The 20 Greatest Kansas City Royals of All-Time

Updated 02/26/2020

Eligibility for position players requires 1,500 plate appearances, starting pitchers require 75 games started, and relief pitchers require 300 innings pitched.


  1. George Brett
    • Age: 20 – 40
    • Years: 1973 – 1993
    • Position(s): 3B, DH, 1B

    George Brett
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    88.37 132 2707 11624 10349 1583 3154 665 137 317 1596 201 1096 908 .305 .368 .487 .855

  2. Kevin Appier
    • Age: 21 – 31, 35 – 36
    • Years: 1989 – 1999, 2003 – 2004
    • Position(s): SP

    Kevin Appier
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO % WHIP
    47.28 77 287 275 115 92 3.49 1843.2 32 10 0 771 714 634 1458 19.0% 1.25

  3. Bret Saberhagen
    • Age: 20 – 27
    • Years: 1984 – 1991
    • Position(s): SP

    Bret Saberhagen
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO % WHIP
    40.82 78 252 226 110 78 3.21 1660.1 64 14 1 650 593 331 1093 16.3% 1.13

  4. Amos Otis
    • Age: 23 – 36
    • Years: 1970 – 1983
    • Position(s): CF

    Amos Otis
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    44.58 118 1891 7969 7050 1074 1977 365 65 193 992 340 739 953 .280 .344 .432 .777

  5. Mark Gubicza
    • Age: 21 – 33
    • Years: 1984 – 1996
    • Position(s): SP

    Mark Gubicza
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO % WHIP
    38.32 91 382 327 132 135 3.92 2218.1 42 16 2 1050 965 783 1366 14.4% 1.36

  6. Willie Wilson
    • Age: 20 – 34
    • Years: 1976 – 1990
    • Position(s): CF, LF

    Willie Wilson
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    42.19 95 1787 7302 6799 1060 1968 241 133 40 509 612 360 990 .289 .326 .381 .707

  7. Alex Gordon
    • Age: 23 – 35
    • Years: 2007 – 2019
    • Position(s): LF, 3B

    Alex Gordon
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    36.4 103 1703 7063 6228 852 1609 353 26 186 738 113 666 1498 .258 .341 .413 .754

  8. Zack Greinke
    • Age: 20 – 26
    • Years: 2004 – 2010
    • Position(s): SP

    Zack Greinke
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO % WHIP
    26.17 86 210 169 60 67 3.82 1108 12 3 1 509 470 280 931 20.0% 1.26

  9. John Mayberry
    • Age: 23 – 28
    • Years: 1972 – 1977
    • Position(s): 1B, DH

    John Mayberry
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    21.22 133 897 3752 3131 459 816 139 10 143 552 16 561 457 .261 .373 .448 .821

  10. Hal McRae
    • Age: 27 – 41
    • Years: 1973 – 1987
    • Position(s): DH, LF, RF

    Hal McRae
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    27.65 125 1837 7361 6568 873 1924 449 63 169 1012 105 616 697 .293 .355 .457 .812

  11. Lorenzo Cain
    • Age: 25 – 31
    • Years: 2011 – 2017
    • Position(s): CF, RF

    Lorenzo Cain
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    25.73 107 713 2894 2646 383 765 140 21 56 308 120 195 540 .289 .342 .421 .763

  12. Carlos Beltran
    • Age: 21 – 27
    • Years: 1998 – 2004
    • Position(s): CF

    Carlos Beltran
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    24.69 110 795 3512 3134 546 899 156 45 123 516 164 316 584 .287 .351 .483 .834

  13. Charlie Leibrandt
    • Age: 27 – 32
    • Years: 1984 – 1989
    • Position(s): SP

    Charlie Leibrandt
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO % WHIP
    23.1 87 194 187 76 61 3.60 1257 34 10 0 563 503 359 618 11.6% 1.32

  14. Mike Sweeney
    • Age: 21 – 33
    • Years: 1995 – 2007
    • Position(s): 1B, DH, C

    Mike Sweeney
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    23.23 118 1282 5278 4669 700 1398 297 5 197 837 50 484 555 .299 .369 .491 .860

  15. Dennis Leonard
    • Age: 23 – 32, 34 – 35
    • Years: 1974 – 1983, 1985 – 1986
    • Position(s): SP

    Dennis Leonard
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO % WHIP
    26.1 93 312 302 144 106 3.70 2187 103 23 1 1008 898 622 1323 14.5% 1.26

  16. Danny Tartabull
    • Age: 24 -28
    • Years: 1987 – 1991
    • Position(s): RF, DH

    Danny Tartabull
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    12.69 145 657 2684 2327 348 674 141 9 124 425 28 325 592 .290 .376 .517 .894

  17. Darrell Porter
    • Age: 25 – 28
    • Years: 1977 – 1980
    • Position(s): C, DH

    Darrell Porter
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    16.72 121 555 2262 1896 290 514 85 21 61 301 5 318 260 .271 .373 .434 .808

  18. Kevin Seitzer
    • Age: 24 – 29
    • Years: 1986 – 1991
    • Position(s): 3B

    Kevin Seitzer
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    17.23 118 741 3163 2749 408 809 128 24 33 265 50 369 326 .294 .378 .394 .772

  19. Larry Gura
    • Age: 28 – 37
    • Years: 1976 – 1985
    • Position(s): SP

    Larry Gura
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO % WHIP
    18.51 93 310 219 111 78 3.72 1701.1 61 14 12 792 704 503 633 8.9% 1.25

  20. Frank White
    • Age: 22 – 39
    • Years: 1973 – 1990
    • Position(s): 2B

    Frank White
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    35 84 2324 8467 7859 912 2006 407 58 160 886 178 412 1035 .255 .291 .383 .674

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