BuckcR271093704883231948033896604212.224.304.365.66913533418.275.141.235.2979.123.02.52.241.139.8
1998- 7- 212-HOU
Retired  
15Mark Grudzielanek2bR3886331369924032421194153218.299.345.399.74413227360.332.100.160.3295.311.42.20.8110.327.3
1991-11- 295-MON
 
21Miguel OlivocR2984306297822012417078230126.255.278.444.72213634317.310.189.235.3082.225.911.73.825.543.6
1996-   UDFA-OAK
Free Agent  
2Joey GathrightcfL261052794171310222142040410203.254.311.272.583764315.295.018.151.2716.412.72.00.00.05.6
2001-32- 949-TBA
Free Agent  
1Tony PenassR27952252238411143164902224.169.189.209.398476235.209.040.076.1742.620.98.20.4225.015.8
1999-   UDFA-ATL
MinorsKansas City Royals (MLB)
3Esteban Germanlf-2bR2989216305314302273184214315.245.303.338.6417317242.299.093.194.2847.417.42.30.00.032.1
1996-   UDFA-OAK
 
13Alberto Callaspo2bR257421321658301621191401106.305.361.371.7327911234.325.066.160.3298.16.00.70.00.016.9
2001-   UDFA-ANA
Free Agent  
35Mitch MaiercfL26349192611090221822003.286.316.319.63529297.356.033.033.2872.118.69.00.00.07.7
2003- 1-  30-KCA
Free Agent  
43Ryan Shealy1bR2820731222107200051910002.301.354.603.95744879.319.302.370.4086.324.13.88.910.436.4
2002-11- 321-COL
 
26Jason Smith2b-3bL3022286620010101200000.214.214.286.5008228.375.072.036.2180.042.90.00.00.033.3
1996-43-1288-TBA
 
25Kila Ka'aihuedh-1bL241221460011003200000.286.375.429.8049124.278.143.286.36012.58.30.74.221.016.7
2002-15- 438-KCA
Free Agent  
23Zack GreinkepR2437021000000101001.286.286.429.715318.333.143.143.3080.012.50.00.00.050.0
2002- 1-   6-KCA
ActiveArizona Diamondbacks (MLB)
55Gil MechepR2914110001000100000.250.250.250.500104.333.000.000.2240.025.00.00.00.00.0
1996- 1-  22-SEA
 
19Brian BannisterpR2724010000000001000.250.250.250.500105.250.000.000.2240.00.00.00.00.00.0
2003- 7- 199-NYN
 
44Luke HochevarpR2413000000000301000.000.000.000.000004.000.000.000.0000.075.00.00.00.00.0
2006- 1-   1-KCA
Free Agent  
25Brett TomkopR3513000000000200000.000.000.000.000003.000.000.000.0000.066.70.00.00.00.0
1995- 2-  54-CIN
Free Agent  
28Kyle DaviespR2412000000000101000.000.000.000.000003.000.000.000.0000.033.30.00.00.00.0
2001- 4- 135-ATL
International  
12Matt TupmancL28110100000000000001.0001.0001.0002.0001011.000.000.000.8960.00.00.00.00.00.0
2002- 9- 258-KCA
 
Batting Totals: (25 players)16256086911507303281206507938392100550323631144.269.320.397.71722264516118.307.397.205.0006.416.42.62.046.729.9 

2008 Pitching Statistics

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UnifPlayerThAgePosHiLvlWLERAGGSGRCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBRA9WPctFIPDraftStatusCurrent Org (Level)
55Gil MecheR29STMLB14113.98343400000210.1204989319731835001.328.730.813.127.832.514.19.5603.61
1996- 1-  22-SEA
 
23Zack GreinkeR24STMLB13103.47323201000202.1202877821561838141.288.990.932.498.143.273.87.5653.56
2002- 1-   6-KCA
ActiveArizona Diamondbacks (MLB)
19Brian BannisterR27STMLB9165.76323201000182.221512711729581137171.5010.591.432.865.571.956.26.3605.03
2003- 7- 199-NYN
 
