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Kansas City Royals 2021 Payroll

An updated look at the Kansas City Royals 2021 payroll salary table, including active salaries, bonuses, statuses, retained & dead payments, minor/non-roster players, and team totals.

Royals – The Athletic

Player Option
Club Option
Mutual Option
Qual. Offer
Estimate
Active Players (41) Age Pos. Status Waiver Options Base Salary Signing Bonus Payroll Salary Adj.
Salary
Payroll % Lux. Tax Salary
Duffy Danny Duffy 32 SP Vet $15,500,000 - $15,500,000 $15,500,000 23.63 13,000,000
Perez Salvador Perez 31 C Vet $13,000,000 $1,200,000 $14,200,000 $14,200,000 21.65 10,500,000
Soler Jorge Soler 29 DH Arb 2 $8,000,000 - $8,000,000 $8,000,000 12.20 8,000,000
Merrifield Whit Merrifield 32 CF Arb 2 2 $6,750,000 - $7,250,000 $7,250,000 11.05 4,062,500
Franco Maikel Franco 28 3B Arb 4 $6,250,000 - $6,250,000 $6,250,000 9.53 6,250,000
Keller Brad Keller 25 SP Arb 1 3 $3,350,000 - $3,350,000 $3,350,000 5.11 3,350,000
Mondesi Adalberto Mondesi 25 SS Arb 1 $3,000,000 - $3,000,000 $3,000,000 4.57 3,000,000
Dozier Hunter Dozier 29 OF Arb 1 1 $2,400,000 - $2,400,000 $2,400,000 3.66 2,400,000
Taylor Michael Taylor 30 CF Vet $1,750,000 - $1,750,000 $1,750,000 2.67 1,750,000
Junis Jake Junis 28 SP Arb 1 2 $1,600,000 - $1,600,000 $1,600,000 2.44 1,600,000
Hahn Jesse Hahn 31 RP Arb 3 $1,350,000 - $1,350,000 $1,350,000 2.06 1,350,000
Cordero Franchy Cordero 26 OF Arb 1 2 $950,000 - $950,000 $950,000 1.45 950,000
Barlow Scott Barlow 28 RP Pre-Arb 2 - - -0 -0 0.00 575,000
Blewett Scott Blewett 25 SP Pre-Arb 1 - - -0 -0 0.00 575,000
Bolanos Ronald Bolanos 24 SP Pre-Arb 2 - - -0 -0 0.00 575,000
Bubic Kris Bubic 23 P Pre-Arb 3 - - -0 -0 0.00 575,000
Fox Lucius Fox 23 SS Pre-Arb 2 - - -0 -0 0.00 575,000
Gallagher Cameron Gallagher 28 C Pre-Arb 1 - - -0 -0 0.00 575,000
Gutierrez Kelvin Gutierrez 26 3B Pre-Arb 1 - - -0 -0 0.00 575,000
Guzman Jeison Guzman 22 SS Pre-Arb 2 - - -0 -0 0.00 575,000
Heath Nick Heath 27 OF Pre-Arb 3 - - -0 -0 0.00 575,000
Hernandez Carlos Hernandez 24 P Pre-Arb 2 - - -0 -0 0.00 575,000
Lee Khalil Lee 23 CF Pre-Arb - - -0 -0 0.00 575,000
Lopez Nicholas Lopez 26 2B Pre-Arb 3 - - -0 -0 0.00 575,000
Lovelady Richard Lovelady 25 P Pre-Arb 1 - - -0 -0 0.00 575,000
McBroom Ryan McBroom 29 1B Pre-Arb 3 - - -0 -0 0.00 575,000
Mejia Erick Mejia 26 2B Pre-Arb 2 - - -0 -0 0.00 575,000
Minor Mike Minor 33 SP Vet - - -0 -0 0.00 3,625,000
Newberry Jake Newberry 26 RP Pre-Arb 2 - - -0 -0 0.00 575,000
O'Hearn Ryan O'Hearn 27 1B Pre-Arb 2 - - -0 -0 0.00 575,000
Olivares Edward Olivares 25 OF Pre-Arb 2 - - -0 -0 0.00 575,000
Rivero Sebastian Rivero 22 C Pre-Arb - - -0 -0 0.00 575,000
Sanabria Carlos Sanabria 24 RP Pre-Arb 2 - - -0 -0 0.00 575,000
Singer Brady Singer 24 P Pre-Arb 3 - - -0 -0 0.00 575,000
Starling Bubba Starling 28 CF Pre-Arb - - -0 -0 0.00 575,000
Staumont Josh Staumont 27 RP Pre-Arb 2 - - -0 -0 0.00 575,000
Tillo Daniel Tillo 25 P Pre-Arb - - -0 -0 0.00 575,000
Viloria Meibrys Viloria 24 C Pre-Arb - - -0 -0 0.00 575,000
Zerpa Angel Zerpa 21 P Pre-Arb - - -0 -0 0.00 575,000
Zimmer Kyle Zimmer 29 RP Pre-Arb 1 - - -0 -0 0.00 575,000
Zuber Tyler Zuber 26 P Pre-Arb 3 - - -0 -0 0.00 575,000


2021 Minor/In the System

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

Player (3) League Age Pos. Waiver Options Base Salary Signing Bonus Total Salary Adj.
Salary
Lux. Tax Salary
Adams Chance Adams 26 SP 1 - - -0 -0 0
Griffin Foster Griffin 25 SP 3 - - -0 -0 575,000
Speier Gabe Speier 26 P 2 - - -0 -0 0


2021 Payroll Totals

 
Payroll Type Base Salary Signing Bonus Incentives Total Salary Total Adj. Salary
Active Payroll $63,900,000 $1,200,000 $500,000 $65,600,000 $65,600,000
Total Payroll $63,900,000 $1,200,000 $500,000 $65,600,000 $65,600,000

 

2021 Competitive Balance Tax Totals

Payroll Type Total
Competitive Balance Tax Threshold $210,000,000
Total AAV/Payroll $75,937,500
Estimated Player Benefits $15,500,000
Estimated Minor League Contracts $2,500,000
Proj. Comp. Balance Payroll $93,937,500
Comp. Balance Tax Space $116,062,500