2004 Kansas City Royals
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)David Glass
General manager(s)Allard Baird
Manager(s)Tony Peña
Local televisionKMCI
Royals Sports Television Network
(Ryan Lefebvre, Paul Splittorff, Denny Matthews, Bob Davis)
Local radioWHB
KLRX
(Denny Matthews, Ryan Lefebvre, Fred White, Paul Splittorff, Bob Davis)
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The 2004 Kansas City Royals season was a season in American baseball. It involved the Royals finishing 5th in the American League Central with a record of 58 wins and 104 losses. It was one of the most disappointing seasons in Royals' history. The team had been picked by many sporting magazines to win the AL Central following their third-place finish in 2003. Injuries of veteran acquisitions did the Royals in. Catcher Benito Santiago and outfielder Juan González both played very few games for the boys in blue. Mike Sweeney was also injured during the campaign. As a result, the Royals set a new record for most losses in franchise history.

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

AL Central W L Pct. GB Home Road
Minnesota Twins 92 70 0.568 49–32 43–38
Chicago White Sox 83 79 0.512 9 46–35 37–44
Cleveland Indians 80 82 0.494 12 44–37 36–45
Detroit Tigers 72 90 0.444 20 38–43 34–47
Kansas City Royals 58 104 0.358 34 33–47 25–57


Record vs. opponents


Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14]
Team ANA BAL BOS CWS CLE DET KC MIN NYY OAK SEA TB TEX TOR NL 
Anaheim 6–3 4–5 5–4 4–5 7–2 7–0 5–4 5–4 10–9 13–7 6–1 9–10 4–5 7–11
Baltimore 3–6 10–9 2–4 3–3 6–0 6–3 4–5 5–14 0–7 7–2 11–8 5–2 11–8 5–13
Boston 5–4 9–10 4–2 3–4 6–1 4–2 2–4 11–8 8–1 5–4 14–5 4–5 14–5 9–9
Chicago 4–5 4–2 2–4 10–9 8–11 13–6 9–10 3–4 2–7 7–2 4–2 6–3 3–4 8–10
Cleveland 5–4 3–3 4–3 9–10 9–10 11–8 7–12 2–4 6–3 5–4 3–3 1–8 5–2 10–8
Detroit 2–7 0–6 1–6 11–8 10–9 8–11 7–12 4–3 4–5 5–4 3–3 4–5 4–2 9–9
Kansas City 0–7 3–6 2–4 6–13 8–11 11–8 7–12 1–5 2–7 2–5 3–6 4–5 3–3 6–12
Minnesota 4–5 5–4 4–2 10–9 12–7 12–7 12–7 2–4 2–5 5–4 4–5 5–2 4–2 11–7
New York 4–5 14–5 8–11 4–3 4–2 3–4 5–1 4–2 7–2 6–3 15–4 5–4 12–7 10–8
Oakland 9–10 7–0 1–8 7–2 3–6 5–4 7–2 5–2 2–7 11–8 7–2 11–9 6–3 10–8
Seattle 7–13 2–7 4–5 2–7 4–5 4–5 5–2 4–5 3–6 8–11 2–5 7–12 2–7 9–9
Tampa Bay 1–6 8–11 5–14 2–4 3–3 3–3 6–3 5–4 4–15 2–7 5–2 2–7 9–9 15–3
Texas 10–9 2–5 5–4 3–6 8–1 5–4 5–4 2–5 4–5 9–11 12–7 7–2 7–2 10–8
Toronto 5–4 8–11 5–14 4–3 2–5 2–4 3–3 2–4 7–12 3–6 7–2 9–9 2–7 8–10


Transactions

Roster

2004 Kansas City Royals
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats

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 Avg. HR RBI
C John Buck 71 238 56 .235 12 30
1B Ken Harvey 120 456 131 .287 13 55
2B Tony Graffanino 75 278 73 .263 3 26
SS Ángel Berroa 134 512 134 .262 8 43
3B Joe Randa 128 485 139 .287 8 56
LF Dee Brown 59 195 49 .251 4 24
CF David DeJesus 96 363 104 .287 7 39
RF Abraham Núñez 59 221 50 .226 5 29
DH Mike Sweeney 106 411 118 .287 22 79

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 Avg. HR RBI
Matt Stairs 126 439 117 .267 18 66
Desi Relaford 114 380 84 .221 6 34
Carlos Beltrán 69 266 74 .278 15 51
Benito Santiago 49 175 48 .274 6 23
Ruben Gotay 44 152 41 .270 1 16
Aaron Guiel 42 135 21 .156 5 13
Juan González 33 127 35 .276 5 17
Calvin Pickering 35 122 30 .246 7 26
Ruben Mateo 32 93 18 .194 0 7
Alberto Castillo 29 89 24 .270 1 11
Andrés Blanco 19 60 19 .317 0 5
Kelly Stinnett 20 59 18 .305 3 7
Byron Gettis 21 39 7 .179 0 1
Mendy López 18 38 4 .105 1 4
Brandon Berger 11 35 7 .200 0 2
Wilton Guerrero 24 32 7 .219 0 1
Alexis Gómez 13 29 8 .276 0 4
Donnie Murphy 7 27 5 .185 0 3
José Bautista 13 25 5 .200 0 1
Damian Jackson 14 15 2 .133 0 2
Adrian Brown 5 11 3 .273 0 0
Mike Tonis 2 6 0 .000 0 0
Paul Phillips 4 5 1 .200 0 0
Rich Thompson 6 1 0 .000 0 0

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
Darrell May 31 186.0 9 19 5.61 120
Brian Anderson 35 166.0 6 12 5.64 70
Jimmy Gobble 25 148.0 9 8 5.35 49
Zack Greinke 24 145.0 8 11 3.97 100
Mike Wood 17 100.0 3 8 5.94 54
Denny Bautista 5 27.2 0 4 6.51 18
Kevin Appier 2 4.0 0 1 13.50 2
Eduardo Villacis 1 3.1 0 1 13.50 0

Other pitchers

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Dennys Reyes 40 108.0 4 8 4.75 91
Jeremy Affeldt 38 76.1 3 4 4.95 49
Chris George 10 42.1 1 2 7.23 15
Jimmy Serrano 10 32.2 1 2 4.68 25

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
Jaime Cerda 53 1 4 2 3.15 33
Scott Sullivan 49 3 4 0 4.77 45
Nate Field 43 2 3 3 4.26 30
Shawn Camp 42 2 2 2 3.92 51
Jason Grimsley 32 3 3 0 3.38 18
D.J. Carrasco 30 2 2 0 4.84 22
Curt Leskanic 19 0 3 2 8.04 15
Rudy Seánez 16 0 1 0 3.91 21
Justin Huisman 14 0 0 1 6.84 13
Mike MacDougal 13 1 1 1 5.56 14
Matt Kinney 11 0 1 0 7.16 21
Ryan Bukvich 9 0 0 1 3.68 7
Jorge Vásquez 2 0 0 0 8.10 4

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Omaha Royals Pacific Coast League Mike Jirschele
AA Wichita Wranglers Texas League Frank White
A Wilmington Blue Rocks Carolina League Billy Gardner Jr.
A Burlington Bees Midwest League Jim Gabella
Rookie AZL Royals Arizona League Lloyd Simmons
Rookie Idaho Falls Chukars Pioneer League Brian Rupp

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References

  1. ^ "Juan Gonzalez Stats". Baseball-Reference.com.
  2. ^ "Doug Linton Stats". Baseball-Reference.com.
  3. ^ "Justin Huber Stats".
  4. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007
  5. ^ Baseball America 2005 Annual Directory