44Luke HochevarR24STMLB6125.51222200000129.014384791247727051.479.980.843.285.021.535.86.3334.43
2006- 1-   1-KCA
Free Agent  
28Kyle DaviesR24STMLB974.06212100000113.012157511043718121.459.640.803.425.651.654.54.5634.22
2001- 4- 135-ATL
International  
56Ramon RamirezR26RelMLB322.64710710015171.2572321231706101.247.160.253.898.792.262.89.6002.84
1996-   UDFA-TEX
Free Agent  
48Joakim SoriaR24CLMLB231.606306300574267.1391312519661160.865.210.672.548.823.471.74.4003.25
2001-   UDFA-LAN
ActiveChicago White Sox (MLB)
45,32Ron MahayL37RelMLB503.4857057003064.2612725629491011.408.490.844.046.821.693.761.0004.21
1991-18- 486-BOS
Retired  
25Brett TomkoR35S/RMLB276.9716106001060.28049471113404001.5411.871.631.935.933.087.27.2224.81
1995- 2-  54-CIN
Free Agent  
57Joel PeraltaR32RelMLB125.98400400012052.25637351514381021.349.572.562.396.492.716.32.3336.30
1996-   UDFA-OAK
Free Agent  
46Juan Carlos OviedoR24RelMLB412.98450450012048.1451916215263041.258.380.372.794.841.733.54.8003.77
2000-   UDFA-PIT
Free Agent  
51Robinson TejedaR26RelMLB223.20251240014039.1221714319415011.055.030.694.359.382.163.89.5003.56
1998-   UDFA-PHI
Free Agent  
31Brandon DuckworthR32STMLB334.50770000038.0382019219200031.509.000.474.504.741.054.74.5004.50
1996-61-1608-ARI
Free Agent  
27Yasuhiko YabutaR35RelMLB134.78310310012037.2412120617251001.569.801.434.065.971.475.02.2505.23
2007-   UDFA-KCA
 
41Jimmy GobbleL26RelMLB028.81390390010131.2393131523276021.9911.081.426.547.671.178.81.0005.85
1999- 1-  43-KCA
 
49John BaleL34S/RMLB034.3913310001026.229131316141001.349.790.342.024.722.334.39.0003.24
1996- 5- 129-TOR
 
52Horacio RamirezL28RelMLB112.5915015004024.1219711111020.917.770.370.374.0711.003.33.5003.13
1997- 5- 172-ATL
Free Agent  
54Jeff FulchinoR28RelMLB019.0012012007014.021151428121012.0713.501.295.147.711.509.64.0005.20
2001- 8- 242-FLO
 
40Kip WellsR31RelMLB018.7110010002010.110101011191002.088.710.879.587.840.828.71.0005.84
1998- 1-  16-CHA
Retired  
63Josh NewmanL26RelMLB007.7140400307.010961620002.2912.861.297.712.570.3311.57.0006.99
2004-19- 560-COL
 
52Devon LoweryR25RelMLB0010.3850500204.16552260001.9512.464.154.1512.463.0010.38.0007.75
2001-14- 415-KCA
Free Agent  
11Hideo NomoR39RelMLB0018.6930300204.110993431003.4120.776.238.316.230.7518.69.00013.52
1995-   UDFA-LAN
 
53Carlos RosaR23RelMLB002.7020200103.13110030000.978.100.000.008.1002.70.0001.33
2001-   UDFA-KCA
 
1Tony PenaR27RelMLB000.0010100101.00000010000.000.000.000.009.0000.00.0001.13
1999-   UDFA-ATL
MinorsKansas City Royals (MLB)
58Neal MusserL27RelMLB000.0010100101.00000100001.000.000.009.000.000.000.00.0006.13
1999- 2-  73-NYN
 
Pitching Totals: (25 players)75874.501621624392016044144514737817231595151085685401.389.170.993.216.762.114.86.463  

