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1997 Kansas City Royals  (1996)  (1998)
79-83, 3rd in AL Western Division
Scored 803 runs, Allowed 774 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 84-78
Defensive Efficiency Rating: .696
Park Factor: Batting - 103 / Pitching - 103 (over 100 favors batters)
Pyth2 W-L: 76-86   (What is this?)

Actual W-L record in MLB: 67-94
Manager(s): Jim Pardee (3-15), Gary Bringhurst (41-36), Dennis Schimmel (35-32)

Team Batting (ordered by runs created)    Glossary        Team Schedule and Splits            Photos Batting Splits     Pitching Splits
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 Pos Player               Ag   G   AB    R    H   2B  3B  HR  RBI  SB  CS  BB   SO    BA   OBP   SLG   RC  RC/27  Defense  Diff
+---+--------------------+--+----+----+----+----+---+---+---+----+---+---+----+----+-----+-----+-----+----+-----+---------+----+
 3B  Matt Williams        31  120  495   72  136  23   1  30   88   3   0   24   97  .275  .312  .507   77   5.6  1e13       24  
 1B  Jeff King            32  135  491   81  108  21   0  33   87   3   0   74   77  .220  .329  .464   76   5.2  2e6         1  
 SS  Jay Bell             31  117  454   69  127  20   4  18   80   4   5   62   85  .280  .366  .460   76   5.8  2e12       -2  
 OF *Johnny Damon         23  137  492   77  147  19  10   5   59  15   3   42   74  .299  .358  .409   76   5.7  2(+2)e5    44  
 2B *Bill Spiers          31   92  310   52  111  21   6   5   49  16   3   49   44  .358  .441  .513   75   9.6  3e23       35  
 1B #Chili Davis          37   97  357   54   90  16   0  24   65   1   0   60   72  .252  .357  .499   64   6.2  5e30      -40  
 OF *Darryl Hamilton      32   76  297   47   84  20   4   2   26   2   0   35   34  .283  .358  .397   43   5.4  2(+2)e8    37  
 OF *Harold Baines        38   42  169   27   60  14   0   6   30   0   0   13   25  .355  .401  .544   35   8.4  5(+3)e25  113  
 OF  Jermaine Dye         23   76  261   34   68  14   0   7   28   0   0   18   51  .261  .313  .395   31   4.2  4(-2)e14   56  
 C   Mike Sweeney         23   80  250   33   59  12   0   9   29   0   0   22   32  .236  .322  .392   30   4.1  4(0)e3     45  
 C   Mike Macfarlane      33   77  264   33   58  15   0   7   31   0   1   27   52  .220  .296  .356   27   3.4  3(-1)e6   -64  
 OF *Thomas Howard        32   60  218   32   59  11   0   2   29   1   0   18   35  .271  .329  .349   26   4.1  3(0)e5      2  
 1B *Hal Morris           32   19   71   11   31   7   0   2   15   1   0    8   11  .437  .494  .620   22  14.7  3e14      434  
 2B  Jed Hansen           24   30   99   14   34   9   2   1   17   0   0   13   29  .343  .430  .505   22   9.2  4e6       115  
 UT *Lenny Harris         32   74  255   26   61   8   0   2   33   1   0   14   25  .239  .280  .294   18   2.4           -126  
 OF  Shane Halter         27   34  134   16   39   8   1   2   11   1   1    6   31  .291  .321  .410   17   4.8  4(0)e8      9  
 OF *Rod Myers            24   37  107   17   23   5   1   4    9   2   0   15   22  .215  .311  .393   14   4.5  3(+1)e6   -52  
 OF #Mark Whiten          30   31  105   18   29   4   0   4    9   0   0    9   23  .276  .333  .429   14   4.8  5(-4)e16   16  
 SS  Gary Disarcina       29   42  174   17   42   5   1   2   19   1   2    2   12  .241  .260  .316   12   2.3  2e16      -22  
 OF  Joe Vitiello         27   36  105   13   22   3   0   4   10   0   0   11   42  .210  .306  .352   11   3.8  5(+2)e8   -64  
 OF *Larry Sutton         27   18   61    9   18   1   0   3    6   0   0   10    7  .295  .394  .459   11   6.9  4(+3)e25  110  
 2B #David Howard         30   63  163   19   32   6   2   2   14   2   0    7   31  .196  .229  .294   11   2.3  2e23      -84  
 OF  Ruben Rivera         23    7   20    7    7   2   0   0    3   3   0    8    7  .350  .536  .450    6  14.1  2(+5)e3   368  
 2B  Carlos Garcia        29   31  110   12   21   4   0   1    4   3   1    2   15  .191  .211  .255    5   1.5  4e14      -97  
 C   Angelo Encarnacion   24    5   19    3    7   0   0   2    4   1   0    0    0  .368  .368  .684    4  11.2  3(-1)e16   -6  
 C   Sal Fasano           25   17   53    3   11   1   0   1    5   0   0    0   18  .208  .204  .283    2   1.8  2(-1)e6   -86  
 OF  Ray Montgomery       27   12   35    6    6   1   1   0    1   0   0    3   13  .171  .237  .257    2   1.9  3(0)e8   -106  
 2B  Kevin Jordan         27    6   21    1    3   0   0   0    0   0   0    0    4  .143  .143  .143    0    .6  4e71     -400  
 PH #Felix Martinez       23    2    2    0    0   0   0   0    0   0   0    0    1  .000  .000  .000    0    .0           -674  
+---+--------------------+--+----+----+----+----+---+---+---+----+---+---+----+----+-----+-----+-----+----+-----+---------+----+
             Average age: 29                                                                           823                    7

