2017 Kansas City Royals season

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2017 Kansas City Royals
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 80–82 (.494)
Divisional place 3rd
Other information
Owner(s) David Glass
General manager(s) Dayton Moore
Manager(s) Ned Yost
Local television Fox Sports Kansas City
(Ryan Lefebvre, Jeff Montgomery, Rex Hudler, Steve Physioc)
Local radio KCSP 610 AM
(Denny Matthews, Steve Stewart, Rex Hudler, Ryan Lefebvre, Steve Physioc, Jeff Montgomery)
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The 2017 Kansas City Royals season was the 49th season for the franchise, and their 45th at Kauffman Stadium. The Royals opened the season at the Minnesota Twins on April 3, 2017 and finished the season at home against the Arizona Diamondbacks on October 1. They failed to make the playoffs for the second consecutive season.

Offseason

Transactions

November 3: C Drew Butera and RHP Peter Moylan elected free agency.

November 4: RHP Edinson Vólquez, RHP Kris Medlen, and DH Kendrys Morales elected free agency.

November 5: RHP Luke Hochevar elected free agency.

November 18: C Tony Cruz designated for assignment. C Drew Butera signed. C Cam Gallagher, RHP Andrew Edwards, Jake Junis, and 1B Samir Dueñez signed from minors.

November 23: C Tony Cruz released.

December 1: RHP Brooks Pounders traded to the Los Angeles Angels for RHP Jared Ruxer.

December 7: RHP Wade Davis traded to the Chicago Cubs for LF Jorge Soler

January 3: RHP Sam Lewis traded to the Arizona Diamondbacks for LF Peter O'Brien.

January 6: LF Jarrod Dyson traded to the Seattle Mariners for RHP Nate Karns.

February 1: DH Brandon Moss signed.

February 8: RHP Alec Mills traded to the Chicago Cubs for CF Donald Dewees, Jr. RHP Jason Hammel signed.

February 15: LHP Travis Wood signed.

Yordano Ventura

On the morning of January 22, 2017, it was announced that Kansas City Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura was killed in a car accident in the Dominican Republic.

Regular season

The team's 16–4 win over the Detroit Tigers on July 20, 2017, was the first time in franchise history that the Royals had recorded four 4-run innings in a game.[1] In the month of August, the Royals set a dubious franchise record of 45 innings without scoring a run, spanning more than 4 games. It was the longest such streak by any team since the pitching mound was lowered in the late 1960s.[2]

Game log

2017 game log: 80–82 (Home: 43–38; Away: 37–44)
Legend:           = Win           = Loss           = Postponement
Bold = Royals team member

Season standings

American League Central

AL Central W L Pct. GB Home Road
Cleveland Indians 102 60 0.630 49–32 53–28
Minnesota Twins 85 77 0.525 17 41–40 44–37
Kansas City Royals 80 82 0.494 22 43–38 37–44
Chicago White Sox 67 95 0.414 35 39–42 28–53
Detroit Tigers 64 98 0.395 38 34–47 30–51


American League Wild Card

Division Leaders W L Pct.
Cleveland Indians 102 60 0.630
Houston Astros 101 61 0.623
Boston Red Sox 93 69 0.574


Wild Card teams
(Top 2 qualify for 1-game playoff)
W L Pct. GB
New York Yankees 91 71 0.562 +6
Minnesota Twins 85 77 0.525
Kansas City Royals 80 82 0.494 5
Los Angeles Angels 80 82 0.494 5
Tampa Bay Rays 80 82 0.494 5
Seattle Mariners 78 84 0.481 7
Texas Rangers 78 84 0.481 7
Toronto Blue Jays 76 86 0.469 9
Baltimore Orioles 75 87 0.463 10
Oakland Athletics 75 87 0.463 10
Chicago White Sox 67 95 0.414 18
Detroit Tigers 64 98 0.395 21


