Sit With the Guru – Because the more things change . . .

If you listened to Sports Talk Friday, January 10, during the Sports Guru segment at 4:40 where I sit in with Jake and Mark to talk about the coming weekend’s events, you would have known almost to the exact number what the score of Saturday’s KU-K-State alleged Sunflower Showdown in Lawrence would be.  86-59 I said, and the Wildcats proved to be one point better than that.  KU, however, does what KU always does at Allen Fieldhouse whenever the Wildcats show up – showed them who’s boss.  

The teams traded baskets until the first media time-out when Andrew Wiggins, the biggest name of the Jayhawks’ many fabulous freshmen, hit a jumper and was fouled by Marcus Foster, converted the free throw after the time-out and KU never trailed again.  The Wildcats final look at KU in close proximity was at 15-12, which is when the Hawks took off on the inevitable run that put their lead into double figures and sealed K-State’s fate yet again.  Even worse for the Wildcats, and maybe for the rest of the Big 12, was that KU had pretty much its second unit in the game during much of that run – Tariq Black, Jabari Traylor and Connor Frankamp each contributed baskets and coach Bill Self kept them in while the iron was hot, giving some of his other starters some rest.  Wiggins came back and ended up the game’s high scorer with 22 points while Wayne Selden, another much-ballyhooed freshman who hardly showed up in the non-conference schedule but will likely be Big 12 Player or Newcomer of the Week on Monday, backed him up with 20 points.  Selden hit for 24 earlier in the week against Oklahoma, by far his career high as a Jayhawk.  KU’s starting big men, Joel Embiid and Perry Ellis, also came back in and ended with 12 and 11 points, respectively.  They, along with Black and Traylor, provided a huge advantage in both size and inside depth against the smaller Wildcats.  And the Jayhawk defense was also effective against Foster, the Wildcats’ own excellent freshman, who was held to seven points, only the third game under double figures for a guy no one had heard of entering the season.  

Even without the recent string of dominating performances in the series, it seemed inevitable that Kansas would win this game.  K-State, which lost its season opener at home to Northern Colorado, was looked on as perhaps being a second division Big 12 team just one year after tying Kansas for the regular season league title but had come back to put together a ten game winning streak which included victories over Mississippi (undefeated at the time) and nationally ranked Gonzaga, as well as a conference-opening win over then fifth-ranked Oklahoma State.  Coach Bruce Weber has made some nice adjustments with his team and kept them playing pretty good defense – they don’t have the offensive firepower KU has, or Iowa State or Oklahoma or Oklahoma State, for that matter, and they have to play with longer possessions and tough, consistent D.  Maybe it’s the ghosts of the Phog – or Roy Williams, who started this dominating stretch that now has KU winning 48 of its last 51 games over its in-state rival – but the things that make K-State a team that other Big 12 schools find tough never seem to show up in Lawrence any more.  Allen Fieldhouse is a venue made for ending long winning streaks by opposing teams, and Saturday was no exception.  And in this series, it may never be an exception again.  Until the Wildcats do something – ANYTHING – to make a game even halfway close in this building, I don’t suspect they ever will.  And I’ll keep saying so on Sports Talk for as long as I might be a part of the WIBW staff.  The more things change, such as the players, K-State coaches and the fans at AFH (the same ones can’t be at every game all the time), the more they stay the same in regards to this particular game.  ESPN keeps trolling for an upset in the Sunflower Showdown – it happens about once a decade or so – but even they don’t seem to learn.  They would best be advised to keep their cameras in this series pointed towards Bramlage Coliseum – even though KU has been almost as dominating there when it comes to wins, the games are usually much more closely contested.  And I suspect that on February 10 – a Big Monday, no less – it will be much more of a Sunflower Showdown than this game, or any game, is in Allen Fieldhouse.

580 WIBW Coaches Club

The 580 WIBW Coaches Club had the girls coaches on last week, so we have the boys coaches on this week. 

Here is a run down of the scores from Friday, January 10th.

