Kansas City Royals 2024 Financial Summary

A current summary of Kansas City Royals 2024 player cap & cash figures.

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Total Payroll Allocations

$124,663,032 / 21st

Adjusted Payroll Total

$116,497,089

Tax Space

$86,390,790

Cash Total

$126,875,296 / 21st

2024 Active Roster

Pre-Arbitration
Arbitration
Player Option
Opt-Out
Club Option
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Player (26) Pos Age Payroll Salary Adjusted Luxury Tax Luxury Tax % League CBT Cash Total Free Agent Year
Perez
1
Salvador Perez
C 34 $20,000,000 $20,500,000 8.65% $20,000,000 2027
Wacha
2
Michael Wacha
SP 33 $16,000,000 $16,000,000 6.75% $16,000,000 2026
Lugo
3
Seth Lugo
SP 34 $15,000,000 $15,000,000 6.33% $15,000,000 2027
Renfroe
4
Hunter Renfroe
RF 32 $5,500,000 $6,500,000 2.74% $5,500,000 2026
Smith
5
Will Smith
RP 34 $5,000,000 $5,000,000 2.11% $5,000,000 2025
Singer
6
Brady Singer
SP 27 $4,850,000 $4,850,000 2.05% $4,850,000 2027
Stratton
7
Chris Stratton
RP 33 $3,500,000 $4,000,000 1.69% $3,500,000 2026
Witt Jr.
8
Bobby Witt Jr.
SS 24 $2,707,070 $26,252,525 11.08% $9,777,777 2038
Hampson
9
Garrett Hampson
SS 29 $2,000,000 $2,000,000 0.84% $2,000,000 2025
Frazier
10
Adam Frazier
2B 32 $2,000,000 $2,000,000 0.84% $2,000,000 2026
Anderson
11
Nick Anderson
RP 33 $1,575,000 $1,575,000 0.66% $1,575,000 2026
Schreiber
12
John Schreiber
RP 30 $1,175,000 $1,175,000 0.50% $1,175,000 2027
Hernandez
13
Carlos Hernandez
RP 27 $1,012,500 $1,012,500 0.43% $1,012,500 2028
Isbel
14
Kyle Isbel
CF 27 $758,250 $758,250 0.32% $758,250 2028
Melendez
15
MJ Melendez
RF 25 $754,750 $754,750 0.32% $754,750
Ragans
16
Cole Ragans
RP 26 $753,750 $753,750 0.32% $753,750
Pasquantino
17
Vinnie Pasquantino
1B 26 $752,750 $752,750 0.32% $752,750
Garcia
18
Maikel Garcia
SS 24 $751,250 $751,250 0.32% $751,250
Zerpa
19
Angel Zerpa
SP 24 $748,250 $748,250 0.32% $748,250
Velazquez
20
Nelson Velazquez
CF 25 $747,000 $747,000 0.32% $747,000
McArthur
21
James McArthur
SP 27 $745,750 $745,750 0.31% $745,750
Marsh
22
Alec Marsh
P 26 $744,750 $744,750 0.31% $744,750
Fermin
23
Freddy Fermin
C 29 $744,500 $744,500 0.31% $744,500
Blanco
24
Dairon Blanco
OF 31 $743,750 $743,750 0.31% $743,750
Loftin
25
Nick Loftin
SS 25 $602,339 $602,339 0.25% $602,339
Long
26
Sam Long
RP 28 $525,096 $525,096 0.22% $525,096

2024 Injured List

Salaries from players who have been placed on the injured list, still counting against the payroll.

Player (5) Pos Age Payroll Salary Adjusted Luxury Tax Luxury Tax % League CBT Cash Total Free Agent Year
Bubic
1
Kris Bubic
SP 26 $2,350,000 $2,350,000 - $2,350,000
Wright
2
Kyle Wright
SP 28 $1,800,000 $1,800,000 - $1,800,000
Taylor
3
Josh Taylor
RP 31 $1,100,000 $1,100,000 - $1,100,000
Massey
4
Michael Massey
2B 26 $757,000 $757,000 0.32% $757,000
Altavilla
5
Dan Altavilla
RP 31 $507,270 $507,270 0.21% $507,270

2024 Suspended/Restricted

Salaries from players who have been suspended/restricted, still counting against the payroll.

