2000 Kansas City Royals
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)David Glass
General manager(s)Herk Robinson, Allard Baird
Manager(s)Tony Muser
Local televisionKMBC-TV
KCWE
FSN Rocky Mountain
(Paul Splittorff, Bob Davis)
Local radioKMBZ
(Denny Matthews, Ryan Lefebvre)
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The 2000 season was the 32nd in the history of the Kansas City Royals, and their 28th at Kauffman Stadium. They had a record of 77 wins and 85 losses, finishing 4th in the American League Central.

Offseason

Regular season

Opening Day Roster

Season standings

AL Central W L Pct. GB Home Road
Chicago White Sox 95 67 0.586 46–35 49–32
Cleveland Indians 90 72 0.556 5 48–33 42–39
Detroit Tigers 79 83 0.488 16 43–38 36–45
Kansas City Royals 77 85 0.475 18 42–39 35–46
Minnesota Twins 69 93 0.426 26 36–45 33–48

Record vs. opponents


Source: AL Standings Head-to-Head
Team ANA BAL BOS CWS CLE DET KC  MIN NYY OAK SEA TB  TEX TOR NL 
Anaheim 7–5 5–4 4–6 3–6 5–5 6–6 7–3 5–5 5–8 5–8 6–6 7–5 5–7 12–6
Baltimore 5–7 5–7 4–6 5–4 6–4 3–7 6–3 5–7 4–8 3–7 8–5 6–6 7–6 7–11
Boston 4–5 7–5 7–5 6–6 7–5 4–6 8–2 6–7 5–5 5–5 6–6 7–3 4–8 9–9
Chicago 6–4 6–4 5–7 8–5 9–3 5–7 7–5 8–4 6–3 7–5 6–4 5–5 5–5 12–6
Cleveland 6–3 4–5 6–6 5–8 6–7 5–7 5–8 5–5 6–6 7–2 8–2 6–4 8–4 13–5
Detroit 5–5 4–6 5–7 3–9 7–6 5–7 7–6 8–4 6–4 7–2 4–5 5–5 3–9 10–8
Kansas City 6–6 7–3 6–4 7–5 7–5 7–5 7–5 2–8 4–8 4–8 5–5 3–7 4–6 8–10
Minnesota 3–7 3–6 2–8 5–7 8–5 6–7 5–7 5–5 5–7 3–9 4–6 8–4 5–4 7–11
New York 5–5 7–5 7–6 4–8 5–5 4–8 8–2 5–5 6–3 4–6 6–6 10–2 5–7 11–6
Oakland 8–5 8–4 5–5 3–6 6–6 4–6 8–4 7–5 3–6 9–4 7–2 5–7 7–3 11–7
Seattle 8–5 7–3 5–5 5–7 2–7 2–7 8–4 9–3 6–4 4–9 9–3 7–5 8–2 11–7
Tampa Bay 6–6 5–8 6–6 4–6 2–8 5–4 5–5 6–4 6–6 2–7 3–9 5–7 5–7 9–9
Texas 5–7 6–6 3–7 5–5 4–6 5–5 7–3 4–8 2–10 7–5 5–7 7–5 4–6 7–11
Toronto 7–5 6–7 8–4 5–5 4–8 9–3 6–4 4–5 7–5 3–7 2–8 7–5 6–4 9–9

Roster

2000 Kansas City Royals
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats

= Indicates team leader

Batting

Starters by position

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Pos Player G AB H HR RBI Avg.
C Gregg Zaun 83 234 64 7 33 .274
1B Mike Sweeney 159 618 206 29 144 .333
2B Carlos Febles 100 339 87 2 29 .257
3B Joe Randa 158 612 186 15 106 .304
SS Rey Sánchez 143 509 139 1 38 .273
LF Mark Quinn 135 500 147 20 78 .294
CF Carlos Beltrán 98 372 92 7 44 .247
RF Jermaine Dye 157 601 193 33 118 .321
DH Johnny Damon 159 655 214 16 88 .327

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Other batters

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Player G AB H HR RBI Avg.
David McCarty 103 270 75 12 53 .278
Jeff Reboulet 66 182 44 0 14 .242
Todd Dunwoody 61 178 37 1 23 .208
Jorge Fábregas 43 142 40 3 17 .282
Brian Johnson 37 125 26 4 18 .208
Luis Ordaz 65 104 23 0 11 .221
Héctor Ortiz 26 88 34 0 5 .386
Wilson Delgado 33 83 22 0 7 .265
Scott Pose 47 48 9 0 1 .188
Dee Brown 15 25 4 0 4 .160
Ray Holbert 3 4 1 0 0 .250

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Pitching

Starting pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Jeff Suppan 35 217.0 10 9 4.94 128
Mac Suzuki 32 188.2 8 10 4.34 135
Blake Stein 17 107.2 8 5 4.68 78
Chad Durbin 16 72.1 2 5 8.21 37
Brian Meadows 11 71.2 6 2 4.77 26
José Rosado 5 27.2 2 2 5.86 15

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Other pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Dan Reichert 44 153.1 8 10 4.70 94
Jay Witasick 22 89.1 3 8 5.94 67
Chris Fussell 20 70.0 5 3 6.30 46
Miguel Batista 14 57.0 2 6 7.74 30
Brett Laxton 6 16.2 0 1 8.10 14
Jeff D'Amico 7 13.2 0 1 9.22 9

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Relief pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Ricky Bottalico 62 9 6 16 4.83 56
Jerry Spradlin 50 4 4 7 5.52 54
José Santiago 45 8 6 2 3.91 44
Kris Wilson 20 0 1 0 4.19 17
Andy Larkin 18 0 3 1 8.84 17
Paul Spoljaric 13 0 0 0 6.52 6
Tim Byrdak 12 0 1 0 11.37 8
Jason Rakers 11 2 0 0 9.14 16
Scott Mullen 11 0 0 0 4.35 7
Dan Murray 10 0 0 0 4.66 16
Doug Bochtler 6 0 2 0 6.48 4
Brad Rigby 4 0 0 1 16.20 3

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Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Omaha Golden Spikes Pacific Coast League John Mizerock
AA Wichita Wranglers Texas League Keith Bodie
A Wilmington Blue Rocks Carolina League Jeff Garber
A Charleston Alley Cats South Atlantic League Joe Szekely
A-Short Season Spokane Indians Northwest League Tom Poquette
Rookie GCL Royals Gulf Coast League Ron Karkovice and Andre David

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Notes

  1. ^ Izzy Molina at Baseball-Reference
  2. ^ "Doug Bochtler Stats".
  3. ^ Scott Service at Baseball-Reference
  4. ^ Ricky Bottalico at Baseball-Reference
  5. ^ Gregg Zaun at Baseball-Reference
  6. ^ 3 Pitch Inning
  7. ^ 2000 Kansas City Royals Roster by Baseball Almanac
  8. ^ a b c d e 2000 Kansas City Royals Statistics and Roster Baseball-Reference.com
  9. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007

References