Kansas City Royals

Kansas City Royals 2021 Payroll

Royals 2021 Payroll

An updated look at the Kansas City Royals 2021 payroll table, including base pay, bonuses, options, & tax allocations.

 

Royals – The Athletic

Player Option
Club Option
Mutual Option
Qual. Offer
Estimate
Active Players (28) Age Pos. Status Waiver Options Base Salary Signing Bonus Payroll Salary Adj.
Salary
Payroll % Lux. Tax Salary
Perez Salvador Perez 31 C Vet $13,000,000 $1,200,000 $14,200,000 $14,200,000 16.69 8,750,000
Merrifield Whit Merrifield 32 RF Arb 2 2 $6,750,000 - $7,450,000 $7,450,000 8.75 4,062,500
Santana Carlos Santana 35 1B Vet $7,000,000 - $7,000,000 $7,000,000 8.23 8,750,000
Benintendi Andrew Benintendi 26 LF Arb 2 3 $6,600,000 - $6,600,000 $3,800,000 4.47 2,200,000
Holland Greg Holland 35 RP/CL Vet $2,750,000 - $2,750,000 $2,750,000 3.23 2,750,000
Mondesi Adalberto Mondesi 25 SS Arb 1 $2,525,000 - $2,525,000 $2,525,000 2.97 2,525,000
Dozier Hunter Dozier 29 3B Arb 1 1 $2,250,000 $250,000 $2,500,000 $2,500,000 2.94 6,250,000
Taylor Michael Taylor 30 CF Vet $1,750,000 - $1,750,000 $1,750,000 2.06 1,750,000
Alberto Hanser Alberto 28 2B Arb 2 $1,650,000 - $1,650,000 $1,650,000 1.94 1,650,000
Santana Ervin Santana 38 RP Vet $1,500,000 - $1,500,000 $1,500,000 1.76 1,500,000
Barlow Scott Barlow 28 RP Pre-Arb 2 $650,000 - $650,000 $650,000 0.76 650,000
Lopez Nicholas Lopez 26 2B Pre-Arb 3 $597,500 - $597,500 $597,500 0.70 597,500
Staumont Josh Staumont 27 RP Pre-Arb 2 $588,700 - $588,700 $588,700 0.69 588,700
Zimmer Kyle Zimmer 29 RP Pre-Arb 1 $588,700 - $588,700 $588,700 0.69 588,700
Brentz Jake Brentz 26 RP Pre-Arb 3 $570,500 - $570,500 $570,500 0.67 570,500
Bubic Kris Bubic 23 SP Pre-Arb 3 $570,500 - $570,500 $475,385 0.56 475,385
O'Hearn Ryan O'Hearn 27 1B Pre-Arb 2 $570,500 - $570,500 $426,313 0.50 426,313
Hernandez Carlos Hernandez 24 SP Pre-Arb 2 $570,500 - $570,500 $404,844 0.48 404,844
Zuber Tyler Zuber 26 RP Pre-Arb 3 $570,500 - $570,500 $300,566 0.35 300,566
Tapia Domingo Tapia 29 RP Pre-Arb 3 $570,500 - $570,500 $220,824 0.26 220,824
Lynch Daniel Lynch 24 SP Pre-Arb 3 $570,500 - $570,500 $217,757 0.26 217,757
Rivero Sebastian Rivero 22 C Pre-Arb 3 $570,500 - $570,500 $205,489 0.24 205,489
Payamps Joel Payamps 27 RP Pre-Arb 1 $580,000 - $580,000 $155,900 0.18 155,900
Kowar Jackson Kowar 24 SP Pre-Arb 3 $570,500 - $570,500 $147,216 0.17 147,216
Isbel Kyle Isbel 24 OF Pre-Arb 3 $570,500 - $570,500 $131,881 0.15 131,881
Blewett Scott Blewett 25 SP Pre-Arb 1 $570,500 - $570,500 $73,608 0.09 73,608
Speier Gabe Speier 26 P Pre-Arb 2 $570,500 - $570,500 $55,206 0.06 55,206
Heasley Jon Heasley 24 P Pre-Arb $570,500 - $570,500 $49,072 0.06 49,072


2021 Injured List

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

Player (8) Age Pos. Status Waiver Options Base Salary Signing Bonus Total Salary Adj.
Salary
Payroll % Lux. Tax Salary
Minor Mike Minor
(10-day, Shoulder)
33 SP Vet $7,000,000 - $7,000,000 $7,000,000 8.23 9,000,000
Keller Brad Keller
(10-day, Oblique)
25 SP Arb 1 3 $3,350,000 - $3,350,000 $3,350,000 3.94 3,350,000
Junis Jake Junis
(10-day, Shoulder)
28 RP Arb 1 2 $1,700,000 - $1,700,000 $1,700,000 2.00 1,700,000
Hahn Jesse Hahn
(60-day, Shoulder)
31 RP Arb 3 $1,350,000 - $1,350,000 $1,350,000 1.59 1,750,000
Davis Wade Davis
(10-day, Shoulder)
35 RP Vet $1,250,000 - $1,250,000 $1,250,000 1.47 1,250,000
Gallagher Cameron Gallagher
(10-day, Knee)
28 C Pre-Arb 1 $604,000 - $604,000 $604,000 0.71 604,000
Singer Brady Singer
(10-day, Covid-19)
24 SP Pre-Arb 3 $593,700 - $593,700 $593,700 0.70 593,700
Lovelady Richard Lovelady
(60-day, Elbow)
25 RP Pre-Arb 1 $570,500 - $570,500 $297,499 0.35 297,499


