Royals Roster

All players on this roster have accumulated more WAR for the Royals than any other major league team. Players are listed alphabetically, followed by their Strat-o-Matic card being used and their position eligibility.

Players without the *** designation are listed in Baseball Reference’s top 1000 in career WAR.

Players with the *** designation are not listed in the top 1000, but are “invitees” to round out the team to fulfill these minimum requirements: 30 players — 18 position players (with at least 2 players rated at each position) and 12 pitchers (at least 7 must have a reliever rating).

Position Players (18)

George Brett (HOF, 3B/1B), Lorenzo Cain (2015, CF/RF), Johnny Damon (BH, CF/LF), David DeJesus*** (2005, CF), Alex Gordon (2011, LF/1B), John Mayberry*** (1975, 1B), Hal McRae (1977, LF), Whit Merrifield*** (2018, 2B/CF/RF/1B/LF), Amos Otis (BH, CF), Freddie Patek*** (1971, SS), Salvador Perez (2021, C), Darrell Porter (BH, C), Rey Sanchez*** (1999, SS), Kevin Seitzer (1987, 3B/1B/LF), Mike Sweeney*** (2002, 1B), Danny Tartabull*** (1991, RF), Frank White (1984, 2B), Willie Wilson (BH, LF/CF).

Pitchers (12)

Kevin Appier (BH, SP), Danny Duffy*** (2016, SP/RP), Al Fitzmorris*** (1974, SP/RP), Tom Gordon (BH, SP/RP), Zack Greinke (2009, SP), Mark Gubicza (1988, SP), Charlie Leibrandt (1985, SP), Dennis Leonard*** (1977, SP/RP), Jeff Montgomery*** (BH, RP), Dan Quisenberry*** (BH, RP), Bret Saberhagen (BH, SP), Joakim Soria*** (2010, RP).


03/28/19   Added Mark Grudzielanek (2007, 2B/SS), Rey Sanchez (1999, SS), and Danny Tartabull (1991, RF); dropped Jarrod Dyson (2016, CF/RF/LF), Alcides Escobar (2012, SS), and Jose Offerman (1998, 2B).

03/26/20  Added Whit Merrifield (2018, 2B/CF/RF/1B/LF), dropped Mark Grudzielanek (2007, 2B/SS).