2008 Fielding Statistics

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PosPlayer NameAgeHiLvlC-PosGGSInnPOAEDPTCFPctRFgRFiSBCSPBGPShareTm-ShareFielding by Day
PRamon Ramirez26MLBp71-71281111.9090.140.14---71100.043.8Fielding by Day
PJoakim Soria24MLBp63-676601121.0000.190.18---63100.038.9Fielding by Day
PRon Mahay37MLBp57-6408119.8890.140.13---57100.035.2Fielding by Day
PJuan Carlos Oviedo24MLBp45-4814106.8330.110.10---45100.027.8Fielding by Day
PJoel Peralta32MLBp40-52320051.0000.130.10---40100.024.7Fielding by Day
PJimmy Gobble26MLBp39-31020021.0000.050.06---39100.024.1Fielding by Day
PGil Meche29MLBp34342106284138.8951.000.16---34100.021.0Fielding by Day
PBrian Bannister27MLBp323218212282342.9521.250.22---32100.019.8Fielding by Day
PZack Greinke24MLBp323220211241136.9721.090.17---32100.019.8Fielding by Day
PYasuhiko Yabuta35MLBp31-3742107.8570.190.16---31100.019.1Fielding by Day
PRobinson Tejeda26MLBp2513912205.6000.120.08---25100.015.4Fielding by Day
PLuke Hochevar24MLBp22221296111218.9440.770.13---22100.013.6Fielding by Day
PKyle Davies24MLBp21211134101015.9330.670.12---21100.013.0Fielding by Day
PBrett Tomko35MLBp16106021100131.0000.810.22---16100.09.9Fielding by Day
PHoracio Ramirez28MLBp15-242800101.0000.670.42---15100.09.3Fielding by Day
PJohn Bale34MLBp13326090191.0000.690.35---13100.08.0Fielding by Day
PJeff Fulchino28MLBp12-14000000.000.00---12100.07.4Fielding by Day
PKip Wells31MLBp10-10010011.0000.100.10---10100.06.2Fielding by Day
PBrandon Duckworth32MLBp7738250171.0001.000.18---7100.04.3Fielding by Day
PDevon Lowery25MLBp5-4000000.000.00---5100.03.1Fielding by Day
PJosh Newman26MLBp4-7100011.0000.250.14---4100.02.5Fielding by Day
PHideo Nomo39MLBp3-4000000.000.00---3100.01.9Fielding by Day
PCarlos Rosa23MLBp2-3000000.000.00---2100.01.2Fielding by Day
PTony Pena27MLBp1-1010011.0001.001.00---951.10.6Fielding by Day
PNeal Musser27MLBp1-1000000.000.00---1100.00.6Fielding by Day
PosPlayer NameAgeHiLvlC-PosGGSInnPOAEDPTCFPctRFgRFiSBCSPBGPShareTm-ShareFielding by Day
CJohn Buck27MLBc1071069507512486783.9907.240.825912410998.266.0Fielding by Day
CMiguel Olivo29MLBc58564943783256415.9887.070.83191448469.035.8Fielding by Day
CMatt Tupman28MLBc1-1000000.000.00---1100.00.6Fielding by Day
PosPlayer NameAgeHiLvlC-PosGGSInnPOAEDPTCFPctRFgRFiSBCSPBGPShareTm-ShareFielding by Day
1BRoss Gload32MLB1b1119587883743486884.9957.931.00---12291.068.5Fielding by Day
1BBilly Butler22MLBdh34332602339227244.9927.120.93---12427.421.0Fielding by Day
1BRyan Shealy28MLB1b202016915512218169.9888.350.99---20100.012.3Fielding by Day
1BMark Teahen26MLB3b-of141312113010113141.99310.001.16---1499.48.6Fielding by Day
1BKila Ka'aihue24MLB1b411512102131.0003.250.87---1233.32.5Fielding by Day
1BJason Smith30MLB2b-ss1-2200021.0002.001.00---224.50.6Fielding by Day
PosPlayer NameAgeHiLvlC-PosGGSInnPOAEDPTCFPctRFgRFiSBCSPBGPShareTm-ShareFielding by Day
2BMark Grudzielanek38MLB2b-ss8585710135257458396.9904.610.55---8698.852.5Fielding by Day
2BAlberto Callaspo25MLB3b4642365741190361931.0004.200.53---7462.228.4Fielding by Day
2BEsteban German29MLB3b-2b35232144177319121.9753.370.55---8939.321.6Fielding by Day
