Kansas City Royals Active Financial Summary

A summary of financial breakdowns for the Kansas City Royals, including multi-year payrolls, active roster salaries, top earnings, contracts, & free agents.

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Salary Cap Breakdown Totals

A current & future look at the signed players & cap dollars allocated by position group.

  2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Total Cap Allocations $146,910,800 $100,250,000 $86,950,000 $72,950,000 $29,700,000
Signed Players 40 10 8 5 2
Catchers $5,866,611 $11,000,000 $11,200,000 $14,200,000 $14,200,000
Infield $28,498,407
Outfield $30,535,558 $20,000,000 $20,000,000 $23,000,000
Starting Pitchers $32,983,019 $39,000,000 $31,750,000 $31,750,000 $15,500,000
Relief Pitchers $20,061,067 $19,000,000 $10,000,000
Designated Hitter $3,750,000 $7,250,000 $10,000,000
Disabled List $5,873,652
Suspended
Retained/Deferred $30,474,905 $10,000,000


Active Roster Payroll Figures

Current & future salary cap figures for players on the active roster. For more view the complete Royals Salary Payroll Table

Catchers Pos. 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Salvador Perez C $4,200,000 $8,700,000 $11,200,000 $14,200,000 $14,200,000
MJ Melendez C $2,100,000 0- 0- 0- 0-
Drew Butera C $1,500,000 $2,300,000 0UFA 0- 0-
Brayan Pena C $535,000 0UFA 0- 0- 0-
Cameron Gallagher C $535,000 0- 0- 0- 0-
Christopher Hudgins C $125,000 0- 0- 0- 0-
Nick Hutchins C $75,000 0- 0- 0- 0-
Brady Cox C $1,000 0- 0- 0- 0-
Ramon Castro C 0- 0- 0- 0- 0-
 
1st Base Pos. 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Eric Hosmer 1B $12,250,000 0UFA 0- 0- 0-
Nick Pratto 1B $3,450,000 0- 0- 0- 0-
Samir Duenez 1B 0- 0- 0- 0- 0-
 
2nd Base Pos. 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Omar Infante 2B 0- 0- 0- 0- 0-
Whit Merrifield 2B $543,750 0- 0- 0- 0-
Christian Colon 2B $114,034 0- 0- 0- 0-
Dean Anna 2B 0- 0- 0- 0- 0-
 
3rd Base Pos. 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Mike Moustakas 3B $8,700,000 0UFA 0- 0- 0-
Cheslor Cuthbert 3B $552,250 0- 0- 0- 0-
Hunter Dozier 3B $536,100 0- 0- 0- 0-
Garin Cecchini 3B 0- 0- 0- 0- 0-
 
Shortstop Pos. 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Alcides Escobar SS $6,500,000 0UFA 0- 0- 0-
Raul Mondesi Jr. SS $537,250 0- 0- 0- 0-
Ramon Torres SS $535,000 0- 0- 0- 0-
Julio Gonzalez SS $125,000 0- 0- 0- 0-
 
Left Field Pos. 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Alex Gordon LF $16,000,000 $20,000,000 $20,000,000 0UFA 0-
Melky Cabrera LF $15,000,000 0UFA 0- 0- 0-
Jorge Soler LF $3,000,000 $4,000,000 $4,000,000 $4,000,000 0UFA
Terrance Gore LF $536,500 0- 0- 0- 0-
Zach Walters LF 0- 0- 0- 0- 0-
 
Center Field Pos. 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Lorenzo Cain CF $11,000,000 0UFA 0- 0- 0-
Billy Burns CF $535,000 0- 0- 0- 0UFA
Michael Gigliotti CF $397,500 0- 0- 0- 0-
Bubba Starling CF 0- 0- 0- 0- 0-
 
Right Field Pos. 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Paulo Orlando RF $558,250 0- 0- 0- 0-
Jorge Bonifacio RF $535,000 0- 0- 0- 0-
 
Starting Pitchers Pos. 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Ian Kennedy SP $13,500,000 $16,000,000 $16,500,000 $16,500,000 0UFA
Jason Vargas SP $8,000,000 0UFA 0- 0- 0-
Danny Duffy SP $5,000,000 $14,000,000 $15,250,000 $15,250,000 $15,500,000
Jason Hammel SP $5,000,000 $9,000,000 0- 0UFA 0-
Travis Wood SP $4,000,000 $6,500,000 $8,000,000 0- 0-
Trevor Cahill SP $1,750,000 0UFA 0- 0- 0-
Kris Medlen SP $1,000,000 0- 0- 0- 0-
Nate Karns SP $571,000 0- 0- 0- 0UFA
Eric Skoglund SP $535,000 0- 0- 0- 0-
Jake Junis SP $535,000 0- 0- 0- 0-
Josh Staumont SP 0- 0- 0- 0- 0-
Kyle Zimmer SP 0- 0- 0- 0- 0-
 
Relief Pitchers Pos. 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Joakim Soria RP $8,000,000 $9,000,000 $10,000,000 0UFA 0-
Chris Young RP $5,750,000 $1,500,000 0- 0- 0-
Kelvin Herrera RP/CL $5,325,000 0- 0UFA 0- 0-
Mike Minor RP $4,000,000 $10,000,000 0UFA 0- 0-
Brandon Maurer RP $1,900,000 0- 0- 0UFA 0-
Seth Maness RP $1,250,000 0- 0- 0- 0-
Peter Moylan RP $1,000,000 0UFA 0- 0- 0-
Brian Flynn RP $556,000 0- 0- 0- 0-
Ryan Buchter RP $544,700 0- 0- 0- 0-
Miguel Almonte RP $535,000 0- 0- 0- 0-
Scott Alexander RP $535,000 0- 0- 0- 0-
Neftali Feliz RP $535,000 0UFA 0- 0- 0-
Luke Hochevar RP $500,000 0- 0- 0- 0-
Blake Wood RP $460,000 0- 0- 0- 0-
Matthew Strahm RP $303,335 0- 0- 0- 0-
Alberto Alburquerque RP $90,613 0- 0- 0- 0-
Adrian Alcantara RP 0- 0- 0- 0- 0-
Zach Lovvorn RP 0- 0- 0- 0- 0-
Clay Mortensen RP 0- 0UFA 0- 0- 0-
Chris Withrow RP 0- 0- 0- 0- 0-
 
Designated Hitter Pos. 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Brandon Moss DH $3,750,000 $7,250,000 $10,000,000 0UFA 0-
   

Retained/Buried Payroll Figures

Pos. 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Alberto Alburquerque RP $90,613 0- 0- 0- 0-
Luke Farrell P $2,923 0- 0- 0- 0-
Chris Young RP $5,750,000 $1,500,000 0- 0- 0-
Travis Wood SP $4,000,000 $6,500,000 $8,000,000 0- 0-
Matthew Strahm RP $303,335 0- 0- 0- 0-
Christian Colon 2B $114,034 0- 0- 0- 0-