Boys

Highland Park 62 Junction City39

Hayden 57 Topeka West 52

Shawnee Heights 53 Manhattan 45

Seaman 66 Emporia 49

Topeka High 67 Washburn Rural 51

The order of Coaches on the 580 Coaches Club

Ted Schuler (Hayden) 

Rick Bloomquist (Topeka West)

Pat Denney (Topeka High) 

Todd McMtee (Washburn Rural) 

Craig Cox (Seaman) 

Sam Stroh (Shawnee Heights) 

Ken Darting (Highland Park) 

High School Basketball Scores – Friday January 10

CITY SCORES 

BOYS

Highland Park 62 Junction City 39

Hayden 57 Topeka West 52

Shawnee Heights 37 Manhattan 34

Seaman 60 Emporia 49

Topeka High 67 Washburn Rural 51

GIRLS

Junction City 38 Highland Park 31

Hayden 76 Topeka West 29

Manhattan 66 Shawnee Heights 43

Seaman 58 Emporia 22

Washburn Rural 39 Topeka High 35 (2 OT)

STATE  SCORES

BOYS’ BASKETBALL=

Andale 58, Clearwater 46
Argonia 53, Elk Valley 25
Augusta 64, Wellington 49
Baldwin 52, Louisburg 37
Basehor-Linwood 76, Tonganoxie 60
Beloit 82, Russell 42
Berean Academy 42, Hutchinson Trinity 40
Buhler 62, Rose Hill 45
BV West 77, Gardner-Edgerton 69
Cair Paravel 53, St. John’s Military 37
Central Plains 66, Macksville 55
Chanute 52, Girard 46
Chaparral 63, Conway Springs 61
Chetopa 85, Altoona-Midway 24
Coffeyville 61, Pittsburg 50
Council Grove 74, Northern Heights 31
Derby 58, Newton 49
Derby Invasion 80, Veritas Christian 41
Dodge City 66, Cimarron 47
Douglass 66, Belle Plaine 47
El Dorado 58, Mulvane 56
Ell-Saline 40, Remington 33
Eureka 70, Fredonia 43
Fairfield 38, Burrton 34
Fort Scott 47, Independence 43
Garden City 53, Great Bend 43
Garden Plain 51, Cheney 47
Halstead 52, Smoky Valley 35
Hays 78, Liberal 49
Hesston 59, Haven 45
Hill City 45, Phillipsburg 41
Jackson Heights 79, Horton 66
Kapaun Mount Carmel 57, Wichita West 43
KC Piper 57, KC Turner 44
Kingman 55, Nickerson 40
Kinsley 52, Cunningham 35
Labette County 72, Parsons 36
Little River 49, Ellinwood 40
Lyons 63, Sterling 58
Maize 52, Salina South 44
Marion 46, Bennington 37
McPherson 75, Winfield 38
Mill Valley 58, KC Bishop Ward 30
Minneapolis 73, Southeast Saline 63
Moundridge 71, Inman 61
Nemaha Valley 74, Santa Fe Trail 41
Northeast-Arma 73, Southeast 58
Northern Valley 48, Logan 29
Osborne 62, Pike Valley 58
Oswego 57, Jayhawk Linn 27
Otis-Bison 62, Victoria 61
Oxford 45, Sedan 30
Peabody-Burns 41, Flinthills 33
Pittsburg Colgan 53, Columbus 48
Pratt 48, Hillsboro 47
Rock Creek 71, Silver Lake 41
Royal Valley 52, Atchison County 33
Rural Vista 66, Centre 37
Sabetha 71, Holton 66, 4OT
Salina Central 75, Wichita Campus 41
Scott City 72, Hugoton 45
Sedgwick 37, Canton-Galva 17
Smith Center 40, Rock Hills 37
Solomon 57, Goessel 40
St. John 66, Ness City 28
Thunder Ridge 61, Lincoln 29
Valley Center 11, Goddard-Eisenhower 4
Wabaunsee 61, St. Mary’s 45
Wamego 69, Concordia 61
Washington County 57, Troy 41
West Elk 56, Caldwell 20
Wichita Bishop Carroll 55, Wichita North 41
Wichita Heights 46, Wichita South 44
Wichita Southeast 58, Wichita Northwest 35
Wichita Trinity 58, Wichita Independent 55
Wilson 40, Lakeside 35
^GIRLS’ BASKETBALL=
Attica 47, Hutchinson Central Christian 14
Axtell 50, Frankfort 33
Baileyville-B&B 61, Onaga 46
Baldwin 63, Louisburg 54
Basehor-Linwood 47, Tonganoxie 31
Baxter Springs 53, Riverton 27
Bonner Springs 59, Lansing 40
