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Bubba Starling

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Kansas City Royals Center Field Age: 28-11d Exp: 1.147 Years Bat/Throw: Right/Right
Drafted: Round 1 (#5 overall), 2011 College: Gardner-Edgerton HS Agent(s): (Boras Corporation)

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Royals – The Athletic

  • Current Contract

    Bubba Starling signed a 1 year / - contract with the Kansas City Royals, including an annual average salary of -.

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / -
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary -
    Free Agent: 2026 / UFA
    Year   Age Base Salary Luxury Tax Salary Payroll Salary Adjusted Salary Yearly Cash
    2021 Contract details by year 28 - $ - - -($0)
    2022 Bubba Starling Contracts, Salaries, Cap Figures 29 TC  
    2023 Bubba Starling Contracts, Salaries, Cap Figures 30 ARB 1  
    2024 Bubba Starling Contracts, Salaries, Cap Figures 31 ARB 2  
    2025 Bubba Starling Contracts, Salaries, Cap Figures 32 ARB 3  
    2026 Free Agent Year 33 UFA  
    Sources: MLB contract specifics generally collected from Baseball Prospectus & Rotoworld.

    Previous Contracts

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    2020-2020

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $568,250
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $568,250
    Free Agent: 2026 / UFA

    2019-2019

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $555,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $555,000
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA

    2018-2018

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $545,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $545,000
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA

    2017-2017

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $535,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $535,000
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA

    2016-2016

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $507,500
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $507,500
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA

    2011-2011Signing Bonus

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $7,500,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $7,500,000
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    2011 Player Cash Earnings - $7,500,000 - $7,500,000
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $108,151 - - $108,151
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $238,720 - - $238,720
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $210,463 - - $210,463
    Est. Earnings
    (3 seasons)
    $557,334 $7,500,000 - $8,057,334
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    3 seasons Player Cash Earnings $557,334 $7,500,000 - $8,057,334
    * denotes deferred payment
  • Transactions

    Dec 13 2020Signed a minor league contract with Kansas City (KC)
    Dec 2 2020Non-tendered by Kansas City (KC)
    Mar 5 2020Signed a 1 year $568,250 contract with Kansas City (KC)
    Dec 17 2018Signed a minor league contract with Kansas City (KC)
    Nov 30 2018Non-tendered by Kansas City (KC)
    Mar 4 2016Signed a 1 year $507,500 contract with Kansas City (KC)
    Aug 15 2011Signed a contract with Kansas City (KC)
    Jun 6 2011Drafted by Kansas City (KC): Round 1 (#5 overall)

  • Injuries

    A look at the injuries for Bubba Starling, and the financial implications.

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    Statistics

    Season Team GP GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SB K AVG OBP SLG OPS WAR
    2020 KC 35 16 59 5 10 1 0 1 5 4 0 27 .169 .219 .237 .456 -0.76
    2019 KC 56 49 186 26 40 7 0 4 12 9 2 56 .215 .255 .317 .572 -0.84
    Totals 91 65 245 31 50 8 0 5 17 13 2 83 0.204 0.246 0.298 0.544 -1.60