1974 Kansas City Royals
77 - 85
1973 / 1975 (Organization)
5th place in the AL West (13 GB)
Home Record:
Away Record:
40 - 41 (.494)
37 - 44 (.457)
-3.2 wins
-0.8 wins
   
Scored/Expected: 667 / 706 ( -39 )
Allowed/Expected: 662 / 704 ( +42 )
Pyth Record: 82 - 80 (-5)
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Royals Stadium
Attendance: 1,173,292 Avg Att: 14,485 (1.08)
Att Rank: 5 / 12 Lg Avg: 13,409
       
Park Factor: 1.05    
HR Factor: 0.92 R/L HR: 0.95 / 0.88
Notes:


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Positions
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1 Paul Schaal
3B
31.3
-0.1
0.3
-0.6
6
N
10
15
1968
Draft (Expansion) CAL AL
2 Al Fitzmorris
SP
28.3
4.5
15.9
9.6
6
N
10
15
1968
Draft (Expansion) CHA AL
3 Paul Splittorff
SP
27.7
1.4
9.2
2.0
5
Y
6
7
1968
Draft (Amateur) - Round 25
4 Buck Martinez
C
25.7
-0.3
1.6
-1.3
5
N
12
16
1968
Trade HOU NL
5 Amos Otis
CF
27.2
4.9
22.6
10.0
5
N
12
3
1969
Trade NYN NL
6 Cookie Rojas
2B
35.3
0.3
10.0
-2.3
5
N
6
13
1970
Trade SLN NL
7 Bobby Floyd
2B
30.7
0.2
0.2
-0.1
5
N
6
15
1970
Trade BAL AL
8 Dennis Paepke
C
29.2
-0.2
0.1
-0.2
4
N
12
12
1968
Trade CAL AL
9 Bruce Dal Canton
SP
32.0
3.4
12.0
6.1
4
N
12
2
1970
Trade PIT NL
10 Freddie Patek
SS
29.7
2.5
14.5
0.7
4
N
12
2
1970
Trade PIT NL
11 Jim Wohlford
LF
23.3
-0.7
10.1
0.6
3
Y
1
17
1970
Draft (Amateur) - Round 3
12 Steve Busby
SP
24.8
6.6
21.2
11.9
3
Y
6
8
1971
Draft (Amateur) - Round 2
13 John Mayberry
1B
25.4
1.9
14.2
5.9
3
N
12
2
1971
Trade HOU NL
14 Doug Bird
RP
24.3
3.1
10.1
5.9
2
Y
6
5
1969
Draft (Amateur) - Round 3
15 Frank White
2B
23.8
-0.5
2.9
-1.8
2
Y
7
2
1970
Free Agency (Amateur)
16 George Brett
3B
21.1
1.4
9.3
-0.5
2
Y
6
8
1971
Draft (Amateur) - Round 2
17 Gene Garber
RP
26.6
-0.9
0.1
-1.2
2
N
10
25
1972
Trade PIT NL
18 Hal McRae
DH
29.0
3.9
20.2
10.9
2
N
11
30
1972
Trade CIN NL
19 Fran Healy
C
27.8
2.4
11.4
-0.5
2
N
4
2
1973
Trade SFN NL
20 Steve Mingori
RP
30.3
0.6
5.3
2.1
2
N
6
8
1973
Trade CLE AL
21 Rick Reichardt
-
31.3
0.1
0.2
0.2
2
N
7
10
1973
Free Agency
22 Joe Hoerner
RP
37.6
0.6
2.5
0.8
2
N
7
18
1973
Purchased ATL NL
23 Al Cowens
RF
22.7
-0.2
3.7
-1.8
1
Y
6
5
1969
Draft (Amateur) - Round 75
24 Dennis Leonard
SP
23.1
-0.2
0.0
-0.7
1
Y
6
6
1972
Draft (Amateur) - Round 2
25 Marty Pattin
SP
31.2
1.6
5.3
1.1
1
N
10
24
1973
Trade BOS AL
26 Tony Solaita
1B
27.5
1.7
7.2
2.6
1
N
12
3
1973
Draft (Rule 5) PIT NL
27 Nelson Briles
SP
30.9
1.8
5.1
1.8
1
N
12
4
1973
Trade PIT NL
28 Fernando Gonzalez
3B
24.0
-0.4
0.1
-0.3
1
N
12
4
1973
Trade PIT NL
29 Lindy McDaniel
SW
38.6
1.0
5.5
1.1
1
N
12
7
1973
Trade NYA AL
30 Vada Pinson
RF
35.9
0.8
9.8
2.2
1
N
2
23
1974
Trade CAL AL
31 Richie Scheinblum
DH
31.7
-0.7
0.0
-1.3
1
N
4
30
1974
Trade CAL AL
32 Kurt Bevacqua
1B
27.4
-1.0
0.3
-1.5
1
N
7
8
1974
Trade PIT NL
33 Orlando Cepeda
DH
36.8
-0.5
0.1
-1.6
1
N
8
6
1974
Free Agency
34 Aurelio Lopez
RP
25.8
-0.2
0.0
-0.7
1
Y
8
29
1974
Purchased Mexico City Re (Mexican)
WAR data courtesy of Baseball-Reference.com


Player Pos Hometown
Kurt Bevacqua 1B North Miami Beach, FL (US)
Doug Bird RP Pomona, CA (US)
George Brett 3B El Segundo, CA (US)
Nelson Briles SP Chico, CA (US)
Steve Busby SP Fullerton, CA (US)
Orlando Cepeda DH Ponce (P.R.)
Al Cowens RF Compton, CA (US)
Bruce Dal Canton SP California, PA (US)
Al Fitzmorris SP San Diego, CA (US)
Bobby Floyd 2B El Segundo, CA (US)
Gene Garber RP Elizabethtown, PA (US)
Fernando Gonzalez 3B Arecibo (P.R.)
Fran Healy C Holyoke, MA (US)
Joe Hoerner RP Dubuque, IA (US)
Dennis Leonard SP Oceanside, NY (US)
Aurelio Lopez RP Tecamachalco, 21 (Mexico)
Buck Martinez C Elk Grove, CA (US)
John Mayberry 1B Detroit, MI (US)
Lindy McDaniel SW Hollis, OK (US)
Hal McRae DH Sebring, FL (US)
Steve Mingori RP Kansas City, MO (US)
Amos Otis CF Mobile, AL (US)
Dennis Paepke C Garden Grove, CA (US)
Freddie Patek SS Seguin, TX (US)
Marty Pattin SP Charleston, IL (US)
Vada Pinson RF Oakland, CA (US)
Rick Reichardt - Stevens Point, WI (US)
Cookie Rojas 2B Havana (Cuba)
Paul Schaal 3B Compton, CA (US)
Richie Scheinblum DH Englewood, NJ (US)
Tony Solaita 1B Daly City, CA (US)
Paul Splittorff SP Arlington, IL (US)
Frank White 2B Elsberry, MO (US)
Jim Wohlford LF Visalia, CA (US)

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