Bucklin 40, Spearville 37
Buhler 69, Rose Hill 49
Caldwell 40, West Elk 26
Central Plains 76, Macksville 29
Centralia 53, BV Randolph 32
Centre 46, Rural Vista 24
Chanute 54, Girard 41
Cheney 54, Garden Plain 48
Cherryvale 55, Neodesha 37
Clay Center 43, Chapman 36
Clearwater 47, Andale 34
Clifton-Clyde 46, Doniphan West 43
Coffeyville 68, Pittsburg 55
Conway Springs 37, Chaparral 27
Council Grove 43, Northern Heights 38
Cunningham 33, Kinsley 31
DeSoto 38, Eudora 20
Dighton 77, Quinter 11
Dodge City 65, Cimarron 60
Douglass 42, Belle Plaine 31
Elkhart 40, Sublette 38
Ellinwood 47, Little River 37
Ellis 67, Stockton 46
Fairfield 58, Burrton 53
Fort Scott 51, Independence 42
Fowler 58, Rolla 42
Fredonia 44, Eureka 36
Gardner-Edgerton 49, BV West 26
Goddard-Eisenhower 44, Valley Center 42
Golden Plains 33, Triplains-Brewster 30
Great Bend 48, Garden City 42
Halstead 44, Smoky Valley 30
Hesston 52, Haven 19
Hillsboro 46, Pratt 38
Horton 52, Jackson Heights 44
Hoxie 96, Greeley County 14
Hugoton 64, Scott City 37
Hutchinson Trinity 44, Berean Academy 34
Iola 39, Osawatomie 10
Jefferson North 61, Valley Falls 42
Kapaun Mount Carmel 72, Wichita West 16
KC Piper 62, KC Turner 10
Kingman 55, Nickerson 26
Larned 50, Southwestern Hts. 48
Leavenworth 67, SM Northwest 44
Lee’s Summit Community Christian, Mo. 44, Maranatha Academy 33
Liberal 49, Hays 31
Linn 53, Wetmore 39
Lyndon 38, Mission Valley 28
Maize 49, Salina South 24
Marais des Cygnes Valley 53, Hartford 23
Marion 33, Bennington 30
Marysville 55, Abilene 45
Maur Hill – Mount Academy 44, Oskaloosa 22
McPherson 37, Winfield 35
Meade 61, Lakin 43
Medicine Lodge 57, Bluestem 36
Mill Valley 56, KC Bishop Ward 27
Moundridge 57, Inman 23
Mulvane 63, El Dorado 42
Newton 49, Derby 42
Northern Valley 52, Logan 37
Olathe Northwest 48, Olathe East 32
Olathe South 71, Lawrence 35
Osborne 50, Pike Valley 47
Oswego 46, Jayhawk Linn 41
Paola 40, Ottawa 31
Peabody-Burns 40, Flinthills 32
Perry-Lecompton 60, Riverside 28
Phillipsburg 61, Hill City 46
Pittsburg Colgan 34, Columbus 32
Prairie View 34, Wellsville 32
Remington 50, Ell-Saline 47
Riley County 44, Rossville 34
Royal Valley 56, Atchison County 35
Russell 61, Beloit 52
Sabetha 44, Holton 41
Salina Central 85, Wichita Campus 28
Santa Fe Trail 45, Nemaha Valley 39
Sedan 57, Oxford 33
Sedgwick 41, Canton-Galva 30
Silver Lake 60, Rock Creek 37
SM South 51, SM West 48
Smith Center 54, Rock Hills 20
Solomon 48, Goessel 37
South Central 53, Norwich 43
South Gray 56, Deerfield 17
Southeast Saline 56, Minneapolis 46
Spring Hill 58, Anderson County 38
St. John 58, Ness City 25
St. Thomas Aquinas 61, Blue Valley Southwest 39
Sterling 63, Lyons 60
Syracuse 36, Satanta 20
Tyro Community Christian 62, Chanute Christian 34
Valley Heights 49, Hanover 47
Victoria 49, Otis-Bison 35
Wabaunsee 58, St. Mary’s 43
Wallace County 33, Rawlins County 29
Wamego 59, Concordia 19
Washington County 56, Troy 25
Waverly 58, Southern Coffey 32
Wellington 40, Augusta 36
Wheatland-Grinnell 44, Western Plains 16
Wichita Bishop Carroll 45, Wichita North 17
Wichita Collegiate 36, Circle 31
Wichita Home School 61, Topeka Heritage Christian 30
Wichita Northwest 43, Wichita Southeast 24
Wichita South 48, Wichita Heights 14
Wichita Trinity 51, Wichita Independent 27
Wilson 59, Lakeside 30

