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 $137,470,000 $110,750,000 $90,950,000 $68,950,000 $29,700,000
Signed Players 38 11 8 4 2
Catchers $7,800,000 $11,000,000 $11,200,000 $14,200,000 $14,200,000
Infield $32,739,606
Outfield $28,310,114 $20,000,000 $20,000,000 $23,000,000
Starting Pitchers $32,433,452 $39,000,000 $31,750,000 $31,750,000 $15,500,000
Relief Pitchers $29,646,164 $33,500,000 $18,000,000
Designated Hitter $3,750,000 $7,250,000 $10,000,000
Disabled List $20,185,250
Suspended
Retained/Deferred $16,864,034 $2,000,000


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-
 
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-
 
2nd Base Pos. 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Whit Merrifield 2B $543,750 0TC 0TC 0ARB 1 0ARB 2
Christian Colon 2B $114,034 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 0TC 0ARB 1 0ARB 2 0ARB 3
 
Shortstop Pos. 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Alcides Escobar SS $6,500,000 0UFA 0- 0- 0-
Raul Mondesi Jr. SS $537,250 0TC 0TC 0ARB 1 0ARB 2
Ramon Torres SS $535,000 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-
 
Center Field Pos. 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Lorenzo Cain CF $11,000,000 0UFA 0- 0- 0-
Michael Gigliotti CF $397,500 0- 0- 0- 0-
 
Right Field Pos. 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Paulo Orlando RF $558,250 0TC 0ARB 1 0ARB 2 0ARB 3
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-
Jason Hammel SP $5,000,000 $9,000,000 0- 0UFA 0-
Danny Duffy SP $5,000,000 $14,000,000 $15,250,000 $15,250,000 $15,500,000
Nate Karns SP $571,000 0ARB 1 0ARB 2 0ARB 3 0UFA
Jake Junis SP $535,000 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 $8,000,000 0UFA 0- 0-
Kelvin Herrera RP $5,325,000 0ARB 0UFA 0- 0-
Mike Minor RP $4,000,000 $10,000,000 0UFA 0- 0-
Travis Wood RP $4,000,000 $6,500,000 $8,000,000 0UFA 0-
Brian Flynn RP $556,000 0ARB 1 0ARB 2 0ARB 3 0UFA
Matthew Strahm RP $538,900 0TC 0TC 0ARB 1 0ARB 2
Scott Alexander RP $535,000 0TC 0TC 0ARB 1 0ARB 2
 
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
Omar Infante 2B $8,000,000 $2,000,000 0- 0- 0-
Christian Colon 2B $114,034 0- 0- 0- 0-