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Kansas City Royals 2019 Payroll

An updated look at the Kansas City Royals 2019 payroll salary table, including active salaries, bonuses, statuses, retained & dead payments, minor/non-roster players, and team totals.

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Active Players (25) Age Pos. Status Waiver Options Base Salary Signing Bonus Payroll Salary Adj.
Salary
Payroll % Lux. Tax Salary
Gordon Alex Gordon 35 LF Vet $20,000,000 - $20,000,000 $20,000,000 19.86 18,000,000
Kennedy Ian Kennedy 34 RP Vet $16,500,000 - $16,500,000 $16,500,000 16.38 14,000,000
Duffy Danny Duffy 30 SP Vet $15,250,000 - $15,250,000 $15,250,000 15.14 13,000,000
Soler Jorge Soler 27 DH Pre-Arb $4,000,000 $666,667 $4,666,667 $4,666,667 4.63 3,333,333
Hamilton Billy Hamilton 28 CF Arb 3 3 $4,250,000 - $4,250,000 $4,250,000 4.22 5,250,000
Diekman Jake Diekman 32 RP Vet $2,250,000 - $2,250,000 $2,250,000 2.23 2,750,000
Peralta Wily Peralta 30 RP Arb 3 $2,250,000 - $2,250,000 $2,250,000 2.23 3,250,000
Duda Lucas Duda 33 1B Vet $1,250,000 - $1,250,000 $1,250,000 1.24 1,250,000
Merrifield Whit Merrifield 30 2B Pre-Arb 2 $1,000,000 - $1,000,000 $1,000,000 0.99 4,062,500
Flynn Brian Flynn 29 RP Arb 1 $800,000 - $800,000 $800,000 0.79 800,000
Barlow Scott Barlow 26 P Pre-Arb 2 $650,000 - $650,000 $604,635 0.60 604,635
Junis Jake Junis 26 SP Pre-Arb 2 $578,250 - $578,250 $578,250 0.57 578,250
Keller Brad Keller 23 SP Pre-Arb 3 $578,175 - $578,175 $578,175 0.57 578,175
Mondesi Adalberto Mondesi 23 SS Pre-Arb 1 $576,000 - $576,000 $576,000 0.57 576,000
Dozier Hunter Dozier 27 3B Pre-Arb 1 $567,225 - $567,225 $567,225 0.56 567,225
Lopez Jorge Lopez 26 RP Pre-Arb $562,250 - $562,250 $562,250 0.56 562,250
Cuthbert Cheslor Cuthbert 26 DH Arb 1 $850,000 - $850,000 $557,540 0.55 557,540
Gallagher Cameron Gallagher 26 C Pre-Arb 1 $557,125 - $557,125 $557,125 0.55 557,125
Sparkman Glenn Sparkman 27 RP Pre-Arb 3 $555,000 - $555,000 $480,424 0.48 480,424
McCarthy Kevin McCarthy 27 RP Pre-Arb 2 $578,250 - $578,250 $447,696 0.44 447,696
Lopez Nicholas Lopez 24 SS Pre-Arb $555,000 - $555,000 $414,776 0.41 414,776
Newberry Jake Newberry 24 RP Pre-Arb 3 $555,000 - $555,000 $367,032 0.36 367,032
Hill Tim Hill 29 RP Pre-Arb 3 $573,175 - $573,175 $339,020 0.34 339,020
Starling Bubba Starling 26 CF Pre-Arb $555,000 - $555,000 $238,720 0.24 238,720
Viloria Meibrys Viloria 22 C Pre-Arb 2 $555,000 - $555,000 $226,784 0.23 226,784


2019 Injured List

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

Player (3) Age Pos. Status Waiver Options Base Salary Signing Bonus Total Salary Adj.
Salary
Payroll % Tax Payroll
Perez Salvador Perez (60-day) 29 C Vet $10,000,000 $1,200,000 $11,200,000 $11,200,000 11.12 10,500,000
Hahn Jesse Hahn (60-day) 29 SP Arb 1 $800,000 - $800,000 $800,000 0.79 800,000
Oaks Trevor Oaks (60-day) 26 SP Pre-Arb 2 $555,350 - $555,350 $555,350 0.55 555,350