Head Coach Bill Self Previews Sunflower Showdown

No. 18/20 Kansas (10-4, 1-0) returns home to host No. 25/rv Kansas State (12-3, 2-0) in the Sunflower Showdown presented by Dillons, Saturday, Jan. 11, at 1 p.m. on ESPN.

Kansas holds a 38-3 mark in the Big 12 era over Kansas State and have won 9 of the last 10 meetings, including five in a row. The last win for the Wildcats in Allen fieldhouse was 2006. 

Bruce Weber is 0-4 (0-1 on the road) against Kansas and Bill Self is 18-3 (9-1 at home) against Kansas State.

Listen to Bill Self’s press conference

 

Perry Ellis press conference

Head Coach Ken Darting Thanks Players for Court Honor

Highland Park Basketball Head Coach Ken Darting will be getting an honor not many coaches receive in their career on Friday, January 10th. From now on the court that the Scots and Lady Scots play on will be now known as Ken Darting Court. 

The Scots face the Junction City Blue Jay on Friday and the court ceremony is set to begin at 6:30. This is the first home game for the Scots this basketball season. The boys game will start around 7:00 and the girls game will follow. 

Head Coach Ken Darting spoke with Mark and Jake about having the court named after him, his run as head coach at Silver Lake and Highland Park, why he has been successful and a look back at some of the best Highland Park Scot basketball teams.

 

Ignoto First Half Ignites Washburn Win

 

Taylor Ignoto hit all six of her first half 3-pointers and the Ichabods led by double digits the final 30 minutes Thursday in a 79-66 non-conference win over Oklahoma Christian.

Washburn improved to 8-5 overall as head coach Ron McHenry earned his 350th career victory. He will go for his 200th career MIAA win Saturday at 5 p.m. as the Ichabods host Northwest Missouri at Schendel Court in Lee Arena. The first of three halftime performers this season, the Kansas City Disc Dogs, will take the court for the women’s and men’s games.

Ignoto made her first start and scored all 21 of her points in the first half as she was 7 of 8 from the field. She hit three 3-pointers in the first 1:38 to give Washburn a 9-2 lead and her fifth 3 at the 9:54 mark gave the Ichabods a 12-point lead. They kept it in double figures the remainder of the game.

Casyn Buchman went 9 of 12 from the field for 19 points and Kara Lee had her first double-double of the year with 14 points and 10 rebounds. Honor Duvall led the Washburn bench with 13 points.

Washburn shot 58 percent in the first half but cooled in the second half with a 38 percent performance to finish the game at 47 percent from the field. The Eagles, 6-7 overall in their second year in transition to NCAA Division II, shot 36 percent in the game.