     * - bats left-handed, # - switch hits, otherwise bats right-handed

Team Pitching   Glossary
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     Player               Ag  W   L   Pct   G   GS  CG  GF  SV  BS SHO   IP     H    R   ER   HR  BB   SO   ERA   RC  RC/27  OPS
+---+--------------------+--+---+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+------+----+----+----+---+----+----+-----+----+-----+----+
  P *Jose Rosado          22  14  10  .583  32  32   1   0   0   0   1  201.2  195   82   77  19   77  145  3.44   98   4.4  -63  
  P  Jaret Wright         21  13   1  .929  18  15   0   3   0   0   0   89.2   66   28   26  10   34   42  2.61   30   3.1 -115  
  P  Tim Belcher          35  12  15  .444  33  33   2   0   0   0   0  204.2  232  123  117  41   74  114  5.14  144   6.3   16  
  P  Bobby Witt           33   8  17  .320  44  23   3   8   1   1   3  161.1  221  118  112  30   57   92  6.25  131   7.3   25  
  P  Garrett Stephenson   25   6   1  .857  27   4   0  13   1   0   0   69.1   52   25   24   8   14   49  3.12   23   3.0 -108  
  P  Kevin Appier         29   6   7  .462  16  16   3   0   0   0   0  116.2  116   61   52  15   37   89  4.01   61   4.7   34  
  P  Jim Pittsley         23   5   3  .625  17  17   0   0   0   0   0  103.0  115   59   55  13   46   43  4.81   65   5.7  -49  
  P  Jeff Montgomery      35   4   5  .444  55   0   0  20   6   7   0   58.0   57   25   20   6   13   53  3.10   25   3.9  -45  
  P  Julian Tavarez       24   3   2  .600  60   0   0  22   6   2   0   94.0  107   47   45   6   34   43  4.31   51   5.0  -12  
  P *Glendon Rusch        22   3  15  .167  39  22   0  12   3   0   0  141.0  188  122  117  26   57   83  7.47  119   7.6   26  
  P *Mike Magnante        32   2   1  .667  35   0   0  18   2   0   0   45.0   34   15   13   2   14   42  2.60   13   2.7  -12  
  P  Hipolito Pichardo    27   2   1  .667  27   0   0   7   1   1   0   41.0   35   17   16   6   22   40  3.51   21   4.6  -99  
  P *Ron Villone          27   1   1  .500  13   0   0   5   1   1   0   16.1   17    6    5   1    6   14  2.76    8   4.9    0  
  P *Jamie Walker         26   0   2  .000  30   0   0   9   3   0   0   40.1   43   29   27   4   17   19  6.02   24   5.3  -62  
  P *Billy Wagner         25   0   2  .000  48   0   0  36  25   3   0   46.1   33   17   16   7   14   75  3.11   14   2.8   -9  
+---+--------------------+--+---+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+------+----+----+----+---+----+----+-----+----+-----+----+
             Average age: 27                                                                                      834        -20

     * - throws left-handed, otherwise throws right-handed


Team Fielding   (completed seasons only)
 An asterisk after a player's name means his fielding stats are for multiple teams.