2019 Retained Salaries

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

Player (10) Age Pos. Base Salary Signing Bonus Total Salary Adj.
Salary
Payroll % Tax Payroll
Owings Chris Owings 27 2B $3,000,000 - $3,000,000 $3,000,000 2.98 3,000,000
Boxberger Brad Boxberger 31 RP $2,200,000 - $2,200,000 $2,200,000 2.18 2,200,000
Hammel Jason Hammel 36 RP $2,000,000 - $2,000,000 $2,000,000 1.99 -
Wood Travis Wood 32 SP $1,500,000 - $1,500,000 $1,500,000 1.49 0
Maldonado Martin Maldonado 32 C $1,465,043 - $1,465,043 $1,465,043 1.45 1,465,043
Bailey Homer Bailey 33 SP $304,368 - $304,368 $304,368 0.30 304,368
Schwindel Frank Schwindel 27 1B $41,776 - $41,776 $41,776 0.04 41,776
Lively Ben Lively 27 SP $35,808 - $35,808 $35,808 0.04 35,808
Peralta Wily Peralta 30 RP $25,000 - $25,000 $25,000 0.02 -
Ellis Chris Ellis 26 RP $17,904 - $17,904 $17,904 0.02 17,904


2019 Minor/In the System

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

Player (42) League Age Pos. Waiver Options Base Salary Signing Bonus Total Salary Adj.
Salary
Tax Payroll
Montgomery Mike Montgomery 29 RP $2,440,000 - $2,440,000 $1,010,086 1,010,086
Blewett Scott Blewett AAA 23 SP 3 $555,000 - $555,000 $555,000 150,000
Greene Conner Greene 24 P 2 $555,000 - $555,000 $555,000 150,000
Hernandez Arnaldo Hernandez AAA 23 SP 3 $555,000 - $555,000 $555,000 150,000
Phillips Brett Phillips AAA 25 RF 1 $555,000 - $555,000 $555,000 150,000
Staumont Josh Staumont AAA 25 SP 3 $555,000 - $555,000 $555,000 150,000
Gore Terrance Gore 28 CF $650,000 - $650,000 $350,000 350,000
Skoglund Eric Skoglund 26 SP 2 $568,175 - $568,175 $274,950 274,950
O'Hearn Ryan O'Hearn 25 1B 3 $557,650 - $557,650 $233,844 233,844
Lovelady Richard Lovelady 23 P $555,000 - $555,000 $137,264 137,264
Gutierrez Kelvin Gutierrez 24 3B 2 $555,000 - $555,000 $86,536 86,536
Fillmyer Heath Fillmyer 25 SP 2 $555,000 - $555,000 $62,664 62,664
Arteaga Humberto Arteaga 25 SS $555,000 - $555,000 $35,808 35,808
Zimmer Kyle Zimmer 27 RP 1 $555,000 - $555,000 $32,824 32,824
Bonifacio Jorge Bonifacio 26 RF 1 $555,000 - $555,000 $20,888 20,888
Burt D.J. Burt AAA 23 3B - - -0 -0 0
Castellano Angelo Castellano AAA 24 SS - - -0 -0 0
d'Arnaud Chase d'Arnaud 32 3B - - -0 -0 0
de San Miguel Allan de San Miguel AAA 31 C - - -0 -0 0
Dini Nick Dini AAA 25 C - - -0 -0 0
Duenez Samir Duenez AAA 23 1B 1 - - -0 -0 0
Dziedzic Jonathan Dziedzic AAA 28 P - - -0 -0 0
Featherston Taylor Featherston 29 2B 1 - - -0 -0 0
Fernandez Xavier Fernandez AAA 23 C - - -0 -0 0
Flores Jecksson Flores AAA 25 3B - - -0 -0 0
Hernandez Elier Hernandez AAA 24 RF - - -0 -0 0
Jones Travis Jones AAA 23 1B - - -0 -0 0
Kalish Jake Kalish AAA 27 P - - -0 -0 0
Lee Khalil Lee AAA 21 CF - - -0 -0 0
Lovvorn Zach Lovvorn AAA 25 RP - - -0 -0 0
Machado Andres Machado AAA 26 P 2 - - -0 -0 0
Marte Yunior Marte AAA 24 P - - -0 -0 0
Martin Rudy Martin AAA 23 RF - - -0 -0 0
Mejia Erick Mejia AAA 24 2B - - -0 -0 0
Peterson Kort Peterson AAA 25 RF - - -0 -0 0
Ratliff Tad Ratliff AAA 23 P - - -0 -0 0
Sheller Walker Sheller AAA 24 P - - -0 -0 0
Speier Gabe Speier AAA 24 P - - -0 -0 0
Susac Andrew Susac AAA 29 C - - -0 -0 0
Terrero Franco Terrero AAA 24 P - - -0 -0 0
Ynoa Michael Ynoa AAA 27 RP - - -0 -0 0
Zuber Tyler Zuber AAA 24 P - - -0 -0 0