Washburn improved to 5-0 this year when returning from losses.

The Ichabods were outscored by eight points in the second half but never led by less than 11. They missed all nine of their 3-point attempts in the second half but the Eagles only shot a percentage point better than Washburn in the half.

The Eagles used an 11-2 run early in the second half to get within 12 at 52-40 with 14:53 to play. Kara Lee‘s layup with just under 10 minutes to play pushed it back to a 20-point lead. The Eagles later had a 6-0 run that got them within 14 but they got no closer until hitting a pair of free throws in the final seconds to close Washburn’s lead at 13.

Listen to Kara Lee, Head Coach Ron McHenry and Taylor Ignoto.

 

 

 

Mitch Holthus on 580 Sports Talk 1/9/14

Mitch Holthus, voice of the Kansas City Chiefs, joined Jake and Mark on Thursday’s 580 Sports Talk to wrap up the 2013 season. The Chiefs fell to the Indianapolis Colt 45-44 last Saturday in the Wild Card round of the AFC Playoffs despite leading 38-10 early in the third quarter. Kansas City finished the season with a 11-6 record after starting the year 9-0. Get Mitch’s take on where the Chiefs need to improve through free agency and the NFL Draft, and what else is on the schedule during the off-season.

 

Kansas Shrine Bowl Rosters

The Kansas Shrine Bowl has announced the players that will be representing the West and East teams. Last year the East ended the West’s seven game winning streak by winning a close game 14-7 Washburn’s Lee Arena. 

The Shrine Bowl rosters were released on Thursday, January 9th. The game will be played on July 26th, at Carnie Smith Stadium in Pittsburg Kansas.

EAST Roster

Khalil Bailey, Lansing; Parker Bass, Emporia; Chad Berg, Baldwin; Paul Berry, KC Turner; Brendon Blackburn, Fort Scott; Kenny Brown, Caney Valley; Jalen Cooks, Blue Valley; Trey Ellis, Chanute; Coltyn Gatton, Mill Valley; Nathan Guthrie, Olathe East; Brad Ivey, Miege; Matt Jones, Marais des Cygnes Valley; Dailin Kruger, Silver Lake; Keith Loneker, Free State; Earl Mariner, Washburn Rural; Nick McAferty, McLouth; Peyton Newell, Hiawatha; James Newton, Coffeyville; Ethan Paul-Davis, Pittsburg; Xavi Ramos, Hayden; Jason Randall, Leavenworth; Jake Riederer, Holton; JT Rosine, Centralia; Dustin Rottinghaus, Baileyville B&B; Justin Scott, Jefferson West; Cody Snyder, Tonganoxie; Jaquwan Stone, Blue Valley Northwest; Tristan Thornton, Cherryvale; Austin Tillman, Topeka High; Tyson Toelkes, Shawnee Heights; Mitchell Tyler, SM East; Joe Walsh, Lyndon; Traevohn Wrench, Gardner-Edgerton.

Coaches — Chris Stewart, McLouth (head coach); Mike Gillman, Free State; Joel Applebee, Mill Valley; Murray Zogg, Coffeyville; Harry Hester, Cherryvale; Rod Stallbaumer, Lyndon.

WEST Roster

Riley Allen, Buhler; Aderio Ammons, Wichita Heights; Scott Beecher, Medicine Lodge; Nick Benford, Maize; Sean Bernard, Wichita North; Bryce Black, Beloit; Trever Buckner, Andale; Cole Cruz, Hutchinson; Jose Delgado, Derby; Patrick Dugan, Carroll; Tre Griffin, Wichita Southeast; Trenton Hammond, Liberal; Alex Jackson, Andover; Semaj Johnson, Junction City; Warren Kropp, Scott City; Sam LaFleur, Kapaun; Garrett Larson, McPherson; Michael Mason, Mulvane; Logan Mays, Winfield; Trevon Mitchell, Wichita West; Zach Nachbar, Salina South; Brandon Nowlin, Manhattan; Morgan Olvera, Meade; Ethan Roth, Conway Springs; Ryan Schadler, Hesston; Greyson Tempel, Garden City; Heath Tucker, Holcomb; Kenton Ubelaker, Osborne; Malik Veal, Salina Central; Dalton Walker, Sharon Springs; Nick Warren, Great Bend; DeSean Washington, Maize South; Preston Weigel, Hays; Morgan Wheeler, Marion.

