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Snapshot of Money Lost by Royals Because of Time on DL

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Josh Hermsmeyer at RotoBlog.com just released a data set of all injuries from 2002 to 2009.  I decided to go ahead and jump on the opportunity and look at the Royal teams and the top 30 players that cost the organization the most money for time on the DL.

Here is the list of which teams ranked from year to year:

Rank Year Salary Lost Total Day on DL Trips to DL Total Payroll % of Total Payroll
1 2007 $19,211,214 1644 19 $67,116,500 29%
2 2009 $15,103,488 888 13 $70,519,333 21%
3 2006 $11,833,014 953 14 $47,294,000 25%
4 2004 $10,682,789 1490 20 $47,609,000 22%
5 2003 $5,880,161 524 11 $40,518,000 15%
6 2008 $5,449,647 649 10 $58,245,500 9%
7 2002 $4,658,222 577 12 $47,257,000 10%
8 2005 $4,550,350 481 5 $36,881,000 12%

Players after the jump

Now time for the players, no real surprise at who is #1 (he came in 26th in all the league):

Rank Last First Salary Lost Days Lost
1 Sweeney Mike $17,694,444 298
2 Sanders Reggie $5,250,000 189
3 Guillen Jose $4,866,667 73
4 Crisp Coco $3,886,574 115
5 Elarton Scott $3,444,444 155
6 Sullivan Scott $3,153,333 226
7 Bale John $3,060,000 292
8 Gonzalez Juan $2,977,778 134
9 Dotel Octavio $2,666,667 96
10 Meche Gil $2,090,000 33
11 Grudzielanek Mark $2,033,333 84
12 Perez Odalis $1,894,444 44
13 Farnsworth Kyle $1,298,611 55
14 Santiago Benito $1,290,000 108
15 Marrero Eli $1,226,667 69
16 Hernandez Roberto $1,100,000 33
17 Hudson Luke $914,883 367
18 Randa Joe $862,500 42
19 Tucker Michael $779,167 51
20 Tomko Brett $716,667 43
21 Mientkiewicz Doug $709,167 69
22 Beltran Carlos $633,333 19
23 Cruz Juan $612,500 49
24 Buck John $596,111 37
25 Waechter Doug $579,556 163
26 Graffanino Tony $568,333 93
27 Affeldt Jeremy $555,600 194
28 Asencio Miguel $531,097 296
29 Nunez Leo $512,117 238
30 Knoblauch Chuck $500,000 45