2021 Retained Salaries

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

Player (6) Age Pos. Base Salary Signing Bonus Total Salary Adj.
Salary
Payroll % Lux. Tax Salary
Duffy Danny Duffy 32 SP $9,970,270 - $9,970,270 $9,970,270 11.72 9,970,270
Soler Jorge Soler 29 DH $5,236,800 - $5,236,800 $5,236,800 6.15 5,236,800
Dyson Jarrod Dyson 36 CF $1,201,595 - $1,201,595 $1,201,595 1.41 1,201,595
Swarzak Anthony Swarzak 35 RP $161,280 - $161,280 $161,280 0.19 161,280
Gutierrez Kelvin Gutierrez 26 3B $138,015 - $138,015 $138,015 0.16 138,015
Brach Brad Brach 35 RP $3,067 - $3,067 $3,067 0.00 3,067


2021 Minor/In the System

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

Player (17) League Age Pos. Waiver Options Base Salary Signing Bonus Total Salary Adj.
Salary
Lux. Tax Salary
McBroom Ryan McBroom 29 1B 3 $583,900 - $583,900 $59,641 59,641
Bolanos Ronald Bolanos 24 SP 2 $570,500 - $570,500 $315,901 315,901
Fox Lucius Fox 23 SS 2 $570,500 - $570,500 $6,134 6,134
Olivares Edward Olivares 25 OF 2 $570,500 - $570,500 $171,752 171,752
Rivera Emmanuel Rivera 25 3B 3 $570,500 - $570,500 $226,958 226,958
Tillo Daniel Tillo 25 RP 3 $570,500 - $570,500 $401,777 401,777
Zerpa Angel Zerpa 21 P 3 - - -0 -0 0
Butler Eddie Butler 30 RP $570,500 - $570,500 $570,500 570,500
Newberry Jake Newberry 26 RP 2 $570,500 - $570,500 $82,809 82,809
Adams Chance Adams 26 SP 1 - - -0 -0 0
Griffin Foster Griffin 25 SP 3 - - -0 -0 0
Guzman Jeison Guzman 22 SS 2 - - -0 -0 0
Mejia Erick Mejia 26 2B 2 - - -0 -0 0
Sanabria Carlos Sanabria 24 RP 2 - - -0 -0 0
Shawaryn Michael Shawaryn 26 P 2 - - -0 -0 0
Starling Bubba Starling 28 CF - - -0 -0 0
Viloria Meibrys Viloria 24 C 1 - - -0 -0 0


2021 Signing Bonus

Does not count against team payroll.

Player (6) Age Pos. Base Salary Signing Bonus Total Salary Adj.
Salary
Payroll %
MozzicatoFrank Mozzicato 18 P - $3,547,500 $3,547,500 $3,547,500 4.17
KudrnaBen Kudrna 18 P - $2,997,500 $2,997,500 $2,997,500 3.52
VazquezDaniel Vazquez 0 SS - $1,500,000 $1,500,000 $1,500,000 1.76
JensenCarter Jensen 17 C - $1,097,500 $1,097,500 $1,097,500 1.29
WilsonPeyton Wilson 21 2B - $1,000,800 $1,000,800 $1,000,800 1.18
PanziniShane Panzini 19 P - $997,500 $997,500 $997,500 1.17
CerantolaEric Cerantola 21 P - $497,500 $497,500 $497,500 0.58
GuzmanDiego Guzman 0 SS - $447,500 $447,500 $447,500 0.53
TreshLuca Tresh 21 C - $423,000 $423,000 $423,000 0.50
McNairBrennon McNair 18 SS - $347,500 $347,500 $347,500 0.41
DooneyDayton Dooney 21 2B - $297,500 $297,500 $297,500 0.35
CeperoRyan Cepero 18 SS - $208,500 $208,500 $208,500 0.24
CameronNoah Cameron 21 P - $197,500 $197,500 $197,500 0.23
HalliganPatrick Halligan 21 P - $132,500 $132,500 $132,500 0.16
GuerreroTyson Guerrero 22 P - $127,500 $127,500 $127,500 0.15
AldrichJack Aldrich 22 P - $125,000 $125,000 $125,000 0.15
BeetheHarrison Beethe 23 P - $125,000 $125,000 $125,000 0.15
MonkeCaden Monke 21 P - $125,000 $125,000 $125,000 0.15
TownRiver Town 21 OF - $125,000 $125,000 $125,000 0.15
SimonelliAnthony Simonelli 22 P - $75,000 $75,000 $75,000 0.09
ConnollyShane Connolly 22 P - $72,500 $72,500 $72,500 0.09
WilliamsCam Williams 23 3B - $20,000 $20,000 $20,000 0.02
BatesParker Bates 23 OF - $17,500 $17,500 $17,500 0.02


2021 Payroll Totals

 
Payroll Type Base Salary Signing Bonus Incentives Total Salary Total Adj. Salary
Active Payroll $56,196,400 $1,450,000 $700,000 $58,346,400 $50,984,461
Injured Reserve Money $16,418,200 - - $16,418,200 $16,145,199
Retained Salary $16,711,027 - - $16,711,027 $16,711,027
Buried Minor Salary $4,006,900 - - $4,006,900 $1,264,972
Total Payroll $93,332,527 $1,450,000 $700,000 $95,482,527 $85,105,659

 

2021 Competitive Balance Tax Totals

Payroll Type Total
Competitive Balance Tax Threshold $210,000,000
Total AAV/Payroll $82,568,159
Estimated Player Benefits $15,500,000
Estimated Minor League Contracts $2,250,000
Proj. Comp. Balance Payroll $100,318,159
Comp. Balance Tax Space $109,681,841