Coaches — Steve Martin, Wichita Northwest (head coach); Terry Harrison, Wichita Heights; Nate Wollenberg, Newton; Steve Warner, Buhler; Greg Koenig, Beloit; Scott Moshier, Meade.

 

Bruce Weber on 580 Sports Talk

The Kansas State  men’s basketball team is one of the hottest teams in the country right now, as the Wildcats have won 10 games in a row after starting the season 2-3.

The Wildcats are currently 2-0 in Big 12 play after their second Big 12 win came on Tuesday against TCU 65-47.  

The Wildcats were led by Thomas Gipson’s 19 points and 9 rebounds in the TCU win. 

Kansas State travels to Kansas on Saturday to take on the Jayhawks for the first meeting between the sunflower schools this year. 

Head Coach Bruce Weber came on 580 Sports Talk to discuss the season thus far and to preview the match-up with KU. 

 

Royals Invite 16 Players to Major League Spring Training

The Kansas City Royals announced today that the club has invited 16 non-roster players to Major League Spring Training in Surprise, Ariz.  Among the invitations are seven pitchers, three catchers, two infielders and four outfielders. 

Included in the 16 invitees are 10 that played in the Royals’ organization last season.  Right-handed pitcher Jason Adam (fifth round, 2010), left-handed pitcher Scott Alexander (sixth round, 2010), right-handed pitcher Aaron Brooks (ninth round, 2011) and right-handed pitcher Kyle Zimmer (first round-fifth overall, 2012) were all drafted by the Royals, while right-handed pitcher Sugar Ray Marimon, catcher Juan Graterol and outfielder Jorge Bonifacio all signed as non-drafted free agents.  Catcher Adam Moore and outfielders Gorkys Hernandez and Paulo Orlando all played in Kansas City’s system in 2013. Other non-roster invitees, each of whom has previous Major League experience, include right-handed pitchers Cory Wade and P.J. Walters, catcher Ramon Hernandez, infielders Jason Donald and Brandon Laird and outfielder Melky Mesa.

Pitchers and catchers will report to Surprise on Friday, February 14.  Workouts for pitchers begin the following day, Saturday, February 15.  The remainder of the squad will report on Wednesday, February 19 and begin workouts for the 2014 campaign on Thursday, February 20. 

 

KANSAS CITY ROYALS 40-MAN ROSTER

Pitchers (20)                             B/T          Ht        Wt           DOB              Age          MLS

Francisley Bueno                       L/L         5-11     205           3-5-81            32            0.111

Maikel Cleto                              R/R          6-1      210           5-1-89            24            0.069

Louis Coleman                          R/R          6-3      190           4-4-86            27            2.053

Tim Collins                                L/L          5-7      170           8-21-89          24            3.000

Aaron Crow                              R/R          6-2      205           11-10-86        27            3.000

Wade Davis                               R/R          6-5      220           9-7-85            28            4.032

Danny Duffy                             L/L          6-3      205           12-21-88        25            2.085

Chris Dwyer                              R/L          6-3      210           4-10-88          25            0.012

Jeremy Guthrie                          R/R          6-1      200           4-8-79            34            7.130

Kelvin Herrera                          R/R         5-10     156           12-31-89        24            1.157

Luke Hochevar                         R/R          6-5      205           9-15-83          30            5.151

Greg Holland                             R/R         5-11     189           11-20-85        28            3.028

Donnie Joseph                           L/L          6-3      190           11-1-87          26            0.032

John Lamb                                L/L          6-3      185           7-10-90          23            0.000

Michael Mariot                          R/R          6-0      190           10-20-88        25            0.000

