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   $129,839,938 $97,616,667 $73,616,667 $29,700,000
Signed Players   24 21 17 12 7
Catchers   $11,000,000 $11,200,000 $14,200,000 $14,200,000
Infield   $12,069,500 $15,000,000
Outfield   $30,113,757 $24,666,667 $27,666,667
Starting Pitchers   $42,048,250 $43,750,000 $31,750,000 $15,500,000
Relief Pitchers   $12,367,980 $3,000,000
Designated Hitter   $573,500
Disabled List   $3,744,000
Suspended   $561,900
Retained/Deferred   $16,150,000


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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 $545,000 0TC 0TC 0ARB 1 0ARB 2
 
1st Base Pos. 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Lucas Duda 1B $3,500,000 0- 0- 0- 0-
 
2nd Base Pos. 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Whit Merrifield 2B $569,500 0TC 0ARB 1 0ARB 2 0ARB 3
 
3rd Base Pos. 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Mike Moustakas 3B $5,500,000 0UFA 0- 0- 0-
 
Shortstop Pos. 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Alcides Escobar SS $2,500,000 0UFA 0- 0- 0-
 
Left Field Pos. 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Jorge Soler LF $4,666,667 $4,666,667 $4,666,667 0UFA 0-
 
Center Field Pos. 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Alex Gordon LF $20,000,000 $20,000,000 0UFA 0- 0-
Abraham Almonte CF $825,000 0ARB 2 0ARB 3 0UFA 0-
Paulo Orlando RF $568,500 0ARB 1 0ARB 2 0ARB 3 0UFA
Bubba Starling CF $545,000 0TC 0TC 0ARB 1 0ARB 2
 
Right Field Pos. 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Jon Jay CF $3,000,000 0UFA 0- 0- 0-
Jorge Bonifacio RF $561,900 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-
Nate Karns SP $1,375,000 0ARB 2 0ARB 3 0UFA 0-
Jesse Hahn SP $574,000 0ARB 1 0ARB 2 0ARB 3 0UFA
Jake Junis SP $554,250 0TC 0TC 0ARB 1 0ARB 2
Eric Skoglund SP $545,000 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-
Brandon Maurer RP $2,950,000 0ARB 3 0UFA 0- 0-
Wily Peralta SP $1,500,000 $3,000,000 0UFA 0- 0-
Justin Grimm RP $1,250,000 0ARB 4 0UFA 0- 0-
Blaine Boyer RP $1,000,000 0UFA 0- 0- 0-
Brian Flynn RP $573,500 0ARB 1 0ARB 2 0ARB 3 0UFA
Kevin McCarthy RP $554,250 0TC 0TC 0ARB 1 0ARB 2
Burch Smith SP $552,400 0TC 0ARB 1 0ARB 2 0ARB 3
Brad Keller RP $545,000 0- 0- 0- 0-
 
Designated Hitter Pos. 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cheslor Cuthbert 3B $573,500 0ARB 1 0ARB 2 0ARB 3 0UFA
   

Retained/Buried Payroll Figures

Pos. 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Travis Wood SP $6,500,000 0- 0- 0- 0-
Brandon Moss DH $3,250,000 0- 0- 0- 0-
Omar Infante 2B $2,000,000 0- 0- 0- 0-
Chris Young RP $1,500,000 0- 0- 0- 0-
Mike Minor RP $1,250,000 0- 0- 0- 0-
Joakim Soria RP/CL $1,000,000 0- 0- 0- 0-