2008 Omaha Royals Roster

Pacific Coast League (PCL) - Class: AAA
Team Record: 63-81
3rd in the PCL's North Division of the American Conference
Manager: Mike Jirschele (63-81)
Affiliation: Kansas City Royals
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
Ballpark: Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium
Attendance: 349,376, Avg. 5,375 in 65 home dates
2008 Omaha Royals Statistics

The Omaha Royals of the Pacific Coast League ended the 2008 season with a record of 63 wins and 81 losses, third in the league's North Division of the American Conference.

The Royals tallied 689 runs and allowed 732 runs. Ryan Shealy paced Omaha with 22 home runs, while Damon Hollins, Jason Smith and Chris Lubanski each walloped 20 or more also. Ryan Shealy drove in 65 runs and topped batters with significant playing time with a .282 average. Brad Salmon led the team with 8 wins, and Brandon Duckworth earned a 4.76 ERA, leading qualifying pitchers.

Members of the 2008 Omaha Royals who played in Major League Baseball during their careers were Mike Aviles, John Bale, Angel Berroa, Brian Buchanan, Billy Butler, Alberto Callaspo, Jose Capellan, Cody Clark, Roman Colon, Shane Costa, Kyle Davies, Travis Dawkins, Jorge De La Rosa, Brandon Duckworth, John Foster, Jeff Fulchino, Joey Gathright, Jimmy Gobble, Luke Hochevar, Damon Hollins, Ken Huckaby, Dusty Hughes, Kila Ka'aihue, Josh Labandeira, Devon Lowery, Ed Lucas, Mitch Maier, Mike Maroth, Dave Matranga, Neal Musser, Josh Newman, Juan Carlos Oviedo, Brayan Pena, Joel Peralta, Horacio Ramirez, Carlos Rosa, Brad Salmon, Angel Sanchez, Ryan Shealy, Jason Smith, Chin-hui Tsao, Matt Tupman and Yasuhiko Yabuta.

Mike Jirschele served as manager.


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Player Bats Throws Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Yasuhiko YabutaRRJune 19, 19736'2"190Kishiwada, Osaka JP
Juan Carlos OviedoRRMarch 15, 19826'2"195Bonao, Monsenor Nouel DO
Josh NewmanLLJune 11, 19826'1"200Portsmouth, OH US
Neal MusserLLAugust 25, 19806'1"235Lafayette, IN US
Paul MildrenRLMay 3, 19846'1"195Adelaide, South Australia AU
Dave MatrangaRRJanuary 8, 19776'0"170Orange, CA US
Mike MarothLLAugust 17, 19776'0"180Orlando, FL US
Mitch MaierLRJune 30, 19826'3"210Petoskey, MI US
Tyler LumsdenLLMay 9, 19836'4"215Roanoke, VA US
Ed LucasRRMay 21, 19826'3"210Grand Rapids, MI US
Chris LubanskiLLMarch 24, 19856'3"210Lansdale, PA US
Devon LoweryLRMarch 24, 19836'1"195Lincolnton, NC US
Josh LabandeiraRRFebruary 25, 19795'7"180Tulare, CA US
Brayan PenaSRJanuary 7, 19825'9"240La Habana, La Habana CU
Joel PeraltaRRMarch 23, 19765'10"210Bonao, Monsenor Nouel DO
Matt WrightRRMarch 13, 19826'4"270Waco, TX US
Matt TupmanLRNovember 25, 19795'11"185Concord, NH US
Chin-hui TsaoRRJune 2, 19816'2"170Hualien, TW
Mike StodolkaLLSeptember 24, 19816'2"215Fontana, CA US
Chad SpannRROctober 25, 19836'1"195Americus, GA US
Jason SmithLRJuly 24, 19776'3"195Meridian, MS US
Ryan ShealyRRAugust 29, 19796'5"240Fort Lauderdale, FL US
Angel SanchezRRSeptember 20, 19836'1"205Humacao, PR
Brad SalmonLRJanuary 3, 19806'3"230Pensacola, FL US
Carlos RosaRRSeptember 21, 19846'1"195San Francisco de Macoris, Duarte DO
Brett RichardsonRRMarch 2, 19886'3"205Spokane, WA US
Horacio RamirezLLNovember 24, 19796'1"220Carson, CA US
Kila Ka'aihueLRMarch 29, 19846'4"235Kailua, HI US
Dusty HughesLLJune 29, 19825'10"190Tupelo, MS US
Ken HuckabyRRJanuary 27, 19716'1"205San Leandro, CA US
Roman ColonRRAugust 13, 19796'5"245Monte Cristi, Monte Cristi DO
Cody ClarkRRSeptember 14, 19816'3"200Fayetteville, AR US
Jose CapellanRRJanuary 13, 19816'4"245Cotui, Sanchez Ramirez DO
Alberto CallaspoSRApril 19, 19835'9"225Maracay, Aragua VE
Billy ButlerRRApril 18, 19866'1"240Orange Park, FL US
Brian BuchananRRJuly 21, 19736'4"230Miami, FL US
Tony BradleyLLJuly 10, 19856'3"205West Palm Beach, FL US
Brett BiglerLLOctober 16, 19846'1"185Pleasanton, CA US
Angel BerroaRRJanuary 27, 19786'0"195Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional DO
John BaleLLMay 22, 19746'4"210Cheverly, MD US
Todd BaldufSRJuly 6, 19846'2"200Dublin, OH US
Mike AvilesRRMarch 13, 19815'10"205New York, NY US
Shane CostaLRDecember 12, 19816'0"205Visalia, CA US
Kyle DaviesRRSeptember 9, 19836'1"210Decatur, GA US
Damon HollinsRLJune 12, 19745'11"180Fairfield, CA US
Luke HochevarRRSeptember 15, 19836'5"225Denver, CO US
Jorge GutierrezRRJuly 23, 19855'10"185Miami, FL US
Jimmy GobbleLLJuly 19, 19816'3"190Bristol, TN US
Roberto GironRRMarch 24, 19766'2"203Villa Mella, Santo Domingo DO
Joey GathrightLRApril 27, 19815'10"175Hattiesburg, MS US
Jeff FulchinoRRNovember 26, 19796'4"270Titusville, FL US
John FosterLLMay 17, 19786'0"200Stockton, CA US
Damaso EspinoRRMay 8, 19836'1"210Panama, Panama PA
Brandon DuckworthRRJanuary 23, 19766'2"215Salt Lake City, UT US
Jorge De La RosaLLApril 5, 19816'1"215Monterrey, Nuevo Leon MX
Travis DawkinsRRMay 12, 19796'1"180Newberry, SC US
Greg AtencioRRJuly 15, 19816'2"191Phoenix, AZ US

Average attendance is based upon the number of actual home dates where known (most leagues from 1992 and later). Where the number of home dates is not known, the average is calculated using half the team's total games.




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