2BMike Aviles27MLB3b-ss289114263305591.0002.110.52---10227.517.3Fielding by Day
2BJason Smith30MLB2b-ss934151602211.0002.330.51---2240.95.6Fielding by Day
PosPlayer NameAgeHiLvlC-PosGGSInnPOAEDPTCFPctRFgRFiSBCSPBGPShareTm-ShareFielding by Day
3BAlex Gordon24MLBlf13313311801122301621358.9552.570.29---13499.382.1Fielding by Day
3BMark Teahen26MLB3b-of191916618243345.9332.210.25---14912.811.7Fielding by Day
3BMike Aviles27MLB3b-ss7329330061.0000.860.21---1026.94.3Fielding by Day
3BEsteban German29MLB3b-2b6543250271.0001.170.16---896.73.7Fielding by Day
3BJason Smith30MLB2b-ss5119510061.0001.200.32---2222.73.1Fielding by Day
3BAlberto Callaspo25MLB3b118150161.0006.000.75---741.40.6Fielding by Day
PosPlayer NameAgeHiLvlC-PosGGSInnPOAEDPTCFPctRFgRFiSBCSPBGPShareTm-ShareFielding by Day
SSTony Pena27MLBp946159274180935263.9662.700.43---9598.958.0Fielding by Day
SSMike Aviles27MLB3b-ss91897471412381065389.9744.160.51---10289.256.2Fielding by Day
SSAlberto Callaspo25MLB3b1898418302850.9602.670.57---7424.311.1Fielding by Day
SSEsteban German29MLB3b-2b332224107.8572.000.27---893.41.9Fielding by Day
PosPlayer NameAgeHiLvlC-PosGGSInnPOAEDPTCFPctRFgRFiSBCSPBGPShareTm-ShareFielding by Day
LFDavid DeJesus28MLBcf71544821361001371.0001.930.28---13552.643.8Fielding by Day
LFJose Guillen32MLBrf-lf45433738331187.9891.910.23---15329.427.8Fielding by Day
LFEsteban German29MLB3b-2b39252355402056.9641.380.23---8943.824.1Fielding by Day
LFMark Teahen26MLB3b-of313126775301781.0002.520.29---14920.819.1Fielding by Day
LFRoss Gload32MLB1b886418000181.0002.250.28---1226.64.9Fielding by Day
LFAlberto Callaspo25MLB3b3114000000.000.00---744.11.9Fielding by Day
LFJoey Gathright26MLBcf3-9200021.0000.670.22---1052.91.9Fielding by Day
LFJason Smith30MLB2b-ss1-1000000.000.00---224.50.6Fielding by Day
PosPlayer NameAgeHiLvlC-PosGGSInnPOAEDPTCFPctRFgRFiSBCSPBGPShareTm-ShareFielding by Day
CFJoey Gathright26MLBcf10075720197510203.9952.020.28---10595.261.7Fielding by Day
CFDavid DeJesus28MLBcf6864507151211154.9942.250.30---13550.442.0Fielding by Day
CFMitch Maier26MLBof33232176901070.9862.090.32---3497.120.4Fielding by Day
CFMark Teahen26MLB3b-of1-1000000.000.00---1490.70.6Fielding by Day
PosPlayer NameAgeHiLvlC-PosGGSInnPOAEDPTCFPctRFgRFiSBCSPBGPShareTm-ShareFielding by Day
RFMark Teahen26MLB3b-of9284756185422191.9902.050.25---14961.756.8Fielding by Day
RFJose Guillen32MLBrf-lf6765539121731131.9771.910.24---15343.841.4Fielding by Day
RFDavid DeJesus28MLBcf241212323000231.0000.960.19---13517.814.8Fielding by Day
RFMitch Maier26MLBof4114200021.0000.500.14---3411.82.5Fielding by Day
RFRoss Gload32MLB1b3113300031.0001.000.23---1222.51.9Fielding by Day
PosPlayer NameAgeHiLvlC-PosGGSInnPOAEDPTCFPctRFgRFiSBCSPBGPShareTm-ShareFielding by Day
DHBilly Butler22MLBdh82--000000.000.00---12466.150.6Fielding by Day
DHJose Guillen32MLBrf-lf43--000000.000.00---15328.126.5Fielding by Day
DHMiguel Olivo29MLBc21--000000.000.00---8425.013.0Fielding by Day
DHKila Ka'aihue24MLB1b4--000000.000.00---1233.32.5Fielding by Day
DHMark Teahen26MLB3b-of1--000000.000.00---1490.70.6Fielding by Day
DHDavid DeJesus28MLBcf1--000000.000.00---1350.70.6Fielding by Day
DHAlex Gordon24MLBlf1--000000.000.00---1340.70.6Fielding by Day

