2000 Kansas City Royals season

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2000 Kansas City Royals
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) David Glass
Manager(s) Tony Muser
Local television KMBC-TV
KCWE
FSN Rocky Mountain
(Paul Splittorff, Bob Davis)
Local radio KMBZ
(Denny Matthews, Ryan Lefebvre)
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The 2000 Kansas City Royals season involved the Royals finishing 4th in the American League Central with a record of 77 wins and 85 losses.

Offseason[edit]

  • November 16, 1999: Izzy Molina was signed as a free agent by the Royals.[1]
  • December 10, 1999: Doug Bochtler was signed as a Free Agent with the Kansas City Royals.[2]
  • December 17, 1999: Scott Service was released by the Royals.[3]
  • January 27, 2000: Ricky Bottalico was signed as a free agent by the Royals.[4]
  • March 7, 2000: Gregg Zaun was sent to the Royals by the Detroit Tigers as part of a conditional deal.[5]

Regular season[edit]

  • June 28, 2000: Pitcher Jay Witasick threw exactly three pitches and recorded three outs.[6] This was accomplished in the second inning.

Opening Day Roster[edit]

Season standings[edit]

AL Central W L Pct. GB
Chicago White Sox 95 67 .586 --
Cleveland Indians 90 72 .556 5
Detroit Tigers 79 83 .488 16
Kansas City Royals 77 85 .475 18
Minnesota Twins 69 93 .426 26


Roster[edit]

2000 Kansas City Royals
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats[edit]

= Indicates team leader

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

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 Sánchez, ReyRey Sánchez 143 509 139 1 38 .273
LF Mark Quinn 135 500 147 20 78 .294
CF Beltrán, CarlosCarlos 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

[8]

Other batters[edit]

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
Fábregas, JorgeJorge Fábregas 43 142 40 3 17 .282
Johnson, BrianBrian Johnson 37 125 26 4 18 .208
Luis Ordaz 65 104 23 0 11 .221

[8]

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

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 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
Rosado, JoséJosé Rosado 5 27.2 2 2 5.86 15

[8]

Other pitchers[edit]

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Jay Witasick 22 89.1 3 8 5.94 67
Miguel Batista 14 57 2 6 7.74 30
D'Amico, JeffJeff D'Amico 7 13.2 0 1 9.22 9

[8]

Relief pitchers[edit]

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

[8]

Farm system[edit]

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
Short-Season A Spokane Indians Northwest League Tom Poquette
Rookie GCL Royals Gulf Coast League Ron Karkovice and Andre David

[9]

Notes[edit]

Reflist[edit]