Justin Marks                              L/L          6-3      205           1-12-88          25            0.000

James Shields                            R/R          6-3      214           12-20-81        32            7.125

Everett Teaford                         L/L          6-0      158           5-15-84          29            1.093

Jason Vargas                             L/L          6-0      215           2-2-83            30            6.114

Yordano Ventura                      R/R          6-0      180           6-3-91            22            0.013

 

Catchers (3)                             B/T          Ht        Wt           DOB              Age          MLS

Brett Hayes                               R/R          6-1      200           2-13-84          29            3.017

Francisco Pena                          R/R          6-2      197           10-12-89        24            0.000

Salvador Perez                          R/R          6-3      242           5-10-90          23            2.050

 

Infielders (11)                           B/T          Ht        Wt           DOB              Age          MLS

Emilio Bonifacio                       S/R         5-10     195           4-23-85          28            5.066

Billy Butler                                R/R          6-1      242           4-18-86          27            6.102

Pedro Ciriaco                            R/R          6-0      160           9-27-85          28            1.171

Christian Colon                         R/R          6-0      190           5-14-89          24            0.000

Cheslor Cuthbert                       R/R          6-1      190           11-16-92        21            0.000

Alcides Escobar                        R/R          6-1      185           12-16-86        27            4.082

Johnny Giavotella                     R/R          5-8      185           7-10-87          26            1.011

Eric Hosmer                              L/L          6-4      215           10-24-89        24            2.146

Omar Infante                             R/R          6-0      150           12-26-81        32          10.120

Mike Moustakas                        L/R          6-0      195           9-11-88          25            2.111

Danny Valencia                        R/R          6-2      220           9-19-84          29            2.118

 

Outfielders (6)                          B/T          Ht        Wt           DOB              Age          MLS

Lane Adams                              R/R          6-4      190           11-13-89        24            0.000

Nori Aoki                                  L/R          5-7      176           1-5-82            32            2.000

Lorenzo Cain                            R/R          6-3      198           4-13-86          27            2.074

Jarrod Dyson                             L/R         5-10     160           8-15-84          29            2.088

Alex Gordon                             L/R          6-1      210           2-10-84          29            6.092

Justin Maxwell                          R/R          6-5      225           11-6-83          30            3.066

 

KANSAS CITY ROYALS 2014 SPRING TRAINING NON-ROSTER INVITEES (16 TOTAL)

Pitchers (7)                               B/T          Ht        Wt           DOB              Age            MLS

Jason Adam                              R/R          6-4      225           8-4-91            22             0.000

Scott Alexander                         L/L          6-2      190           7-10-89          24             0.000

Aaron Brooks                            R/R          6-4      220           4-27-90          23             0.000

Sugar Ray Marimon                  R/R          6-3      150           9-30-88          25             0.000

Cory Wade                                R/R          6-2      192           5-28-83          30             3.071

P.J. Walters                               R/R          6-4      200           3-12-85          29             1.114

Kyle Zimmer                             R/R          6-3      210           9-13-91          22             0.000

 

Catchers (3)                             B/T          Ht        Wt           DOB              Age            MLS

Juan Graterol                             R/R          6-1      205           2-14-89          24             0.000

Ramon Hernandez                    R/R          6-0      218           5-20-76          37           14.011

Adam Moore                             R/R          6-3      220           5-8-84            29             2.038

 

Infielders (2)                             B/T          Ht        Wt           DOB              Age            MLS

Jason Donald                            R/R          6-1      195           9-4-84            29             1.163

Brandon Laird                           R/R          6-1      215           9-11-87          26             0.109

 

Outfielders (4)                          B/T          Ht        Wt           DOB              Age            MLS

Jorge Bonifacio                         R/R          6-2      180           6-4-93            20             0.000

Gorkys Hernandez                    R/R          6-1      188           9-7-87            26             0.111

Melky Mesa                              R/R          6-1      165           1-31-87          26             0.037

Paulo Orlando                           R/R          6-3      165           11-1-85          28             0.000