 Catchers              Inn  GS  G   PO    A   E   DP   FP  OSB OCS
+--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+---+---
 Mike Macfarlane       667  75  75  485   23   4   1  .992  22   7
 Mike Sweeney          598  68  71  443   16   2   1  .996  29   3
 Sal Fasano            121  14  14   78    6   1   0  .988  10   5
 Angelo Encarnacion     43   5   5   31    3   1   0  .971   3   3
+--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+---+---

First Base Inn GS G PO A E DP FP RF +--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+----- Jeff King 1165 132 133 1168 121 3 130 .998 9.96 Chili Davis 162 18 18 155 9 3 14 .982 9.11 Hal Morris 102 12 12 106 13 2 14 .983 10.50 +--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+-----

Second Base Inn GS G PO A E DP FP RF +--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+----- Bill Spiers 447 51 55 95 137 4 32 .983 4.67 David Howard 330 36 47 75 112 5 29 .974 5.11 Jed Hansen 225 26 29 52 66 1 16 .992 4.71 Lenny Harris 216 24 29 48 69 2 17 .983 4.87 Carlos Garcia 166 20 21 32 50 0 15 1.000 4.45 Kevin Jordan 44 5 5 4 15 0 2 1.000 3.89 +--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+-----

Third Base Inn GS G PO A E DP FP RF +--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+----- Matt Williams 1072 122 123 85 195 8 19 .972 2.35 Bill Spiers 252 28 30 27 46 4 6 .948 2.61 Carlos Garcia 92 11 11 8 20 3 1 .903 2.73 Lenny Harris 34 3 4 1 4 0 0 1.000 1.32 +--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+-----

Shortstop Inn GS G PO A E DP FP RF +--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+----- Jay Bell 1038 117 117 219 384 9 79 .985 5.23 Gary Disarcina 366 42 42 77 141 3 33 .986 5.36 Shane Halter 24 3 3 3 7 0 2 1.000 3.75 +--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+-----

 Left Field            Inn  GS  G   PO    A   E   DP   FP    RF
+--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+-----
 Jermaine Dye          466  55  55   94    3   8   0  .924  1.87
 Johnny Damon          328  37  40   60    3   1   1  .984  1.73
 Rod Myers             224  26  28   39    1   2   0  .952  1.60
 Lenny Harris          160  18  20   31    2   2   0  .943  1.86
 Darryl Hamilton       106  12  12   23    2   1   0  .962  2.12
 Ray Montgomery         70   8   9   18    0   0   0 1.000  2.31
 Larry Sutton           53   6   6   13    1   0   0 1.000  2.38
 David Howard           11   0   4    1    0   0   0 1.000  0.84
 Shane Halter            4   0   2    0    0   0   0  .000  0.00
 Thomas Howard           3   0   2    1    0   0   0 1.000  3.00
 Joe Vitiello            3   0   2    1    0   0   0 1.000  3.00
+--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+-----

Center Field Inn GS G PO A E DP FP RF +--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+----- Johnny Damon 715 80 85 209 8 5 0 .977 2.73 Darryl Hamilton 399 45 48 129 1 2 0 .985 2.93 Shane Halter 194 23 23 52 1 1 0 .981 2.45 Ruben Rivera 61 7 7 16 0 0 0 1.000 2.36 David Howard 35 5 6 9 0 0 0 1.000 2.29 Rod Myers 14 1 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 1.98 Ray Montgomery 10 1 2 0 0 0 0 .000 0.00 +--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+-----

Right Field Inn GS G PO A E DP FP RF +--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+----- Thomas Howard 493 56 58 97 2 0 0 1.000 1.81 Mark Whiten 224 27 28 41 2 2 1 .956 1.73 Lenny Harris 164 19 20 40 1 0 1 1.000 2.25 Darryl Hamilton 134 15 16 28 1 2 0 .935 1.95 Jermaine Dye 111 14 15 18 1 1 0 .950 1.54 Johnny Damon 87 9 13 16 0 0 0 1.000 1.66 Joe Vitiello 87 10 10 32 2 0 0 1.000 3.52 Harold Baines 77 9 9 16 0 0 0 1.000 1.87 David Howard 26 2 7 6 0 0 0 1.000 2.08 Rod Myers 13 1 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 2.77 Ray Montgomery 10 0 2 1 0 0 0 1.000 0.90 Shane Halter 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 0.00 +--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+-----

1997 Draft


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