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 Payroll Breakdown Totals

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

  2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total Payroll Allocations $92,712,500 $91,950,000 $72,950,000 $29,700,000
Signed Players 45 31 27 23 16
Catchers $11,000,000 $11,200,000 $14,200,000 $14,200,000
Infield
Outfield $24,000,000 $24,000,000 $27,000,000
Starting Pitchers $41,875,000 $46,750,000 $31,750,000 $15,500,000
Relief Pitchers $7,937,500
Designated Hitter $7,250,000 $10,000,000
Disabled List
Suspended
Retained/Deferred $12,900,000


Team Control
Arbitration
Player Option
Club Option
Mutual Option

Roster Payroll Figures

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

Catchers Pos. 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Salvador Perez C $8,700,000 $11,200,000 $14,200,000 $14,200,000 0UFA
Drew Butera C $2,300,000 0UFA 0- 0- 0-
Cameron Gallagher C 0TC 0TC 0TC 0ARB 1 0ARB 2
Meibrys Viloria C 0- 0- 0- 0- 0-
 
1st Base Pos. 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Samir Duenez 1B 0TC 0TC 0TC 0ARB 1 0ARB 2
 
2nd Base Pos. 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Whit Merrifield 2B 0TC 0TC 0ARB 1 0ARB 2 0ARB 3
 
3rd Base Pos. 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cheslor Cuthbert 3B 0TC 0ARB 1 0ARB 2 0ARB 3 0UFA
Hunter Dozier 3B 0TC 0TC 0TC 0ARB 1 0ARB 2
 
Shortstop Pos. 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Raul Mondesi Jr. SS 0TC 0TC 0TC 0ARB 1 0ARB 2
Ramon Torres SS 0TC 0TC 0TC 0ARB 1 0ARB 2
 
Left Field Pos. 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Alex Gordon LF $20,000,000 $20,000,000 0UFA 0- 0-
Jorge Soler LF $4,000,000 $4,000,000 $4,000,000 0UFA 0-
Tyler Collins LF 0- 0ARB 1 0ARB 2 0ARB 3 0UFA
Terrance Gore LF 0- 0TC 0ARB 1 0ARB 2 0ARB 3
Cody Asche LF 0- 0ARB 3 0UFA 0- 0-
 
Center Field Pos. 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Billy Burns CF 0TC 0ARB 1 0ARB 2 0ARB 3 0UFA
Bubba Starling CF 0TC 0TC 0TC 0ARB 1 0ARB 2
 
Right Field Pos. 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Paulo Orlando RF 0TC 0ARB 1 0ARB 2 0ARB 3 0UFA
Jorge Bonifacio RF 0TC 0TC 0ARB 1 0ARB 2 0ARB 3
 
Starting Pitchers Pos. 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Ian Kennedy SP $16,000,000 $16,500,000 $16,500,000 0UFA 0-
Danny Duffy SP $14,000,000 $15,250,000 $15,250,000 $15,500,000 0UFA
Jason Hammel SP $9,000,000 $12,000,000 0UFA 0- 0-
Wily Peralta SP $1,500,000 $3,000,000 0UFA 0- 0-
Nate Karns SP $1,375,000 0TC 0TC 0UFA 0-
Onelki Garcia SP 0- 0ARB 1 0ARB 2 0ARB 3 0UFA
Sam Gaviglio SP 0TC 0TC 0TC 0ARB 1 0ARB 2
Jake Junis SP 0TC 0TC 0TC 0ARB 1 0ARB 2
Burch Smith SP 0- 0TC 0TC 0TC 0TC
Kyle Zimmer SP 0TC 0TC 0TC 0ARB 1 0ARB 2
 
Relief Pitchers Pos. 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Kelvin Herrera RP/CL $7,937,500 0UFA 0- 0- 0-
Mike Minor RP $1,250,000 $9,833,333 $9,833,334 0- 0-
Brian Flynn RP 0TC 0ARB 1 0ARB 2 0ARB 3 0UFA
Seth Maness RP 0- 0ARB 4 0UFA 0- 0-
Brandon Maurer RP 0ARB 2 0ARB 3 0UFA 0- 0-
Eric Skoglund RP 0TC 0TC 0TC 0ARB 1 0ARB 2
Miguel Almonte RP 0TC 0TC 0TC 0ARB 1 0ARB 2
Mike Broadway RP 0- 0ARB 1 0ARB 2 0ARB 3 0UFA
Ryan Buchter RP 0TC 0ARB 1 0ARB 2 0ARB 3 0UFA
 
Designated Hitter Pos. 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Brandon Moss DH $7,250,000 $10,000,000 0UFA 0- 0-
   

Retained/Buried Payroll Figures

Pos. 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Travis Wood SP $6,500,000 0- 0- 0- 0-
Omar Infante 2B $2,000,000 0- 0- 0- 0-
Chris Young RP $1,500,000 0- 0- 0- 0-
Joakim Soria RP $1,000,000 $10,000,000 0- 0- 0-