Record against opponents

2017 American League Records

Source: AL Standings Head-to-head
Team BAL BOS CWS CLE DET HOU KC LAA MIN NYY OAK SEA TB TEX TOR NL
Baltimore 10–9 4–3 1–6 3–4 1–5 3–3 2–4 2–5 7–12 4–3 4–2 8–11 6–1 12–7 8–12
Boston 9–10 6–1 4–3 3–4 3–4 2–4 2–4 5–2 8–11 3–4 3–3 11–8 5–1 13–6 16–4
Chicago 3–4 1–6 6–13 10–9 4–2 10–9 3–4 7–12 3–4 1–5 3–4 3–3 4–3 3–3 6–14
Cleveland 6–1 3–4 13–6 13–6 5–1 12–7 6–0 12–7 5–2 3–4 4–2 4–3 6–1 4–2 6–14
Detroit 4–3 4–3 9–10 6–13 3–4 8–11 3–4 8–11 3–3 1–5 1–6 2–5 1–5 3–3 8–12
Houston 5–1 4–3 2–4 1–5 4–3 3–4 12–7 5–1 5–2 12–7 14–5 3–4 12–7 4–3 15–5
Kansas City 3–3 4–2 9–10 7–12 11–8 4–3 6–1 8–11 2–5 3–3 5–2 4–3 1–6 3–3 9–11
Los Angeles 4–2 4–2 4–3 0–6 4–3 7–12 1–6 2–5 4–2 12–7 11–7 3–4 8–11 4–3 11–9
Minnesota 5–2 2–5 12–7 7–12 11–8 1–5 11–8 5–2 2–4 3–3 3–4 2–4 4–3 4–3 13–7
New York 12–7 11–8 4–3 2–5 3–3 2–5 5–2 2–4 4–2 2–5 5–2 12–7 3–3 9–10 15–5
Oakland 3–4 4–3 5–1 4–3 5–1 7–12 3–3 7–12 3–3 5–2 7–12 2–5 10–9 2–5 7–13
Seattle 2–4 3–3 4–3 2–4 6–1 5–14 2–5 7–12 4–3 2–5 12–7 5–1 11–8 1–6 12–8
Tampa Bay 11–8 8–11 3–3 3–4 5–2 4–3 3–4 4–3 4–2 7–12 5–2 1–5 2–4 9–10 11–9
Texas 1–6 1–5 3–4 1–6 5–1 7–12 6–1 11–8 3–4 3–3 9–10 8–11 4–2 3–4 14–6
Toronto 7–12 6–13 3–3 2–4 3–3 3–4 3–3 3–4 3–4 10–9 5–2 6–1 10–9 4–3 9–11


Roster

2017 Kansas City Royals
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Manager

Coaches

Awards

First baseman Eric Hosmer won the Silver Slugger Award as the best offensive player at his position in the American League.[3]

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Omaha Storm Chasers Pacific Coast League Brian Poldberg
AA Northwest Arkansas Naturals Texas League Vance Wilson
A-Advanced Wilmington Blue Rocks Carolina League Jamie Quirk
A Lexington Legends South Atlantic League Scott Thorman
Rookie Burlington Royals Appalachian League Omar Ramírez
Rookie Idaho Falls Chukars Pioneer League Justin Gemoll
Rookie AZL Royals Arizona League Darryl Kennedy
Rookie DSL Royals Dominican Summer League

References

  1. ^ "Fantastic fours: Royals roll with 4 big innings". MLB.com. July 21, 2017. Retrieved July 21, 2017.
  2. ^ Flanagan, Jeffrey; Chastain, Bill (August 30, 2017). "Royals hit 3 homers, snap skid against Rays". MLB.com. Retrieved September 5, 2017.
  3. ^ "Silver Slugger Awards". Louisville Slugger. Retrieved July 7, 2018.

External links

  • Kansas City Royals Official Site
  • 2017 Kansas City Royals at Baseball Reference
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