Sunday, March 04, 2007

The 100 Greatest Royals of All-Time

This new segment will stretch the boundaries of the word "great", but we'll take a look at the greatest 100 players who have ever donned a Royals uniform. Since the franchise is only forty years old, this list will include almost everyone that has spent a significant amount of playing time in Kansas City. Still, it will provide an opportunity to look back at some of our favorite and least favorite scrubs. Besides, we all know who's #1, but haven't you always wondered who the 68th best Royal of all-time was? (spoiler alert: its Pat Sheridan!)

I assembled this list using Win Shares, making slight adjustments based on my own subjective analysis. Players you won't see on this list: Keith Lockhart, Don Slaught, Daryl Motley, Bob Hamelin, Pat Tabler, Jim Rooker, Felix Jose, Al Hrabosky, Aaron Guiel, Onix Concepcion, Wally Bunker, Blake Stein, Tony Solaita and Richie Scheinblum, but they all just missed the cut.

The 100 Greatest Royals of All-Time:

#100 Jay Bell
#99 Rey Sanchez
#98 Rusty Meacham
#97 Mark Quinn
#96 Jason Grimsley
#95 Jorge Orta
#94 Kevin McReynolds
#93 Jim Sundberg
#92 Jeremy Affeldt
#91 John Buck
#90 Tom Burgmeier
#89 Paul Byrd
#88 Mike Hedlund
#87 Chris Haney
#86 Jim Wohlford
#85 Pete LaCock
#84 David Howard
#83 Mark Littell
#82 Darrell May
#81 Ted Abernathy
#80 Luis Aquino
#79 Jamie Quirk
#78 Pat Kelly
#77 Fran Healy
#76 Rich Gale
#75 Bruce Dal Canton
#74 Tom Poquette
#73 Michael Tucker
#72 Roger Nelson
#71 Lonnie Smith
#70 Carlos Febles
#69 Jeff King
#68 Pat Sheridan
#67 Bob Oliver
#66 Bill Pecota
#65 Matt Stairs
#64 Angel Berroa
#63 Clint Hurdle
#62 Steve Mingori
#61 Greg Gagne
#60 Gary Gaetti
#59 Hipolito Pichardo
#58 Raul Ibanez
#57 Emil Brown
#56 Brent Mayne
#55 Tim Belcher
#54 Jose Rosado

#53 Marty Pattin
#52 David Cone
#51 Mark Teahen
#50 Jeff Suppan
#49 Steve Balboni
#48 Jim Eisenreich
#47 Steve Farr
#46 Kurt Stillwell
#45 Danny Jackson
#44 Jermaine Dye
#43 Doug Bird
#42 Jose Offerman
#41 John Wathan
#40 Brian McRae
#39 Ed Kirkpatrick
#38 Wally Joyner
#37 Bo Jackson
#36 Willie Aikens
#35 Dick Drago
#34 Paul Schaal
#33 Bud Black
#32 UL Washington
#31 Lou Piniella
#30 Al Fitzmorris
#29 Cookie Rojas
#28 Tom Gordon

Revision of the list as of October, 2008.

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