2008 Team Personnel

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Player NameRoleBornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsDraft InformationPos
Michael BarnettHitting Coach1959-02-01 49Columbus,Ohio RK1985-1985-   C
Steve ConnellyScout1974-04-27 34Long Beach,California MLB1993-20031998-1998
1995-24- 652-OAK
P
Andre DavidMinor league hitting coordinator1956-05-18 52Hollywood,California MLB1979-19891984-1986
1980- 8- 194-MIN
OF
Bill DuplisseaBullpen Catcher1977-09-27 30San Carlos,California AAA1999-2003-
1997-39-1185-BAL
C
Jim GabellaExtended Spring Training Coordinator1957-03-19 51Cleveland,Ohio A+1978-1980-
1976-10- 224-CHA
2B
Sean GibbsScout -- --   SCOUT
Steve GossageScout -- --   SCOUT
Steven GossettScout1963-- 45- RK1985-1985-   P
Trey HillmanManager1963-01-04 45Amarillo,Texas AA1985-1987-   IF
Rusty KuntzFirst Base Coach1955-02-04 53Orange,California MLB1977-19851979-1985
1977-11- 261-CHA
OF
Deric LadnierScouting Director1964-08-26 43Mobile,Alabama AA1985-1991-
1985- 8- 201-KCA
SS
Ryan LefebvreBroadcaster1971-02-12 37Los Angeles,California A-1990-1993-
1993-27- 755-CLE
OF
Jack MaloofSpecial Asst, Player Development1949-10-12 58Redlands,California AAA1977-1978-
1971-27- 629-MIN
1B-OF
Bob McClurePitching Coach1953-04-29 55Oakland,California MLB1973-19931975-1993
1973- 3-  62-LAN
P
John MizerockBullpen Coach1960-12-08 47Punxsutawney,Pennsylvania MLB1979-19901983-1989
1979- 1-   8-HOU
C
Dayton MooreGeneral Manager1967-02-17 41Wichita,Kansas --   EXEC
Brian MurphySpecial Assistant to the GM1944-01-11 64Fairfield,Connecticut AAA1977-1978-   2B-SS
Dave OwenBench Coach1958-04-25 50Cleburne,Texas MLB1979-19891983-1988
1979-10- 246-CHN
SS-3B
John RameyScout -- --   SCOUT
Scott RamsayScout1961-02-23 47Quincy,Washington --   OF-P
Luis SilverioThird Base Coach1956-10-23 51Villa Gonzalez,Dom Rep MLB1977-20121978-1978
1974-   UDFA-KCA
OF
Doug SissonMinor League Field Coordinator1963-09-20 44Orlando,Florida --   C
Paul SplittorffBroadcaster1946-10-08 61Evansville,Indiana MLB1968-19841970-1984
1968-25- 575-KCA
P
Dean TaylorAssistant General Manager1951-04-19 57Brawley,California --   EXEC
Michael ToomeyScout -- A+1973-1980-   H
Frank WhiteBroadcaster1950-09-04 57Greenville,Mississippi MLB1971-19901973-1990
1970-   UDFA-KCA
2B