2019 Signing Bonus

Does not count against team payroll.

Player (10) Age Pos. Base Salary Signing Bonus Total Salary Adj.
Salary
Payroll %
Witt Jr.Bobby Witt Jr. 19 SS - $7,789,900 $7,789,900 $7,789,900 7.74
PenaErick Pena 16 OF - $3,800,000 $3,800,000 $3,800,000 3.77
McConnellBrady McConnell 21 SS - $2,222,450 $2,222,450 $2,222,450 2.21
MarshAlec Marsh 21 P - $906,800 $906,800 $906,800 0.90
GambrellGrant Gambrell 21 P - $650,000 $650,000 $650,000 0.65
MasseyMichael Massey 21 2B - $472,500 $472,500 $472,500 0.47
RaveJohn Rave 21 CF - $297,500 $297,500 $297,500 0.30
BiasiDante Biasi 21 P - $247,500 $247,500 $247,500 0.25
MurdockNoah Murdock 20 P - $230,500 $230,500 $230,500 0.23
ParrishDrew Parrish 21 P - $187,400 $187,400 $187,400 0.19
HooperJustin Hooper 22 P - $125,000 $125,000 $125,000 0.12
LukasAdam Lukas 20 P - $125,000 $125,000 $125,000 0.12
PasquantinoVinnie Pasquantino 21 1B - $125,000 $125,000 $125,000 0.12
TolbertTyler Tolbert 21 SS - $125,000 $125,000 $125,000 0.12
VenezianoAnthony Veneziano 21 P - $122,500 $122,500 $122,500 0.12
DunganClay Dungan 23 SS - $2,500 $2,500 $2,500 0.00


2019 Payroll Totals

 
Payroll Type Total
Active Payroll $75,312,319
Injured Reserve Money $12,555,350
Retained Salary $10,589,899
Buried Minor Salary $2,244,864
Total Payroll $100,702,432
Payroll Type Base Salary Signing Bonus Total Salary Total Adj. Salary
Active Payroll $76,395,450 $666,667 - $77,062,117 $75,312,319
Injured Reserve Money $11,355,350 $1,200,000 - $12,555,350 $12,555,350
Retained Salary $10,589,899 - - $10,589,899 $10,589,899
Buried Minor Salary $7,545,825 - - $7,545,825 $2,244,864
Total Payroll $105,886,524 $1,866,667 - $107,753,191 $100,702,432

 

2019 Competitive Balance Tax Totals

Payroll Type Total
Competitive Balance Tax Threshold $206,000,000
Total AAV/Payroll $82,851,248
Estimated Player Benefits $14,500,000
Estimated Minor League Contracts $0
Proj. Comp. Balance Payroll $97,351,248
Comp. Balance Tax Space $108,648,752