Player (1) Pos Age Payroll Salary Adjusted Luxury Tax Luxury Tax % League CBT Cash Total Free Agent Year
Lyles
1
Jordan Lyles
SP 33 $8,500,000 $8,500,000 - $8,500,000

2024 Retained

Leftover salaries from players who have been traded or released, or buyouts for declined options.

Player (3) Pos Age Payroll Salary Adjusted Luxury Tax Luxury Tax % League CBT Free Agent Year
Dozier
1
Hunter Dozier
1B 32 $10,000,000 $6,250,000 2.64%
Sauer
2
Matt Sauer
RP 25 $214,812 $214,812 0.09%
Anderson
3
Nick Anderson
RP 33 $100,000 $100,000 0.04%

2024 Payroll Totals

Payroll Summary
Active Roster $89,691,755 16th
Injured List $6,514,270 30th
Suspended/Restricted $8,500,000 1st
Retained $10,314,812 15th
Minor $1,476,252 19th
Total Payroll Allocations $124,663,032 21st
Total Adjusted Payroll Allocations $116,497,089 20th

2024 Active Competitive Balance Tax Totals

Tax Summary
Tax figures based on payroll data only. Outside revenue sources will be adjusted when available after the regular season.
Competitive Balance Tax Threshold $237,000,000
Est. Guaranteed Contracts $115,237,210 15th
Est. Injured Contracts $6,514,270 -
Est. Retained Contracts $6,564,812 -
Est. Player Benefits $17,000,000 -
Est. Minor Buried League Contracts $1,376,252 -
Est. Minor League Contracts $2,250,000 -
Est. Pre-Arbitration Bonus Pool Contribution $1,666,666 -
Est. Actual Tax Payroll $150,609,210 -
Est. Competitive Balance Tax Space $86,390,790 12th
     
Est. Projected Competitive Balance Tax Space (Active + Est. Arb + Est. Pre-Arb) $86,390,790 -

2024 Minor

Salaries from players currently in the system. denotes a buried salary that counts against the payroll.

Player (13) Pos Age Payroll Salary Adjusted Luxury Tax Luxury Tax % League CBT Cash Total Free Agent Year
1
Jake Brentz
RP 29 $1,050,000 $950,000 0.40% $1,050,000 2027
2
Tyler Duffey
RP 33 $172,032 $172,032 - $172,032 2025
3
Daniel Lynch
SP 27 $67,626 $67,626 0.03% $67,626 2028
4
Will Klein
RP 24 $59,670 $59,670 0.03% $59,670
5
Austin Nola
C 34 $31,452 $31,452 0.01% $31,452 2026
6
Drew Waters
OF 25 $27,846 $27,846 0.01% $27,846
7
Colin Selby
P 26 $23,868 $23,868 0.01% $23,868
8
Anthony Veneziano
P 26 $19,890 $19,890 0.01% $19,890
9
Nick Pratto
1B 25 $11,934 $11,934 0.01% $11,934
10
Steven Cruz
RP 25 $7,956 $7,956 0.00% $7,956
11
Jonathan Bowlan
SP 27 $3,978 $3,978 0.00% $3,978
12
Tyler Gentry
OF 25 - - - -
13
John McMillon
P 26 - - - -

TRANSACTIONS

Jun 22, 2024
Steven Cruz

Optioned to the Minors by Kansas City (KC)

Jun 21, 2024
Austin Nola

Optioned to the Minors by Kansas City (KC)

Jun 20, 2024
Steven Cruz

Recalled from the Minors by Kansas City (KC)

Jun 18, 2024
Drew Waters

Optioned to the Minors by Kansas City (KC)

Jun 15, 2024
Anthony Veneziano

Optioned to the Minors by Kansas City (KC)

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